The news special, entitled, "Seattle Is Dying," talks about how the city has devolved into a literal wasteland of streets infested with homeless drug addicts, theft and other crimes -- and how politicians continue to turn a blind eye to these problems. Instead of combating addiction, local legislators advocate for safe injection sites and force police to let things slide for the sake politics.
Writing for KOMO News, Eric Johnson explains that there are actually three documentaries on the plight of Seattle. The first one, "There But For the Grace of God...," examines homelessness in the city. "Demon at the Door," the second documentary, looks at heroin addiction.
In "Seattle Is Dying," the KOMO News crew investigates how life is for everyone else. Johnson writes:
It's about citizens who don't feel safe taking their families into downtown Seattle. It's about parents who won't take their children into the public parks they pay for. It's about filth and degradation all around us. And theft and crime. It's about people who don't feel protected anymore, who don't feel like their voices are being heard.
The documentary, Johnson says, is not meant to "demonize" people struggling on the city's streets, but instead is meant to question why the city isn't doing more to actually protect and help its citizens. Instead, it seems that local politicians and their ilk are doing everything in their power to drive the city further into chaos.
As Gateway Pundit reports, the documentary showcases how ineffective Democratic policies are. Instead of protecting citizens from crime and drugs, politicians are welcoming these behaviors into their cities with open arms and then letting the chips fall as they may. No one gets charged for "small" crimes anymore since district attorneys rarely goes after charges that involve theft, robbery or drug-dealing.
KOMO sent out an anonymous questionnaire for police officers to fill out to protect their identities -- and the responses were shocking. Officers say city leaders, district attorneys and other higher-ups are colluding to keep Seattle's inner turmoil under wraps. One former member of the Seattle police force said he quit because he couldn't stand by and watch what was happening to the city anymore.
One of the most outrageous incidents involved a man, Louis Arbee, who beat and raped a 71-year-old woman living in an assisted living facility. Before the beating, Arbee had been arrested for dealing meth and was released on recognizance. Prior to that, Arbee served 19 years in prison for kidnapping, robbery and carjacking. Having been released from in 2015, Arbee was reportedly still under "community supervision" when he was arrested for dealing meth prior to the rape -- prompting many to wonder why he was ever allowed out on recognizance in the first place.
Throughout the film, residents point to the election of the Socialist Alternative party's Kshama Sawant to city council as when things in Seattle took a turn for the worse. Even labor unions are reportedly turning on Sawant due to her far-left ideologies.
Seattle is one of many cities to fall victim to leftist policies. Make no mistake, America's major cities and states are not collapsing by accident. San Francisco, Chicago and New York are just some of the other "blue" cities that have taken a hit under socialist dogma -- and its all part of the plan to tear down the U.S. and implement a new regime.
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