A King County judge ordered the main, Third Avenue  entrance of the King County Courthouse closed, effective Tuesday, because of a growing number of attacks on jurors and courthouse personnel.  (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
A King County judge ordered the main, Third Avenue entrance of the King County Courthouse closed, effective Tuesday, because of a growing number of attacks on jurors and courthouse personnel. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Danny Westneat

King County closing its doors to street danger sends exactly the wrong message

King County's emergency decision to close off its Third Avenue doors because the street outside is too dangerous is being panned on the street outside. Said one business owner: "I can't do what they did — I can't just close my door."

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