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127,760. Let me ask you something: what if Seattle is dying and we don’t even know it? This story is about a seething simmering anger that is now boiling over into outrage. It is about people who have felt compassion yes but who no longer feel safe. No longer feel like they are heard. No longer feel protected. It is about lost souls who wander our streets untethered to home or family or reality, chasing a drug which in turn chases them. It is about the damage they inflict on themselves, to be sure, but also on the fabric of this place where we live. This story is about a beautiful jewel that has been violated, and a crisis of faith amongst a generation of Seatteites falling out of love with their home. Seattle is Dying, Komo News 2019
127,761. ‘It is embarrasing.’ ibid. resident
43,667. Nicknamed Junkie Town, Seattle’s liberal laws and high demand for drugs is attracting gangstas and dealers looking to get rich. (Drugs & Gangstas & Seattle) Drugs Inc: Wasted in Seattle, National Geographic 2014
43,668. Mexican cartels control 70% of foreign narcotics entering America. (Drugs & Gangstas & Seattle) ibid.
43,669. Last year Seattle saw a 30% increase in homicides. (Drugs & Gangstas & Seattle) ibid.
43,670. Belltown – one of the most lucrative open-air drug markets in the city. (Drugs & Gangstas & Seattle) ibid.
43,671. There’s one drug that never goes out of fashion – heroin. (Drugs & Gangstas & Seattle & Heroin) ibid.
43,672. There are over 130 medicinal marijuana dispensaries in Seattle. (Drugs & Gangstas & Seattle & Cannabis) ibid.
79,106. Seattle is the first city to map all of its ley lines. (Ley Lines & Seattle) Unexplained Mysteries
87,880. No city I’ve ever seen is as pretty as Seattle. But I couldn’t live there. You’d get restless and before you know it you’re too old, and you haven’t seen any of the world. Jimi Hendrix
87,881. At night, what you see is a city, because all you see is lights. By day, it doesn’t look like a city at all. The trees out-number the houses. And that’s completely typical of Seattle. You can’t quite tell: is it a city, is it a suburb, is the forest growing back? Jonathan Raban
109,772. Does Democracy Have You By the Throat? Anarchy is the Anecdote. (Anarchy & Protest & Seattle) Breaking the Spell, 1999, poster
109,773. Free the Third World: Stop WTO. (Anarchy & Protest & Seattle) ibid. banner
109,774. People who were needing shoes were breaking windows and getting shoes, and that’s the way it should be. (Anarchy & Protest & Seattle) ibid. protester
109,775. We need to dismantle private property, and that begins by breaking the spell; and that’s what a smashed window does. (Anarchy & Protest & Seattle) ibid.
109,776. I had no idea they were that brutal. (Anarchy & Protest & Seattle) ibid. pepper-sprayed woman
109,777. This is people power in action. (Anarchy & Protest & Seattle) ibid. protester
111,412. He was a bank robber with a style of his own. He installed fear in those who encountered him. He planned to perfection. He left no clues. His getaways were flawless. He was one of the most creative outlaws in modern America. (Robbery & Gangstas & Seattle & Bank) Masterminds e4: A Man Called Hollywood
111,413. With bank branches popping up all over Seattle there seemed to be lots of cash around just ripe for the taking. This city was fast becoming a hotspot for bank robbers. (Robbery & Gangstas & Seattle & Bank) ibid.
111,414. He perfected the art of make-up. (Robbery & Gangstas & Seattle & Bank) ibid.
111,415. ‘They finally found him. He had shot himself.’ (Robbery & Gangstas & Seattle & Bank) ibid.