A Washington mayor said she’s being harassed after audio from her 911 call to report a group of “far right-wing” petition signature gatherers at Walmart surfaced online.
“There’s some far right-wing petitioners at Walmart and they don’t—they’re not leaving,” Yakima Mayor Janice Deccio can be heard saying in a 911 call from Sept. 3. “Walmart has asked them repeatedly to do so, and the police have not taken them off the premises.”
Yakima Mayor Janice Deccio says she misunderstood the law surrounding signature gathering on private property when she called 911 to report petitioners at a local Walmart. (Courtesy City of Yakima)
Activists were gathering signatures on six Washington ballot initiatives relating to taxes, parental rights and police pursuits over the Labor Day weekend. The initiatives are funded by a group called Let’s Go Washington, which did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
A recording of Deccio’s 911 call was first shared on YouTube by conservative commentator Glen Morgan last week.
In the call, the dispatcher and a supervisor can be heard telling Deccio that the petitioners have a right to gather signatures on private property