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Bellevue Squatter Confronts Protestors Outside Home

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Protests Continue

Wild Saturday afternoon in Bellevue. Serial squatter Sang Kim came outside and confronted some of the protesters supporting landlord Jasakaran Singh. He also whacked my camera as I tried to ask him some questions. Otherwise, Singh’s wife is now calling out politicians by name and went after Democratic State Sen. Patty Kuderer who represents Bellevue. Critics say Kuderer’s tenant right’s bill empowers squatters and is part of the problem.


After waging a massive public shaming campaign, Bellevue landlord Jaskaran Singh says there could be light at the end of the tunnel. King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project and serial squatter Sang Kim are starting to cave. HJP has cut a rent check for Singh. But it’s still not a done deal. Until then, there’s still a massive protest scheduled in front of Singh’s rental property and in downtown this coming Saturday at 11:30am. The squeeze is on.

Singh’s attorney says they agreed to cancel the next April 5th court hearing, BUT NOT closing out the case.  That will only happen after his client gets all his rent.

Reality Check

While Singh(who also goes by Sarao) is close to being made whole, Housing Justice Project has paid all of Kim’s rent with TAX PAYER dollars so he could live in a $2M dollar home in one of Bellevue’s elite neighborhoods. Is this what was intended when HJP said only low income renters would be helped? It’s still unclear if Kim will be allowed to stay after all the rent is paid. Here is part of the letter sent to me by Singh’s attorney explaining the deal.

Multiple GOP lawmakers are now looking into HJP. I’m also working on a deep dive investigation. This arm of the King County Bar Association has numerous ties to the region’s progressive/far-left activist community including former Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s Socialist Alternative.

Meanwhile, Sang Kim claims he’s the victim and feels entitled to live in a $2M house in Bellevue, all paid for by tax payer dollars.

Sources say WA Democrats, especially the progressive wing, are circling the wagons. They know if Singh wins, it could have massive political implications for tenant/landlord laws. Basically, this mom & pop landlord has laid out the playbook to fight back against this broken system.

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.