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Bellevue Landlord Leads Protest at Councilmember’s Home

Bold Move

Saturday afternoon, Bellevue cops showed up and essentially ambushed Jaskaran Singh with a second Temporary Protection Order filed by serial squatter Sang Kim.

But in an impromptu move, Singh led protesters to councilmember John Stokes’ house which is also in Woodridge. They demanded immediate solutions but the CM was reluctant to offer a timeline or march with the crowd.

At this point, CM Jared Nieuwenhuis has been the only Bellevue elected official to show up to rallies.

Total Clown Show

Mom & pop landlord Jaskaran Singh made his triumphant return Saturday afternoon to protest in front of his rental property. Singh thought he was in the clear after a court commissioner dismissed a Temporary Protection Order filed by serial squatter Sang Kim.

But 15 minutes into the rally, multiple Bellevue cops showed up unannounced and accused Singh of violating the protection order. When Singh pushed back and said he had not been served with a second TPO, the cops pulled one out and made him leave the area.

This pro-police crowd was appalled at how the officers and the legal system are now being weaponized against Singh.

Meanwhile, Kim peeked his head out from behind the shades a few times but never came out.

The protesters ended up marching to Bellevue Councilmember John Stokes’ house for quite an interesting encounter. I’ve got a full recap on that coming up.

Back Rent Still Not Paid

Otherwise, the back rent check sent to Singh by Housing Justice Project has still not arrived. And as of right now, it’s unclear when Kim will leave.

First Protection Order Dismissed

Earlier this week, a King County court commissioner dismissed the first Temporary Protection Order filed against Singh. It was an easy decision since Kim and an attorney with HJP showed up more than an hour late and missed the hearing.

Kim Threatens Singh’s Kids

Court documents also show Kim is the aggressor and allegedly making threats against Singh’s children. A text thread reveals Kim is basically saying he plans on filing a police report to ruin any chance of Singh’s kids getting into college. New low.

Singh Confronts Housing Justice Project

On Thursday, Singh finally confronted lawyers at HJP. But managing attorney Edmund Witter was not in and a man working the counter slammed the door on Singh and his family.

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.