Juvenile thinking is organising people into victim classes and making excuses for taking from others. Juvenile thinking is not providing appropriate consequence to action. Juvenile thinking is making your problem someone else's. Juvenile thinking is shirking accountability. You can train a rabbit. You can train a human. A society that does not enforce its most basic laws begets lawlessness. In your world of hugs and unicorns this all goes unchecked and positively reinforced by either a lack of response or a positive one. Unchecked behaviour amplifies in frequency and magnitude. We have too many laws and don't enforce the obvious ones that separate a civilized society from chaos. More laws isn't the answer. More taxes aren't the answer. More jails aren't the answer. Providing avenues for treatment ect is something I'm all for but a person has to want it. Allowing citizens to protect themselves and property is also something I'm all for. You and I won't agree and that's fine as I mean no disrespect to you or you viewpoint. My solutions are harsh, simple, and ideally immediate. There are flat out bad people. I've known them. There is zero redeemable about them. They take and take and take until someone stops them and it's generally not the law. Bottom line is I don't care about your addiction, poverty, or upbringing if you are stealing from or violating others. In fact I could care less if you do drugs. It should be completely legal and available to poison yourself. I have no judgement there. The moment you decide to steal or violate me you made the choice to do so and that forfeits your right to go peacefully about your business. You can train any animal with behavioural conditioning. Humans are no different and consequences can be rendered pretty cheap. Ever been robbed? Had a gun shoved in your face? Ever found someone in your home? My guess is you would likely evolve your view beyond "it's just stuff and replaceable".
Mass incarceration doesn't work. It costs more money than anyone is willing to pay, never actually reduces crime and sometimes even increases crime.
Complicated problems require complicated (and often counter intuitive) solutions.
I will say it again though; I don't agree with pretty much any of the insane "solutions" being applied in Seattle. Durkan might as well put up a billboard saying "come to Seattle for free camp sites and great drugs".