Howard Schultz: It’s ‘too extreme’ to increase prosecution of repeat offenders living on streets

SEATTLE – Ex-Starbucks CEO and potential 2020 presidential candidate Howard Schultz weighed in Friday on Seattle’s deepening homeless crisis.

Amid a call from the business community for increased enforcement and a solution to the repeat and sometimes violent offenders targeting downtown stores, Schultz said pursuing more prosecution of those individuals “sounds very authoritarian.”

Schultz was also asked whether he’s spent too much time pointing out problems since announcing a possible 2020 bid, rather than proposing solutions.

Watch more of Brandi Kruse's interview with Howard Schultz Monday on "Q13 News This Morning." 

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