Business owners, residents in Seattle’s CHOP have grounds to sue the city: Former prosecutor
Former federal prosecutor Katie Cherkasky discusses the CHOP zone in Seattle and argues while Americans have the right to protest and assemble, they cannot do it at the expense of business owners’ safety and property values in the area.
The lawsuits are starting to pile up for Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan over the city's handling of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, where a shooting left one man dead earlier in June.
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Washington attorney Jacob Bozeman recently filed a suit against Durkan and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, both Democrats, over CHOP, part of a Seattle neighborhood where protesters calling for racial justice have tried to create a police-free zone.
"Allowing a group of people to say who comes, who goes," Bozeman told FOX Business. "That's a violation of the 1st, 4th and 14th Amendments. … Damage has been done to all the citizens who wanted to exercise their free rights."