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The Fight for the Soul of Seattle    Social issues

Started 31-Dec by Sand_Grain; 2890 views.
Sand_Grain

From: Sand_Grain

31-Dec

We feel bad and then we look away

We can't see the fight and small efforts

Many in drug crisis wasting years astray.

#komo #komonews #seattlenews

The Fight for the Soul of Seattle | A KOMO News Documentary

Premiered Dec 13, 2020 KOMO News
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WijoL3Hy_Bw

“The Fight for the Soul of Seattle” examines the role of Seattle’s City Council in allowing the situation to reach what many experts consider epidemic levels under the guise of a compassionate approach to people who suffer from substance addiction and who commit crimes to feed their habit. It documents the heartbreaking condition of people on the streets, and the crushing decisions Seattle entrepreneurs are forced to contemplate as their life savings and dreams are destroyed by theft, vandalism and a dwindling customer base. This documentary also explores potential bold solutions to treat those living on the streets and pair them with agencies and assistance that can provide a clear path away from the endless circle of addiction and crime. 

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

31-Dec

Maybe if Seattle had not been firced to deal with the rioters camping in the streets and getting elected politicians to resign, the homeless situation could have been dealt with better? Violence never does anything except waste taxpayers money instead of helping those in need.
Wabbeet

From: Wabbeet

31-Dec

These homeless dire sceneries are also seen in California...

Tent cities among family homes - seen them drugged more than just Marijuana. 

Sylveria

From: Sylveria

1-Jan

The city with the linient culture bomb!!

Nothing is more obvious as judges hang themseles in awe ...

Weasel (poptardo)

From: Weasel (poptardo)

1-Jan

JIMMY CARTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CUTTING REBAB CENTERS!!!

YES ... yes!!

During the administration of American President Jimmy Carter (1977–1981), the United States gave further consideration to the decriminalization of cannabis (marijuana), with the support of the president.

However, law enforcement, conservative politicians, and grassroots parents' groups opposed this measure.

The net result of the Carter administration was the continuation of the War on Drugs and restrictions on cannabis, while at the same time cannabis consumption in the United States reached historically high levels.

The war on drugs is a global campaign,[6] led by the U.S. federal government, of drug prohibition, military aid, and military intervention, with the aim of reducing the illegal drug trade in the United States.

The movement started in the 1970s and is still evolving today. Over the years, people have had mixed reactions to the campaign, ranging from full-on support to claims that it has racist and political objectives.


https://www.history.com/topics/crime/the-war-on-drugs

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The War on Drugs Begins

Drug use for medicinal and recreational purposes has been happening in the United States since the country’s inception. In the 1890s, the popular Sears and Roebuck catalogue included an offer for a syringe and small amount of cocaine for $1.50.

(At that time, cocaine use had not yet been outlawed.)

https://www.history.com/topics/crime/the-war-on-drugs

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When Democrats Loved Deregulation.

Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, and 1970s Jerry Brown understood that government regulations hurt the little guy while enriching big-business incumbents.


Matt Welch and Alexis Garcia | 12.12.2018 11:00 AM
https://reason.com/2018/12/12/when-democrats-loved-deregulation/

Amelie (Schuss1)

From: Amelie (Schuss1)

2-Jan

I remember the ''War on DRUGS" by Nancy Reagan

Amelie (Schuss1)

From: Amelie (Schuss1)

2-Jan

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