Seattle is Dying

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • KOMO's Eric Johnson explores the impact the drug and homelessness problem is having on our city and possible solutions in "Seattle is Dying."

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  • David Gibbs
    David Gibbs  17 minutes ago


  • chris mauk
    chris mauk  45 minutes ago

    u think seattle has the only homeless problem?..grow up, the problem is sytemic and has nothing to do with seattle

  • Elias
    Elias  5 hours ago

    I feel bad for Travis. He's clearly mentally ill and needs help.

  • Freedom Inc.
    Freedom Inc.  7 hours ago

    This is what happens when tou veer away from living by the constitution. The citizens were meant to police the community's,not a police force. When you have a society where anyone group has percieved authority,you also have the group perceived to be peasants. This is all 100% linked to veering away from the way the citizens were suppose to live in this country. No social programs,no welfare or subsidized housing. If you fell on hard times and were worthy,you community chipped and helped you thu. If you wasnt worried,natural selection took over and you starved to death a d slept in the rain. We need to go back to the foundation this country was founded on a d libe by it. Only the strong should survive.

  • Adrian Lopez
    Adrian Lopez  7 hours ago

    Wow what the fuck im what u might consider a criminal /ex criminal and this shit is stupid they need to lock those fucks up n beat some heads get alil tougher on crime

  • Kevin Bergman
    Kevin Bergman  8 hours ago

    Low minimum wage, put them to work.

  • Tzales Piazzaa
    Tzales Piazzaa  10 hours ago

    Gather the heathens stick them all in a building and let them go to town on each other and rid themselves of this world, then send the clean up crew to bulldoze the building down their you go problem solved... but then again that's what everybody else's is thinking just not out loud maybe not.. so how can we clean up seattle of these trash people??

  • Kim Do
    Kim Do  12 hours ago

    The problem in Seattle is out of control. Public transit isn't even safe, the streets smell terrible, and secured parking costs an arm and a leg ($22+/day). Seattle is on a path of self destruction.

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  • Angel Sanchez
    Angel Sanchez  12 hours ago

    666 is near

  • Angel Sanchez
    Angel Sanchez  12 hours ago

    No it's not and it's not all that bad there's homeless everywhere

  • Peka Mageo
    Peka Mageo  12 hours ago

    Why do they use drugs???

  • Julian
    Julian  13 hours ago

    All these bums getting violent and robbing people for money and drugs need to be sprayed with fire hoses. They are nothing but a cancer towards neighborhoods that are simply trying to live their lives. Bums have the biggest sense of entitlement ever. There are people who are indeed in need but they’re brushed aside because of all the professional bum panhandlers

  • Letme Thinkaboutit
    Letme Thinkaboutit  14 hours ago

    Ive lived in Seattle my whole life. I watched when oxy flooded its streets back in 2004. I watched my friends turn to people i didnt know anymore. I watched them die. I watched them suffer. Flash forward to 2009. Then all the addicts who are now broke from a 300 dollar plus a day habit turn to the cheaper and just as effective heroin to get their fix. This shit has beem going on now for 15 + years in Seattle and its just NOW STARTING to get acknowledgement. What a shame and a joke. If anyone truly cared or paid attention they would of acknowledged this 10 years ago. But no one truly cares. They may say they do. They don't. Cuz no true solution ever comes. Its always either jail them instantly or act like they dont exist. NEITHER OF THESE POLICIES WORK. ITS TIME FOR REAL CHANGE.

  • Don’t respond
    Don’t respond  15 hours ago

    Seattle is dying. So is portland. But it’s their fault.

  • James Collier
    James Collier  16 hours ago

    Democrat ran city. Need I say more?

  • First name Last name
    First name Last name  16 hours ago +1

    Hold the drug companies accountable for this crisis they’ve helped to create
    I got prescription for multiple opioids as well as aderall Xanax Valium etc. and the only reason I was able to ditch thes harmful substances was because I made the switch to marijuana
    I loved the way the painkillers felt and i knew it could potentially take me down for the road of addiction so I looked into cannabis and it gave me peace of mind knowing that I could take away my pain without feeling emotionally numb like I did on pills
    It also helped my anxiety and helped me sleep which was the opposite of what aderal and xanax caused
    It’s time for a change it’s time to come together as a society and hold the drug companies responsible for the hell they put the American people thru

  • invisibleAzN
    invisibleAzN  16 hours ago

    keep supporting "progressives" and you will continue to regress......

  • First name Last name
    First name Last name  16 hours ago +1

    Look at Portugal 🇵🇹
    They decriminalized opiates including heroin and they’ve seen a 85% drop opioid related deaths as well as opioid abuse
    I’m not sold yet on the idea of decriminalizing all drugs because hard drugs cause problems and can greatly risk ones mental health.
    Marijuana psilocybin mushrooms
    dmt/ayahuasca peyote/mescaline mdma are all safe substances that carry great potential for physical healing (marijuana peyote ayahuasca) as well great therapeutic potential (mushrooms marijuana mdma peyote dmt/ayahuasca
    Mdma assisted psychotherapy has been proven to greatly benefit soldiers that come back with life threatening ptsd.

  • Dax MoonShadow
    Dax MoonShadow  17 hours ago

    55mins and your solution is drug for drugs? Are you fucking kidding?