Concern for public safety

Concern for public safety


The anarchists who seized several blocks within Seattle's Capitol Hill district were supported and were actually encouraged by Mayor Jenny Durkan. She called it a "peaceful demonstration" and said it will be a "summer of love" in Seattle.

And now, after weeks of violence including shootings, stabbings, rapes, knifings, break-ins and looting, she announced she wants the so-called CHOP zone dismantled. The Seattle Police East Precinct is currently under siege by the anarchists. Mayor Durkan and the Seattle City Council cut $20 million from the police budget and banned the use of non-lethal weapons by the police for crowd control.

As a former Washington State Trooper, I am very concerned about the safety of the public and the safety of the officers, who will have to work longer shifts and without adequate backup due to a reduction in force.

Seattle resident Christopher Noland has started a petition for a recall election of Mayor Durkan and her seven City Council members. I hope it will be successful.

Jay Stanford,


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