The Fight for the Soul of Seattle | A KOMO News Documentary

December 29, 2020 in News, Video by RBN Staff


“The Fight for the Soul of Seattle” examines the role of Seattle’s City Council in allowing the situation to reach what many experts consider epidemic levels under the guise of a compassionate approach to people who suffer from substance addiction and who commit crimes to feed their habit.
It documents the heartbreaking condition of people on the streets, and the crushing decisions Seattle entrepreneurs are forced to contemplate as their life savings and dreams are destroyed by theft, vandalism and a dwindling customer base.
This documentary also explores potential bold solutions to treat those living on the streets and pair them with agencies and assistance that can provide a clear path away from the endless circle of addiction and crime.
00:03:20 – Seattle eBike store, Brian Nordwell
00:07:20 – Mark Sidran, Former Seattle City Attorney
00:12:16 – Scott Lindsey, Former Public Safety for Mayor Ed Murray
00:14:35 – Ginny Burton
00:17:30 – Tom Wolf
00:20:50 – Seattle PD difficult job
00:29:00 – CHOP, Lorenzo Anderson
00:32:00 – East precinct taken back
00:33:21 – Court house protection
00:37:00 – Former Judge Ed Mckenna
00:49:07 – Seattle City Council, defund police
00:52:20 – Business fighting for survival
00:58:00 – Mental health issues, support
01:06:28 – Drug and homeless epidemic reform
01:13:30 – Travis Berge, repeat offenders
01:20:00 – Kevan Carter Jr.’s mental illness
01:26:40 – What can be done? What’s the plan?