Cities buying one-way tickets to Seattle for their own homeless | Shift Washington

Last week, the city of Portland launched a pilot program to buy one-way tickets for homeless people who say they have family to stay with in another city. Portland insists that — prior to purchasing the tickets — agents verify whether or not the person actually has family to stay with. They also plan on […]

Source: Cities buying one-way tickets to Seattle for their own homeless – Shift Washington

Rantz: Despicable abuse of power on safe injection sites

Campaigners for Initiative 27 submitted the required signatures to put on a ballot a ban on safe injection sites. But that doesn’t matter to the King County Council.

Source: Rantz: Despicable abuse of power on safe injection sites

[Ed.: “Abuse of Power” doesn’t quite do this action justice. This is downright dereliction of duty, malfeasance and misfeasance. Rantz is absolutely spot-on in his analysis of this action. It’s delaying and a completely tone deaf response to the concerns of citizens who have not been impressed with the results that Vancouver, BC is getting with this sort of facility.

I’m glad there’s an “equal protection” clause in our Constitution so that the law is always meted out equally and fairly. These people need to be locked up for their lawlessness.]

King County Council pushes public vote over injection sites to February | Q13 FOX News

SEATTLE — The danger in the streets of abuse and addiction needs attention. But is sanctioned drug-use the way to go? “People are allowed to come into these facilities and use drugs,” said Joshua Freed, the chief sponsor of Initiative 27.It would stop drug consumption sites in King County.

Source: King County Council pushes public vote over injection sites to February | Q13 FOX News

[Ed.: As predicted, the King County Council (save a few sane ones) is pulling out the stops to push this to a February Special Election ballot so that it will not be successful.]

Lawsuit seeks to block vote on safe-injection sites | KIRO-TV

SEATTLE (AP) – A group of public health experts and others are challenging a proposed King County initiative that would ban safe injection sites for drug users.

Source: Lawsuit seeks to block vote on safe-injection sites | KIRO-TV

[Ed.: Oh, is polling telling you that your precious, stupid liberal idea is going to go down in flames if you don’t sue and have the initiative quashed before you get to de facto legalize heroin in King County? Any judge who looks at this with a skeptical eye toward any health benefits of this crackpot program has to side with the sane people who do not want supervised injection sites because it doesn’t work and it draws a criminal drug element.]

Initiative to ban safe injection sites collects needed signatures | KING5.com

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The initiative would bar funding and operation of supervised drug consumption sites in the county. Supporters of the so-called safe injection sites believe it would reduce the number of overdose deaths and connect users with needed health services. However, critics worry it will enable the use of drugs in a region facing an opioid epidemic.

Source: Initiative to ban safe injection sites collects needed signatures | KING5.com

Series of homeless camp fires set in Ballard overnight | KOMO

SEATTLE — An investigation is underway following a set of fires that were allegedly sparked intentionally overnight in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. According to the Seattle fire department, four fires were set in a six-block area along the Burke-Gilman Trail between NW 36th St. and NW 42nd St., starting just before midnight on Monday. The fire department is working with the Seattle police department to determine a suspect in this case.

Source: Series of homeless camp fires set in Ballard overnight | KOMO

Poop-Covered Sidewalks: Racially Insensitive to Clean Them Says Seattle Councilman | National Review

A city councilman in Seattle is reportedly opposed to hosing sidewalks that reek of excrement near a local courthouse because he fears that it might be racially insensitive.

Source: Poop-Covered Sidewalks: Racially Insensitive to Clean Them Says Seattle Councilman | National Review

[Ed.: Councilman Gossett has officially derailed. Normally he’s reflexively liberal, but this is reflexively idiotic. “Uh, ya know Councilmember that we’ll ask the people to remove themselves from the sidewalks before we start power washing, right?” He invoked the name of Bull Connor (a member of his own political party we might add) because Connor directed firefighters to use fire hoses against civil rights marchers in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s. We would agree that there’s definitely some “bull” going on, but it’s coming out of Gossett’s pie hole.]

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