(PatriotWise.com) – A local NBC affiliate’s van was vandalized while it was covering the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Space Needle in Seattle. The van was vandalized along with two other vehicles.
Diane Lewis, a photojournalist and editor for KING 5 took a picture of the criminal act as it was taking place and posted it on Twitter along with the following caption:
”Feeling bummed out about having our KING live truck vandalized with graffiti just after New Year’s at the fireworks show. It was such a nice show but the hoodlum ruined the mood for me and the engineer. If Anybody can help identify him that would be great.”
The post was taken down after the publication was accused of providing cover for left-wing policies and candidates who had contributed to the state of lawlessness that prevailed in the city.
The news organization was recently called out on social media for an incident that occurred when one of their cameramen refused to assist a journalist from another news organization after Antifa members assaulted her.
It’s not just vandalism. According to data provided by the Seattle Police Department’s Crime Dashboard, the number of fatal shootings in the city of Seattle increased by more than 20 percent in 2022.
According to information provided by the Seattle Police Department, there was a 23 percent increase in the number of fatal shootings that occurred citywide in 2022, with the majority of them occurring in the Chinatown-International district.
The facts reveal that there have been 151 shootings (that did not result in death) up until November 2022, an increase of 25 from the same period in 2021.
The figures were found to be significantly higher in other data sources. The increase was a factor in the record number of homicides committed in Washington state in 2022, which was 373.
The year 2023 began where 2022 left off, with the Seattle police investigating three separate shootings that occurred on New Year’s Eve, one of which occurred in Chinatown.
Since the Seattle City Council began defunding the department in 2020 as a response to the riots that rocked the city following the death of George Floyd, the Seattle Police Department has been shortened by more than 400 officers.
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