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Can’t we all just get along?

the below is being handed out to crack/drug dealers at the corner of 2 and Bell. Nothing else has worked so maybe this…couldn’t hurt right?

Dear Fellow Business Person,

I’d like to propose a location compromise. You see your business and my business to not work very well together. Your customers likely don’t enjoy having their photos taken, and my customers don’t like squeezing past some of your more unruly customers.

So here’s what we propose. You move to a safer place, a place that is free of our cameras, and free of the harassment your getting from the public.

3rd and Battery is a perfect location for you to conduct your business. There are no business’ there to harass you, there’s a 60 foot long wall that is great for resting your tired feet. There’s a covered parking area that has no cameras so your customers can indulge out of the rain, and away from critical eyes.

Just walk over there and have a look, it’s perfect.

Please, if we all have to be here we must work together, the alternative is uniformed police will stand on this corner and arrest your customers over and over. It’s just easier and safer for you to move. Otherwise, I have inside info that you are all on at least 2 cameras at all times, and they are building a case against you.

16 Comments on "Can’t we all just get along?"

  1. Aidan Hadley | May 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm |

    Jesus. Why is the your/you’re thing so hard for people to get right. And don’t even get me started on making the word business plural by adding a possessive apostrophe to the end. Tsk.

  2. It’s going to a crack dealer – not an SAT essay review board. I think this’ll cut it. Actually, I think a picture story would’ve been better.

  3. and people wonder why crack dealers have such poor grammar and spelling skills. if only they had better examples to follow

  4. while this made me laugh, i kind of like the idea of uniformed officers arresting people over and over and over again.

  5. angrybelltown | May 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm |

    Had I even read it before printing it perhaps I would have composed it better.
    the idea is sound(ish)
    they don’t like it however, the location doesn’t offer them any cover, there’s no market to duck into, no bus to be waiting for etc…being there would ID them as dealers…at 2/Bell they can claim many “reasons” to be there. “My buddy’s getting a soda”
    25 cents for a piece of candy and they have a legitimate reason to be here. It’s also not in the free ride zone, no easy free transport away from police without the free ride zone (ehm,Metro)
    So in a moment of desperation I came up with the “brilliant” idea…

  6. What else do you expect from a neighborhood blog that invites anybody to post? Just as these bloggers aren’t held responsible for the stuff they say, they also aren’t held to the grammatical standards as mainstream blogs and media sources.

    Other than the presentation of the post, I appreciate the creativity of it. Keep it up.

  7. Why don’t we arrest the dealers instead of the users?

  8. anyone can post to belltown people. Less grammER more news.

  9. If you want to clean up the mess on the streets of Belltown you need three things. 1. no shelters in this area. 2. end the free ride area at Stewart instead of Bell. 3. a jail that actually punished the criminals not the tax payers. Just some suggestions and yes i do live in the middle of this crap.

  10. Jaundice | May 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm |

    Now if they could just get rid of all the annoying drunk people…

  11. crimereport | May 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm |

    Moving the drug dealers to another block isn’t solving the problem, its just moving it. If that market wants to stop the thugs and homeless from camping out in front of their store they should stop selling single beers. Belltown needs more uniformed as well as undercover officers.

  12. My boyfriend and I are visiting this summer and thought it would be fun/cheap to try out a hostel a block away. I am unfamiliar with the area so checked this page out and lol’d when I saw this post. So we should avoid walking around late at night, I take it?

  13. It’s fine around here… I live at 2nd and Bell and walk around a lot. Just be safe and aware. Also, City Hostel is amazing. Def stay there!

  14. Thank you πŸ™‚ Yes we talked to some friends from there a little more and they said the neighborhood’s great, just be smart, like you should in any neighborhood really. I’ve always lived next to the projects (NYC is just like that) and have a dealer among other situations in my building. I also heard great things about the hostel and Mama’s Kitchen. Greatly looking forward to the visit and the food! πŸ™‚

    PS I love this flyer – hilarious and yet hopefully very effective for your neighborhood!

  15. I meant that I lived around dealers and it’s usually not a reflection of the area… but you hope they go away.

  16. I know exactly where to put these. However, the map is tiny. Do you have a larger version or a printable version available? I’m tired of calling the cops to watch them arrive too late, and hey, this may work.

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