We have seen our fellow Washington citizens dying in the streets month after month. Its not hard to see that cold ruthless crime is on the rise. The poorest and most disenfranchised segements of society are reacting violently to less resources and greater exclusion in their daily lives.
At the same time, law enforcement agencies such as police, community corrections officers and social service workers are being systematically reduced to bare-bone departments or eliminated altogether in order to balance budgets.
This is a formula for greater bloodshed. I know no one wants taxes or to cut earmark projects, but aren’t the lives of our neighbors worth it? It’s time the people of Washington woke up and saw the blood on the streets. It’s time to stop cutting agencies that protect and serve us all.
I hope it’s not to late for reason. It’s time for everyone to speak out in support of these heroes.