She presided over a far-left city as anarchists took over the streets, trashing and looting private businesses, setting police vehicles on fire, forcing police to abandon their East Precinct headquarters, while predicting a “summer of love.” Now liberal Democrat Jenny Durkan has announced she won’t run for re-election, leaving the door open for an even […]
Amid Concerns Over Fed. Funding, Seattle Mayor Remembers Gun Control
Buried in a statement from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan in reaction to President Donald Trump threatened federal funding for the Jet City and three other Democrat-controlled cities he called “anarchist jurisdictions” is proof that even with her community in dire straits, she hasn’t abandoned gun control as a pet issue. In a statement published by […]
Has the Time Come for ‘Adult Supervision’ in Washington State?
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has reportedly declared he will not prosecute “people who were arrested…over the past few weeks while peacefully protesting police brutality or systemic racism.” Olympia Mayor Cheryl Selby, upon finding her home vandalized by protesters a few days ago, told the Daily Olympian via telephone, “It’s like domestic terrorism. It’s unfair.” […]
Seattle Says ‘Lock Guns to Save Lives’ After Three Fatal Stabbings
While the City of Seattle has just passed a so-called ‘safe storage” ordinance and promptly been sued by two national gun rights groups and two local residents, police have been dealing with a trio of homicides that would not have been prevented by the new gun law, because all three were fatal stabbings. Contrary to […]
Sawant Goes Ballistic Following Seattle ‘Head Tax’ Repeal
Socialist Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was furious following Tuesday’s 7-2 vote by the city council to repeal its “head tax” effort to raise money for low-income housing and other programs for the homeless, and she suggested that the “movement” could replace some of her colleagues when they run for re-election. She did not identify who, […]
Seattle Mayor: ‘Lock up Guns’ but What About Preemption?
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Thursday unveiled a new gun control proposal that, according to the Seattle Times, will penalize gun owners $500 to $10,000 “for failing to lock up and safeguard their firearms.” But most Times readers responding to the report appear to be unimpressed and in a few cases downright opposed. There are […]