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February 15, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Lower speed limits: Pedestrians can do more to protect themselves

Congratulations to the mayor, the police department and the Seattle Department of Transportation for lowering the speed limits. This is a huge step forward in the never-ending quest to drive the motorists of this town completely insane. Since we are already No. 1 in the nation for pedestrian safety, according to the pedestrian safety…


Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: cars, Mary Woodring, pedestrians

September 27, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Police use surveillance to identify criminals

Downtown needs more cameras I see in local television coverage that the police are seeking public assistance in identifying a criminal by viewing footage from a surveillance camera. Seems that every week or so we see surveillance-camera footage on the news accompanied by a request for public assistance. Aren’t these the same kind of cameras that the…


Comments | More in Public safety, Seattle Police Department | Topics: ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, safety

September 23, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Gun-free zones in Seattle

Gun-free zones are dangerous The establishment of gun-free zones on public property has invited demented individuals to transform them into killing grounds in order to massacre their defenseless occupants. One must conclude that those areas attract hopeful killers for that very reason. The locations of the last three mass shootings, Fort Hood, Sandy Hook Elementary School, and…


Comments | More in Gun control, Politics, Public safety | Topics: gun control, gun-free zones, mass shootings

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,…


Comments | More in Public safety, Seattle | Topics: downtown seattle, safety, tragedy

September 16, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Seattle cops go undercover at Seahawks game

Violence is unacceptable I am writing in regard to the Seattle Police Department’s decision to send undercover officers dressed as 49er fans to CenturyLink Field. [“Undercover fans on duty,” page one, Sept. 13.] If you and I board a city bus, and I decide for my own reasons to approach you aggressively and threaten you with…


Comments | More in Public safety, Seattle, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Seahawks, Sports | Topics: fans, safety, seahawks

September 13, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Seattle police dress in 49er gear to patrol Seahawks game

Sent police downtown What’s up with Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers playing dress-up to attend Seahawks games for free? [“Undercover fans on duty,” page one, Sept. 13.] I don’t remember there being a problem with fans in losing years. Are they lining up to get a security gig dressing up as opposing fans at the Mariner’s…


Comments | More in Seattle Police Department, Seattle Seahawks | Topics: safety, seahawks, Seattle Police Department

September 10, 2013 at 6:22 AM

Chartering a boat in the San Juan Islands

Promote safe, legal boating The article in Sunday’s NW Traveler on chartering in the San Juan Islands is misleading and dangerous. [“Chartering a boat in the San Juans is easier than you think,” NW Traveler, Sept. 8.] The article indicates that a novice boater can charter and operate a boat. It fails to indicate that the…


Comments | More in Seattle, Transportation | Topics: boating, charter boats, permit

August 29, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Downtown Seattle appalls visiting New Yorker

Bleeding-heart policy Former New Yorker Stuart Marvin’s pointed observations about Seattle’s grizzly downtown and his recommended solutions are right-on. [“Downtown crime shocks New Yorker,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 28.] But as someone whose migration pattern is the reverse of his — after 35 years in Western Washington, I moved to metropolitan New York — I know why…


Comments | More in crime/justice, homeless, Seattle | Topics: crime, downtown seattle, drugs

August 22, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Alcohol policies and awareness at Washington State University

Take it further Washington State University’s new alcohol policies are a step in the right direction. [“Editorial: Campus drinking: ‘Cougs looking out for Cougs,’” Opinion, Aug. 19.] The concept of training students what to do when a friend is sick is a terrific idea, as a majority of alcohol-poisoning deaths occur when friends let an inebriated…


Comments | More in alcohol, Education | Topics: alcohol, education, policy

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…


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

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