The Seattle City Council today unanimously agreed that a real solution to nightlight crime is generally unattainable and instead gleefully imposed a new “tax” for acting like a drunken jerk downtown. Without a doubt, this is the solution we have all been looking for! The absolutely insurmountable fee of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS will serve to ensure civil obedience and calm the drunken masses.
What a misguided publicity stunt…
The Seattle City Council today unanimously passed what some have called the “meat-head ordinance,” which will allow Seattle Police officers to give $100 tickets for after-hours disturbances in Seattle’s nightlife districts.
Licata said, “This bill passed because groups on all sides of this issue were willing to make compromises. The new law should address most of the behavioral problems police encounter when crowds leave the bars. It provides them with a preventive alternative to address unruly bar patrons on the sidewalks.”
The law allows Seattle police officers to give $100 citations between midnight and 5 a.m. in public areas for fighting, threatening another person, or making unreasonable noise. The ordinance applies in Downtown Seattle, Belltown, and other business districts throughout Seattle