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“Burn It Down” | City Journal

Activists in Seattle want to abolish police, prisons, and courts.
— Read on www.city-journal.org/seattle-movement-to-deconstruct-justice-and-social-order

An article from City Journal, a right leaning publication that describes the horrors of defunding the police. I agree in reforming the police, but defunding them makes not sense and will not work. Interestingly, the African American community is against defunding. Written by Paul Dribin

Why the Police are Important

www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/us/defund-police-seattle-protests.html

An excellent article from the New York Times about policing in Seattle

Affordable Housing in Seattle and Microsoft

It is a good news bad news situation that Microsoft has started to invest significantly in affordable housing in the Seattle area. The good news is that a responsible corporation is stepping up to the plate to address a huge problem in their community. (This of course, is a problem they largely created). The bad news is that this funding only represents the tip of the iceberg and is an attempt to alleviate the federal government of its’ responsibilities. When markets don’t work the feds need to step up. In fact, housing investments by the federal government are fewer than in the 1970s.

Written by Paul Dribin

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