Seattle Councilman Thinks Power Washing Poop Could Be Racist
Oh how we wish this was satire, but it’s not. When two King County judges asked the city for help at a recent council meeting, Seattle Councilman Larry Gossett didn’t appear to like the idea of power washing the sidewalk in front of the King County Courthouse to tamp down the smell of feces and urine. Why? Because it reminds him of the fire hoses trained on civil rights activists in the 60s.
Facepalm. Perhaps the Seattle councilman would volunteer to wash the sidewalk with a bucket of soap?
The area around the King County courthouse has been plagued with the stench because there are numerous homeless shelter beds and social service organizations in the area. They’ve dubbed the park, “Muscatel Meadows.” Jurors have also been attacked, and some have said they weren’t going to serve in that location because of the problems. They are willing to go to Kent, but not to the main courthouse.
Daily Caller reported,
Multiple assaults, harassment and drugs have been reported to the police in the area near the courthouse. Jurors have taken to asking judges to release them from jury duty and two jurors have been assaulted over the past two months.
“When they come to this courthouse they’re afraid to come in,” said King County Sheriff John Urquhart. “They’re afraid to walk down Third Avenue because what they see.”
The Sheriff has asked for an $8,000 increase in his budget to place two deputies at the courthouse from 4 to 5 hours several days a week to monitor the situation, according to the Seattle Times. He has a bird’s eye view of the problem from his office, and agrees with the two judges that the problem has grown worse.
Seattle Police Capt. Mike Teeter said that statistically it’s not that bad by the courthouse, and that it’s worse in others. Which doesn’t say much for Seattle’s Democrat liberal stronghold.
No administrative action to actually solve the problem was taken the night of that council meeting, but they did agree to step up power washing the sidewalks, and change the garbage more frequently in spite of Seattle councilman Gossett’s concerns.
Seattle, Washington appears to be vying with Portland, Oregon for worst idiotic liberal city.
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