Only Seattle would do something this ridiculous.
The anarchists who have been illegally occupying CHAZ won't be prosecuted. Instead they're going to be forced to endure counseling sessions administered by one of the groups who's currently occupying CHAZ.
That makes perfect sense, right?
According to city attorney Pete Holmes, this is the best plan.
The DA's office has received 37 misdemeanor cases so far from the latest civil unrest in Seattle. Many are for obstructing police, but the list includes half a dozen assaults, theft, reckless endangerment and attempted property damage. Holmes said he hopes to refer these protesters to “Choose 180, a restorative justice program with a proven track record.”
However, Choose 180 is one of the groups currently occupying the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) and negotiating with the city for terms including barriers to extend the occupation.
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Protesters riot in the streets following a peaceful rally expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)