In response to the recent string of attacks on women in south-end parks, a group of Mt. Baker neighbors is planning a community safety rally for this Wed., Dec. 15.
Organizers say the rally has three goals:
- Letting the attacker(s) know we will not stand for this
- Connecting the community so we can be more vigilant, prepared and connected
- Providing safety tips and other proactive strategies
The group will meet at the Mount Baker Community Club (2811 Mt. Rainier Dr S.) at 5 pm for an easy jog through the neighborhood to “collectively and symbolically reclaim the streets”. The rally will start at 5:30 pm.
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is investigating four random attacks on women in just two months, and all of them occurred in the Rainier Valley’s two toniest neighborhoods – three in Mt. Baker and one in Seward Park.
Sexual Assault Unit detectives are actively investigating these incidents, but SPD hasn’t said if the attacks are related.
Anyone with information about these incidents or who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspect(s), is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Sexual Assault Unit at 206-684-5575.