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.”

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

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

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