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Mayor Bruce Harrell on International District’s Crime Hot Spot

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One-on-one with Mayor Bruce Harrell (@MayorofSeattle) Sunday afternoon. He took some time out to talk after participating in the Seattle Slam Showdown basketball tournament for youth. It’s been a rough week on so many levels in the city. More shootings, robberies targeting Asians/non-English speaking immigrants, along with OPEN AIR DRUG USE AND DRUG MARKETS spiraling out of control in the city.

But with limited time, I focused primarily on what’s in store for the troubled crime hot spot at 12th Ave & Jackson St in Chinatown-ID. Also, the intense criticism Councilmember Tammy Morales (@TammyMoralesSEA, @CMTammyMorales) is facing from her constituents and Councilmember Sara Nelson (@cmsaranelson.) In case you missed it last week, Nelson torched Morales’ failed FAR-LEFT policies and her soft on crime approach. Watch until the end to see what the Mayor says about his eventual endorsement for D2 council. The Mayor also has a decent jumper…I promise.

It’s Possible

Blast from the past. Back in February 2022, Mayor Harrell followed through on a campaign promise and cleared this notorious intersection. Adding more officers and painting over the graffiti.

Asian Community Loves Police

The biz owners in Little Saigon were overjoyed to see more Seattle Police officers after the massive 12th Ave & Jackson St sweep.

Tammy Town Trashed

But it’s just been neglected and ignored by FAR-LEFT councilmembers like Tammy Morales, who remains a no show for her community during this time of need.

Getting Called Out

Tammy’s constituents and CM Sara Nelson are now finally calling her out publicly for failed policies.

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.

Looking Back

What were these people thinking?

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.