Seattle’s Community Police Commission is — in the words of KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz — “filled with reliably anti-cop, ‘progressive’ activists.” That might help explain why, last week, the commission issued the ridiculous recommendation to allow “safe consumption sites” in Seattle for homeless individuals to “legally get drunk or high in public without fear of arrest.”
The commission also recommended allowing people to “drink or use drugs in homeless camps, so that activity isn’t pushed to places like supermarket bathrooms.”
Via the MyNorthwest.com:
“Though they admit that ‘[p]ublic consumption is often connected to other social and behavioral challenges, such as chemical dependence, mental illness and homelessness,’ they argue that the homeless, ‘many of whom are African American and Native American, are disproportionately impacted by public consumption citations because they do not have anywhere else to go.’”
In other words, for liberals, citing intoxicated or stoned homeless people is now a social justice issue. Never mind addressing the real problem of drug abuse and/or addiction that all too often keep homeless people on the street, as long as liberals can tout their far-Left, bizarre ideological agenda.
Perhaps most disturbing is the reality that the money spent on “monitoring” the “safe consumption sites” could be put to better use. Many programs in place successfully help treat addiction. Yet, rather than sensibly support proven programs, Seattle liberals prefer to push a ridiculous and irrational idea.
Of course, the sensible option doesn’t fit in the far-Left’s irrational ideology.