Katherine Timpf, in NR,
RTWT has our daily dose of liberal insanity.
A councilman in Seattle is reportedly opposed to hosing sidewalks that reek of excrement near a local courthouse because he fears that it might be racially insensitive.
No, this is not a joke.
The area surrounding King County Superior Court includes a homeless shelter and other social-services organizations and has become an â€œunsanitary and potentially frighteningâ€ scene â€” one â€œthat reeks of urine and excrementâ€ â€” according to an article in the Seattle Times. Desperate for help with the disgusting environment, two of the courtâ€™s judges have asked the city to please power-wash the poop-covered sidewalks. That seems like a pretty reasonable request, but apparently, one councilman is worried that doing so might be a form of microaggression.
According to the Times, Councilmember Larry Gossett â€œsaid he didnâ€™t like the idea of power-washing the sidewalks because it brought back images of the use of hoses against civil-rights activists.â€