Discussion in 'Politics' started by Seattle, Jan 28, 2023.
I agree but what does that have to do with my response to Tiassa?
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Depolicing↱ is a "real threat"↱, and extraordinary example of ineffective government and definitions of freedom.
Fitzgerald Rodriguez, Joe. "When DA Boudin Investigated Police Killings, Arrests Slowed. That May Not Happen With DA Pamela Price". KQED. 13 February 2023. KQED.org. 4 July 2023. https://bit.ly/3XEMww1
Nellson, Susie. "Are S.F. police behaving differently under Brooke Jenkins than under Chesa Boudin? Study finds immediate shift". San Francisco Chronicle. 2 November 2022. SFChronicle.com. 4 July 2023. https://bit.ly/46zaI76
Folks in Seattle met FOX News with the kind of truth that, well, maybe only the Emerald City can.
So, Jesse sent Johnny, and word has it↱ that didn't go well.
Piro: Jesse sent Johnny to the progressive hellscape, where residents mocked the idea that the city is spiraling out of control.
Resident 1: I've never seen crime in Seattle. I've never seen any of it. I've seen fun and laughter, and laughter and fun.
Resident 2: I don't believe that number.
Reporter: People, there are, getting robbed out here, carjacked―....
Resident 2: I've never heard of anyone getting robbed.
Resident 3: Crime is a social issue that could be solved by giving people their basic needs.
Resident 2: It's not a thing that just on the street; people don't just come up and try to rob people.
Resident 2: Do you walk around every day, like, "Someone's gonna rob me," every second?
Reporter: Seattle decriminalized drug use, and then they criminalized it again.
Resident 2: Oh, my God, who are you getting your facts from? You're from New York, apparently. You're listening to the wrong people.
Reporter: I saw a lot of people shooting up on my way down here.
Resident 2: Oh, did you? Okay. And they were bothering you?
Reporter: I was in a car, but people―
Resident 2: Oh, no, you're in a car! Oh, no, they were huritng you so bad! Oh, no.
I do wish there was a little more, so we could tell if he was laughing in disgust or trying to laugh along, because Resident 2 is almost a literary archetype. If enough people kept on him, it's easy to feel sorry for that reporter. But we don't brick Reg, here, even when it would be the merciful thing.
Also, notice the white lady just talked back to the reporter, and didn't sic the cops on the creepy nonwhite guy trying to start something. In Seattle, we have a word for that, but it's borrowed tribal word, and longer than the actual English for being smart enough to know the difference, so nobody remembers what it is.
@abughazalehkat. "Fox News tried to do a bunch of scary man-on-the-street interviews about crime. It didn't go well.". Twitter. 26 Septembe r2023. Twitter.com. 27 September 2023. https://bit.ly/3RBHS0I
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