It's not very popular.

Apr 25 squints commented on The Police Crackdown on Downtown Seattle Crime Looks Like a Continuation of the Failed War on Drugs.
Also, according to a recent Seattle times article, there were 180 violent crimes reported on the 1500 block of 3rd in the last year. That's nearly one violent crime every two days. On one block! It's not just a problem for tourists. It's a problem for commuters who don't feel safe in their own city.

Now are Seattle Police incompetent and corrupt? Probably. They let it get this bad, but O'Toole seems to be working hard to fix the department, and that takes time.
Apr 25 squints commented on The Police Crackdown on Downtown Seattle Crime Looks Like a Continuation of the Failed War on Drugs.
@6: Right, that's 1% of 911 calls on .04% of the city's land area. I would call that disproportionate.

As for the big bust, sometimes you've got to do a deep clean before you can start maintaining. Unfortunately, they haven't been maintaining for a long time. As for the long-term efficacy of this approach (the other tactics like the storefront, physical changes to the urban environment) I'll take a wait and see approach.
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Feb 2, 2012 squints commented on Church or Cult?.
@58, I'd like to know your source regarding Andrew being a "predator." If it's the letter posted to "The City" then you've confirmed all of our suspicions of brainwashing and manipulation as you apparently get all of your information from church leadership. If you personally knew him or the people he "preyed" upon then you might have a valid argument.
 

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