Homeless residents in Seattle, Washington bragged about creating a “makeshift mansion” in the shadow of the city’s famed Space Needle attraction; saying “If you can live on the street and not pay rent, then why would you pay rent?”
According to Fox News, a new “mega tent city” is growing directly underneath the region’s signature tourist attraction; surrounded by exclusive condominiums and apartments occupied by the city’s richest residents.
It is a form of protest,” said one of the “makeshift mansion” inhabitants. “We’re staking a claim. We’re refusing to cower in our tents.”
“We’ve got the doors, the couch, the table,” she added. “We’ve got the living room here, which is a mess right now because we’re still constructing, but we’re putting up the vinyl to cover it up, make it more attractive.”
A spokesperson for the city government said they have no plans -as of yet- to remove the tent city, but are trying to convince residents to “move elsewhere.”
WEST COAST CHAOS: Governor REFUSES to Send National Guard to Border
The Governor of Oregon flat-out refused to send her National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border Thursday, saying she would simply “say no” if President Trump asked to deploy troops stationed in her state.
Democratic Oregon Governor Kate Brown publicly bucked the Trump administration’s recent announcement that the White House plans to deploy the US National Guard to the southern border; saying the troops will remain until “proper” security could be enforced.
“If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no. As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border,” she posted on social media.
“There’s been no outreach by the President or federal officials, and I have no intention of allowing Oregon’s guard troops to be used to distract from his troubles in Washington,” she added.
There’s been no outreach by the President or federal officials, and I have no intention of allowing Oregon’s guard troops to be used to distract from his troubles in Washington.
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) April 4, 2018
WEST COAST CHAOS: Orange County REJECTS ‘TENT CITY,’ Sues California
Residents in Orange County, California have had enough of the state’s ‘Sanctuary City’ policies and soaring homelessness; voting this week to shut-down a proposed ‘tent-city’ near a public park and joining the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the Golden State.
The Orange County Supervisors voted Tuesday to officially reject California’s “unconstitutional” laws that prohibit law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officers; hours after the County Sheriff posted the release date of illegal immigrant inmates online.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra slammed the county’s decision, suggesting his office may launch a legal battle of its own to enforce the ‘Sanctuary City’ guidelines.
“State law is state law. It’s my job to enforce state law and I will do so. We want to make sure that every jurisdiction, including Orange County, understands what state law requires of the people and the subdivisions of the state of California,” Becerra said.
The official’s comments come the same day as residents voted down a proposed homeless shelter near a major park, sparking outrage from locals and business owners.
“They’re just dumping these poor people in our neighborhoods and communities where there are like six schools and, you know, little children walking to school,” said one resident.