There is good news for people too lazy to work, who love getting high but are worried about going to prison. But, only if you live in Seattle, Washington.
A bill working its way through the city council will make poverty and drug addiction a legal defense when you go to court. Even if you don’t normally do drugs, you could drop some acid hours before your appearance, and get away with it.
Is it just me, or is Seattle the new San Francisco? How many times can you use this loophole? Will people quit their jobs because it is easier to steal than it is to work? And if you harm someone while violently rioting, all you have to do is to identify as a peaceful protester. Want to steal someone’s Jaguar? Plead hunger. Where do we draw the line?
Scott Lindsay, a former Seattle Public Safety Advisor warned that this is the same as greenlighting crime. He said:
“I am not aware of any legislation like this anywhere in the United States, even globally. All cities have criminal codes to protect their citizens from criminal acts. This would basically create a legal loophole that swallowed all those codes and said ‘green light to crime’. If you don’t feel very protected right now, this would wipe out almost all remaining protections that we have.”
“This would absolutely open the floodgates to crime in Seattle, even worse than we often currently struggle with. It’s basically a blank check to anybody committing theft, assault, harassment, trespass to continue without disruption from our criminal justice system.”
The council did not bring up this bill to the public.
They are trying to force this through without any input from anyone who might disagree with the loons allegedly running the city. This is called an end-around in football. In politics, it is known as corruption.
Councilmember Tammy J. Morales claimed that increasing the police force does not make a city safer. Right, but freeing criminals who do drugs does, right?
“But just the notion that we need more police, ever an ever growing force in order to increase public safety is just a false notion. There is nothing that, um, no research that indicates that, um, you know, a large police force increases community safety at all. And the truth of the matter is that when we’re talking about community safety, we’re talking about public safety, the question is safety for whom? Right. Because I represent South Seattle, where many people do not, in fact, feel safe, um, having extra police in the neighborhood.”
So, to all of you citizens of Seattle, I hope you will be happy becoming the victims of career thieves and drug addicts. Your chest will swell with pride every time your car is stolen or your house is broken into, knowing you are not responsible for someone going to prison.