It was embarrassing enough when conservatives claimed that Seattle restaurant owners were closing because of the $15 minimum wage law without even asking the restaurateurs. Now, new data on the restaurant scene makes the claim look even sillier.
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"I think the DOJ's report on Ferguson shined a light on the corrupting influence a profit motive can have on what happens in the criminal justice system," said attorney Deborah Golden, who represents current and former inmates at the DC jail.
Reports of the death of the Seattle restaurant scene are premature, according to Seattle restaurant owners who have found themselves unwilling pawns in a wave of punditry criticizing the city's $15 minimum wage law