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Feces dumped in yard of Indian Am councilwoman’s home

The Seattle Police Department released photos of a suspect believed to have dumped bags of manure as many as six times onto the yard of a Seattle city councilwoman, reports KING5.

The public plea comes as Indian American Councilwoman Kshama Sawant wrote a letter complaining the Department had failed to investigate her complaints, according to Fox13.

Sawant gained national attention in 2013 when she became one of the few members of the Socialist Alternative Party to win elective office. She believes the attacks may be politically motivated as the incidents outside her home have gained much attention from right-wing media.

“There is obviously a glaring inconsistency between this approach and the way in which former Mayor Durkan, after a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest was held a short distance from her mansion, was provided with a 24-hour stakeout for a full year,” wrote Sawant in a letter to city officials. “As a socialist City Councilmember who has participated in Black Lives Matter protests, I am being told that my case of six threatening incidents involving human excrement doesn’t merit even a serious investigation, let alone protection.”

Sawant says she’s also received a threatening email to her council office calling her the “queen of sh*t.”

The Department responded that it has not found any evidence that this is a hate crime and said it would follow any leads it receives.

“The department takes incidents involving public officials seriously, and investigators have canvassed for evidence, gathered information from witnesses and reviewed everything collected thus far,” SPD wrote in a statement.

Seattle Police Department

The suspect is only described as 5’4″ and Asian.

Police say friends of Sawant were watching her home when the incident occurred. They confronted the suspect and snapped several photos.

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