According to the Seattle police department, there were 173 shootings during January, February, and March of 2022. This is a staggering 90% increase over the same period in 2021.
Fatal shootings are up 67%, and non-fatal gunshot wounds are up 214%.
Aggravated assault is up 33.3%
Auto theft is also up 36.4%
Murder & nonnegligent manslaughter is up 44.4%
Robbery is up 30.6%
Shoplifting is up 59.0%
Many cities in the Pacific Northwest experienced a surge in homicides and shootings in 2020 as city officials allowed BLM & Antifa to riot across the region.
Seattle is home to some of the most extreme elected officials in America. Their “social justice” agenda places the pampering of criminals above preventing people from becoming victims.
In 2020, city leaders allowed BLM & Antifa militants to take over multi-city city blocks and the so-called “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone [CHAZ].” It was billed as a cop-free twenty-four-hour-per-day Black Lives Matter protest. Seattle police were ordered to abandon one of their precinct headquarters for weeks.
The CHAZ immediately descended into violence, even as Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan publicly defended the militants on national television. She famously described the CHAZ by saying, “We could have a summer of love.”
The violence inside the CHAZ continued until seven people were shot, two of them fatally, during five different shooting incidents within three weeks.
Despite claims that the CHAZ was supposed to protect Black people, Horace Lorenzo Anderson Jr, a 19-year-old Black male, and Antonio Mays Jr., a 16-year-old Black male, were killed.
When Mays Jr was killed, an unnamed 14-year-old Black male was also shot and barely survived. Convicted Antifa felon Daniel Baker has admitted to being at the scene of the double shooting and bragged on YouTube that he refused to cooperate with law enforcement. Baker has since been convicted of other terrorism-related charges but was never charged with anything over the death of Mays Jr.
Just weeks later, Summer Taylor, a 24-year-old White female, was part of a group of BLM “activists” that charged onto a highway after dark. She was hit by a car and killed. Dawit Kelete, a 27-year-old Black male, was charged with vehicular homicide. Another female BLM activist, Diaz Love was hospitalized with injuries.
Seattle is only 7.1% Black, however, a very large percentage of all homicides are Black on Black. Note that there are also Black on non-Black homicides as well. Such as Zoey Martinez, a 20 year old White female who was shot and killed while jogging on September 1st, 2021. The suspect is a Black male. Or Crystal Rohre, a 28 year old White female, who was murdered on September 24th, 2020. The suspect is a Black male she was dating.