Mayor: Decision not to seek hate-crime charge sends chilling message


Last updated 8/3/2020 at 7:50pm

Brian Soergel

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has released the following statement in response to the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office decision not to to seek a hate-crime charge regarding the vandalism of the City-approved "I Can't Breathe" sign on Sixth Avenue North.

"I firmly believe that the malicious defacing of the 'I Can't Breathe' artwork, created by a local, young Black artist and selected as part of the City's "On the Fence" public art program, was a hate crime, and I disagree...

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