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Yes; you can use the Find It, Fix It app to report those issues. I’ve done that and it was taken care of pretty quickly.
It’s very much worth reading, but to summarize, it demonstrates how the system within the force is engineered to produce and encourage bad cops.
A quote from the essay:
“And that’s the point of what I’m telling you. Whether you were my sergeant, legally harassing an old woman, me, legally harassing our residents, my fellow trainees bullying the rest of us, or ‘the bad apples’ illegally harassing ‘sh!tbags’, we were all in it together. I knew cops that pulled women over to flirt with them. I knew cops who would pepper spray sleeping bags so that homeless people would have to throw them away. I knew cops that intentionally provoked anger in suspects so they could claim they were assaulted. I was particularly good at winding people up verbally until they lashed out so I could fight them. Nobody spoke out. Nobody stood up. Nobody betrayed the code.
None of us protected the people (you) from bad cops.
This is why ‘All cops are bastards.’ Even your uncle, even your cousin, even your mom, even your brother, even your best friend, even your spouse, even me. Because even if they wouldn’t Do The Thing themselves, they will almost never rat out another officer who Does The Thing, much less stop it from happening.”February 21, 2020 at 8:20 am in reply to: A place to gather for folks that disagree with Seattle politics and policies. #971589
You should probably join David Preston’s “Safe Seattle” faccebook group. Sounds like you’d fit in.
Seems that is below minimum wage?
“Effective January 1, 2020, Seattle’s minimum wage rises to $16.39, or $15.75 and $13.50 an hour, depending:
$16.39 an hour if you work at McDonald’s, Target, Starbucks, Tom Douglas Restaurants or another large company or chain with more than 500 employees globally.
$15.75 an hour if you work at a smaller company or chain with 500 or fewer employees globally and do not receive tips or healthcare benefits from your employer.
$13.50 an hour in wages and at least $15.75 an hour in minimum compensation if you work at a smaller company or chain with 500 or fewer employees globally. Your minimum compensation is the sum of your wage, your tips, and the cost to your employer of providing healthcare benefits. You can’t be paid less than $13.50 in wages, regardless of the amount of your tips or benefits.”December 24, 2019 at 8:29 am in reply to: Johnny’s roofing chimney and constuction -drive carefully #967479
The Retail Store Manager is an invaluable position in our company.
Pay (including hourly, and bonus) will range from approximately $35,000 to $40,000
Pays minimum wage. Yikes. I think you meant an “unvaluable” position in your company.August 21, 2019 at 8:35 am in reply to: Seeking West Seattle participants for product research! #957637
Maybe they don’t want the security issues that go along with cash? I don’t know but honestly, I don’t carry cash these days anyway so I probably wouldn’t care. It’s the businesses that don’t take cards that bug me, but those are fewer all the time.
Yikes; I get not wanting people to put dog poop in your garbage can, but to throw it on the street is pretty irresponsible. It’s not punishing the dog owner, it’s punishing everyone else (and the creatures in the Sound, as you mention).
Since garbage cans are meant for disposal of stuff, dog walkers in my neighborhood are welcome to put their bags in my can, if it’s out. It’s better than leaving it on the sidewalk.
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You’re not the first to ask; people have been wondering that for…years, now? It’s a mystery.
Geez, not everyone can afford to “buy a nice bike” and not every one cares to. Especially the very expensive e-bikes. If you have a problem with Jump bikes, take it up with them; don’t gatekeep on who is allowed to ride what bikes. :(
Just a note that the Lime and Uber bikes can’t be unlocked if the battery is dead. I know this because I really wanted to ride one at Alki last weekend but almost every one I came across had a dead battery.
Ha; I’m in my mid-50s. I guess it’s more about attitude than age, eh?
Well, if Elma can express her feelings, then certainly the rest of us can as well, no? I’d say if someone is offended by grown-up stuff in a store, then coming here to complain about it is pretty pointless. They can simply avoid going to the store again; frankly, why should anyone else care, except that they are looking for some kind of justification to further their outrage? That’s my feeling, thanks for understanding that I am free to express it. :)
I love NW Art and Frame and I’ve purchased so-called “offensive” stuff there more than once. And after reading this post, I’ll be going back ASAP to buy some more. It’s not like they’re selling Penthouse there, for Pete’s sake; if you can’t handle slightly adult humor, I do encourage you not to visit them (and I’ll make up for their loss).
JoB, I don’t know who you’re addressing but if you’re talking about the Rhode Island solution proposed in the video, all I can say is you haven’t watched the video. It’s linked in the first comment; please check it out. These aren’t the shelters you’re thinking of.
I agree with CarDriver that people’s families should be able to help them….but if you’ve ever dealt with someone in the clutches of an addictive drug like meth or heroin, you know that there often comes a point where the drug is stronger than familial love. The addiction can tear apart even the non-addicted people in a family, and sometimes people have to step away to preserve their own lives.
The solutions proposed in that video (“Seattle Is Dying”) – which, by the way, everyone in Seattle should watch – are realistic and we should try them. Whenever someone says, “Ok, what’s YOUR solution” to the homelessness problem, point them to that video. There are things we could at least be trying! And by getting the addicts off the street, the homeless who are not addicts might have a better chance at obtaining services that can help them too.
Seriously, though: watch the video.
That reall sucks. But locked door or not, leaving “spendy” anything and actual cash in your car is a short bus to a break-in.
Yeah, as much as I like Bernie and most of his ideas, I think he needs to step down and let some younger, more diverse candidates take the stage. I’d rather see him help with fundraising and endorsements.