As many of you know, we are hosting a community meeting on Monday, March 8th to discuss the 22nd Avenue Re-entry House concerns. Facilitating the discussion will be Seattle Police Department’s Director John Hayes.
Agenda items include a brief overview, current updates, and participant discussion.
Seattle University has generously provided us with a meeting space that includes easy accessibility and free parking.
Monday, March 8th, 7 to 9 pm
Seattle University, Chardin Hall Room # 145
1020 E. Jefferson, 98122
Enter the parking lot at 11th & E. Jefferson, go into the front door and turn right, continuing to room #145- Please do not come early as the room will be in use until 6:55 PM.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Stephanie Tschida, Chair
East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition
The re-entry house supporters have said that they will house no “sexual predators.” Whose definition of that term will they use? Flashing, indecent exposure and indecent liberties are all misdemeanor offenses. A felon convicted of felony robbery and released to this house could have pages of misdemeanor history with everything from DV assaults to indecent exposure. Will they only count felony convictions for sexual offenses in their determination of “sexual predator,” or will they look at the overall history of crimes accumulated by their residents? The mentally ill guy arrested last year (year before?) walking around Westlake naked is not deemed a sexual predator, but I don’t really want him 1 to 4 blocks from a school in nearly every direction.
Garfield mom: It’s OK, really. We here in Seattle embrace and treasure our sexual offenders. They have so much to offer. We rank them up there with the homeless and the illegal immigrants as a treasured resource. Don’t worry, they won’t hurt anyone. They love us as we love them. We’re all one big happy commune!