Police agree on jail diversion pilot
The Seattle City Council doesn’t have much time left to take its final vote on the panhandling law that Mayor Mike McGinn vetoed on April 23. The city charter says the council must vote again within 30 days of a veto, which makes Monday’s full council meeting one of the last chances for an override that no one expects, given the council’s original 5-4 split.
In the meantime, the Racial Disparity Project of Seattle’s Defender Association is hoping, by year’s end, to launch a project that would do more than give poor people tickets for begging. The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, or LEAD, would actually deal with a bigger issue cited by downtown residents
No more of that Phony-Baloney 12-Step Religious Cult Treatment nonsense. The homeless have already been through 20 “TREATMENT” programs. The homeless need IMMEDIATE REAL HOUSING, REAL TRAINING, and REAL JOBS…NO MORE PROGRAMS!
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