Finally, some enlightenment! I predict that crime in Seattle will go down.
Now we have to not allow criminal records to be public after the punishment is over (except for certain types of sex offenders), end jail for drug “crimes” (legalize drugs), allow ex-felons to vote, get college grant money, and provide them a path back into society. Empty the prisions!
Yesterday the City Council’s Public Safety committee unanimously voted to send resolution 31614 to the full City Council for approval, a measure that will effectively end youth detention in Seattle as of January 2016. The resolution, sponsored by Councilman Mike O’Brien, was a part of a recommendation made in a report by the Office of Civil Rights that implored Seattle to envision a city without youth incarceration. “We have to center this work in the communities that are directly affected,” explained Councilman O’Brien. To that end the resolution was drafted in partnership with members of Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) and Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC).