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  • Washington Supreme Court tosses out Durkan recall effort

    10/09/2020 5:13:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 10/08/20 | David Gutman
    A unanimous Washington State Supreme Court tossed out the effort to recall Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, ruling that the accusations against her did not rise to the level that would allow a citizen initiative to remove her from office. The decision kills the push to recall the mayor and means that, barring unforeseen circumstances, voters in 2021 will have the final say on Durkan’s job performance, should she choose to run for a second term. “The allegations in this case are deeply troubling and our review requires that we treat the factual allegations as true,” the court wrote in a...
  • Washington Supreme Court dismisses recall effort against Seattle mayor

    10/08/2020 11:07:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 08 2020 | Bradford Betz / AP
    Washington’s Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a recall effort against Seattle Mayor Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan over her handling of widespread summer protests. The recall effort, led by six Seattle residents, blames the mayor for the Seattle Police Department’s indiscriminate use of tear gas during weeks of protests against racial injustice and police brutality sparked by the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
  • Right Wing and Big Business Behind Kshama Sawant Recall Effort (Seattle)

    10/06/2020 5:30:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Socialist Alternative ^ | 10/02/20 | Kailyn Nicholson
    On September 17, a King County Superior Court Judge ruled in favor of four articles of recall brought against Seattle’s socialist city councilmember Kshama Sawant. The recall campaign represents an attempt by the right wing and big business to overturn Kshama’s re-election last year and drive socialist politics out of Seattle City Hall. **SNIP** While the recall petition was officially filed by an individual resident of Kshama’s district, the language in it is notably all but identical to a public statement from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan calling for the City Council to expel Kshama. **SNIP** This recall effort is above...
  • Seattle: Drivers doing doughnuts outside the Space Needle hit people

    09/27/2020 9:47:30 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    Andy Ngô Twitter ^ | September 27, 2020 | Andy Ngô
    Seattle: Drivers doing doughnuts outside the Space Needle hit people. Police have not responded to the lawlessness. They are occupied with antifa rioters in Capitol Hill. #SeattleRiots— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 27, 2020
  • Report: Seattle Mayor May Face Federal Charges Over ‘Autonomous Zone’ Fiasco

    09/16/2020 7:19:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 9/16/2020 | Tim Pearce
    The Department of Justice is looking into whether federal charges can be brought against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan over her failure to crack down on a so-called “autonomous zone” controlled for weeks by rioters. Attorney General William Barr has tasked the DOJ’s civil rights division with investigating whether charges can be brought against Durkan, The New York Times reported on Wednesday evening citing two people familiar with the discussions. Barr has also asked federal prosecutors to consider charging rioters with sedition and insurrection against the United States government, according to The Wall Street Journal. Rioters took over several city blocks...
  • MSNBC mocked for having Seattle mayor refute Kristi Noem's claim on violence in cities led by Democrats

    08/26/2020 11:06:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 26 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    MSNBC on Wednesday attempted to do a "reality check" on South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's remarks at the Republican National Convention about the ongoing violence in certain cities. Noem kicked off the evening of speakers and took aim at "Democrat-run cities" that have been hit with violence following the death of George Floyd. "From Seatle and Portland to Washington and New York, Democrat-run cities across this country are being overun by violent mobs," Noem said. "The violence is rampant. There's looting, chaos, destruction, and murder. People who can afford to flee have fled but the people that can't, good hard-working...
  • Mayor Durkan vetoes council’s 2020 budget revision that would have cut up to 100 Seattle police officers

    08/22/2020 10:01:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 8/21/20 | Evan Bush
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, after vetoing Friday the revised 2020 budget approved last week by the City Council, called for new collaboration with council members, with whom she’s often been at odds. “The people of Seattle expect us to work together,” Durkan said during a Friday afternoon news conference, adding that she had spoken to Council President M. Lorena González on how to “make changes in a more thoughtful, deliberate way.” The council’s adjustments to the budget would have cut up to 100 police officers, slashed the salaries of police command staff and also scrapped the city’s Navigation Team, which...
  • Antifa rioters storm through Seattle in night of mayhem while police do nothing

    08/15/2020 3:55:22 PM PDT · by karpov · 102 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 2020 | Jon Levine
    <p>Roving gangs of Antifa rioters spent Friday evening rampaging through the streets of Seattle — with police often nowhere to be found, video and eyewitness accounts show.</p> <p>Video shared by journalist Andy Ngo shows mobs of individuals clad in black destroying property, smashing windows and spray painting anything in sight, all with impunity.</p>
  • Sources: Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best to resign

    08/10/2020 10:08:29 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 38 replies
    Q13 Fox Seattle ^ | August 11, 2020 | Not specified
    SEATTLE - Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best is going to resign, two sources familiar with her decision confirmed to Q13's Brandi Kruse. The decision comes after the Seattle City Council voted to slash the department’s budget.
  • Seattle City Council approves plan to defund police department, slashes jobs and salaries

    08/10/2020 6:18:49 PM PDT · by Pox · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2020 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The mayor and police chief urged city council members to slow down discussions about the budget The Seattle City Council voted Monday to move forward with a controversial proposal that would begin the process of defunding the police department. The 7-1 vote comes despite objections from the city's police chief, mayor and the Seattle Police Officers' Guild. The plan would ultimately slash funding to the department but not the 50% some had sought. Seattle currently has around 1,400 police officers, and the current plan would see about 100 cut. It was also cut the police department's $400 million budget by...
  • Seattle City Council approves plan to defund police department, slashes jobs and salaries

    08/10/2020 6:17:38 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    fox news ^ | 8/10/2020 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The Seattle City Council voted Monday to move forward with a controversial proposal that would begin the process of defunding the police department. The 7-1 vote comes despite objections from the city's police chief, mayor and the Seattle Police Officers' Guild. The plan would ultimately slash funding to the department but not the 50% some had sought. Seattle currently has around 1,400 police officers, and the current plan would see about 100 cut. It was also cut the police department's $400 million budget by about $3 million, according to KOMO. Councilmember Kshama Sawant was the sole "no" vote because she...
  • Washington state officials confirm federal officers leaving Seattle

    07/28/2020 3:07:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 28 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Washington state officials confirmed Tuesday that a federal law enforcement unit is leaving Seattle after being sent to the city to quell ongoing demonstrations there. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) and Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said in a statement that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Border Patrol Tactical Unit has left Seattle after being deployed there “without the consultation or consent of state and local officials.” “The president’s actions to target and ‘dominate’ Democratic cities through the use of federal forces is chilling. It has increased violence in Portland, Seattle and other cities across the country, which was what...
  • Seattle Mayor: Trump Doing ‘Dry Run for Martial Law’ and Is ‘Responsible’ for Riots in City – Best Way to Have Peace Is ‘Bring More Justice’

    07/28/2020 3:48:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 27 2020 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) stated that President Trump’s actions “were responsible for what happened this weekend” in Seattle and “we are seeing the dry run for martial law.” Durkan also stated that the best way to bring peace to the city “is to bring more justice to the systems.” Durkan said, “We don’t need the help that the president’s offering, and, in fact, I think the president’s actions have directly escalated and were responsible for what happened this weekend. Many people who were interviewed by media said they came to the protest because...
  • 10 Big Fat Lies You're Being Told About the Portland Riots

    07/26/2020 8:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | 7/26/2020 | VICTORIA TAFT
    Democrats have fully pivoted on the nightly Portland riots. They’ve gone all-in on blaming the riots on President Trump thus allying themselves with the antifa and Black Lives Matter anarchist and communist mobs. Instead of black bloc balaclavas or masks, the politicians have donned the cloak of civil libertarianism. In doing so, they make a mockery of it. Democrats, so far as I can find, have never denounced the violent mobs, though New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once wagged a finger at George Floyd rioters while simultaneously explaining that it wasn’t really their fault because “income inequality” led to violence....
  • Seattle councilmember rips 'brutality of American capitalism' for endangering 'peaceful protesters' (socialist Sawant)

    07/26/2020 11:06:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/26/20 | Valerie Richardson
    Seattle city councilmember Kshama Sawant decried “the brutality of capitalism” after a judge blocked the city’s ban on police crowd-control tools such as tear gas and pepper spray, declaring that the Friday ruling threatened “peaceful protesters.” “Rather than ensure that peaceful protestors are kept safe from federal agents, this court ruling reveals the brutality of American capitalism readying its full arsenal of weapons to attempt to violently suppress demonstrations,” said Ms. Sawant in a Saturday press release. **SNIP** Seattle has been billed as the first U.S. city to prohibit a wide array of crowd-control methods under the ordinance, which passed...
  • Beyond defunding the police: Democratic leaders condone crime

    07/15/2020 11:20:40 AM PDT · by little jeremiah · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 15, 2020 | Anna Giaritelli
    Democrats are moving a step beyond national debate over defunding the police, questioning whether crime is a bad thing at all. During the past month, three leading Democrats have all issued statements blessing criminal acts. As some Seattle residents illegally seized several city blocks in June and christened the area the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, the Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan did not initially intervene. Instead, Durkan said CHAZ was “patriotic” and that it could turn into “a summer of love.” “Burning, rioting, and looting are criminal acts and should never be justified or excused,” said Heritage Foundation President Kay James....
  • City crews remove some barriers from Seattle protest zone (Biden rally winds down)

    07/01/2020 2:57:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC 4i ^ | 7/01/20
    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle city crews used heavy equipment Tuesday to remove makeshift barriers around the city’s “occupied” protest zone following two fatal shootings in the area. Demonstrators dragged couches and other items to replace the structures. But those were largely gone later Tuesday. **SNIP** Seattle police Assistant Chief Adrian Diaz said the large, makeshift barriers would be removed in incremental steps to allow traffic to move through portions of a road that had been closed off. “So far, you know, everything is peaceful this morning, so that’s a good sign,” Diaz told The Seattle Times. Cement barricades that remained...
  • Seattle’s Democratic Mayor (Durkan) Just Gave Trump Exactly What He Wanted (Biden rally ends)

    07/03/2020 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 7/03/20 | Michael Hobbes
    SEATTLE - As suddenly as it appeared, the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest was gone. **SNIP** Durkan’s destruction of the CHOP was a reversal of her previous position. On June 12, when Trump accused her of letting anarchists take over the city, Durkan responded, “Seattle is fine. Don’t be so afraid of democracy.” But over the last few weeks, the CHOP had become increasingly controversial. While the daytime scene resembled a music festival or cultural event, the nights became more violent. Six shootings, two of them fatal, occurred in or near the zone in the last two weeks of June, a...
  • Hundreds gather, march to Seattle mayor’s (Durkan confidential) home (Biden rally)

    07/04/2020 2:25:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 7/04/20
    SEATTLE - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Magnuson Park Friday night before making their way to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s neighborhood. The crowd that marched to the mayor’s home was large enough to fill an entire city block, with an estimated two thousand in attendance. **SNIP** The crowd of protesters loudly marched into her neighborhood, chanting about their demands to defund Seattle police and reform justice, and demanding that she resign. The protesters also brought with them a large sound system, noisemakers, cowbells and music. After an hourlong rally, demonstrators paraded past the mayor’s gate where KIRO 7 was told...
  • BREAKING: President Trump says federal government may "take over cities" to combat rising crime

    07/13/2020 11:41:59 AM PDT · by RandFan · 143 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 13 | Twitter
    @thehill #BREAKING: President Trump says federal government may "take over cities" to combat rising crime: "Numbers are going to be coming down even if we have to go and take over cities."