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Police Clear 'Lawless' Seattle Zone

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Police Clear 'Lawless' Seattle Zone

Police Clear 'Lawless' Seattle Zone

Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) area was taken over by protesters after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Cops were kept out of the area.

The mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan, said the area would bring another "summer of love." Instead, there were noise complaints, rampant drug use.... .....lootings, rapes, assaults, property damage, public sex.... ....public bathroom violations, shootings, and a string of brutal murders.....

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Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood in Seattle

Washington To Ban "CHOP ZONES" [Video]

Washington To Ban "CHOP ZONES"

Seattle's CHOP/CHAZ police free zone was a disaster. The area was meant to bring in another "summer of love." Instead, violence, drug use, rapes, murders, and shooting ran rampant. State Senator Steve O’Ban is introducing legislation that would essentially prohibit cities in Washington state from allowing another CHOP/CHAZ to occupy city streets. The ban would also prevent cities from creating places where cops and other services find it difficult to venture.

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Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) is gone. It was created in the wake of nation wide protests against police brutality. Business Insider says CHAZ was set up along several blocks. It created a space for tents, free food, art-making, and rallies around the city’s abandoned East Precinct. "CHAZ has symbolic meaning that once the police withdraw, it’s not that communities descend into chaos, but that we can create safe, democratic, autonomous spaces.

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Seattle to Reclaim Police-Free Autonomous Zone

Mayor Jenny Durkan told protestors at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) that "it's time for people to go home".

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Demonstrators took over a six-block swath of the city, dubbed the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, in early June after cops withdrew from a precinct amid demonstrations against police brutality. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Seattle Mayor Will Shut Down Cop Free Zone [Video]

Seattle Mayor Will Shut Down Cop Free Zone

On Monday, Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan said the police were to reestablish a presence in the area known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. The CHAZ was set up in the wake of protests surrounding the death of George Floyd. Three people were shot, one fatally, in a spate of violence around the area on Saturday and Sunday. "The night-time atmosphere and violence has led to increasingly difficult circumstances for our businesses and residents," Durkan said.

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