To the Editor:
As a long time Seattle resident of 60 years, I am quite upset by the nighttime scene in the International District (or as we still call it, Chinatown). I have to physically protect my 90-year-old husband, and he protects me, from the evil lurking on so many corners.
By this, I mean the drug dealing and the aggressive begging by the addicts. I have stop coming to our favorite Chinese restaurant at night and will only go during the day. This reminds us of the last time we were turned away in Vancouver’s Chinatown at 5 minutes to 9 pm as they closed down due to the dangerous nighttime situation.
There is a new mayor in town, and we need to talk about this. I will do so to all the media as well as the mayor to protect my town and Chinatown from becoming another Vancouver Chinatown.
— Teresa Eisenberg, Seattle