1:16 PM yesterday
commented on With New Lower Speed Limits, Seattle Will Become More of a City
This will do nothing.
There is no enforcement outside the Aurora speed trap and the occasional school zone. This will only be an opportunity for every collision to have the cause deemed to be speeding.
Figure out a way to get drivers off their phones and that will actually have an impact on traffic safety. Better yet, we should get decent mass transit...
11:05 AM yesterday
commented on The Morning News: Amazon Launching Employee Bus Service, SPD Illegally Purchased Online Tracking Tool
I'm by no stretch a cop hater, but fuck this @1. No, you should be able to take a kung fu stance and not die in a hail of bullets.
The training has gone way too far in the direction of cop safety over all other concerns. No hesitation. Shoot if you feel threatened. That's why we're seeing people shot and killed every day by the police. Some of them justified, but way too many of them aren't.
commented on Danny Westneat Says We Need to Hire More Police Because of Increased Gun Violence and Rape
Meanwhile the property crime rate is way up and the number of those cases being solved, let alone even investigated is near zero. Maybe having a few cops assigned to catching car prowlers or recovering stolen goods would bring those numbers down. Can't do that with the number of cops we have now.
This next bit is anecdotal, but a lot of my neighbors who I talk to will casually mention that something got stolen from their car, or shed, or front porch, and they don't even bother to call the police. About 1 in 5 thefts were reported.
Traffic violations are near record lows too. Why? Because the cops don't have time to bust all the DUI and texting drivers. It's nice that you won't get a speeding ticket for 5 over or other bs, but it also means that it's not that safe to ride a bike or cross the street.
commented on Suspected Chelsea Bomber Arrested; Family Runs a Fried-Chicken Restaurant
Ooh! Ooh! Can I play too?
The Stranger really needs to do some serious soul searching and some major internal reformation. As it is now: The Stranger is more political than it is a news movement and until Charles and the other forms of extremism is purged out of it's mainstream thinking there is a huge risk with The Stranger.
commented on Civilian Watchdog to Seattle Police: Stop Telling Crime Victims to Meet with Burglars
@12, Oh yeah...having a bunch of cops at a demonstration doesn't mean we have enough to go around. When some jackass blew a stop sign and crashed into me while a smaller BLM protest was going on across town it took a couple hours for the cops to show up. In the meantime an arterial was nearly completely blocked backing up traffic for blocks. When a cop did finally show up he only did so because he was stuck in that same traffic while juggling a backlog of calls because the rest of the cops were over at the protest.