A major recession.
Massive looming budget cuts.
An affordable housing epidemic countered with pure cruelty.
A prominent bridge reduced to rubble.
A city council thirsty for corporate blood, hounding the Mayor for accountability.
With COVID-19 decimating tourism and local businesses, and escalating police brutality seemingly becoming the departmental standard, Mayor Durkan has very clearly lost control of not only this city — but of her own departments, institutions, common sense, and moral reasoning.
The charges below represent only a fraction of Mayor Durkan’s long family history of conflicted or personal interests, demonstrable greed, shady corporate consultancies, and shadow-puppet politics.
Mayor Durkan endangered the peace and safety of the community and violated her duties when she:
- Issued a city-wide curfew without sufficient notice for individuals to safely disperse.
- Failed to institute new policies and safety measures for the Seattle Police Department when using crowd control measures during a public health emergency.
- Failed to enforce Seattle Police Officer compliance with the Seattle Municipal Code and the Seattle Police Manual, when the police deliberately attacked members of the press despite their identification as such, attacked street medics attempting to treat the injured, destroyed medical supplies, and deliberately did not use appropriate de-escalation techniques.
- Failed to protect the Right to Freedom of Speech and the Right to Peaceful Assembly under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 1, Sec. 4-5 of the Washington State Constitution.
- Wrongfully subjected bystanders to chemical weapons and dangerous crowd control measures.
- Endangered the lives of people around the SPD East Precinct by allowing police to leak false information about fabricated crimes and threats to the media.
- Wrongfully disallowed certain property rights in downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill
Mayor Durkan endangered the peace and safety of the community and violated her duties under state and local laws and her oath to uphold the federal and state constitutions when she failed to institute new policies and safety measures for the Seattle Police Department after learning of the use of chemical agents on peaceful protesters as a means of crowd control during a public health emergency.