Spokane unravels?

As of this morning, there have been 5 stabbings/knifings in the past 2 weeks.

Yesterday, police shot and killed a guy firing at them – which is the fifth police involved shooting since August 25th, and the 9th so far this year. These are not so much police issues as symptoms of the poverty and crime that plague Spokane. That is very worrisome.

We had at least a couple of armed robberies this week. I saw several more businesses closed up and more space for sale or for lease.

Meanwhile, local leadership remains delusional – prosperity is always just around the corner! But nothing will meaningfully change unless they kick their delusional thinking, accept reality – and move forward to address real issues.

Update: An one more shooting/homicide on Saturday.

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