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Day One of Interurban Trail Begins as Activists Intervene

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Happening Now

Massive homeless encampment along #Seattle‘s Interurban Trail being cleared after 1 day delay. Neighbors thrilled after complaining about surge in crime related to camp. Already, many homeless refusing shelter options from outreach workers.

Stop the Sweeps at it Again:

Far-left mutual aid group believes moving homeless people to other neighborhoods is right thing to do, claiming shelter conditions are inhumane. At some point @MayorofSeattle and@KCRHA will have to address this INCONVENIENT TRUTH.

What’s Really Happening

Past year, been to most of Seattle’s encampment sweeps and have talked to hundreds of homeless people. VAST MAJORITY echo Bruce Drager. Neighbors DM’ing me right now, asking where homeless are heading next.

Brief History

By all neighbor accounts, Interurban Trail homeless encampment was a disaster. Drug den, chop shop, illegal burns, increase in theft, loud noise. Also, many campers moved her from other recent sweeps.

Top Reasons for Rejecting Shelter Options Offered

*many want tiny house but not enough

1) Do not want to share room w/ “crazy person.”
2) Theft
3) Can’t bring spouse
4) Pets banned unless therapy animal
5) “I have PTSD”
6) Don’t like rules
7) Wants freedom to do drugs
8) Nasty

Two Day Affair

After a delay due to a “misprint,” @SeattleParks scheduled clean up for 2 days because of how spread out this encampment is along Interurban Trail.