The summer of 2020 was marked by violence and chaos in large left-wing cities all across the country after the death of George Floyd.
The rioting, which engulfed the nation, was responsible for 18 deaths, countless injuries, and nearly $2 billion in property damage nationwide.
And one far-left former Mayor’s shocking plans to sell out her constituents to Black Lives Matter rioters was just revealed, leaving residents stunned.
Jenny Durkan was mayor of Seattle, Washington in summer 2020 and according to The Seattle Times, recently it has come to light that during the middle of the rioting, city officials drafted legislation to hand over a police building to the BLM rioters.
The legislation was drafted by the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) at the same time the angry mob was loudly calling to defund the police, as they converged on the East Precinct after the Minneapolis incident was amplified in national media.
But it wasn’t just a few rogue city officials.
This insanity was being seriously contemplated right at the top.
Melissa Mixon, a spokeswoman for FAS, said, “Mayor Durkan’s office directed FAS, in its capacity as the city’s real estate and facility management agency, to outline the process to transfer the East Precinct to BLM-Seattle-King County.”
Perhaps sensing the ridiculousness of the idea, Mixon added, “FAS did not, and does not, have knowledge as to what Mayor Durkan’s office intended to do with the East Precinct in June 2020.”
The legislation would have transferred permanent “use of/ownership” of the East Precinct building to BLMSKC.
If the proposal had been enacted, the city would have removed all of its law enforcement material from the building and committed to the building’s maintenance.
But it appears Durkan may have gotten cold feet as the transfer of the $5 million property never happened.
The East Precinct is located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood and the legislation states it is “known for its diversity and social activism and has been seen as a symbol of police oppression in one of Seattle’s historically Black neighborhoods.”
According to Mixon, transferring the police building to BLMSKC was one of about half a dozen proposals Durkan asked FAS to explore at the time.
Durkan never sought reelection and was succeeded by current Mayor Bruce Harrel.
Local TV station KING-5 reports that 160 businesses have left because of crime and violence in less than a year.
With leadership like this, it’s no wonder that people are fleeing Seattle in droves.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.