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Far-Left Activists Threaten Property Damage if Seattle Sweeps Continue

Scoop Fliers found in #Seattle‘s Central District, threatening @MayorofSeattle @SeattleCouncil @SeattlePD @SeattleParks and anyone supporting homeless encampment removals. Group calling itself “You Sweep, We Strike Collective,” is encouraging “DIRECT ACTION.” Call to Action The letter lays out motive for threats of violence and playbook. Same Group Last APRIL, I broke story about homeless activists trashing @SeattleParks HQ on Dexter Ave. in #Seattle. More than dozen windows broken, several city cars spray painted/vandalized. They also left threatening msg saying, “You sweep we strike.” No One Ever Arrested In @SeattleParks HQ case last April, police say three men wearing all black hoodies and masks were behind brazen attack. But no one ever arrested. Vandals Strike April 2022 attack on @SeattleParks HQ happened Read More ›

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Greenwood Neighborhood Holds Public Safety Town Hall

Happening Tonight Major public safety Town Hall in #Seattle‘s Greenwood neighborhood at Taproot Theater, 6pm. Last week, kids were collecting signatures, to demand immediate ACTION from elected officials. Might be presented tonight. Huge Development Neighbors at the Janus Apartments say the “SQUATTER” is now officially out! Guarantee this evening, that issue will come up at the public safety meeting. Residents want to know how you prevent something like this from happening again? Shooting Suspect Still on the Run Unfortunately, authorities have not captured this man, wanted for shooting COURAGEOUS security guard hired to patrol the Janus because of the SQUATTER and associated issues. Good news, guard is recovering. Impossible to Ignore And the homeless crisis and tent encampments growing in Read More ›

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Bellevue’s Homeless Community Reeling After Attack On One of Their Own

Looking at the graphic photos and aftermath of this brutal beatdown is difficult even for the most hardened law enforcement veterans.. “This kind of cruelty is absolutely unacceptable. Investigators, prosecutors, who have seen the worst of the worst in people look at this case and are heartbroken,” says Casey McNerthney, spokesperson for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  These photos show 63 year old Eric Larson intubated with a fractured skull, unable to speak, and fighting for his life in the hospital.  Prosecutors say Larson is homeless and uses a wheelchair. Early Sunday morning at the Bellevue Transit Center in downtown, police say 25 year old Gabriel Vargas-Garcia  assaulted him.  “This was an unprovoked attack,” says McNerthney.  Authorities say Vargas-Garcia Read More ›

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Evolution of an Encampment

“Just a whole bunch of chaos" says a Licton Springs resident. Until the city acts, some neighbors are taking precautionary measures — adding more surveillance cameras, locking up their spigots, and putting covers on electrical outlets.  Read More ›
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Homeless in San Francisco sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic
Homeless in San Francisco sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic

Do Homeless Lives Matter? Nine Fatal Minutes, Two Years Later

“Internet trolls said out loud what many people may be ashamed to even think: Just two more dead bums.” Read More ›
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Broken Down at the First Ave Bridge

The view from high above the First Avenue Bridge is breathtaking, with downtown Seattle on the horizon. But as you get closer to the ground, it looks like a third world country below.  Read More ›
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Seattle Parks Targeted for Retaliation

Multiple sources say homeless activists trashed @SeattleParks HQ on Dexter Ave. in #Seattle over the weekend. More than a dozen windows broken, several city cars spray painted/vandalized. They also left threatening msg saying, “You sweep, we attack. You sweep we strike.” Read More ›
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Stores Implement Counter-Shoplifting Measures

@QFCGrocery locations in #Seattle’s Capitol Hill, sick of being targeted by criminals. The company now taking matters into own hands, resorting to locks on ice cream fridges. Read More ›
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Bruce Harrell, Jay Inslee, and Reach Ministry on 3rd Avenue

the @SeattlePD mobil precinct being stationed on 3rd Ave. in downtown Seattle. City sources now say there’s chatter it could be moved in the near future and biz owners aren’t happy about it. Read More ›