Topic: repeat offenders
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August 22, 2013 at 7:26 PM
Criminal activity is out of control
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes does our community a disservice by refusing to enforce sanctions against repeat offenders as requested by the Seattle Police Department. [“SPD request to crack down on ‘repeat offenders’ denied,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 21.]
My vision of Seattle is that of an attractive tourist destination that generates tax revenue to support city programs. Instead, our downtown tourist destinations are an embarrassing display of criminal activity.
My company has offices on both sides of Westlake Park, and every day I cringe as I walk through the crowds of people in the park. I regularly observe drug transactions. I’ve watched heartbreaking prostitution transactions, and I’ve been bumped into and stepped on by the regulars.
I am a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, but there is a difference between respecting civil rights and refusing to enforce legal sanctions.
The legacy of Mayor Mike McGinn and his administration is a seedy downtown whose criminal activity is truly out of control.
Cami Gearhart, Seattle
August 22, 2013 at 6:26 AM
City attorney at fault
Finally, you have identified the major problem with crime in this city, in a great article by Steve Miletich and Lynn Thompson. [“SPD request to crack down on ‘repeat offenders’ denied,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 21.]
It’s not the Seattle Police Department; It is our city attorney, who refuses to do his job and prosecute the criminals the police arrest.
I do not understand how this man keeps his job.
Michael Rose, Seattle
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