Poo-Litically Correct Lunacy Leaves Big Stink
Just outside the King County Superior Court in Seattle, the sidewalks are drenched in human urine and covered in excrement . . .
Naturally, two judges asked the city to power-wash the sidewalks and clean up some of the filth around the courthouse.
But one county councilmember is reportedly opposed to washing the soiled streets, the Times reports, because it could be racially insensitive.
King County Councilmember Larry Gossett “said he didn’t like the idea of power-washing the sidewalks because it brought back images of the use of hoses against civil-rights activists,” according to the Times.
Upon learning of Gossett’s complaint, National Review’s Katherine Timpf wrote: “Now, I’m not trying to diminish the struggles of civil-rights activists, but Gossett’s concern here is nothing short of insane. I mean, seriously — who even thinks of such a thing? I see people power-washing bodily fluids off of the streets of New York City (including streets outside of courthouses) all the time, and I have not once seen any of them being called racist. … What else are you going to do — not wash them? Because I really, really reject the idea that leaving sidewalks covered with human bodily waste is the less offensive move in this (or any) situation.”
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