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Meet Scott

“I’m running for City Attorney because it’s time to radically rethink how our criminal justice system serves both neighborhoods and those suffering from substance use disorders, mental illness, and homelessness. With fresh leadership, Seattle can tackle the underlying root causes of criminal behavior while reducing incarceration. It’s time for bold progressive action to reform our criminal justice system.”

 

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Last week, I crunched recent FBI data showing that Seattle’s per capita property crime rate is #1 among the top 20 cities in the United States. On Saturday, the Seattle Times reported that story on its front page – curiously quibbling that Seattle would be ranked #2 behind Memphis if...

Three weeks ago, the FBI released crime data for every major city and metropolitan area in the United States. The data shows that while Seattle has very low rates of violent crime compared to other cities, Seattle has the highest property crime rate per capita of any major city in the United...

Two weeks ago, Seattleites learned that the City Attorney overspent his office’s budget on outside counsel and litigation costs by $13 million. This weekend, the Seattle Times reported that spending on outside counsel has increased by 400% in the last three years: 2014 -- $1.6m, 2015 -- $4.4m; 2016 --...