The city of Seattle agreed to pay $10,000 to settle a lawsuit on Thursday, brought by a woman in federal court, regarding the city’s plan to remove her tent from Cal Anderson Park last December as part of clearing out a new 'autonomous zone.'
While the local media continues to portray Ada Yaeger as "unhoused" and "homeless," she is actually a former college student from Texas and an activist with ties to Marxist groups that are seeking to destroy America.
In December, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and Parks Department, announced that they would be clearing the massive homeless encampment in Cal Anderson Park. The park was the site of the infamous Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) this summer.
Following the announcement of the clearing, activists moved into the park and began to construct barriers to protect their riot staging areas, not the dozens of tents in the park. Though they claimed to be protecting the homeless from SPD, many of those homeless people who were in tents accepted offers of shelter and services from the city and the police. Some of those who had been living in the park even accused the Antifa activists of assaulting them.
Attorneys for Ada Yaeger, who had been living at the park, filed a lawsuit and argued that any clearing of the encampments violated her constitutional rights and could result in the damage or seizure of personal property by authorities.
The suit delayed the clearing of the park pending a judge’s ruling. The delay also gave Antifa and activists time to fortify their positions and install barricades in the park.
The Seattle Times, wrote regarding Yaeger that "she ended up in Seattle, where her partner is originally from, after living in Texas. The coronavirus pandemic and bad luck left her and her partner with few places to turn, Yaeger said, and the community at Cal Anderson took them in. Since the park was cleared, Yaeger worked with city officials to relocate to a tiny home operated by city-contracted nonprofit Low Income Housing Institute."
This may lead one to believe that Yaeger is just down on her luck, especially with this quote given to the Seattle Times, "This case was an opportunity to recoup some of the losses for me and my community and possibly to help prevent future sweeps. We decided to settle since it would be a long time until we could go to trial, and the settlement could immediately provide some relief or resources for the unhoused in Seattle.”
Yaeger, like many living on the streets of Seattle, came from out of town, specifically in this case Dallas, Texas. As recently as July, Yaeger listed herself as a Dallas activist and a member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO).
FRSO said about themselves that they aren’t "planning to defeat imperialism at the ballot box but by building up the people's movements and constructing an organization capable of leading a revolution. The defeat of Trump in the election will improve the conditions for these tasks."
Their website attacks both Democrats and Republicans and calls for the overthrow of capitalism and the United States, while praising Communist dictators, red China, and the Soviet Union.
Yaeger likely came to Seattle to be part of the CHAZ this summer. That timeline would coincide with her online record. Yaeger told the court that she had been living in a "protest encampment" in the park since the summer and been "...subjected to repeated harassment from the City of Seattle by way of 'sweeps'—a coordinated destruction and taking of personal property of unhoused citizens by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Police, two departments controlled and funded by Defendant City of Seattle."
According to Yaeger's social media she studied computer science at Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas before coming to Seattle.
The lawsuit, filed on Yaeger's behalf by Mazzone Law Firm, asked the court to impose a restraining order against the city to stop the Parks Department and the police from removing the encampment in the park. Yaeger was portrayed by the local media as a homeless camper with no other place to go. None of the Seattle media looked into her background or even at her social media profiles where all this information was readily available.
Lawyers for Seattle argued that the people living in the park had been hostile to park-goers, police and park workers, citing safety concerns. In September, private security guards employed by a firm hired by the city to enforce park hours were threatened and chased away. Over the summer, an Antifa weapons cache was found in one of the park buildings during a previous clearing of an encampment. Spike strips, explosives, machetes and shields were found in the building.
US District Judge Richard Jones rejected the restraining order in December and said that Yaeger had offered little to no evidence that her rights to free expression or due process were violated. The ruling allowed the encampment to be cleared.
The majority of the 'black bloc' Antifa members, who claimed to be occupying the park to ‘defend’ the homeless, left before the police arrived at Cal Anderson, leaving behind only a few dozen protesters. According to SPD sources, Antifa was more concerned about losing their staging area for riots and stockpiles of makeshift weapons they stored in the park. Activists screamed at the police during the cleanup and spent the following weekend attempting to regain a foothold in the park.
The CHAZ attracted activists from all over the Pacific Northwest in July, as well as from across the country. It also attracted the neighborhood's homeless population and was the site of a gruesome murder suicide, allegedly committed by one of the campers. After CHAZ was dismantled, the homeless continued to return to the park as did Antifa activists who used the park as a staging area for ongoing riots in the city.
A spokesperson for the Seattle City Attorney told the Times that they settled the lawsuit "to avoid the time and expense of further litigation."
Yaeger, who studied computer science, could have come to Seattle the way most others do, to start a job at a tech company. Instead, she chose to join an armed occupation of the city and grift the taxpayers. By agreeing to the settlement, Seattle has now sent a clear message to activists, come to Seattle and cash in by suing the city, and the settlement from taxpayers can fund your attempt to overthrow the government.