Suing in Seattle- Taxpayers Demand City Services
Suing in Seattle- Taxpayers Demand City Services
The residents & business owners in Seattle’s infamous CHOP district are suing the city. Shockingly, they are holding the city accountable for the chaos of CHOP and want redress. Pesky taxpayers and their demands for municipal services and security!
In an often repeated storyline, the invaders arrived under the guise of the “greater good”, and the natives welcomed them. Shortly after, the new arrivals renamed and forcibly took over previously open spaces for their own benefit, destroying the native’s way of life. The invaders created encampments on common spaces, built walls, made new laws, and changed the peaceful landscape into one of lawless disregard. Under normal circumstances, this scenario in one of the city’s most progressive enclaves would be deliciously ironic. But even hardcore progressives have their limits.
To quote one resident from her Nextdoor post,
I am a liberal and supporter of #blm,” she wrote. “I am however being held hostage in my place by the Occupied protest. I can’t get to and from my apartment safely. I have been verbally harassed and physically threatened by occupants. (I am choosing to differentiate them from the #blm protestors.)”
The natives have had enough, and are fighting back. They’re suing the city of Seattle for allowing the takeover of their neighborhood– now renamed as the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest”, or CHOP.
Their lawsuit list of complaints is legitimate, and includes;
The City of Seattle’s unprecedented decision abandon and close off an entire city neighborhood, leaving it unchecked by the police, unserved by fire department emergency health services, and inaccessible to the public at large. The city’s decision has subjected businesses, employees, and residents of that neighborhood to extensive property damage, public safety dangers, and an inability access their properties. “
The plaintiffs (residents and business owners) are represented by, Calfo Eakes LLP, who said,
The result of the City’s actions has been lawlessness,” the Calfo Eakes statement said. “There is no public safety presence. Police officers will not enter the area unless it is a life-or-death situation, and even in those situations, the response is delayed and muted, if it comes at all.”
Following the weekend shooting spree and ensuing chaos where police and medical were blocked from the scene, Mr. Calfo Eakes is grossly understating the nature of events.
A spokesperson sharing the city’s response in “The Seattle Times“ completely misses the point.
Recognizing that solutions do not always require police, on the recommendation of community organizations … the City has stood-up a resource hub at Seattle Central College to provide services for individuals who may be living onsite or who visit the site daily, including mental and behavioral health, access to shelter/housing, testing and other essential needs,”
Are you kidding me? What is a “resource hub”, and how does it deal with a murder investigation? Or do the dead only get attention when memorialized in bronze on a pedestal?
Far from being the MSM portrayed, “chill base camp” of tolerance, Police Chief Carmen Best says of CHOP,
Seattle Police Chief: "Rapes, robberies and all sorts of violent acts have been occurring in the area and we're not able to get to [them]." #capitolhillautonomouszone #antifa #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Oe5YfVz3uL
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 12, 2020
I can’t imagine why the residents are upset! Their neighborhood is being held hostage to unrealistic demands that are entirely out of their hands. They are literally caught in the middle. One of the “leaders of this movement,” Jaiden Grayson says of the protest demands,
Every single day that I show up here, I’m not here to peacefully protest…. I’m here to disrupt until my demands are met. You cannot rebuild until you break it [society] all the way down.”
For her, this means abolishing the police in the city too.
The unraveling that happens to that system is also exactly what will fuel the black minds in the black bodies that will recreate a new world”
It looks like the ultra-liberal inhabitants of Capital Hill are not enjoying their foyer into the BLM dystopian wonderland. I can’t begin to imagine why not…!
From “The Seattle Times”,
“The law firm, on behalf of the group of businesses and residents, also sent a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday, asking a series of questions: Does the city have a timeline for removing barricades from streets? When will “normal policing” return to the area? When will the Seattle Police Department resume residence in the East Precinct?”
What I’m reading is that ultra liberal residents and business owners want to return to “normal policing”, not the complete restructuring of society. They’re willing to pay a lawyer to make Capital Hill great again.
Thank You Sarah Hoyt, and Welcome Instapundit readers!