What are they hiding - Seattle

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The City administration managed last years peaceful protests rioting very poorly.
Literally, I would give them a -1 out of 10.  That poorly.

They could have nipped all of this in the bud if they showed some backbone but, they rolled over and gave in to the shrieking social justice warriors and the loud minority of mentally ill activists.

Now, when people are trying to do a post-mortem of the event and figure out who screwed up, they have entered C.Y.A. Mode and are destroying (or hiding) evidence of their stupidity. From The Seattle Times:

Not just the mayor: Text messages of Seattle police and fire chiefs from June 2020 also missing
Mayor Jenny Durkan isn’t the only Seattle leader whose text messages from a key period last June were not retained and are unavailable for public disclosure, the city’s lawyers have told attorneys suing Seattle over events that occurred during that tumultuous time.

Fire Chief Harold Scoggins’ messages and then-police Chief Carmen Best’s messages also are gone for a stretch of time when police repeatedly used tear gas at demonstrations and the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone emerged, attorneys David Perez, Angelo Calfo and Patty Eakes said Friday they recently learned.

That means the texts of three top Seattle leaders during the contentious period can’t be directly reviewed, making it less likely that plaintiffs and the public will know exactly how the officials discussed and made decisions behind the scenes during key moments.

A report on a whistleblower investigation into the improper handling of public records in the mayor’s office revealed Thursday that Durkan’s texts from Aug. 28, 2019, to June 25, 2020, were not retained. The attorneys suing the city said they weren’t provided dates for the missing Scoggins and Best texts, other than much of June.

Dan Nolte, a spokesperson for City Attorney Pete Holmes, said in an email late Friday that Durkan’s text messages are missing “due to a retention setting with her iPhone,” while Best’s texts are gone “for reasons we are still ascertaining.” Scoggins was locked out of his phone because of password issues, and his texts couldn’t be recovered, Nolte said.

Each and every one of these excuses are just that - excuses.  This is abject bullshit. The internet is forever - those texts can be recovered if they do not actively wipe them. My bet? They are wiping them. Destruction of evidence.

So glad I moved out over 20 years ago - you spend lots of money in taxes for what?
Corrupt and ineffective government, no sense of leadership.

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