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Illegal aliens stage robbery/assault in order to obtain U-Visas

Bonus: When these criminals are released from jail for staging this fake crime (if they are convicted/serve any time), they won’t be turned over to ICE for deportation because of Washington State’s sanctuary status.

Amazing that illegal aliens can get away with such flagrant disregard for our laws, courtesy of progressives.

More details about the fake crime here.

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Another Seattle repeat-offender crime? Man gets knocked unconscious; wakes up in ambulance

Just last week I reported on a Seattle man who pulled a knife on business employee. He has more than 100 convictions yet is still roaming the streets of Seattle.

There are PLENTY of other examples of how Seattle/King County allow repeat offenders to victimize tax-paying and law-abiding citizens. See the following:

How many convictions does it take for Seattle City Attorney to place a homeless criminal in jail after his latest assault?
Seattle/King County finally have a plan to address repeat offenders: Will cost just an additional $5M taxpayer dollars
Violent repeat offender in Seattle assaults toddler with coffee, two days after his jail release
Insanity in Seattle: Homeless man attempts to kidnap child. Guess how many previous arrests/convictions he has…

KIRO7 News reported on November 14 that a man was attacked walking on downtown Seattle. He doesn’t remember the attack that caused him to hit his head on the concrete wherein he lost conscious for 40 minutes.

The victim, IT worker Young Kim, doesn’t remember the attack. He was confused when he woke up in an ambulance.

For some reason, the above video’s audio is not playing properly – even on YouTube.

From the KIRO7 story:

“I ask to them what happened? They say, someone hit, someone attack me and then that’s why I’m going to the hospital.”

The victim continues: “I heard many story in the Seattle downtown I never expecting it to happen to me.”

KIRO7 apparently learned that two tourists were knocked unconscious in downtown Seattle by a man later arrested and charged. No confirmation was given if there was any connection between these incidents and the attack on Kim.

Kim says, “I’m very scared when I walk the street.”

Well, you should be. You should be very, very afraid to walk the streets of progressive-run Seattle.

If you have any intention of visiting Seattle, I suggest you change your plans.

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Tacoma City Council approves taxes on guns and ammunition

Tacoma Councilmember Ryan Mello

The city modeled this tax after the Seattle gun tax which was designed to “improve gun safety.”

How’d that work out for Seattle? Well, Seattle has seen a 16 percent increase in aggravated assaults involving a firearm compared to the same periods in 2017 and 2018.

So without valid evidence that this gun and ammo tax actually decreases gun violence, Tacoma decided to implement it anyway.

Q13 Fox reports that the Tacoma City Council unanimously approved this new tax which includes a $25 tax on firearm purchases. Ammunition will be taxed at 2 cents per round for .22 caliber or less and 5 cents per round for all other ammunition. For those who like to shoot at the range, that will add up pretty quickly in a months’ worth of practice.

Council member Ryan Mello, inflicted with TDS, proposed the new tax. That’s because Tacoma is also experiencing an increase in gun violence this year. So of course the councilmember looked to punish law-abiding gun owners policy to solve gun violence.

Just because a gun and ammo tax in Seattle didn’t do anything to decrease gun violence doesn’t mean it won’t work in Tacoma, right?

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Congrats, Seattle! You got rid of a socialist and gained a community organizer with a track record of “flash mobs”

Oh boy Seattle, you are in for another fun ride with the new city council member you just elected in District 3.

If you believe that anything is going to change with the repeat offenders, homeless crisis, homeless criminal activity and police response time, well, good luck with that optimism. You’re going to need it.

Bye, bye Socialist Sawant

Egan Orion is apparently going to defeat the incumbent socialist Kshama Sawant for Seattle City Council. In 2016, citizens in Seattle elected the socialist Sawant to council. Read about her radical views here.

On Tuesday, Seattle voters swapped her out for another far-left progressive – Egan Orion. His Twitter bio: “Writer, PrideFest and BBIA Executive Director, small business owner, and community activist running for Seattle City Council District 3.”

Hello Egan! Photo from his Twitter profile

His background/qualifications? From his web site:

“My grandfather was a Teamster who moved to Capitol Hill in the 1930’s to start a family. My parents were both teachers, but they wouldn’t be able to purchase a home in today’s Seattle. I will fight for living wage jobs and affordable housing options that protect and welcome diversity and dynamism in our neighborhoods.

I have a track record—from flash mobs to PrideFest—of creating opportunities and events that celebrate our diversity and unity. We are a dynamic, increasingly young and diverse city that needs to celebrate and protect what makes this a great place to live, work, and play.”

Egan does understand the seriousness of the homeless crisis in his demorat-run city. His solutions?

Build more affordable housing. Expand all types of housing. Change “Backyard Cottage” legislation. Stronger renter protections. Expand 24/7 low-barrier, high supervisions shelters. Prioritize treatment on-demand for mental health and substance use disorder.

All good ideas, yet ones that have been in place in Seattle for some time. All proposed solutions and millions of dollars spent have had a minimal impact on reducing homelessness in this demorat-run city.

At least Seattle voters had the good sense to get rid of the socialist. They’ve now got a replacement progressive. I’m not holding my breath that much is going to change in that failing city.

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Port Angeles mayor wants veteran memorial park artwork modified because soldiers are holding guns

Demorat Sissi Burch

The mayor of Port Angeles, Washington – Sissi Bruch – wants artwork at the Veterans Memorial Park modified. The reason? The two soldiers are holding guns. Oh the horror!

This memorial is dedicated to all veterans who have served our country in war and peace. The park, originally named Central Park, was renamed in 1986 in honor of those who served in all branches of the armed forces and all conflicts since the Civil War.

In a memo to the city council, the mayor states that there are two decorative outlines of soldiers with guns. Apparently there has been much objection to these two items.

Photo from MyNorthwest.com

It further states: “There have been many complaints regarding the two large solders with guns being used as decorative elements to this fence. Given that our nation is experiencing an outbreak in gun violence in our schools and our communities, it is easy to see why these elements have caused such concern. There are many other symbols that can be used to celebrate our Veterans that will be embraced by our community. Flags, eagles, and anchors could be used. Modifying the soldiers so that the guns are not there would also be less objectionable.

There’s a link to the memo here. The item is on the council’s Wednesday agenda.

MyNorthwest.com interviewed the artist. Read his take on this action here. (He believes the mayor has a “personal vendetta” against guns.)

You know what soldiers used in war and conflict? Guns!

If you are easily triggered by such facts that soldiers carry/use guns, maybe you shouldn’t leave your house.

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Fauxcahontas and Sanders weigh in on Amazon donating money to Seattle City Council race

The city of Seattle has some serious problems. Just search our web site for “Seattle” and you’ll find plenty of examples. This includes issues with their homeless crisis, repeat offenders, the lack of police response and frustrated business owners. A sample:

Business owner gives up on reporting crime to Seattle Police
Failed city of Seattle: Police response to business owner whose customer was assaulted by homeless criminal, “you’re pretty far down the line, pal”
Liberal utopia of Seattle: Downtown family-owned drugstore closing due to crime

Seattle business owners have a vested interest in the upcoming city council elections.

One of the largest employers there, Amazon, is donating money to various candidates. They are donating as is their legal right. MyNorthwest.com reports that Amazon has donated $1.45 million to various candidates and a PAC.

Apparently this has two demorat presidential candidates – Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders – all bent out of shape. They tweeted the following:

Fauxcahontas: “Surprise: Amazon is trying to tilt the Seattle City Council elections in their favor. I’m with the Seattle council members and activists who continue standing up to Amazon. Corporations aren’t people, and I have a plan to get big money out of politics.

Sanders: In a city struggling with homelessness, Amazon is dropping an outrageous amount of money to defeat progressive candidates fighting for working people. The way Amazon conducts itself in its hometown is a perfect example of the out-of-control corporate greed we are going to end.”

These two might want to do their homework. Better yet: Walk in downtown Seattle without any bodyguards. They’ll get a good view of working people being harassed by the homeless and repeat offenders.

They also might want to check out the current candidates. All of them are progressives from what I’ve read and offer no better solutions than what the demorat bureaucrats have been doing for the past ten years. I haven’t seen one conservative running for Seattle City Council.

Amazon is wasting their money as far as I’m concerned.

Fauxcahontas and Sanders don’t really care about the results of the Seattle City Council race or the over-taxed and harassed residents of that city. This is just another excuse for those two millionaires to slam “corporate greed.”

Such very, very rich hypocrites.

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How’s that gun control working in Washington State after stricter laws implemented?

In June of this year I questioned how Washington State’s new gun laws were working.

Turns out the criminals don’t care about gun laws as I noted that Seattle had more than one reported shooting a day somewhere in the city during the month of May.

June wasn’t so better either with a rash of shootings.

This past weekend, Washington State’s gun control laws didn’t stop the criminals as there were four separate shootings in King County. Read about the shootings here.

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Liberal utopia of Seattle: Business owner gives up on reporting crime to Seattle Police

If you’ve read any of my posts about the homeless crisis and repeat offenders in Seattle/King County, you know they have a serious problem.

Last month I told you about the downtown family-owned drugstore Bartell Drugs that was closing due to crime. Their employees are routinely harassed or beaten by criminals.

Other examples of rampant crime committed by the homeless/repeat offenders and the bureaucrats’ inability to adequately respond:

Liberal utopia of Seattle: Homeless man who beat up musician that was left unable to speak out of jail after 10 days with no bail!
Failed city of Seattle: Police response to business owner whose customer was assaulted by homeless criminal, “you’re pretty far down the line, pal”
Rape, strangulation and assault: Three attacks by homeless people in Seattle in less than a month
Insanity in Seattle: Homeless man attempts to kidnap child. Guess how many previous arrests/convictions he has…

Now the CEO of the Asian, family-owned grocery store chain, Uwaimaya, has publicly stated that their business has given up on reporting crimes to Seattle Police.

From her MyNorthwest.com interview:

“CEO Denise Moriguchi joined the Candy, Mike and Todd Show to discuss why her business temporarily stopped bothering to report crimes to the Seattle Police Department.

“We’re concerned for the safety of our employees, for the residents, for customers. And it’s something unfortunately now we have to deal with more and more, and it doesn’t seem like things are getting better,” she said.

“System Failure 2” makes mention of a retail theft program that allows businesses to report incidents online with the Seattle Police Department. It’s a system Moriguchi has had trouble with, and caused her temporarily to give up on reporting incidents in her stores altogether.

“The main reason is we weren’t seeing a lot of traction with reporting. It takes time. It takes people away from their everyday job. It takes effort, and without a lot of results, you kind of question why you’re doing it,” she said.

“Typically we feel like not a lot happens,” Moriguchi continued. “We do see run-ins with people that are stealing or have had confrontations with employees, have been disruptive in the store. And the SPD is called and they’re great. But the next day or the next afternoon that person is back in the store, so it’s difficult to see how when we do report things, how it’s actually contributing to making things better.

Moriguchi says that ultimately Uwajimaya did continue reporting incidents after temporarily giving up, because not doing so mistakenly created the impression that things have improved, which they haven’t. Still, she believes the system desperately needs to change.

Read the whole story here.

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What do ‘ya know: WA State gun control laws haven’t prevented increase in shootings in Tacoma

From my blog post on June 27 of this year:

“At the end of May this year I did a blog post entitled, “How’s that gun control working in Washington State since new laws were passed?”

I outlined how former presidential candidate demorat Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bunch of new gun control laws on May 7 claiming that they would “improve gun safety overall.”

The new laws included:

Statutory law prohibits firearms to persons under 21 years of age.
Police may temporarily seize guns from people a judge deems a threat to themselves or others.

In November 2018, voters approved I-1639 that includes increased background checks, firearm safety training, waiting periods before semiautomatic assault rifles may be purchased or delivered, and require certain secured firearm storage or trigger-locks, and criminalize certain firearm storage if it results in unauthorized use.

Of course these laws did NOTHING to stop criminals. As I noted in my post, “Seattle had more than one reported shooting a day somewhere in the city during the month of May; two of those incidents resulted in death.”

Guess the criminals missed the memo because gun violence continues in Washington state.

Read about all the shootings that still occurred despite the new gun control laws in Washington State.

The city of Tacoma has experienced an “uptick” in murders. On average, there are 16 murders every year in Tacoma. In 2019, there has already been 22.

Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell discussed a recent uptick in violence in a video on Twitter where he discussed their strategy to mitigate the violence. Pay attention criminals as there’s an important hashtag: #TacomaCeaseFire!

Last Wednesday, residents of Tacoma tried another strategy to get criminals to stop shooting: A ‘Drums not Guns’ march! From a KOMO News report:

“The protest called “Drums not Guns” was a march for peace after a violent summer with countless shootings involving youth and young adults, many of which were fatal.

The march for peace is a first step for change, according to demonstrators.

“I think some things are really going to change around here. At some point, we got to say enough is enough,” said Danny Leonard, who is a member of the Puyallup Tribe.

Neighbors are calling for a stronger transit system, safer streets and sidewalks. Plus, more programs and space to support and build community.

“Kids are afraid. Kids don’t have safe places. Safe people in their lives, and we need all of our kids and our families and community members to have safe places and safe people in their lives,” said Smith.

Smith added that East Tacoma needs more resources and places for kids to go.

The gathering and march is the first step that neighbors hope will be the start of improving in the community they love.”

Read all about the march here.

While the demorats who rule Washington state pretend that gun control laws will solve all their problems, they ignore the REAL issue: gang violence.

Jason Rantz reports for MyNorthwest.com that Loretta Cool, spokesperson for the Tacoma Police Department, told the Tacoma News Tribune that “gang violence has not increased.” However, gang members are involved.

The mental gymnastics are fantastic on this spin:

“What we’re seeing is people who are identified as gang members are some of the people who are committing crimes,” Cool insisted, “but the crimes are more interpersonal relationship related or just that individual that’s committing a crime and though that person may be identified as a gang member, that doesn’t mean that it’s a gang-related crime.”

Read the whole baloney here.

If you insist on being politically correct yet can’t identify the REAL source of a problem, you can never solve it.

But that’s the typical strategy of progressives: Pretend to be doing something (in a PC-manner, of course), implement new laws to stop associated bad behaviors and spend lots of taxpayer dollars while trying to solve said problem.

When that solution isn’t achievable by your “compassionate” and “caring” policies, then maybe you can implement your original, ultimate objective.

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This is rich: WA state Gov. Inslee calls for oversight of private psychiatric hospitals while state hospital is decertified and defunded

Gov. Jay Inslee with his buddy Obama

It is interesting how demorats always deflect from their own incompetencies.

Failed demorat presidential candidate Washington State Governor Jay Inslee is calling on his state Department of Health to strengthen enforcement of private psychiatric hospitals. This is in response to a Seattle Times investigation.

From the Seattle Times story:

“The directive marks a shift in tone for Inslee, who has supported the expansion of private psychiatric hospitals in a state that has long been short of treatment options. In his letter, the governor suggested revisiting the role of for-profit psychiatric companies.

“I am deeply troubled at the prospect of corporations exploiting gaps in our oversight systems to profit from vulnerable Washingtonians and hard-working hospital staff,” he wrote.

As private psychiatric hospitals have expanded in Washington state, with more than 850 new beds approved since 2012, some have repeatedly failed to meet regulatory requirements and put patients and their own staff at risk, The Times found. Hospitals are only required to disclose specific types of serious harm to the Department of Health and face no penalty for failing to do so in Washington, unlike other states.

Private psychiatric hospitals reported 15 “adverse events” over three years to the department. Over the same period, The Times found 350 incidents in which patients or staff were assaulted, suffered an injury, attempted suicide, escaped or died suddenly.”

Read the whole story here.

As governor, Inslee is responsible for the oversight of Western State Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric hospital with more than 800 beds and 2,200 employees in Lakewood.

Did you know that in June 2018 Western lost their certification and $53 million in federal funding? From King 5:

“Despite “significant strides” at Western State Hospital, Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital lost its federal certification and $53 million in federal funds Monday after failing to achieve basic health and safety standards.

Western State failed to pass a May survey by federal inspectors with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Surveyors judged the hospital based on 26 conditions, which included inspecting wards and treatment plans and interviewing staff.

“CMS has determined that Western’s progress did not constitute substantial compliance with the Medicare conditions of participations,” the letter from CMS read.

The requirements were laid out in a Systems Improvements Agreement between the federal government and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) that began in June 2016.

The 800-plus bed facility has been plagued by problems for years that ranged from assaults on health-care workers to escapes by dangerous patients.”

Read the whole King 5 story here.

Issues at Western include the following: Inappropriate use of restraints, faulty sprinklers, lack of fire drills, development of patient treatment plans and physical therapy plans.

Of course, DSHS had no comment on those issues at the time because they had not been able to perform any reviews of the complaints.

Under Gov. Inslee’s watch, Western has been plagued with assaults – and even a murder allegation. Some of the problems at Western:

In February this year, a woman claimed her father was a victim of murder from a patient that was released from Western. Her father was attacked at an adult family home and perhaps hit in the face with a coffee mug by a man who had been at the hospital and known for violent behavior.

A nurse lost part of her ear when she was assaulted by a patient and is now suing for $5 million.

In December 2018, KOMO reported that assaults had surged at Western. Faculty blamed the hospital administration saying they are moving dangerous patients into less-secure wards and leaving them there after they attack others.

In March this year, Western was fined $4,900 for failing to protect workers from assaults by patients. The L&I investigation found that DSHS— which runs the hospital — “did not do everything reasonably necessary to protect employees” from workplace violence.

Wait, there’s more detail about the deplorable conditions at Western that occurred under the “leadership” of Gov. Jay Inslee. Excerpts from NWNewsNetwork.org:

“A “root cause” report in 2016 identified ineffective management, staff reductions and turnover leading to patients who felt “neglected” and a “culture of helplessness” among staff. A review by the Department of Corrections also found numerous security gaps including 25,000 unaccounted for master keys.

Over the last couple of years, the state has accrued more than $55 million in fines for not meeting court-ordered timelines to evaluate and treat criminal defendants who are not competent to stand trial. That has led to mentally ill defendants languishing in jail cells while they await those services from the state hospitals.”

Read all the details here.

Gov. Jay Inslee peddling some BS…

While the good governor goes on about demanding oversight for private psychiatric hospitals in his state, maybe he and DSHS should lead by example and get the affairs of their mental hospital in order.

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