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May 28 2021

The Status of Property Rights in Suburban Seattle

According to leftists, property is theft. It should come as no surprise that with them in charge, property is not respected. In the Seattle suburb Sammamish, this resulted in an absurd situation after squatters infested a multimillion-dollar home:

“The amount of guns, drugs, et cetera that were confiscated out of that place are not for personal use or for any good reason,” Sammamish Police Chief Dan Pingrey told KIRO 7 TV. …

The homeowner lives overseas, but a few people living locally help maintain the home with routine checkups. One of those workers stopped by the home and found 12 guns, bulletproof vests, more than 15,000 fentanyl pills, heroin, meth, and over $40,000 in cash.

The squatters, who appeared to be running a criminal enterprise out of someone else’s house, were arrested for burglary. Within a few days they were out of jail and back at the house, along with friends. They wanted “their” property from inside the house. Pingrey was required to let them take what had not been confiscated.

Pictures taken by a neighbor show police vehicles lined up on the street with officers watching as the squatters filled a U-Haul truck. Another picture shows a garage full of appliances, including an ATM.

No doubt much of it had been stolen elsewhere. Some of it was probably the property of the homeowner. Police were not allowed to go in the house while the squatters went on a farewell looting spree before most likely moving on to do the same to someone else’s house.

A society that glorifies Black Lives Matter looters, and that does not allow police to deal with criminals in an effective manner, can expect this behavior to increase.

On a tip from R F.

Mar 31 2021

Black Lives Matter Art on Seattle Area Buses

Riots inspired by the Black Lives Matter cancer have caused $2 billion in damage. Seattle has been hit hard, with sociopaths pouring in from out of town to indulge in the mayhem fostered by its leftist leadership. Rioting and vandalism have been nearly as incessant as in Portland, leaving parts of the city in ruins. Police have been injured in large numbers; they were even forced to abandon the East Precinct. A six-block area of downtown Seattle was occupied by hooligans for weeks, resulting in multiple shootings.

To commemorate the mayhem,

King County Metro unveiled new artwork Thursday that will be displayed on buses and Metro facilities around the county.

The artwork, created by three Metro employees, features images from the Black Lives Matter movement.

It’s nice to know that at least we will still have art, even after composers have been canceled and music abolished in the name of wokeness.

No society ever embraced its own decline with more enthusiasm.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jan 21 2021

Mob Violence Genie Remains Out of Bottle

In 2020, the liberal establishment released the mob violence genie by inciting, praising, and facilitating Black Lives Matter/Antifa riots. This worked beautifully, resulting in $billions in damages, destroying any number of businesses, and feeding a public perception of the country spinning out of control, which helped Democrats seize power. Now that it has served its purpose, will the genie obediently slink back into its bottle? Unlikely.

This was the scene on Inauguration Day in Portland:

Biden’s VP (and possibly already our de facto president) Kamala Harris has praised Black Lives Matter/Antifa rioters as the “heroes of our time,” has explicitly called for them to keep it up, and has raised funds to bail them out of jail so that they can resume their destructive activities. But no one could be far enough left to suit a mob addicted to public displays of political violence — not even Biden’s handlers.

There won’t be fewer pointless “imperialist” wars under Biden’s handlers.

The Portland fun climaxed at Democratic Party HQ, where the social justice warriors paid their respects:

In case it wasn’t already clear that Biden’s own foot soldiers don’t like him much better than patriots do,

Meanwhile, up the Left Coast in Seattle, the original Starbucks location was attacked, as was a courthouse:

There was more Antifa violence in Denver and Sacramento.

Good thing Antifa is left-wing. Otherwise, the liberal establishment would be running these videos 24/7 as proof that dissidents need to be detained in reeducation camps.

On tips from Stormfax and TCS III.

Dec 28 2020

Profiles in Moonbattery: Mikaele Andrew Baker

If you have kids, pay close attention to whose custody you place them in. You wouldn’t want their malleable minds warped by a camp counselor like Mikaele Andrew Baker.

Via Post Millennial:

An Antifa militant who publicized a hit list of Seattle business owners has been identified as a trans nonbinary furry and children’s camp counselor who has been arrested multiple times at violent protests.

Mikaele Andrew Baker, 23, of Seattle, tweeted an extensive list of local business owners last week who signed a petition in support of the dismantling of a growing autonomous zone in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The business owners were subsequently doxed and received threats.

In today’s political climate, they easily might have been burned to the ground, particularly in a place like Seattle, where local authorities largely side with Black Lives Matter and Antifa terrorists.

Baker was born male but now identifies as trans nonbinary and uses “they/them” pronouns.

Liberals would like nothing better than for children to grow up regarding guys like Baker as normal and even as role models.

Baker has called for violence on Twitter, dropping pearls of wisdom like this:

“What’s the point of having guns if you’re not going to use them to shoot racists? #seattleprotests #CHAZ.”

He is Vice-Chair of the Washington Progressive Party, a 2020 certified state delegate for Bernie Sanders, and a member of the Youth Liberation Front, which organizes violent “direct actions,” i.e., terrorist activity. Apparently none of this pays well, because he also works as a childcare worker and counselor at summer camps.

Online, Baker identifies as an “antifascist catgirl” and is open about [his] sexual fetishes, including having a desire for “punishment enemas” and exploring [his] “pet side.”

There was a time when Americans would not let a fellow like Baker near their children, even in Seattle.

At least he isn’t a schoolteacher like Yvette/Yvonne Felarca or a journalist like Renea Goddard.

On a tip from Jester.

Dec 17 2020

Seattle May Effectively Legalize Crime

Leave it to a city at the cutting edge of liberalism to discover a way to combat “mass incarceration” that works even better than letting all the criminals loose. The moonbats running Seattle have stumbled onto the solution of never locking them up in the first place by establishing poverty, mental illness, and recreation drug use as legal defenses.

Via Judicial Watch:

Elected officials in a major U.S. city plan to pass a law that will allow thieves to sell items they steal if they do it to earn money for basic needs and trespassers to set up camp on private property when it is to obtain adequate shelter. Dozens of other crimes—including assault and harassment—will be excused under the preposterous measure if suspects are poor, mentally ill or addicted to drugs. It is being crafted as a poverty defense and will allow municipal court judges to dismiss a multitude of crimes if poverty, mental illness or a substance-abuse disorder drove the perpetrator to commit them.

We are closing in on absolute anarchotyranny, under which only those who are not criminals need to fear law enforcement (e.g., people who want to run a business during COVID-19 lockdowns, people who want to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms).

The proposal was first introduced during the Seattle City Council’s budget deliberations weeks ago, according to a local news report. It … has gained incredible steam and appears to have enough support to alter the city code early next year.

The aftershocks of the fabricated hullabaloo over George Floyd’s fentanyl overdose may prove even more devastating than the initial wave of rioting.

The force behind the push for the new law is a leftist organization called Decriminalize Seattle that opposes policing and the criminal legal system. The group has called for defunding the Seattle Police Department by at least 50%…

Crime was already skyrocketing in Seattle even before anti-police, pro-criminal Black Lives Matter mania took hold. Residents are advised to get out before property values collapse. Better a city should burn to the ground than succumb to moonbattery.

On a tip from Chuck A.

Nov 27 2020

Gruesome Proof That Social Workers Cannot Replace Police

We don’t need police, moonbats bark as they slash the budget of the Seattle PD. Police are institutionally racist. Better to send in social workers instead — people like caseworker Kristin Benson.

Then we read this, from Belltown, the heart of Seattle:

Hans Dewey Van-Belkum, 58, was being held at the King County Jail in lieu of a $1 million bond in the death of Kristin Benson, who worked at the Scargo-Lewiston apartment building. …

According to investigators, the suspect had lived at the apartment building, which provides long-term housing for people who were formerly homeless, for eight years. Police found a note in the suspect’s apartment in which he wrote that he believed Benson was trying to have him evicted from the premises.

It seems likely that he believed this due to the dangerous derangement that characterizes much of the homeless population.

The man returned to the building Monday morning and went to Benson’s office, where he pulled out a KA-BAR knife purchased at a nearby Army/Navy surplus store and attacked the woman, according to court documents.

Good thing he didn’t buy a gun. Someone could have been hurt.

On a more serious note, too bad Benson didn’t have a gun.

“The murder of Ms. Benson was horrifying, an unarmed victim, trapped in her own office, unable to escape or fight back against the defendant’s rage and blade,” prosecutors said in the charging documents filed in the case.

Authorities said the man was willing to “violently attack others” who tried to help the murder victim.

They should have called in members of the Seattle City Council to deescalate the situation.

The court documents say the victim suffered eight stab wounds to her back and four additional puncture wounds to other parts of her body. She was found face down in her office with the knife sticking out of her back, according to the charging documents.

If moonbats do not understand why social workers cannot replace the police now, they never will.

On a tip from Behind Enemy Lines.

Oct 16 2020

Mass Exodus From Seattle Police Department

As John Lennon might sing, “Imagine there’s no police/It’s easy if you try.” Even easier if you live in Seattle:

Fox News confirms:

At least 118 officers have separated from the Seattle police department this year…

“Your 911 call for help will go unanswered for a significant amount of time,” Seattle Police Officer Guild President Mike Solan told the Jason Rantz Show on Seattle’s KTTH. …

The 39 separations occurred in September after the Seattle City Council made good on its promise to approve sweeping proposals that would slash the police department budget by $4 million and cut as many as 100 officers from the force.

Make life hell for police long enough and eventually you will have no police. Then the whole city will be the CHAZ/CHOP anarchy zone, ruled over by warlords like Raz Simone. Street-level moonbats would regard that as utopia.

As for the ruling-level moonbats who script the narrative and fund the riots, this process is just a means to an end. You can’t have a police state without police. It’s local police that are problematic, because they are part of their community. They might balk at confiscating your firearms or forcing you to get on the train. The idea is to replace them with federal police.

Imagine James Comey and Peter Strzok in charge of every police department, staffing it with soldiers from some different part of the country — or better still, some different part of the world. That’s the goal of the War on Police.

On a tip from DCGere.

Sep 24 2020

Watch Seattle Protester Hit Cop in Head With Baseball Bat

When the media and corporate America praise Black Lives Matter, they praise the shooting of two police officers in Louisville yesterday in reaction to authorities’ refusal to immolate three other officers to the BLM cause (the indictment of one officer failed to placate the mob). The media and corporate America praise this:

A shocking video from Wednesday night’s riots in Seattle shows a man dressed in all black violently smash a police officer in the back of the head with a metal baseball bat.

More terrorist violence:

The Seattle Police Department also noted that an individual threw an explosive at law enforcement officers at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday night. The incendiary device “exploded near waiting bike officers.”

It wasn’t the only explosive thrown at officers last night.

Here’s video of the baseball bat attack:

Hear that crack? If the officer hadn’t been wearing a helmet, that would have been his skull.

Insurrection is not a game. It is past time to employ lethal force against “mostly peaceful protesters” who attack the police. If we wait until the situation gets any further out of hand, the leftist maniacs who rule the streets of Seattle may rule us all from Washington.

The media will screech like a scalded cat if appropriate force is used. That is because the leftists running the media and the brownshirts assaulting police officers are on the same team. Civilization is running out of time to stand up to them.

On tips from Kate P, Rapinhoe, and Bluto.

Aug 11 2020

Seattleites Back the Blue; City Council Defunds Anyway

Looks like no one has spiked the water supply with LSD after all. The people of Seattle have spoken, even if their rulers are not listening.

On Sunday,

City residents turned out in droves for a “Back the Blue” rally outside city hall ahead of a major vote on Monday that would take funding away from the city’s police department.

Videos and photographs posted to social media showed what appeared to be thousands of people outside Seattle City Hall, adorned in blue shirts and holding signs to show support for law enforcement.

Antifa showed up in hopes of intimidating, but apparently did not have the numbers to break up the demonstration.

The City Council had already made cuts to the police department, during a period of incessant rioting that calls for more police, not less. On Monday, they doubled down on the moonbattery:

The Seattle City Council approved a complex budget package to cut spending for the Seattle Police Department. The vote was 7-1, with Councilmember Kshama Sawant as the only dissenting vote.

Kshama Sawant, who keeps her dials turned even further to the left than the rest of them, dissented because the cuts were not sufficiently extreme. The beleaguered SPD will only be reduced by 100 officers.

But the package was more than extreme enough for Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, who promptly announced her resignation. Best is not a fan of mob rule.

She did her best. Unfortunately, it is not possible to police a city without support from the municipal government. Now she has more time to defend her home from moonbat commandos, and won’t have to rely on her neighbors.

Antipolice activists had demanded a 50% cut to police funding. Cutting funding at all in the face of arrogant demands by rioters sends a dangerous signal. Black Lives Matter is likely to draw the lesson that they will need to riot even more violently for their full demands to be met.

On tips from Varla, Mr. Freemarket, Chuck A, and Bluto.

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