Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Want to know why the streets of Seattle and virtually all U.S. cities are filled with vagrants begging for money?
Want to know why street and property crime is rising in virtually all cities, large and small? Take, for example, Los Angeles where property and violent crime rose a whopping 12% in the first half of 2015. Or in Washington state which has the highest rate of property crime in the United States.
The answer is simple. Just one word.
This isn't my opinion alone. Even the Seattle media agrees with me, calling heroin the "root cause" of homelessness in Seattle.
Heroin use has exploded in Seattle. Heroin deaths rose a staggering 58% in just one year in Seattle. The CDC now calls heroin use in the U.S. an "epidemic", up 63% nationwide in the last eleven years.
There are so many junkies in downtown Seattle the Washington State Convention Center and local stores like Target have put syringe disposal boxes in their restrooms where dopers go to shoot up. Here is a photo I took inside the men's room at the Washington State Convention Center.
Used syringes litter the streets of Seattle. I have posted many photos of them on my Twitter feed. You literally find piles of them like this one.
Here is one Seattle man's story having to deal with the dozens of syringes he finds regularly near his home.
Here is a story about a child who stepped on a used syringe at a public park in a small town near Seattle. This is the actual photo of what was found in the park.
The romantic notion of "homelessness" has been promoted by activists for decades. There are men and women through bad luck and carelessness find themselves homeless. But the hardcore vagrants you see on the streets are not these people. It's quite obvious to tell the difference. Start with the track marks and their glassy eyes.
Until the government through law enforcement takes the heroin epidemic seriously, watch crime to spike and, most importantly for this blog, real estate property values fall.
Who wants to buy a $800,000 condo and leave their house and step on a syringe or see this? Incidentally, the building in the background of this video is the flagship location of the luxury department store Nordstrom's in downtown Seattle.