Homeless advocates propose new ordinance on homeless encampment sweeps

Filed under “well that didn’t take long…” This morning I posted a piece on the Council’s new strategy of defining a “cause of action” for people suing the city in order to drive police accountability. At the end of the article I suggested that the Council might see fit to use the same approach to stop homeless sweeps. This afternoon, five groups who advocate for the homeless proposed exactly that — and much more.

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News roundup: guns, homeless, and the Jungle

  Crosscut has a great summary of the highlights from yesterday’s #SEAHomeless media-blitz. Q13, MyNorthwest and Guns.com cover the blowback on the Council’s decision this week to require SPD to destroy surplus guns rather than resell them. Q13 discusses the Jungle with Mayor Ed Murray. MyNorthwest reports on public comment from the joint Seattle/King County hearing on humans services, homelessness and the opioid addiction epidemic. SeattleMet reports on the dubious report delivered by an industry consultant to the Council last week on the topic of secure scheduling.

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