It keeps getting worse on 3rd Ave & Cherry St in downtown #Seattle, just one block from City Hall. More “trap tents” have been set up by the same folks this weekend. Many are DESC (@DESCSeattle) residents who just spill out into the street and hang out, smoking fentanyl and conducting illicit activity. This drug den continues to draw all kinds of bad actors to the area. Even though city sweeps are happening weekly, it just keeps on coming back!
On occasion folks like Mac Larkin will accidentally wander on to this notorious intersection. He immediately regretted it. Watch this interview. It pretty much sums up the state of the Emerald City. Once again, some random homie recognized me and started coming at me as I interviewed Larkin. This place is out of control.
Mayor Bruce Harrell (@MayorofSeattle) announced his Downtown Activation Plan and Executive Order to address the fentanyl crisis on April 17. Since then, I have been out every weekend documenting the hot spots plagued by drug dealers and black markets to see if it’s getting any better. Unfortunately, I think it’s getting worse. Not enough officers to enforce laws already on the books. City crews don’t sweep tents on weekends. Where’s King County Regional Homelessness Authority CEO Marc Dones (@KingCoRHA?) Councilmember Andrew Lewis (@CMAndrewJLewis) remains MIA for his district. Like I said on national TV, it’s going to get worse before it gets better. No end in sight. Gov. Inslee (@govinslee)I think it might be time for the National Guard.
Watch for my coverage of Little Saigon along with 3rd Ave. & Pike St from Saturday and Sunday. More drug overdoses and insanity this weekend. People were throwing glass bottles at me! NO wonder the rest of the local reporters aren’t on this beat.