South King County Policymakers Are Putting Our Lives in Danger

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"It’s way past due for our government to invest in communities of color. For every dollar policymakers spend on policing, mere pennies are invested into healthcare, affordable housing, sustaining immigrant-owned small businesses, education, and the critical public services working people need to thrive. SeaTac alone spends more than $11 million on police, and less than $600,000 on the funds for community services proven to reduce violence and keep communities safe."

Is that last part really true? The 1960s saw unprecedented increases in funding for social services under LBJ's war on poverty. Also an explosion of violence and disorder. There were 159 urban riots in 1967 alone. So is doing nice things for them really the prudent way to handle the underclass?

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That Great Society shit was all undone by the Repubs in the 1990s with Clinton's help -- a continuation of the work Reagan started in the 1980s. By the time Bush II was appointed by the Supremes, the Repubs were working on repealing the New Deal. Now they're rolling us back to the 1880s.

The 1960s might as well be an entirely different country.

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"So is doing nice things for them really the prudent way to handle the underclass?"

The "underclass?" Oh. Go fuck yourself you pile of shit.