In The News: Jenny Durkan


Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan showed no sense of urgency to end the anarchy in her city during an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday evening, being shockingly cavalier when asked how long it will continue.

“How long do you think Seattle and those few blocks look like this?” Cuomo asked.

“I don’t know. We could have a Summer of Love!” Durkan replied with a smile. Durken was referencing the 1967 convergence of hippies on San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.


On Sunday night, gunshots erupted in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)  Occupied Protest (CHOP), also known as Antifastan, less than 48 hours after a previous shooting left one man dead and another injured.

According to the Seattle Police Department, detectives are investigating the Sunday night shooting of a 17-year-old male near Cal Anderson Park.

“At 10:03 PM, police were monitoring a demonstration which had marched from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) area to the West Precinct at 8th and Virginia in downtown Seattle,” the police blotter reported. “The march was returning to Capitol Hill when SPD’s 911 Center received multiple reports of gunfire near Cal Anderson Park.”

“To ensure the safety of medical personnel, police staged with Seattle Fire at the edge of the CHOP area and were gathering information about where the shooting victim was located when they learned he had been transported in a private vehicle to Harborview Medical Center,” the report added. “Police received reports of a possible second injured person but were unable to confirm that there were any additional victims.”