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September 17, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Shoreline professor dies in downtown Seattle stabbing

Enough talk Troy Wolff and his partner, Kristin Ito, were near the King Street Station when they were attacked and repeatedly stabbed by a man who Seattle police have described as having “diminished mental capacity” around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. Wolff died the next day. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.] Another senseless downtown murder,…

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September 9, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Crime and public safety in downtown Seattle

War zone The south end of Westlake Center Park in downtown Seattle, is a crime hot spot according to police. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times] I read your editorial regarding downtown crime. [“Downtown Seattle feels unsafe. Fix it,” Opinion, Sept. 8.] Statistics are a useless measure. Downtown crime, the filth, a total open-air drug market, prostitution ……

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August 21, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Drug crimes in Seattle

Violent crime is worse To the letter writer who was upset about drug crimes, I understand your annoyance. [“Northwest Voices: Crime in Seattle,” Opinion, Aug. 18.] I get annoyed with drug users at times, too. But to equate a drug transaction with violent crimes, such as murder, rape, assault, domestic violence and armed robbery, is ridiculous. Let’s…

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Comments | More in crime/justice, Public safety, Seattle | Topics: crime, downtown, drug

August 20, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Increasing police patrols in Seattle crime hot spots

Question the money According to the recent article in The Seattle Times, the money being used to extend police patrols comes from “better-than-expected city revenues.” [“McGinn taps $400K to boost patrols in crime hot spots,” page one, Aug. 16.] What does that mean? Where else would or could it have been spent? It seems like there…

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August 18, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Crime in downtown Seattle

Drug crimes rampant The intersection of Third Avenue and Pike Street in downtown is among the hot spots where violent crimes have tended to cluster. A Seattle Times study found that 119 incidents in four downtown police beats last month was the highest single-month total in the past five years. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times] Major crimes…

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August 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Terror for Metro bus drivers during shooting

City must increase security Metro Bus on 3rd Avenue between Union and University in downtown Seattle where a driver was shot four times by a passenger. [Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times.] What does Seattle need? Seattle needs a mayor and a police chief who don’t take half measures. [“Metro driver recalls terror, riders who rushed to…

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