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Seattle’s CHAZ: Non-conformist Utopia, or Politically Correct Hell?

John Fund, National Review

Secession is considered treason by mobs hauling down Confederate statues in other cities, but it’s the very basis of CHAZ. No one knows where CHAZ is heading. It’s doubtful under the glare of media cameras the Seattle police will emulate their New York City counterparts. In 2011, the NYPD cleared out Zuccotti Park after it had been seized for two months by Occupy Wall Street protesters, with 200 arrested. For now, the city should curtail diplomatic relations with CHAZ and stop subsidizing it. Over time, as local businesses give up and leave, most of its street people will probably drift away.