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September 20, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Mental illness and violence in Seattle and D.C.

Focus on mental health Recent headlines regarding Aaron Alexis and Donnell D. Jackson have the same conclusions. [“Red flags before D.C. gunman’s first shot,” page one, Sept. 18,] and [“Fatal-stabbing suspect was ordered to mental hospital,” NW Wednesday, Sept. 18.] The two men both had serious mental-health problems and, evidently, they were not getting the…


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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,…


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