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Killing of West Seattle homeless man a window into tension in neighbors

Posted on AllSides April 14th, 2024
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A man in West Seattle died after he was zip-tied and held down by two men on Christmas Day 2020, one of whom refused to perform CPR after he stopped breathing. Thomas Norton, 42, was homeless, and the men holding him down suspected him of stealing packages and other items, and decided to stop him themselves. In the rapidly gentrifying West Seattle neighborhood where Norton sustained fatal injuries, neighbors said they had been frustrated for years by theft, drug activity, loud and visible crises, and homeless people. In the years...

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