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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

September 20, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Making downtown Seattle more safe

Follow up

In his guest column on how to make Seattle’s streets safer, Jack McCullough makes good and responsible suggestions. [“How to make downtown more safe after the death of Troy Wolff,” Opinion, Sept. 19.]

As a follow-up, the Downtown Seattle Association, as well as other organizations and individuals who support these steps to safer streets, need to step up and aggressively support the increases in local and state taxes needed to support them.

Loren Arnett, Bothell

Protect yourself

In the guest column by Jack McCullough, prompted by the tragic death of Troy Wolff, several suggestions and proposals were made to deal with the problem of safety for those in our downtown Seattle area.

What is evident in all of these is that they attempt to accomplish this worthy goal by placing the responsibility for one’s personal safety on others. What is sadly missing is any mention of personal responsibility.

How different might the outcome in this sad event have been if either Wolff or his female partner had taken the steps to have a permit to carry a gun, and thus provided for their own safety.

Howard Almquist, Shoreline

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