A recent wave of attacks, muggings and violent crime on Capitol Hill, much of it centered near Seattle Central Community College and Cal Anderson Park has both gay and straight residents of the Hill concerned. Two weeks ago, entertainer Robbie Turner was viciously mugged near SCCC and community outrage at that attack led to the creation of the “Capitol Hill Anti-Crime/Violence March & Rally”, a peaceful demonstration to demand a solution to the seemingly rising epidemic of violent crimes on the Hill and specifically near the Pike/Pine corridor. The event is scheduled for today, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm at Seattle Central.
The CAPITOL HILL ANTI-CRIME/VIOLENCE MARCH & RALLY will also feature the launch of a neighborhood business watch program, BLOCK WATCH.
DATE: May 22
TIME: 6 – 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Seattle Central Community College (1701 Broadway)
• 6 – 6:45 P.M. GATHER AND START RALLY AT SCCC
• 6:46 – 7:30 P.M. MARCH
From SCCC onto Broadway, North on Broadway to John St.. West on E Olive Way to Melrose, South on Melrose to Pike St, West on Pike St to Plymouth Pillars Park. Closing at the Park, and disperse from there
• 7:31 – 8 p.m. END RALLY AT Plymouth Pillars Park.
And, while we think a march/rally can draw attention to a problem, it’s also a good idea to directly make your voice heard to elected officials and the Powers That Be…here’s how you can do that:
Use the energy generated by your anger to do something productive, and fight against something difficult. CONTACT Mayor Mike McGinn, the Seattle City Council, Seattle Central Community College (numerous attacks seem to happen ON or near their campus) and The Seattle Police Department and DEMAND a solution to escalating violence on Capitol Hill.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn:
Seattle City Council:
- Sally Bagshaw: email | 206-684-8801 | web site
- Tim Burgess: email | 206-684-8806 | web site
- Sally Clark: email | 206-684-8802 | web site
- Richard Conlin: email | 206-684-8805 | web site
- Jean Godden: email | 206-684-8807 | web site
- Bruce Harrell: email | 206-684-8804 | web site
- Nick Licata: email | 206-684-8803 | web site
- Mike O’Brien: email | 206-684-8800 | web site
- Tom Rasmussen: email | 206-684-8808 | web site
- Seattle City Council web site | 206-684-8888
Seattle Central Community College:
- Paul T. Killpatrick, President Seattle Central Community College: 206-934-4144| Email
- Elman McClain, Director of Safety & Security: 206-934-5437 |Email
Seattle Police Department:
- East Precinct Community Policing Team:206-684-4370
- John Diaz, Chief of Police: 206-684-5577