In Jesus’ description of the end times, He warned about a time of lawlessness descending on the earth (Matthew 24:12), and some wonder if we are already seeing hints of this prophecy coming to pass.
Amazon just announced that it has been forced to move staff out of headquarters in downtown Seattle for the safety of its employees because the area has essentially become lawless.
The Blaze explains:
In a statement to KOMO-TV, a spokesman for the global tech giant said that approximately 1,800 employees currently assigned to the 300 Pine St. building will be moved to an alternative office space for their safety.”
Given recent incidents near 3rd and Pine, we’re providing employees currently at that location with alternative office space elsewhere,” the statement said. “We are hopeful that conditions will improve and that we will be able to bring employees back to this location when it is safe to do so.”
KOMO reported that in just the last few weeks, shootings have plagued this area of downtown.
Meanwhile, in New York City
A mother in New York City recently expressed her outrage at the city’s soft-on-crime policy after her three-year-old child was allegedly attacked:
“A New York City man with eight prior arrests and an alleged history of assaulting children is accused of attacking a toddler who was sitting in a wagon Friday morning.” […]
“The concerned mother then laid into New York state lawmakers for being soft on crime:
“‘I think you guys should wake up and make changes. Or maybe you guys are just waiting for something to happen to your loved ones in order for change to be made. Or you guys just want him to kill someone in order for him to go to jail. He’s not gonna stop and all these other individuals are not gonna stop as well. I think enough is enough.‘”
The man was on the streets after allegedly attacking a couple of people including a nine-year-old in December, and another man on February 25, 2022:
The same day he allegedly attacked the mother and her nine-year-old, he allegedly slugged a 66-year-old man in the face, the Post noted. Police said that on February 25, he allegedly used a glass bottle to hit a 30-year-old man in the head in Queens, according to the outlet. He was charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon and second-degree harassment, online court records show.