Police and emergency units rushed to 26th and Jefferson this morning in an incident in which a man has apparently been killed. We are still working to gather details on the incident. SPD will provide a briefing shortly.
The original call came out around 6:44a Thursday morning for a large medic response indicating somebody requiring treatment for life threatening injuries. Several additional aid units were called to the scene near Garfield High.
According to police radio, CSI has been called to the scene to investigate.
The killing needs to stop. I have no idea who this man was, but my heart goes out to his family.
Agreed – so sad. This isn’t far from where we live and it’s just devastating to know that this is going on in your neighborhood.
Checked the three local network news sites and only KIRO devoted more than an few pathetic paragraphs to the story. If this was ANY other neighborhood, specifically north of the ship canal there would be ont the hour news coverage until the perps were found. To quote the KIRO news site,
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Deborah Horne talked to several neighbors who tell me they have seen violent deaths in the area before.
Dominique Dinish said she was not surprised by the death two blocks east of Garfield High School.
“A little boy was killed on the steps in 2009. Another guy was killed right around the corner,” said Dinish.
Sort of sums up living in a containment zone, where they allow us to wallow in social scum no other neighborhood will tolerate. So go to our meeting with the Mayor, vent, go home and it will be status quo that will continue.
So where is the outrage, when are we going to say no more meetings and set a deadline to have the area cleared of gangs and other perps for good or a class action legal suit will be filed.
My prayers are with the family of this young man. The area is getting better and I know SPD focuses on this area its just going to take SPD the community and time to rid the streets of the very bad people.
it has been decades, and little progress. wake up, your being had, this is a containment zone.
Agreed. I said “The area is getting better, SPD is trying,” in 1987. Here we are, decades later, same scenario.
It is not getting better fast enough. Good people need to stop being nice and get angry to solve any of these problems. You dont think that the folks over on Sandpoint way would let anything like this happen there without getting angry at the police/politicians, do ya?
WE need many more CDhumans!
So sad. Just wondering what a “containment zone” is?
It’s a cliche, mostly. Eyes seems to think that the U-district, Lake City, Rainier Beach, Delridge, Belltown, Lower Queen Anne, Haller Lake, Much of Greenwood, and most of Aurora Avenue are just happy little garden districts, and that everything bad is done in the CD. Or something.
So who was this guy? It doesn’t seem like he’s a local – or at least not a resident of the CD.
What was his race? His name? Did he have a family? Was this a drug deal gone bad? A gambling debt? A mob hit?
It doesn’t seem like there was any connection to the neighborhood, and the actual beating took place inside the vehicle. Maybe they were transients who just pulled off the highway, saw the school and thought it was fairly remote.
And who called it in? And why didn’t they get a license plate or description of the vehicle?
So I would define “It’s a cliche” by “same old song” as it relates to the definition of the contaiment zone we live in.
Cliche means not having the same kind of neighborhood stores and life on the streets that those neighborhoods you pointed out, or don’t you ever go to those places to, shop, meet friends or have dinner.
Cliche means having a food store like red apple who openly admit their a “food stamp” store with no real deli, or fish market just out of date meats and veggies for high prices.
Cliche means no cluster of great resturants or brew pubs or even access to stores like Fred Meyer or even local stores, just social service agencies taking up valuable realestate on out arterials.
Cliche means that the reason we do not have the above is becaues investore do not want to invest in a business in an area with high crime and an area percieved not to have a vialbe population with a good income to support those stores.
Cliche means that it is convienent for social service agencies, parole officers and the court system to corral their customers in one place for cheaper admin, costs.
Cliche means that you, “same old song” have your head up your ass when it comes to making an intelligent observation and just attack me without much thought on why we are a containment zone.
On Komo news they showed a shot of a red mercedes convertible with the door open next to the crime markers. So likely not a transient and it only said he was not linked to the school which doesn’t mean he isn’t linked to the neighborhood. Could be some guy on his way to work and someone wanted to jack his car or a drug dealer or who knows. Your right in that there is an appalling lack of info on who the victim was and possible motive for the attack. Barely a blip of info on the news. Cause eyes is right, the news, the politicians, the people don’t care about what happens here. To them violence and death in the CD isn’t news. It is expected. Based on a lot of comments on this sight it doesn’t seem that people that live here with few exceptions care either. Just part of living in an urban environment right? Hey you could live in Detroit and that is worse right? Well I don’t think that those are good arguments and don’t find the level of violence, drug dealing and prostitution that goes on in this neighborhood is acceptable we should be outraged. I don’t know how to fix it but will take the small steps I can. Calling the cops, walking my dog past drug dealers till they leave, knowing my neighbors…
In the nineteen fifties, sixties and seventies GARFIELD HIGHSCHOOL was the center and pride of the African community in Seattle and was designated by President Johnson anti-poverty poverty “WAR ON POVERTY” as “MODEL CITIES COMMUNITY”. In reponse to African peoples worldwide demand for “DE-COLONIZATION” African people counteracted the negative self hate with “BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL” BLACK STUDENT UNIONS SUMMED UP AS THE “BLACK POWER MOVEMENT”. In the 1980s government at all levels counter attacked with CIA CRACK, GANGS, CIVIL RIGHTISM, NEGRO NEO-COLONIAL POLITICIANS AND “INTEGRATION” (disintegration / gentrification / ethnic cleansing.
Today there is no “BLACK STUDENT UNION/UNITY at Garfield and “BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL” has been replaced by “GANGBAGING, DRUG DEALING AND MURDER AT AND NEAR GARFIELD HIGH WHILE STUDENTS BUS IN FROM MERCER ISLAND FOR A PRIVATE SCHOOL EDUCATION AT GARFIELD HIGH. WE MUST DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A CORE PEACE CURRICULUM AT GARFIELD HIGH RAINIER BEACH AND OTHER SCHOOLS IF WE WANT A MORE PEACEFUL CULTURE. “WAR IS TERRORISM”. NO MILITARY RECRUITERS IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS!!!! WE MUST GIVE A PEACE CULTURE A CHANCE TO THRIVE. Omari Tahir, African history teacher / Black student Union Adviser Franklin High school 1969, Co-Chair Black Alliance for Education, Founder / Vice President AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND CULTURE CENTER at the former Colman school site.
Ah Soo. The CIA is behind the self destruction of blacks in the CD. Of course. I guess we should give up. One would think that Obama would have stopped the CIA, but, I guess he is out to get us all. Too bad we can’t just take personal responsibility. With the federalis organized to keep us down here in the CD I guess thinking about trying. It’s not our fault. Starting with FDR and now onto Obama dey bin duin dis two us.