We knew it would come to this. Liberal progressive policies have empowered criminals and weakened citizens, leading to a need for vigilante justice. Unfortunately, law abiding citizens have thus far been able to erect large concrete blocks in an attempt to protect their property.
“Individual businesses and residents are putting ecology blocks out as taking matters in their own hands because if they call the city and say there are RVs out in front of their business or out in front of their home, they can’t do anything about it,” business owner JW Harvey told The Seattle Times.
Anonymous Seattleites have hauled the massive 1 to 2-ton blocks – known as “ecology blocks” or “eco blocks” – using special equipment outside residential areas and in front of businesses to prevent RVs from parking and homeless encampments from forming.
In Seattle, crime and homelessness has skyrocketed, particular during the pandemic. Murders spiked by 61% in 2020 compared to 2019, notching the highest number of murders for the city in 26 years. As of April of this year, violent crime was up 32% compared to 2021, previous reports found.
Installing the eco-blocks on a city street is technically illegal, but the city has not forcefully demanded the blocks’ removal, The Seattle Times report shows. “There are hundreds of such blocks of the streets of Seattle, but only 25 property and business owners have been warned that they could face fines for not removing the blocks since June 2021. The fines include: a $250 penalty for first offense, $500 for the second and $1,000 for the third violation. There are no limits to how many fines a person or business can receive in a year.”
Data from the King County Regional Homelessness Authority reported that roughly 13,368 people were homeless in 2022, up nearly 14% since 2020.
“Large vehicles such as RVs are only allowed to be parked in industrial zoned areas of the city, but the city paused parking enforcement during the pandemic. Anonymous individuals then proceeded to install more eco-blocks in front of businesses and homes, most notably in the neighborhoods such as Georgetown, Ballard and Sodo,” The Seattle Times reported.
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