“I missed the compassion circle?
That’s one of the city’s nicest parks, but it’s become a urine pit.
Such a shame.”
Goodnight to everybody
Goodnight to one and all.
….from The Wire.
So, we had a little event today.
Folks from RealChange spoke, the Mayor spoke,
a homeless person spoke, a fireperson spoke.
Then everyone gathered hands and walked in a circle. (true story)
It was all very…Seattle-confusing.
The main message: depolicing of the area was not addressed.
I did speak with the Mayor following the event and he mentioned that Seattle does not currently collect data on where crimes are being committed which would help them more efficiently allocate resources around the city. He’s attending a half day offsite with some folks at Microsoft to remedy that. Will be interesting to hear an update of that on April 5.
How can we not have data on crime in Seattle, with sites like this?