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  • *Fire The Mayor Campaign* Petition for election to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan can move forward, judge says.

    07/12/2020 10:35:12 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 7 replies
    The Seattle times ^ | 7/11/20 | Elise Takahama
    A King County Superior Court judge has approved a petition for an election to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, opening the door for a campaign that’s gained steam over the last several weeks.
  • Cop Suspended for 'Unfathomable' Post on Dead Protester

    07/12/2020 9:53:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    newser ^ | Jul 9, 2020 | Jenn Gidman
    'All Lives Splatter' post has Mike Brown in hot water after Summer Taylor's death in Seattle A cousin of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee who's been a cop for 40 years has been suspended over inflammatory online posts following the death of a protester in Seattle. Summer Taylor, 24, was hit by a car on a closed freeway Saturday and later died; Mike Brown, a King County Sheriff's Office detective, is accused of sharing a meme on Facebook after the crash of a drawing of a person flying over the hood of a vehicle, along with the words "All Lives Splatter"...
  • Judge Approves Petition to Recall Democrat Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan

    07/12/2020 6:50:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jul 2020 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A King County, Washington, Superior Court Judge has approved a petition for a recall election for Democrat Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. The Seattle Times reported that the Friday ruling over Durkan’s recent handling of police brutality can proceed, allowing petitioners to start getting enough signatures to get the recall measure on the ballot. KOMO reported that the plaintiffs behind the petition would have to collect 50,000 signatures before an election can be held. The Durkan petitioners’ recall effort accuses Durkan of “endanger(ing) the peace and safety of the community” by allowing the police to “leak false information about fabricated crimes...
  • This police-free protest zone was dismantled - but was it the end? (Sawant's Seattle wreckage)

    07/12/2020 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/12/20 | Ashitha Nagesh
    On 8 June, after a number of increasingly dangerous clashes between protesters and law enforcement, police officers in a popular area of downtown Seattle abandoned their precinct. **SNIP** Crucially, Chaz had the official backing of socialist councilmember Kshama Sawant. "The idea of occupation isn't a new one, and it's an immensely powerful idea as a part of protest movements," Ms Sawant told the BBC. "Not only social movements on the streets, but also in workplace actions through history." **SNIP** Then, there were the shootings. There were four shootings at the Chop in a 10-day period towards the end of June,...
  • Seattle police union leader: 'Socialist' city council holding 'reasonable majority' hostage

    07/12/2020 5:59:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/11/20 | Julia Musto
    "Socialists" on Seattle's City Council are holding a "reasonable majority" of residents hostage by threatening to slash police spending by 50 percent, a union leader said Saturday. "It's absolutely a travesty," said Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan, appearing on "Fox & Friends Weekend." Solan warned that the defund police push in Seattle is "leading the way in how public safety will be conducted from this day forward" nationwide. "If our reasonable community across this city, our state, and more importantly, our nation don't wake up ... crime will rise significantly, and over half, if not more, of the...
  • Video: "Pick up my shells" "You don't know me" -ChopSeattle murder of teen in white jeep

    07/11/2020 5:36:48 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    Instagram ^ | 11 Jul 2020 | unk
    Clips from this video started showing up on Twitter this afternoon under the #chop hashtag. The link above is the full video that was first posted to instagram on Jun 29 but not circulated. GRAPHIC
  • Reality in Seattle

    07/11/2020 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 27 replies
    Craigslist ^ | 5/15/2020 | A National Guardsman
    This is a very long story, written by a Washington National Guard Worth the read... A SAD STATE I previously said I had a lot to say regarding my experiences while in downtown Seattle [Incoming VERY long post…]. When I came home, I was exhausted, angry, and saddened by what I had experienced. I said I needed to share what happened, but I also said I needed some time to rest and reflect. My unit was activated for 12 days. We worked long hours but we continued to stay dedicated to the state and the mission. I can’t stop that...
  • Judge rules petition to recall Seattle mayor can move forward

    07/11/2020 2:47:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 7/10/20
    A judge ruled Friday that a petition to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan can move forward as there was enough evidence for one of seven allegations against her, accusing the mayor of violating her oath of office. That allegation pertained to the police use of chemical weapons, and specifically how Durkan acted after learning police used tear gas on protesters during the pandemic. The charge reads: Charge B alleges that Mayor Durkan failed to institute new policies and safety measures for SPD to prohibit the use of tear gas and other chemical crowd control agents by SPD when such use...
  • Trump Finally Reveals His Role in Putting Down the 'CHOP' Antifa Occupation in Seattle

    07/10/2020 8:03:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/10/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    When Mayor Jenny Durkan (D-Seattle) finally sent police in to clear up the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) Occupied Protest (CHOP) — perhaps better referred to as “Antifastan” (no offense to Central Asian countries) — she only acted because President Donald Trump was about to do so if she delayed. The president himself confirmed a rumor to that effect on Sean Hannity’s show Thursday night. Trump said he forced Durkan’s hand to restore law and order after antifa militants had seized territory in Seattle. “I had a source that told me, I was not able to confirm it, that one...
  • Tucker Carlson: Excellent 3 minute video re Seattle's race baiting: "Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness" training for white employees

    07/09/2020 11:24:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 9, 2020 | Tucker Carlson
    The left is panicking because black Americans are abandoning the Dem party. They want division back and some of their efforts are so over the top its laughable. However, it's designed to divide. "Together we stand" so they are frantically trying to create racial discord.Here's the Twitter link to the 3 minute Tucker Carlson video clip:'ll put two still images from the video below.
  • Mask off: Another influential lawmaker calls for overthrow of capitalism. Calls for replacement of 'rotten system' with 'socialist world'

    07/10/2020 7:13:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 7/9/2020 | Art Moore
    As a member of the Seattle City Council, she's had an outsized influence on the nation, leading the charge for a $15 minimum wage. Now, with the passage of her so-called "Amazon Tax," the Socialist Alternative party member, Kshama Sawant, is making it clear that her legislative measures are only part of a much larger agenda. Calling the passage Tuesday of a more than $200 million tax on top of the 3% city tax on corporations "a historic victory for working people," she warned Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos "and his class" that she and her allies are "preparing the ground...
  • Defunded Police and the Wisdom of Crowds

    07/10/2020 4:51:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 7-10-20 | MOTUS
    In a decision worthy of a latter day Solomon, the Seattle City Council once again shows us the way. First they demonstrated how to effectively operate a small community without police (CHAZ/CHOP) and now they show us how to extend that success to the community at large: The majority of Seattle City Council is now backing proposals to defund Seattle’s police department by 50%, despite concerns from the mayor’s office and Seattle’s police chief. What could go wrong? A coalition called Decriminalize Seattle presented a plan to the budget committee to redirect millions from the city budget to community organizations....
  • Police Identify Two People Discovered Dead In Suitcase By TikTok Users

    07/09/2020 8:45:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 52 replies
    LADBible ^ | 09 Jul 2020 | Tom Wood
    Police have identified the two murder victims discovered in a suitcase by teenage TikTok users as 35-year-old mum-of-four Jessica Lewis and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Austin 'Cash' Wenner. The families of the two people are fundraising for a $10,000 (Ł7,974) reward to offer to anyone with information leading to the arrest of their killer. After the group of teenagers made the gruesome discovery of two dismembered bodies in a piece of luggage at Duwamish Head in Seattle on 19 June, medical examiners have determined that both victims were shot dead on 16 June...
  • Seattle Hosts Segregated Class To Teach 'Undoing Whiteness'

    07/09/2020 11:01:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 7/9/2020 | Joe Saunders
    Seattle has gone from a summer of love to a season of shame. It was bad enough the city has been a national disgrace for the better of a month, ever since Black Lives Matter protests turned a six-square-block downtown area into their own squalid, anarchic territory. The Capitol Hill Occupied Protest wasn’t over until July 1, when the city finally took action in force, but not before two young men had been shot to death — a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old. Seattle has gone from a summer of love to a season of shame. It was bad enough the...
  • Cult Programming in Seattle. The city is training white municipal employees to overcome their “internalized racial superiority.”

    07/09/2020 6:08:21 AM PDT · by karpov · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 8, 2020 | Christopher F. Rufo
    Last month, the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness,” a program designed to help white workers examine their “complicity in the system of white supremacy” and “interrupt racism in ways that are accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color.” Hoping to learn more, I submitted a public records request for all documentation related to the training. The results are disturbing. At the beginning of the session, the trainers explain that white people have internalized a sense of racial superiority,...
  • Seattle held 'segregated' training session on 'undoing whiteness,' encouraged staffers to forfeit 'guaranteed physical safety'

    07/09/2020 2:15:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/08/20 | Danielle Wallace
    The City of Seattle held a racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on "undoing your own whiteness" in order to be held accountable by people of color, according to documents obtained by a public records request. The session took place on June 12, as protesters took part in the so-called "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" in the Capitol Hill district. One handout distributed in the session reportedly declared how “racism is not our fault but we are responsible." Another said White staffers must give up “the land” and their “guaranteed physical safety” in order to...
  • Driver who struck Seattle woman during protest on closed highway charged with felony vehicular homicide

    07/08/2020 8:21:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    A driver who struck and killing a Seattle woman with a car during a protest Saturday was charged Wednesday with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Dawit Kelete is being held with bail set at $1.2 million and is expected to remain in jail, according to the prosecuting attorney’s office. The crash is still being investigated by State Patrol and the FBI and the prosecuting attorney’s office said it may add or amend charges based on the investigation. "Today the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges against Dawit Kelete for...
  • Seattle's Kshama Sawant warns Jeff Bezos after passing Amazon tax: 'We are coming for you'

    07/08/2020 6:01:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 114 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/08/20 | Valerie Richardson
    Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant had a personal message for billionaire Jeff Bezos after the passage of the so-called Amazon tax, warning him that “we are coming for you.” The avowed socialist framed Monday’s 7-2 council vote for the hefty payroll tax on larger businesses as a step toward the goal of overthrowing the “bankrupt system of capitalism” and replacing it with “a socialist world.” “And if you, Jeff Bezos, want to drive that process forward by lashing out against us in our modest demands, then so be it,” she said in a video address that was posted Tuesday on...
  • Did Seattle Far Left “Security” Murder and Assault Black Children?

    07/08/2020 7:43:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 3 July, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Video evidence suggests it was murder. Viewers report hearing an occupier say, presumably to the individuals in the car, “Oh, you are not dead yet?”Screenshot from KOMO Youtube video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten At 03:00 a.m., in the Seattle lawless zone, known as CHAZ or CHOP, two children were killed by what some refer to as CHOP security.A couple of minutes before 3 a.m. in the early morning of June 29,  according to the clock on a surveillance camera, the latest shooting at the CHAZ or CHOP occurred just outside the border of the lawless zone. Two teenage...
  • Seattle City Council could make deeper cuts to Police Department budget than proposed by Mayor Jenny Durkan

    07/08/2020 2:55:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 7/07/20 | Daniel Beekman
    Most of the budget cuts that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has proposed for the Police Department were identified in response to the coronavirus pandemic - before Black Lives Matter protests surged in the city - rather than in response to police defunding demands made by protesters. But City Council members will meet Wednesday to continue dissecting the Police Department’s budget and discussing additional cuts they could make. Durkan proposed about $20 million in cuts to the Police Department last month, among other changes to Seattle’s 2020 budget that she said would address unexpected city spending related to COVID-19, account for...