Skip to comments.Seattle Strikes Down Drug And Prostitution Loitering Laws, Citing Racial Origins
Posted on 06/26/2020 5:29:06 PM PDT by Beave Meister
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to ditch an ordinance allowing police officers to arrest loiterers if theyre suspected of drug dealing or prostitution, citing its racial origins.
The rejection of the loitering bill, which reportedly affected black communities at a higher rate, has moved to Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkans desk for final approval before the law is no more. The law has been used to arrest about 300 suspected criminals since 2009, according to The Seattle Times.
These laws were never appropriate, they were wrong when they were enacted and they are wrong now, said Councilman Andrew Lewis, the lead sponsor, according to The Seattle Times.
I have long questioned the use of loitering crimes as a law enforcement tool, and am grateful that the 2018 Reentry Workgroup helped shine a light on their racist origins, City Attorney Pete Holmes said in a statement.
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This action should improve the city’s quality of life.
If I was a LEO in any form there or on the state, Id risk poverty to move out.
Another re-write of history. Laws against sins of sex, drunkeness, etc orginated with religious groups. There was zero influence of race (one way or the other) in these laws.
Then they should open the prison doors and let all of them out that were convicted of those crimes. What could go wrong?
These people have no self awareness. That is more racist than the killing of Rayshard Brooks will ever be.
Just let the Left Coast secede. Then we can declare war and take it back without all the maggots.
anyone ever ask them to cite proof? what races exactly were targeted? wheres the actual, hard evidence?
theyve already wiped out religion, its not even in their history
these people are really going to have interesting conversations with God when discussing their lives
How about striking down tax laws. It seems people are forced to pay for literally nothing.
Yuck. Chaos and lawlessness.
Racial origins? Because only blacks have ever been drug dealers or prostitutes?
What could possibly go wrong?
This action should improve the citys quality of life.”
Seattle has been busy destroying itself for many years now. With the homeless everywhere no one wants to stay after work to shop or meet friends for dinner. Now we have new crazy laws and we have lawless rioters.
Shops and restaurants will not survive the Seattle downtown culture.
I wonder if white prostitutes will be exempt as well. Given the Maoists in Slum Seattle, it wouldn’t surprise me if they didn’t. I expect that more people will complain about hookers and druggies hanging around the streets.
The World’s Oldest Profession certainly pre-dates 1619, so I don’t get the connection!
Seattle is soooooooo dead.
Let’s get some videographers out there to document what happens when the left has total rule.
Hopefully, we can disinfect the place once all have died/deserted, then rebuild it modeled on a modern society. (Note: Liberal is NOT modern, Marx and other addle headed dorks have tried. Not one has succeeded.)
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