The Community Police Commission wants poor people to have somewhere they can legally drink.
The Neighborhood Safety Alliance is growing in influence. But will it be driven by fear or love, pull the city up or down in its prolonged quest to move transient crime out of Seattle’s neighborhoods?
A recent study suggests that only 35 percent of children in King County can tell time on an analog clock. Like other arguably antiquated abilities such as writing in cursive, telling time though on an analog clock seems to have been lost in the digital age.
Last night, speaking on a drug policy panel at Seattle University, Urquhart came even closer to an outright endorsement of safe drug sites in Seattle. “I guarantee you,” said Urquhart, “that if you’re going into a safe injection site, you will not be arrested by any of my deputies, period.”
Today, proponents of bringing safe drug sites to Seattle launch their public education (or propaganda, depending on your political leanings) campaign, to let the rest of us know the details of and rationale behind such sites.
Safe drug sites in Seattle are now a question of when, not if. Yet while safe drug sites are a necessary part of effective, humane drug policy, they’re not sufficient. We need to end the War on Drugs.