~ Susan Cook
Saturday night I was driving home up 15th NE about 9:00. I had just passed 130th when I saw lots of emergency lights flashing ahead. I kept driving to get closer and figure out what I’d need to do, if anything.
Near 160th there was a squad car parked across the lanes, lights blazing, surrounded by traffic cones. There was no getting through. What I found eerie was that there didn’t appear to be anyone around, then I noticed the car was labelled ICE. I was scared, so I turned around as did those behind me. Stunned, I followed cars until they turned up 165th not knowing what I would find once we got back to 15th.
What I found was a big roadblock at 165th with a Road Closed sign. What was more unsettling was a large, dark parking lot with what must have been 20 ICE cars. It was then that I thought about contacting the WAISN hotline (Washington Immigration Solidarity Network).
To report immigration activity, call: 1-800-724-3737
I can only imagine how this scene affected those to whom it was directed. I believe fear should never be allowed to invade our streets.
(see the May 8 event for more info about Immigrant Justice)