King County Metro (@KingCountyMetro) is removing the bus shelter at 12th Ave and Jackson St in #Chinatown-ID in the coming weeks. Neighbors say the signs were posted a few days ago. REASON: “Ongoing safety issues and unsanitary conditions.” In other words, city and county leaders are now desperately trying to find solutions to address one of the most notorious hot spots for drug dealing, sales of stolen merchandise, and other crimes. These bus shelters are ideal since it gives cover for all the illicit activity.
Problem is, when it rains or snows, Asian American seniors and other riders will have to deal with the elements. As usual, I spent the weekend scoping out all the action. Whenever there’s a Seattle Police officer actively set up on the corner, the insanity dies down. But the moment the officer leaves, it’s back to business as usual. Look at all crazy activity in broad daylight. Once again, some lunatic chased me down the street since he did not want me exposing all their whacked out behavior. I’m fine, but getting too old for this. Always have your running shoes in this hood.
Typical Day in the Hood
When is it Going to Stop?
That’s what Asian American senior citizens in Seattle’s #Chinatown-ID are asking as they navigate through the gauntlet of open air drug use and the black market of stolen goods, thriving near 12th Ave and Jackson St. Look at this series of photos taken by a King County Metro (@KingCountyMetro) rider.
Many elderly have to take public transportation to get basics like groceries and prescription drugs. They’re asking once again, “Why do criminals and drug addicts have more rights than us?” Would you want your grandparents facing this reality on the streets? Meanwhile, no one has seen D2 Councilmember Tammy Morales (@CMTammyMorales)board the bus at this #CID stop. Her constituents say she’s never around unless it’s for a photo opportunity.
No words. This is what our Asian American seniors are facing in #Chinatown-ID. This neighborhood has turned into a human dumping ground under D2 Councilmember Tammy Morales’ (@CMTammyMorales) watch. #Seattle
Public Transportation is a Risk
Why would anyone want to ride King County Metro (@KingCountyMetro)buses at this 12th and Jackson St stop? Here’s a DM one rider just sent me along with these photos.
Crazier at Night
Nothing has changed and it’s a FREE FOR ALL. Open air drug use, more sales of stolen goods, guy urinating near the bus stop. The crazy thing is I know virtually everyone here. This is footage from early May.
Happy New Year
Even on January 1, 2023, the 12th Ave and Jackson St bus shelter was packed with drug addicts doing their thing.
At Least the Students Will Appreciate it
Summit Sierra High School had to walk past the open air drug deals under this bus shelter. #Seattle