Recall Durkan

Introduction

Let’s Fire the Mayor

Let’s Fire the Mayor

48 hours after issuing a 30-day moratorium on tear-gas, Seattle police once again tear-gassed the residential neighborhood of Capitol Hill.

Just weeks prior, Mayor Durkan praised Seattle PD as “a national leader in policing and de-escalation” and quietly tried to roll back “virtually all remaining oversight… regarding its use of force”.

Durkan has enabled Seattle PD’s violence, admitting the 5pm curfew was “a tool to help the Seattle Police Department disperse peaceful crowds”.

And disperse they did: tear-gassing a residential neighborhood 3 times in one week (including an infant inside his crib), pepper-spraying non-violent protestors, and critically injuring a 26-year-old woman.

48 hours after issuing a 30-day moratorium on tear-gas, Seattle police once again tear-gassed the residential neighborhood of Capitol Hill. Just weeks prior, Mayor Durkan praised Seattle PD as “a national leader in policing and de-escalation” and quietly tried to roll back “virtually all remaining oversight… regarding its use of force”.

Durkan has enabled Seattle PD’s violence, admitting the 5pm curfew was “a tool to help the Seattle Police Department disperse peaceful crowds”. And disperse they did: tear-gassing a residential neighborhood 3 times in one week (including an infant inside his crib), pepper-spraying non-violent protestors, and critically injuring a 26-year-old woman.

We cannot stand by as unaccountable cops abuse Seattle residents while Mayor Durkan provides cover. The 2021 election is too late. 

It’s time to recall the mayor today.