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Were police right in clearing out the CHOP zone?   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Jul-1 by Showtalk; 929 views.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jul-1

No!! It said “should have” but then I edited the rest of it...

The final straw was violence, two teens murdered and others injured.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Jul-1

The whole thing was a big mess. Glad they are gone.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jul-1

The mess is just the beginning.  I wonder if every building was destroyed inside.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Jul-1

I think the older buildings near there are pretty well built. Probably need a lot if elbo grease to clean? The newer ones have more large windows which may have been broken.
The modern, newer city and federal buildings here had fires set. Take a lot of work.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jul-1

Flooring and walls can be ruined, as well as plumbing and other systems.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Jul-1

Yes but not as easily as newer buildings, imo. I am comparing the newer gov't buildings here which suffered a lot.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jul-1

I hope you are right and the damage isn’t too bad.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Jul-1

I was looking over the area as some of my relatives lived there many years ago. Doesn't look like a slum. By a nice park with a lake.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jul-1

The area is nice, what they did it it might not be.

In reply toRe: msg 1
MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

Jul-2

The police were wise to permit reporters to accompany them into CHOP.  Here's a video of the procedure.

https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/protests/inside-look-at-seattles-east-precinct-after-police-dismantle-chop-zone/281-5a0d60bb-65ab-47f7-9894-b174332d4166

It appears to have been fairly peaceful, although, as one should expect, there was some resistance.

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