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New Q Patrol forms in wake of attack on entertainer

by Shaun Knittel – SGN Associate Editor After another round of violent attacks on Capitol Hill, a group of citizens have decided to revive the Q-Safety Patrol, calling it Out Watch. The group says that patrols could start as soon as next weekend. On Wednesday night, a group gathered inside Dr. Jen’s House of Beauty (Atomic Cosmetics) for the first meeting to revive the citizen safety patrol groups that aims to prevent anti-LGBTQ attacks and violence on Capitol Hill. Jennifer Dietrich, owner of the beauty and cosmetic salon told Capitol Hill Seattle Blog (CHS Blog) she decided to organize the meeting after a spate of violent attacks in the neighborhood, including a rape and an assault of a drag performer. “I just stopped and said ‘this is not cool, that we can’t walk around our own neighborhood.’ We need to do something,” she said. Dietrich said the group will use Dr. Jen’s as a home base. Volunteers will walk Capitol Hill in beats from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. i

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