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2021-08-01 Home Front: Politix
After latest attack at King County courthouse, calls grow to move it of Seattle
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Posted by CrazyFool 2021-08-01 10:19|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336081 views ]  Top

#1 Related

SEATTLE — A female courthouse worker was attacked and assaulted Thursday morning in a second-floor bathroom of the King County Courthouse by a homeless registered sex offender, according to law enforcement sources close to the investigation.

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn wrote an open letter to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine calling for emergency action:

“I am requesting that the Courthouse, the Administration Building and the Chinook building be shut down to all, except to employees and people with necessary business until the situation at City Hall Park can be adequately addressed, and we can ensure the safety of our employees,” Dunn wrote.

The City Hall Park, aka Muskatel Medows, is just outside the courthouse - in Downtown Seattle.

(and apologies the messsed-up SPAN segement in the original...)

Posted by CrazyFool 2021-08-01 11:19||   2021-08-01 11:19|| Front Page Top

#2 fixed
Posted by Frank G 2021-08-01 12:03||   2021-08-01 12:03|| Front Page Top

#3 Move it to Vancouver.
Posted by rjschwarz 2021-08-01 12:06||   2021-08-01 12:06|| Front Page Top

#4 If you can't operate a court safely, you don't deserve a court and should be subjected to martial law.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2021-08-01 18:45||   2021-08-01 18:45|| Front Page Top

#5 This serves to illustrate how REAL governors, etc. used to deal with this kind of crap, from Wikipedia:
On August 22, 1900, Akron experienced its worst riot in history, and possibly the worst riot in Ohio history. This followed the abduction and sexual assault on the six-year-old daughter of the Maas family while in front of her home. Around midnight that day, Louis Peck, an African-American who had been working as a bartender on Howard Street in Akron, was arrested at a train station in Cleveland but then brought back to Akron where he confessed to the crime. The next day's newspapers exaggerated Peck's confession and even printed the confession in red ink. A mob gathered in front of the newly built City Building and threatened a lynching. The Police Chief arranged for Peck and another black man to be moved to Cleveland for their safety. In the evening crowds grew even larger, demanding Peck and attempting to enter the City Building, but were barred by police. Tensions escalated after police returned fire into the crowd after shots were fired toward them, and two small children were killed in the crossfire. The mob resorted to dynamite, blowing up the City Building and also the Courthouse in attempts to reach Peck. Rioters even attacked firemen who attempted to put the fire out, by throwing bricks and cutting their hoses. The rioters burned the downtown fire station to the ground. At some point during the riot, the mayor called to the crowd from the window of a building that Peck had been taken from Akron to Cleveland, but the crowd refused to believe this. The mob violence lasted nearly to 4:00 the next morning, when the Governor declared martial law and sent soldiers to restore order. Thirty-one men and boys were later convicted of charges related to the riot. Louis Peck was convicted in less than 20 minutes; there was no lawyer who would take his case. In 1913 he was freed by Governor Cox for wrongful imprisonment.
Posted by Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 2021-08-01 21:03||   2021-08-01 21:03|| Front Page Top

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