Durkan oversaw the 2020 Marxist insurrection in Seattle. Marxist rioters destroyed millions of dollars in property and murdered two African Americans, one of them a child and shot another African American child.
On July 10, 2020, it was announced that a King County Superior Court judge had approved a petition to recall Durkan due to her poor handling of the Antifa rioting in Seattle.
Long influenced by liberal policies, Seattle has been in a state of decline, particularly in recent years under current Democrat mayor Jenny Durkan, an open lesbian who has drawn criticism for her racism and sexism for her attacks on white men (along with throwing around accusations of "white privilege"), claiming them responsible for the rioting and destruction being caused in the 2020 Antifa riots (while ignoring that she herself is white and that those she blames for the chaos are actually leftists like herself).
Worker head tax
In Seattle, the Employee Hours Tax (EHT), a worker's head tax, was passed by the Seattle City Council in May 2018 and was signed into law by Durkan. The nine-member Seattle City Council has eight Democrats and one Trotskyite socialist. The tax on businesses was set at a rate of $275 annually per employee to fund homeless services. The effective takes $275 out of the pockets of workers ordinarily use for pay increases and benefits and transfer the money to social workers and alleged mental health experts.
Cleaning excrement is "racist"
Seattle city councilman Larry Gossett objected to cleaning the sidewalks surrounding the courthouse because to pressure wash the sidewalks of urine and excrement, in the Democrat councilman's words, "is racist." Because the cleaning of human waste from city streets has nothing to do with race, however, Gossett exposed himself as a racist through his race obsession and his seeing of "racism" in situations where it does not exist.
Public transit crime
While Democrats promote public transportation as an alternative to gas-powered vehicles, more homeless ride public transportation 24/7 as an alternative to living outdoors. Crime on public transportation has increased while ridership among the general population has decreased.
Amazon sponsorship of terrorism
In 2019 municipal elections, Amazon tried to rein in and undo the monster it helped create. Three weeks before the city council elections contributed a $1 million to an alleged "moderate" Democrat political action committee. The election pitted a slate of employer-backed candidates against progressives and socialists who promised to revive the failed "Amazon tax" and to impose rent control, "legalize" homeless camping, and abolish the Seattle Police Department. The Chamber of Commerce, united with moderate Democrats, neighborhood groups, and police unions, appeared on the brink of reform and a “return to responsible government.”
With the contribution figures such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren decried Amazon's "out-of-control corporate greed" and promoted a message that Amazon was "trying to tilt the Seattle City Council elections in their favor." The progressive and socialist candidates framed the election as a choice between Amazon and the #Resistance. Seattle voters turned out for the progressive-socialist slate. All but one of the most progressive candidates won their districts—including a Democratic Socialists of America candidate and a Trotskyite incumbent Kshama Sawant, who demands the nationalization of Boeing and Amazon. Seattle's City Journal reported,
The progressive-socialist alliance has wasted no time laying out an ambitious agenda. It includes ordinances for rent control, drug-consumption sites, decriminalization of prostitution, legalization of homeless encampments, defunding critical police programs, free public transit, and an array of new taxes, including a “mansion tax,” “excess compensation tax,” and an “Amazon tax” three times larger than the original levy that was repealed last year. Amazon tried to unseat Seattle’s progressive regime, but the progressives have only strengthened their hold on municipal power—and now they’re out for revenge.
2020 Marxist insurrection
For nearly a month, starting in June 2020, the City of Seattle permitted anarchists and activists to seize six square blocks of the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, naming their new enclave the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” (CHAZ) and then the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” (CHOP). Law enforcement and fire fighters were precluded from entering the territory. The Seattle Police Department was ordered to abandon their precinct within the CHOP. Person-related crime in the CHOP increased 525% from the same period of time in the same area the year before, including by Mayor Jenny Durkan’s own count “two additional homicides, 6 additional robberies, and 16 additional aggravated assaults (to include 2 additional non-fatal shootings).” The CHOP was allowed to stand for nearly a month, during which time two teenagers were shot and killed in the zone. The Seattle City Council, Mayor Jenny Durkan, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee publicly rejected federal involvement in law enforcement activities within the city of Seattle.
"People's Republic of Chaz"
Antifa terrorists declared the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), established border walls and checkpoints, discriminated against illegal aliens, and engaged in police brutality against innocent protesters. Antifa paramilitants seized land without the consent of the local residents and colonized a seven-block radius in east Seattle, illegally imposing Stop and Frisk harassment and restrictions on residents. Not since the Paris Commune has a libertarian anarchist state been declared in the West. Others compared it to an ISIS-style insurrectionist state.
After a prolonged siege the Seattle Police Department abandoned its East Precinct building. In a private message to the department, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best passed the buck upstairs:
“You fought for days to protect it. I asked you to stand on that line day in and day out, to be pelted with projectiles, to be screamed at, threatened, and in some cases hurt. Then to have a change of course nearly two weeks in — it seems like an insult on our community.”
Several hundred demonstrators, led by Seattle City Council Socialist Alternative Kshama Sawant, with a key to City Hall, opened the front door and let the protesters in. Sawant called for the resignation of Democrat mayor Jenny Durkan and the defunding of the Seattle Police Department after a march from the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Sawant was backed by Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The DSA provided logistical support for the riots. Sawant called for the importance of Black LGBTQIA+ women and other issues. At City Hall another speaker decried Sawant’s co-opting of the movement to push her own agenda.
“Please stop using Black Lives Matter for your political campaigns....I’m really sorry, I want to tax Amazon too, I want to do all these things too, but this is not a movement for you to be politically active, for you to be politically correct, and for you to gain all these votes. Please stop taking advantage of us.”
The speaker noted the whiteness of many speakers at recent protests. Protesters left City Hall chanting "Defund SPD" and headed back to the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, where protesters watched 13th, a documentary on the The New Jim Crow.
A two-hour rally of an estimated 2,000 protesters gathered in the rain for a community meeting hosted by Sawant.
“What we’ve defeated here is the political establishment of this city....You can never have zero police and an elimination of racism and oppression on the basis of capitalism."
A 30-point list of demands was published. “We demand the de-gentrification of Seattle, starting with rent control," etc.
Community members were subjected to barricades set up by the rioters with some armed individuals running them as checkpoints in the neighborhood, a police spokesman said. "While they have a constitutionally protected right to bear arms there is no legal right for those arms to be used to intimidate community members." Residents described a small number of people armed with rifles who have been seen serving as "guards". Many businesses and residential buildings in the so called CHAZ hired private security staff. The entire area was lawless, and residents were left to fend for themselves. A social media posting from inside the illegally occupied territory read,
"Due to the police not being able to respond for fear of reprisal and the shear amount of police resources required that makes it possible to have any presents in our area, residents needed to have an emergency plan that does not involve 911. Whether it is contacting friends, family or driving someone or yourself to the emergency room. You can still call 911 for help with planning and dealing with emergencies, but they may ask that you attempt to make your way to one of their other locations or possibly deal with a significant delayed response.
Civil disorder and vigilante justice erupted over a property rights dispute when a socialist stole an iPhone from a resident they claimed was "unwilling" to "share the wealth". 911 calls reporting violence and sex crimes increased 300% in four days in the area which Durkan illegally seceded to the terrorists. Durkan illegally ordered the police to stand down and provided material support to the terrorists, calling them "patriotic."
The Occupied Seattle Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone offered no social and mental health care for victims of the occupation.
Defund the Police
- See also: Defund the Police
BLM and Antifa racists set fires at the Seattle juvenile detention facility. 21 police officers were injured. The Seattle Chief of Police warned citizens that the police could not protect them after the Democrat city council politburo illegally defunded riot-control measures.
- Judge Approves Petition to Recall Democrat Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan at Breitbart News Network
- Jasper, William F. (April 11, 2019). Seattle Is Dying: Radical “Progressivism” Is the Reason. The New American. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
- Lesbian mayor blames 'white men' for 'violence and destruction' at riots at WorldNetDaily
- Socialist Alternative is a Trotskyite organization.
- Seattle is Dying
- Seattle Suffering From Street Crime And City Attorney That Won’t Deal With The Criminals.