So, recently there was an incident in front of our shop in Belltown and the more I think about what happened the angrier I get not so much with the drug dealer that was kicked out or even the fact that he assaulted my partner. What really makes me mad is the actions of the police officer who responded. Forget that the officer let the “suspect” walk as usual. Forget that he insulted my partner. Forget even that he did not call for an ambulance despite my partners obvious injuries.
No, lets focus on what he said about Belltown. He basicly said that we should suck it up and that what else do you expect opening up a business downtown.
So the real attitude that the Seattle Police Department is that we should just roll over and give Belltown over to the dealers and crackheads? We should just abandon downtown to the criminals because its not worth it to actually do the job? Is that really what they want?
Wow no wonder when ever I have had to call the police it takes them 4 hours to arrive.
Originally, I had in mind that they had a hard job to do. That they need our support because they are under staffed and under funded. That they have to great an area to police. But this officer has made it abundantly clear what attitudes apparently really prevail. I am so proud and feel so much better now knowing that there is someone on the force like this who is looking out for Belltown.