Police sweep CHOP out of existence

Police sweep CHOP out of existence

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty After 24 days of occupation by Black Lives Matter protesters, the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) on Seattle’s Capitol Hill is no more. Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an executive order on Wednesday to clear the CHOP and the homeless encampments at Cal Anderson Park. The Seattle …

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s remarks on the shutdown of CHOP

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s remarks on the shutdown of CHOP

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailFollowing are Mayor Durkan’s remarks delivered on July 1, 2020: Thank you to everyone for being here. Today, City departments and I will provide quick updates on Capitol Hill, but I’d like to largely focus on the continued work we are doing and must continue to do to live …

The Multiplicity of Oppressions

The Multiplicity of Oppressions

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Astro Pittman-Seattle Collegian This month has stirred up some very mixed emotions within me, and I have found myself spending an inordinate amount of time trying to sift through and make sense of them. I am a Queer Person of Color who is also an essential worker, so …

Proud Boys Terrorize Capitol Hill

Proud Boys Terrorize Capitol Hill

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty An alert on Twitter, a share to Facebook and a post to Instagram is how many in Seattle came to be aware of an alleged abduction by members of the Proud Boys, a far-right neo-fascist organization that has been labeled a “hate group” by the Southern …

Bound together: Black & Queer Liberations

Bound together: Black & Queer Liberations

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE¬† – It is no accident that long-standing police brutality was the spark for the modern gay liberation movement, ushered in by the 1969 Stonewall Inn rebellion in New York City. And it is also no accident that queer and trans folks of color were the angry, fabulous warriors …

Durkan tells CHOP: Time to go home

Durkan tells CHOP: Time to go home

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best held a press conference on Monday [June 22, 2020] at City Hall. Their message for the Capitol Hill Organized Protest [CHOP] was clear. “It’s time for people to go home,” said Durkan. “For nearly two weeks, people …

Threats mount against the CHOP, endangering the work of Black Lives Matter protesters; Alt-right activist to warn White House that the CHOP is a modern day ‘Babylon’

Threats mount against the CHOP, endangering the work of Black Lives Matter protesters; Alt-right activist to warn White House that the CHOP is a modern day ‘Babylon’

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty Conspiracy theorists, hate groups, and members of the conservative media have all descended on the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), formerly known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). The six-block area claimed by Black Lives Matter protesters more than a week ago was the scene …

Police abandon SPD’s East Precinct in wake of Black Lives Matter backlash

Police abandon SPD’s East Precinct in wake of Black Lives Matter backlash

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty The standoff between the Seattle Police Department and Black Lives Matter protesters entered a new phase on Monday. The Seattle Police Department abandoned it’s East Precinct in an effort to de-escalate rising tensions with protesters who have sought to curb police abuses in the wake of …