Seattle City Council Pushes For Dismissal of Misdemeanor Crimes Based on Poverty and Drug Addiction

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Radical leftists in the Seattle City Council are quietly considering a new law that would create a legal loophole that will allow misdemeanor crimes to be broadly defended for those with substance addiction, mental illnesses or those in poverty. The dismissal of all misdemeanor crimes, excluding DUI and domestic violence, effectively legalizes those crimes. The new law was introduced into the budget process, rather than in the open with a hearing, and would open the floodgates for crime, including theft, assault, harassment, trespass and more.

The Seattle City Council is quietly considering a new law that would create a legal loophole that will allow misdemeanor crimes to be broadly defended for those with substance addiction, mental illnesses or those in poverty.

Scott Lindsay, a former Seattle Public Safety Advisor warned that this unprecedented potential law will create a ‘green light for crime’

Lindsay 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.”

Anything under a felony excluding DUIs and domestic violence would by law not be prosecuted.

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FreeeOregon
FreeeOregon
1 year ago

For all the money spent and politicians pontificating, government still hasn’t figured out how free markets, left free, end poverty and how good nutrition supports an addiction free life. Solve the nutrition and toxin issues and you are well on your way to solving the healthcare issues.

How many were former convicts? I’ve long maintained that incarceration breeds people who resent what government, stacked courts and entrapment did to them – all become potential recruits for the revolution.