Dori: Durkan hypes tiny houses as documentary exposes Seattle’s drug crisis

May 31, 2018, 4:04 PM | Updated: Jun 1, 2018, 5:57 am
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Tiny houses on display May 30, 2018 as Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced an increased effort to address homelessness with the homes. (Matt Pitman, KIRO Radio)
(Matt Pitman, KIRO Radio)

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not an expert in robotics. But, based on observations, I am almost positive that our new mayor is a robot.

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Yesterday, we had a soundbite from Mayor Jenny Durkan’s speech about the city’s plan to get thousands of people off the streets. The transformer got a little stuck on the word “data.” She just gets stuck on this one word.

So we have lots of data, apparently. And the data shows that we have a 47 percent spike in people living in cars. Shocking, when we’ve told them that we won’t prosecute anyone for living in a car on the side of the road. Imagine that.

Then, later in the day, “solutions” became the word that Durkan got stuck on. In a seven-second soundbite, she used “solutions” three times. I’m no math genius, but that’s “solutions” every 2.33 seconds.

We’ve all known about this South Lake Union tiny village for weeks, but Jenny Durkan just finally addressed it now. They made the decision before they talked to any Seattle residents about it. All we’re doing is putting a roof over the head of a desperate, drug-addicted population. And it’s costing us millions of taxpayer dollars to do it. All we’re doing is taking a drug addict from a tent on the Burke-Gilman Trail and putting them in a tiny house that we’re paying for.

We could spend $5 billion on this, but until we clean up the drugs and the gangs and the cartels, this city is going to be a magnet for crime.

Seattle’s problems outed on national TV

Seattle has become the biggest embarrassment to the United States in terms of drugs. The new National Geographic episode of the TV show Drugs, Inc. is the most damning indictment of the politics in Seattle and what it has done to contribute to the drug problem. They make the link between the progressive politics — the fact that we have become the most tolerant city in the country when it comes to drugs. The show, by the way, covers not only every neighborhood of Seattle but also suburbs like Kenmore.

In the documentary, drug dealers admit that Seattle is nirvana for them, and they specifically said it is the liberal laws that have attracted gangsters from all over the country. I’m ashamed of what the nation saw in this documentary, but I’m also furious. It’s guaranteed that for every person who moves into those taxpayer-funded homes, at least two or three or five are going to come here from other parts of the country because they know Seattle is ripe for the pickings.

They also talked about how our police have been completely neutered by progressive politics on the part of the city. One dealer admitted to selling crack right across the street from the King County Courthouse, right in front of the cops. The drug addicts talk about how they steal to feed their habit. And that’s why crime spikes in these neighborhoods around encampments.

Because of our sanctuary city policy, we will not deport illegals dealing drugs here. So if you’re an illegal in America who wants to make a fortune, where are you going to go? Seattle, where the policy is hands-off. This is progressiveness at work. And this is why this region is an absolute mess.

Did the council members watch this documentary? And if they did, did they feel shame or glee? I can’t believe that council members Mike O’Brien and Kshama Sawant and Sally Bagshaw and Mayor Jenny Durkan don’t recognize the truth that I’m putting out there. Either they’re that stupid, or they have an evil ulterior motive to make Seattle the drug capital of the U.S. Because nobody in their right mind can listen to what’s happening to the drug trade on the street and think that making a tiny house village would in any way stop that.

Listen to the entire conversation below.

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Dori: Durkan hypes tiny houses as documentary exposes Seattle’s drug crisis