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Loss of Life at Ship Canal Bridge Encampment

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Figure it Out

That’s what parents and neighbors are demanding from state and city leaders after another violent incident at Ship Canal Bridge encampment in Wallingford. No end in sight. It’s been here more than a year. #Seattle @GovInslee @KC_RHA @WSDOT @WAStateCommerce @MayorofSeattle

Homeless Death

Tragic loss of life under Ship Canal Bridge encampment late Friday. Neighbors have been begging @wsdot @KC_RHA @WAStateCommerce to remove camp since last year. #Seattle can’t sweep, because it’s not city property. @MayorofSeattle

Positive Signs

Three empty houses were recently demolished on 5th Ave N. in Wallingford. Neighbors and city officials confirm homeless from Ship Canal Bridge encampment broke in to squat in those. Caused fire in one across street and accidentally burned it down. #Seattle

November 2022

@WSDOT‘s Ship Canal Bridge encampment being blamed for shootings, fires, and squatters. @weheartseattle is trying to help. But when will @KC_RHA finish this outreach so it can be cleared? @GovInslee #seattle

Squatter House Fires

Neighbors also say homeless individuals living under@WSDOT‘s Ship Canal Bridge have broken into six empty homes on a nearby street. Still NO ACTION by city or state. #Seattle @MayorofSeattle @GovInslee @KC_RHA @WAStateCommerce

Squatter City

#Seattle‘s Wallingford neighborhood has six boarded up houses on same street. But homeless people from @WSDOT‘s Ship Canal Encampment have been breaking in. @KC_RHA @WAStateCommerce @MayorofSeattle

House of Horrors

It’s right next to the Ship Canal encampment and across the street from John Stanford Elementary. It’s currently boarded up by the landlord. But campers have broken in numerous times. #Seattle @KC_RHA @wsdot @WAStateCommerce

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.