Video: “Step up and do something,” Spike says as Seattle’s public drug use ordinance stalls
Aug 14, 2023, 5:05 PM
A day before Seattle’s ordinance against public drug use is set to expire, Seattle City Council is still embroiled in debate over renewing it.
“There is so much procrastination here, it’s almost magnificent to behold,” Jack Stine said on The Jack and Spike Show. “I feel like I’m watching a master at not doing their job.”
The issue at hand? Should drug addicts be sent to treatment options before being jailed.
“As someone who was personally a drug addict, treatment-first options don’t work,” Stine said. “A lot of drug addicts like being drug addicts. When you say to these people, oh well have all these treatment options, they say no. And then your entire ideology has failed.”
“It’s not a gift to them to let them wallow in addiction,” says Spike O’Neill.
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