If you look at per capita property crimes in major cities, SF and Seattle are in the top three. I don't believe the social experiments the city governments have enacted are working too well; however, I probably just can't see the big picture. My best friends kids live there and their goal is to move away where property values are more affordable.ssquared87 wrote: ↑Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:05 pmProbably because housing is cheap compared to San Francisco, there’s no state income taxes, and people want Amazon/Microsoft on their resume then they bail. It certainly isn’t for quality of life or cultural offerings.jpsfranks wrote: ↑Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:53 pmThere is a homelessness problem to be sure, but this description is so over the top. It's amazing that a city as you miserable as you describe it has continued to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country for most of the last decade. Why do people keep moving to such a wretched place?MindBogler wrote: ↑Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:43 pmSeattle, Portland and San Francisco look like something out of a post apocalyptic film most nights. There are feces, vomit and needles everywhere. Tents and passed out people litter the streets. A shameful deterioration of once beautiful cities.
I happen to agree with MindBogler. I never saw such an insidious and frightening homeless issue. When I lived in NYC i never felt uncomfortable walking around at night pretty much anywhere in Manhattan. There were a lot less homeless there, and the homeless in New York don’t bother you. The homeless in Seattle are aggressive and will pester everyone passing by for money. Like a typical New Yorker I would walk past them without acknowledging their existence they would still follow me and try to get me to give them something. This rarely if ever happened to me in NYC
When I lived in Seattle I was terrified. Property crime was astonishingly common and many of the homeless have mental issues. One of my biggest fears was that some schizophrenic would attack me for no apparent reason, or I’d get robbed by a drug addict looking for some cash. I never felt safe on the streets of Seattle day or night.