I can't tell you how many times you hear the Mayor or the City Council members lament that they want to do more for Seattle Schools.
They don't have governance of the schools. But while the district is responsible for what goes on inside and on the grounds of every school, it is the CITY'S job to protect the areas around the schools.
The Rainier Beach High School area (which also includes South Shore and Dunlap nearby) has had a huge amount of violence and shootings incidents. RBHS suffers as a result of it and is that their fault? It is not.
And now we have an innocent father killed while driving his children and his own father, right by Garfield High School. He got caught in the crossfire of two thugs shooting at each other. This story from the Times.
This is completely crazy and needs to stop.
No more of the "no snitching" mantra.
I don't care what people feel about the police themselves (clearly the Feds don't think a lot of the current management of SPD). But we are allowing thugs and criminals to act with impunity in these neighborhoods and it has to stop. Firing a gun in broad daylight near a school and a university? You don't get more confident than that in terms of believing you won't get caught.
Anyone with information about either homicide or who may know the
identity or whereabouts of the shooters is asked to call 911 or the
Seattle police homicide tip line at 206-233-5000.