Seattle

Report: AG Barr Asked Federal Prosecutors to Explore Criminal Charges Against Seattle Mayor over Autonomous Zone

Attorney General William Barr reportedly asked federal prosecutors to explore whether Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) should face criminal charges over the “autonomous zone,” otherwise known as Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), which she eventually shut down via executive order after weeks of escalated violence, robbery, assault, and increased gang activity over the summer.

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 11: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a press conference after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her resignation at Seattle City Hall on August 11, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Her departure comes after months of protests against police brutality and votes by the City Council …

MSNBC Has Seattle Mayor Durkan ‘Reality Check’ RNC on Crime

During MSNBC’s coverage of the 2020 Republican National Convention on Wednesday, host Rachel Maddow brought on Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) “to essentially run a reality check” on South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) statements on crime in cities like Seattle so that the network feels “responsible about our broadcast.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Jenny Durkan on MSNBC 8/26/2020