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Seattle Police Make Downtown Arrest During Seattle City Attorney Ride Along

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Rampant drug use and all kinds of illicit activity continues to plague downtown Seattle. But officers are enforcing the law when they can. Late Sunday evening, I spotted Seattle cops arresting a man for allegedly setting a fire in an alley. Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison (@_Ann_Davison_) was there for a ride along. It’s good to see Davison on the front lines watching it all unfold. The dude being arrested is a well known repeat offender. He clearly knows the game. Listen to him beg officers to drop him off at the hospital instead of jail. Once he’s examined and doctors find nothing wrong, they usually release people like this back to the streets. By the way, I think the dude knows who I am.

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.