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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area
Review of Seattle, Washington
Not the city it used to be
Live in Denver but Just got back from a weekend trip to Seattle with my wife. We were attempting to relive a lovely, quick trip we had 10 years ago. While we were able to enjoy ourselves with a lot of the normal touristy stuff, much of that was overshadowed by almost stepping in human feces on Pike, getting chased by a cracked out dude with a shiv requiring us to hide in CVS in Queen Anne, and the final low-light of being woken up by gunshots outside our hotel room along with the aftermath that followed at 7th and Union (and the next day there was a mid-day shooting at 2nd and Pike). But they were fairly quick to clean most the blood off the sidewalk...glad we left the kids at home on this one. Wish I would have watched the "Seattle is Dying" documentary before we left and not after.
Say what you will about Denver, with a similar population we don't have nearly a fraction of the issues Seattle has seemed to pick up over the past few years. A liberal city as well but our enforced urban camping ban and mental illness resources have certainly helped.
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June 16th, 7th and Union : https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/one-man-wounded-in-shooting-at-seventh-and-union/ June 17th, 2nd and Pike: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/1-injured-2-detained-after-shooting-in-downtown-seattle/959008640
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