Seattle Interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz speaks at a news conference about gun violence last week. There were so many separate shootings around the city early Sunday that Diaz said he deployed all his officers on duty from two watches. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Seattle Interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz speaks at a news conference about gun violence last week. There were so many separate shootings around the city early Sunday that Diaz said he deployed all his officers on duty from two watches. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Danny Westneat

How the City Council left Seattle in a no man’s land on crime

Nobody's directly to blame for all the shootings in Seattle this year (except whoever fired the weapons). But there is one party that has left the city exposed, and unable to respond in any coherent way to this record spate of gun violence.

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