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Disaster in Seattle’s Little Saigon

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This is Depressing

After a press conference this week calling out Councilmember Tammy Morales (@CMTammyMorales, @TammyMoralesSEA) for failing her district on public safety, you would think she would be out here on a Saturday afternoon trying to re-assure her constituents. But she remains MIA. Once again, most of the insanity is at the corner of 12th Ave & Jackson St. I recorded several fentanyl deals happening in broad daylight, people passed out on the streets, and a woman who kept flashing people with her breasts. Then a fight broke out in front of Asian senior citizens going to the grocery store. By the way, the former Viet-Wah location is now being used as a homeless encampment and drug den. No police in sight. Where are the rest of the city officials including Mayor Bruce Harrell (@MayorofSeattle?) Where’s the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (@KingCoRHA?) It’s worse than ever! The inmates are running the asylum. This district is begging for change. YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR.

Friday Night Disaster

At what point does the city call in the National Guard? This is literally the fall of Little Saigon. I thought the Vietnam war was over?

Dunking on Tammy

With multiple drug dens and homeless encampments thriving in Chinatown-ID, CM Sara Nelson picked apart CM Tammy Morales’ (@TammyMoralesSEA @CMTammyMorales) failing record as a leader, especially on public safety in communities of color.

Piling On

Seattle PD’s African American Community Advisory Council Chair Victoria Beach is heard putting Morales on blast in front of the entire room at a recent public safety meeting. Morales got called out for being MIA in South Seattle.

Asian Vote

Still no arrests of black teens involved in stun gun robbery targeting Asian immigrant in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. CM Morales (@CMTammyMorales, @TammyMoralesSEA) has not visited victim even though she said she would.

Failed Social Experiment

CM Morales (@TammyMoralesSEA , @CMTammyMorales) continues to stand behind her pledge to “DEFUND THE POLICE.” It’s led to a surge in crime and the rise in private security costs in her D2.

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.