Homeless harassing King County Courthouse workers: “It’s a reflection of the courthouse location”

I’d say it’s more of a reflection of the feckless demorat leaders in King County.

From MyNorthwest.com: Homelessness is an issue that’s gripping the state, and of course, most predominately here in Seattle.

Now, a King County judge is sounding the alarm about what he and his fellow coworkers have to deal with on a regular basis. The surrounding homelessness, drug abuse, and assaults are causing many to feel unsafe on their way to the courthouse on 3rd Avenue.

“This is a concern that’s shared by the entire bench. It’s a reflection I think of the location of the courthouse,” Superior Court Judge Sean O’Donnell told KIRO Radio. “We are surrounded by people in crisis and you have conflicts with members of the public who have to access the court for their case, to do their civic duty, or maybe they’re coming here to work.”

“It can be everything from being yelled at, harassed, assaulted, exposed to, spit on. They have to navigate human waste, feces, urination. They have to navigate needles, they have to navigate tents.”

His own Bailiff, Rianne Rubright, experiences it on a regular basis. “This morning, perfect example, I had someone chase me down the street and come up and try to talk to me. It was small talk, it wasn’t harmful or anything, but I don’t think he had pants on,” she said. “It kind of scared me a little bit.”

Judge O’Donnell says it’s a concern not just for staff safety, but also a threat to the criminal justice system, because staffers who have to deal with something like that or worse are shaken by the time they get to work, and could make a mistake.

O’Donnell says it’s an even larger concern with jurors coming to the courthouse experiencing the same.

“I couldn’t think of a worse circumstance, if a juror is being chased over lunch, and then you’re asking them to decide an incredibly important decision when maybe someone’s liberty is at stake, or maybe it’s the fate of a business. It’s a real issue.”

See also:

Resident in liberal utopia of Seattle who has been targeted by homeless: “Our community is just falling apart”
“Devastated by what Seattle has become.” Homeless squatter ransacks & ruins woman’s apartment & belongings
How many convictions does it take for Seattle City Attorney to place a homeless criminal in jail after his latest assault?
Liberal utopia of Seattle: Police punish homeless man who threatened business owner with…cheeseburgers
Tough on crime: Seattle threatens property owners who post signs to deter homeless RV parking

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So while eyeballs were glued to TV for the last two years readying themselves for Muller Report mania we watched homelessness in every liberal city get worse while they focused all their energy on hate and loony carbon blanket fantastical new improved energy policies that depend on eliminating cows, cars, and mineral oil containing bright red lipstick and makeups all of which will make homelessness get even worse. What a fantastic legacy. What? AOC has not banned makeup? It’s not in the NGD? It contains petroleum. The plastic tubes it comes in is made of plastic which does not exist… Read more »

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It is absolutely astonishing to observe how these people “think”. I know from experience that the majority of people who experience homelessness, addiction, etc. experience it as an automatic consequence of their own bad choices. But anyone in the “helping professions” who attempts to introduce them to the concepts of accountability and personal responsibility is pushed out the door. So they gravitate to demon-run cities where they are welcomed -awww, you’re in crisis. And if they assault you or spit on you or you have to walk through their excrement, you are just in the wrong place, that’s all. The… Read more »

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Seattle is dying. Denver soon to follow. It isn’t a homeless problem.

https://www.winterwatch.net/2019/03/dying-cities-of-the-left-coast/

Glenn47
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Glenn47

The cities rot from the head down. How any leadership can be proud of their results is mind numbing. If the people put up with it, well…..

Lophatt
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Lophatt

In order to understand this we have to suspend our morals and ethics. These “leaders” are very proud of themselves. They do not work for us. I can’t say that enough. It is the KEY to understanding this. They work for The Odor. The Odor wants us all to live like this and by Job, they are getting us there. They are VERY proud of their work. Look at the attitudes displayed at that council meeting on the other post. That is what they think of us. We should not be able to petition them because they work for The… Read more »

William
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William

Y’all should listen to Mr. Lophatt. They don’t work for us. Elections are just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Nothing ever changes except for the worse, for us. They all, with a very, very few exceptions, serve the Master, The Odor, the Empire of Lies. “Democracy” is a dream of the weak and deluded, at least in practical terms, as it is played out here. Take AOC. Please. If we are to believe the Master narrative, the good people of the 19th Congressional district in NY came to the conclusion that low-IQ crazy-eyed bucky beaver Latina Communist bartenders were… Read more »

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It makes me sick: Seattle was such a great place to live in the 90s; to me, at the time in my life I was there (young adult; new college grad; husband working on his doctorate), it was IDEAL. I’d say how glad I am that we didn’t purchase a home there (we came THIS close), except we moved from the frying pan into the fire: back home to our native LA (Orange County, to be precise). At least I can justify being here: we’re both natives and our families are here, but California is turning into the Third World… Read more »

Lophatt
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Thanks….I think! I don’t mean to depress. It is what it is. I wish it weren’t so.