Seattle is Dying

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  • Published on Mar 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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  • Alton Stephens
    Alton Stephens 50 minutes ago

    and this is Austin now..

  • Jimmy Shover
    Jimmy Shover Hour ago

    these druggies are going to spread the word and it's going to become over crowded with more and more of this crap

  • 3939steve
    3939steve Hour ago +1

    This is what happens when liberals take total control of a city.

  • 3939steve
    3939steve Hour ago

    I think a couple of good ole whipping post and re-enstating a chain gang would clean the city up.

  • Jimmy Shover
    Jimmy Shover Hour ago

    the 71 year old should sue the city ... they are trying to save money by not housing criminals ... hit them where it hurts start law suits against the city for not following the law and endangering its citizens

  • Donald Kipkin
    Donald Kipkin Hour ago

    Sorry to bring ethnicity into it but I guess I have to be that dude. If Travis was was black he would be dead now with the shit he did to those cops. Weak city council or no, he would be sprawled out with a bullet in his head.

  • Jimmy Shover
    Jimmy Shover Hour ago

    start a data base give them a meal to take their pic and profile help them fill it out and put it together to prove the drug side

  • Jimmy Shover
    Jimmy Shover Hour ago

    homelessness and drug addicts not having a place to live are two different things...

  • Jimmy Shover
    Jimmy Shover Hour ago

    or even 5,10,15,20 life.... after 10 offenses

  • Jimmy Shover
    Jimmy Shover Hour ago

    habitual offenders should be put in jail like FLorida does... 10-20-life

  • Jimmy Shover
    Jimmy Shover Hour ago

    Todd should run for mayor and fix it

  • Jimmy Shover
    Jimmy Shover Hour ago

    why cant they build a small home camp and get them help and jobs if they are capable to work and rise above their homelessness with help... volunteers can help build these homes and places like home depot and lowes can donate products that they can use for these homes and ask for donations at the register. this would all be tax deductible for the building supplies

  • Jimmy Shover
    Jimmy Shover Hour ago

    they should be picked up and taken to psychiatric hospitals and helped or kept for their own good

  • Gigi M
    Gigi M 2 hours ago

    This is what legalization of drugs does to people. Who is for that ? The demonRats !

  • sebastian langley
    sebastian langley 3 hours ago

    In the UK, i am so happy we have a good social policy that helps our people back up. It is a huge shame all the immigrants have come here and been allowed to steal our tax for the poorest. Anyway, this man Travis is high because he has no life and has no way out. To blame him for his crimes and not the society that refused to support him is akin to imo deserving the death penalty. you USA killed this man. Yes their is a degree of personal responsibility yes. People are however not cogs or ideology, sometimes we all need support and love. If he was a dog who stole from your bin you would forgive but when a man does so, who is just as broken and in need as an animal, you mock him.

  • Michael Moore
    Michael Moore 3 hours ago

    portland, seattle, L.A, SFO, detroit, etc etc...

  • jonrmahnke
    jonrmahnke 4 hours ago

    Progressives: ruining America's cities one policy at a time.

  • Senovia Galvan
    Senovia Galvan 4 hours ago

    Vote the mayor out and stop the safe heaven state.

  • WarParty! At the Outpost

    Small towns are mocking big cities the way big cities used to mock small towns.

  • Paul Charles
    Paul Charles 6 hours ago

    I see this all over America, tent cities, zombies stsggering down the middle of the sidewalk, druggies propped up outside shops, eveywhere in America!!! Yet you have more politicians, lawyers, cops, military and money than anyone

  • Carrie Lynn
    Carrie Lynn 7 hours ago

    I am so sad for the people of Seattle. All the people of Seattle. I hope they try Rhode Island's approach, soon. New sub thanks to Eric Johnson's journalism.

  • JOSEPH THISTLE
    JOSEPH THISTLE 9 hours ago

    Body cams make cops wimps there all afraid to hurt anyone

  • Galen Warren
    Galen Warren 9 hours ago

    When you enable the lifestyle, it will be the go to for those who see a setback in their lives. A permanent place for those willing to accept less life for not having to work or recover .

  • mark boyer
    mark boyer 9 hours ago

    Washington state is dying because it is run by criminal democrats.

  • JAEY PLAYS
    JAEY PLAYS 9 hours ago

    Looks just like my home town city of LA damn

  • 최현희
    최현희 11 hours ago

    Omg I can’t believe Seattle like this better take a care homeless this is horrible situation i decision to move here in Seattle bucz weathers clear & rainy air is amazing hope everything getting better Seattle is best beautiful city ❤️👍❤️👍

  • Tricia Carter
    Tricia Carter 11 hours ago

    Do u wanna smoke or a candy bar ? Wtf in my town he would have been tased in 5 mins and dragged away in shackles smh

  • E Witak
    E Witak 11 hours ago

    The more I watch, the more you can tell this is just some ignorant white dude, using parlor tricks to try to argue.

  • E Witak
    E Witak 11 hours ago

    What about the wealth gap, from yuppy a holes moving in and driving rent.... maybe these people are displaced by the wealthy a hole techies and business people. Jus saying 🤷‍♂️

  • Nikko H
    Nikko H 12 hours ago

    America!! land of opportunities?

  • Michael byrd
    Michael byrd 12 hours ago

    And this is what they want for the rest of America

  • michele Stock
    michele Stock 12 hours ago

    Liberal cities and States. They collect the money, where does it go? Solutions? Never.

  • JOSEPH THISTLE
    JOSEPH THISTLE 13 hours ago

    Find empty land tin6 homes solution maybe stpp locking up people making them crazy

  • Destin McCall
    Destin McCall 14 hours ago

    Well i think the city should pay the homeless to clean there mess up and keep the city clean to lettem get on there feet if they dont work to do better for there self put there asses in jail !

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 14 hours ago

    Make drug use a crime punishable with labor but give folks a place to pick them up to go work a job and get a life .but no more people in the streets.grow a brain bitch.

  • 101 Life
    101 Life 14 hours ago

    Rotten leadership, rotten state.

  • D. Fox
    D. Fox 15 hours ago

    Over 20 years of homeless kids drifting around like zombies drugs and trash everywhere

  • Cornelia Purdy
    Cornelia Purdy 15 hours ago

    Dats f'n purfect

  • David Ross
    David Ross 15 hours ago

    You asked for it now you got it.. the downside is all those liberals will moving into your neighborhood
    And forcing thier views on you and rasing the cost of living

  • Bezoozi me
    Bezoozi me 15 hours ago

    THE TECH. COMPANIES MADE THIS CITY IMPOSIBLE TO LIVE IN.

  • Rigina Selders
    Rigina Selders 15 hours ago

    Wow Seattle is seriously moving back to the stone ages. Pretty soon you'll see clubs swinging about and women being hauled through the streets by their hair. Fire pits and roasting animals in the the middle of the streets. Holy wake up you idiots in government. Oh wait, make the same council members walk, live and breathe amongst the disgust they've contributed to.

  • Leonalyn Tamayo
    Leonalyn Tamayo 16 hours ago

    Mentioned third world.... ahahahahha! Third world don’t look like this shit...

  • Nicely
    Nicely 16 hours ago

    If we don't get involved in local politics this is what can happen. Then we have no one to blame except ourselves. In regard to the meth head in the trash can. I thought tasers would solve the problem. But I assume they aren't allowed to use them.

  • longshorts3
    longshorts3 16 hours ago

    ALL cities are dying because their citizens do not care about the homeless. Years ago, the community used to take care of their own unemployed and homeless. Today, everyone expects the "GOVERNMENT" to take care of their own poor when the responsibility is theirs. They feel no responsibility towards their fellow man. Some homeless commit crimes to have a roof over their heads and three square meals a day. One way or another, each city pays for their homeless in so many ways.

  • Sindy Dubishar
    Sindy Dubishar 16 hours ago

    Love the last 1/4 of this ...bless the challenged. We are more creative like this last part. All states should take this seriously! And use it.

  • Nealio
    Nealio 17 hours ago

    wheres bill gates

  • Joey Landry
    Joey Landry 17 hours ago

    Quit voting for leftist democrats!

  • k w
    k w 18 hours ago

    This is a national issue! Eastcoast, Midwest, Florida it does not matter. This video would lend you to believe it is a local issue. And by doing so we can continue to keep it on the back burner.

  • Garry Graves
    Garry Graves 19 hours ago

    Well done.

  • geoff mcintosh
    geoff mcintosh 19 hours ago

    Keep voting democrat ... it’s obviously working??

  • Steve K
    Steve K 21 hour ago

    So what percent of these people became homeless elsewhere? Did those places persecute them?

  • Roberta Hubert
    Roberta Hubert 22 hours ago

    It's not just criminals and mentally disturbed people living on the street. Working people with families are there too.

  • UrbanFox 956
    UrbanFox 956 22 hours ago

    Help! What they really need is a a good old American ass beating, guarantee you immediate change. A beating on site...then arrest. Everytime the beating get longer and worse until they get some sense knocked into them. The community needs to serve these vigilante form of justice!

  • Roberta Hubert
    Roberta Hubert 22 hours ago

    Hey Trump open your eyes look how people are living all over the United States and then brag about how good it is here in this great country of ours under YOUR administration

  • Roberta Hubert
    Roberta Hubert 22 hours ago

    I think every State in the United States has a rise in homelessness and trump is bragging how good we are doing economically. First of all the housing market is out of sight for most of us. Working families are living in the streets in cars, in storage containers. For God's sake this is supposed to be the richest country in the world. It's just a matter of time when I will be homeless myself if rents keep going up and the minimum wage even at $15.00 is not enough to live on

  • UrbanFox 956
    UrbanFox 956 22 hours ago

    A city full of ungodly demon infested weak unwilling to change human beings! Basically a city full of useless shifty people...

  • Sunny W.
    Sunny W. 23 hours ago

    Ban the plastic straws and welcome the dirty syringes. That’s liberal politics for ya.

  • Philippe FRATER
    Philippe FRATER 23 hours ago

    Left has always the consequences... They never learn.

  • N J
    N J Day ago

    where is Bill Gate when you need him

  • Socialists are all Fags

    Keep on voting in liberal, socialist, trash and you dumb motherfuckers get what you deserve.