Large Democrat-run cities strike few as safe places to raise a family.
Now the questions about what’s behind devolution are becoming crystal clear.
And one burglary suspect just did something utterly terrifying that was caught on video.
Seattle was once a great American city but signs of decline are blatant and impossible to ignore.
Against this backdrop, everyday citizens are just trying to peacefully go about their lives, but it has gotten harder and harder.
A bizarre and unsettling scene
A 17-year-old Seattle girl witnessed a man carrying a stick and attempting to break into her family’s home last week.
She relayed what she had seen to her father who promptly called 911.
When police arrived on the scene, the girl was so shaken that she was too afraid to open the door.
Police, fearing for the girl’s safety, broke into the house and made their way to the garage.
That’s when they saw a man who had locked himself into a vehicle while holding a red gas can.
When the man failed to open the door as the police demanded, the officers broke the window and the man began to drink from the gas can as officers told him to put his hands up.
The officers eventually wrestled the suspect to the ground and handcuffed him.
The suspect was booked on suspicion of residential burglary and the girl was found hiding on the second floor of the house.
Vagrants frequently wander the streets of the Emerald City, high on drugs laced with fentanyl and homeless encampments have sprung up everywhere.
One such encampment was completely overrun with warring drug suppliers and was the site of a large explosion in July, leading to injury and chaos.
According to the Seattle Police Department, violent crime reached a 15-year high in 2022.
At the same time, the number of trained and on the job police officers has plummeted.
In February it was reported that 400 police officers retired or resigned, with the overall number of deployable officers down to 954, the lowest mark in over 30 years.
According to a recent Seattle Times/Suffolk University poll, 80 percent of residents rate the city poorly as a place to live, and 66 percent feel unsafe in their neighborhood.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.