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Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren't So Sure

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Seattle Activists Create Autonomous Zone Near Abandoned Police station.
Seattle Activists Create Autonomous Zone Near Abandoned Police station.
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What is it like when a city abandons a neighborhood and the police vanish? Business owners in Seattle and elsewhere describe a harrowing experience of calling for help and being left all alone.

The current and recent "occupations" are only superficially like previous occupations such as Occupy Wall Street. They are instead sometimes lawless thug takeovers with looting, assaults and questionable "private security" arrangements that seem more like extortion.

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a former blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
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Scott is a former and current President of Common Ground-NY (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of (more...)
 

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