Kinnear Park Vandalism
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Activists Vandalize as Kinnear Park Encampment is Cleared

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Targeted Messaging

Lots of action earlier today at the Kinnear Park encampment clearing in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. By far some of the toughest terrain for @SeattleParks. Far left activists also leaving nasty words for @MayorofSeattle and vandalized a sign.

What is Seattle Going to do About Cases Like This?

Several tents were already abandoned by the time outreach workers arrived to offer services and shelter. “Dylan” says he’s been here for months, prefers to stay outdoors, and plans to come back and live in a tent. Now what?

Interesting Conversation

So I walked up on two mutual aid volunteers berating @SeattleParks workers for removing this empty tent. To their credit, they stopped and turned their attention to me. We proceeded to have a fascinating conversation about their views on the homeless crisis.

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.