The Seattle City Council will consider legislation to provide blanket immunity to misdemeanor crimes to any person who suffers from poverty, homelessness, addiction, or mental illness.

Here's how the legislation would work. 🧵
As a pretext, the councilmembers claim that "income inequality," "local law enforcement's killing of Black, Indigenous, and people of color," and "poverty, institutional racism, and systemic oppression" are the root causes of crime. ImageImage
The legislation would exempt anyone with an addiction or mental health disorder from a wide range of crimes, including theft, assault, harassment, drug possession, property destruction, and indecent exposure. ImageImage
The results would be disastrous. In 2019, the Seattle Police Department reported 50,609 thefts, assaults, property offenses, frauds, trespasses, and narcotic violations. If the ordinance passes, nearly all of these crimes could be permitted under law.
Here's my full analysis for City Journal.…

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SCOOP: San Diego Unified School District is forcing teachers to attend "white privilege" training, in which teachers are told "you are racist" and "you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies."

The leaked documents from the training session will shock you.👇
The training begins with a "land acknowledgement," in which the teachers are asked to accept that they are colonizers living on stolen Native American land. Then they are told they will experience "guilt, anger, apathy, [and] closed-mindedness" because of their "white fragility."
After watching clips of Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, the trainers tell the teachers: "you are racist," "you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies," and that they must commit to becoming "antiracist" in the classroom. They must submit to the new racial orthodoxy.
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27 Oct
My feature documentary "America Lost" premieres tonight on PBS World!

It's hard to get a conservative film on national public television and we had to fight off multiple attempts to cancel it.

Grateful to my friends at PBS who stood up for this film!…
It's been a journey for me with this film.

When I first made the decision to engage politically, I had old funders refuse to return my calls and old friends refuse to work on the project.

The documentary world is hyper-ideological—and I realized that I had to get out.
Two years ago, as I was finishing "America Lost," I wrote my first essay for @CityJournal, which led to an incredible line of opportunities with conservative think tanks and publications.

The documentary world closed its doors; the political world swung them wide open.
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26 Oct
SCOOP: The government of King County, WA has a segregation problem.

According to new documents, King County Public Health held a series of racially-segregated diversity training sessions, teaching employees that they have "internalized racial oppressions [and] superiority."

Last year, the King County government gathered their homeless healthcare workers into racially-segregated sessions—called "race affinity caucuses"—to root out "White Supremacy Culture" and "decolonize their minds."
The trainers told white employees that they needed to deconstruct their "internalized racial superiority," "work through guilt, shame, & other barriers that hold white people back." Then they "remind[ed] white people that work needs to be done to dismantle racism every day."
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Dear @TheJusticeDept: the King County Library (@KCLS) is now admitting to instituting a policy of racial segregation.

They use the euphemism "caucused listening sessions," but they explicitly separated people by race—and are in violation of the Civil Rights Act.

Shut it down.
Regarding their point in the final paragraph: as I wrote in my New York Post exposé, I reached out to the race training firm that conducted the segregated sessions and they refused to comment on the story.

Segregation is wrong—and woke segregation is no better.
The screenshot above is from the @KCLS official Reddit account:
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19 Oct
SCOOP: Three Seattle-area government agencies are now holding racially-segregated diversity training programs.

I've obtained exclusive whistleblower documents that expose this shocking new policy, which could be described as "segregation for social justice."

Let's dig in. 🧵
The King County Prosecutor recently implemented a new policy requiring employees to sign an "equity and social justice" pledge and assigning “continued training for white employees,” who must “accept responsibility for their own racism” and “question the White power structure.”
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Seattle is heading for trouble.

Amazon is moving thousands of jobs out of the city and nearby Microsoft is going permanent work-from-home—and yet, Seattle's political class insists on punishing businesses with new taxes.

Get ready for the realignment.…
Prediction: tech employees with families are going to move out of the prestige cities (SF, SEA, NYC) and engage in "lifestyle arbitrage": maintaining top-wage employment, while significantly reducing cost of living by moving to cheaper cities and states.
For years, woke mayors and city councils have assumed that tech companies would provide an endless stream of cash for their social justice projects.

Now they're scrambling to figure out how to build utopia in an era of declining municipal budgets.

Spoiler: it won't end well.
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