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Aug 04 2020

Armed Neighbors Defend Seattle Police Chief’s House From Mob

You know a society is collapsing into anarchy when mobs target the house of the chief of police:

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said her home had been targeted by “aggressive protesters,” but her neighbors stopped them from any mischief.

Under end-stage liberalism, neighbors do more to maintain law and order than Big Government.

Some of the counter-protesters identified as Best’s neighbors were armed as they persuaded the protesters to leave.

Let’s hope no Kim Gardner types have them thrown in jail.

The aborted attack occurred Saturday. Hundreds of “BLM supporters” (i.e., domestic terrorists) wore dark clothes and appeared to be on some kind of commando mission.

“They were very organized,” one resident whose identity was withheld said. “They had radios, talking to each other. They had numbers they used to decal all their cars for who knows what. So, they were identifying all their vehicles individually by number. They came with a mission…They were out here intimidating us.”

Situations like this will become truly terrifying once Democrats start confiscating our firearms, as Biden has promised.

Best being a Woman of Color does not placate the mob. She represents civilization, so the savages hate her.

The local sheriff is “monitoring the situation.” Best can’t count on her own police department, because it is controlled by moonbats who are in the process of abolishing it.

Best pleaded with the Seattle City Council to denounce mob rule. Good luck with that.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket, Dragon’s Lair, and Kevin R.

Jul 30 2020

Mostly Peaceful Seattle Rioters Caught With Weapons and Explosives

The official lie, promulgated ad nauseam by the liberal establishment media, is that only a few of the rioters are rioters, the rest of the rioters being peaceful protesters who did not realize that the nine hundred forty-eleventh riot would turn out to be a riot. At a media briefing yesterday, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best adhered to the policy as best she could:

“Since July 19th, we have seen three protests where individuals have embedded themselves and they were particularly destructive and violent inside the peaceful group. Last Saturday a group of protesters went to the Youth Service Center where people within the group threw incendiary devices, [M]olotov cocktails, into a construction site which resulted in several trailers being destroyed by fire.”

Her account of the peaceful protest continues:

“The group went from the construction [site] to the East Precinct. A van that was closely following the group arrived at the precinct with the group. People were seen removing items and distributing them to people within the group. These items were described as baseball bats, pyrotechnic explosives, APR respirators, improvised shields, and face masks.”

No doubt the baseball bats and explosives were of the peaceful variety, although not long afterward, the protesters blasted an 8″ hole in the wall of the East Precinct.

Police searched the van:

“The search yielded, one, pyrotechnic explosives, smoke bombs bundled together and unlit, but able to cause large amounts of smoke that are caustic to humans, bear spray, using it on anything but bears is a federal offense, pepper spray, stun guns, improvised spike strips.”

Best noted that 59 police officers were injured in Saturday’s riot.

Even Seattle Mayor and Black Lives Matter supporter Jenny Durkan admitted that the protests are not 100% peaceful:

“Peaceful protests are good for our city and good for our country,” said Durkan, “but in our city it is also a truth that arson, destruction, and violence have occurred and they undermine the push and need and voice for systemic change.”

She also admitted that BLM/Antifa goons intimidate journalists. But the important thing is the push for systemic change, so that America can be transformed to meet the rioters’ demands.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Jul 26 2020

Why Seattle Is Closing Its Jail

Seattle is descending into total anarchy. Last night, mostly peaceful protesters used explosives to blow a hole in the wall of a police precinct.

Meanwhile, the moonbats in charge plan to close the jail. An official document discloses why they are closing it: because incarcerating criminals is a symptom of “racism,” “white fragility,” and “white supremacist culture.”

In all seriousness:

When it was confined to college campuses, leftist ideology was nauseating but seemingly harmless. Now that people indoctrinated on these campuses control the streets, the media, and local government in places like Seattle, we see that it is anything but harmless.

On a tip from DCGere.

Jul 24 2020

BLM Roadblock: Enough Is Enough

Here’s something you might never have realized from watching mainstream media coverage. Some people are tired of Black Lives Matter/Antifa scum flushing our country down the toilet as the liberal establishment eggs them on. Reaction to a Black Lives Matter roadblock in Seattle:

Advice to BLMsters: don’t bother calling the police. Your fellow moonbats have disabled them.

On tips from Rapinhoe, Jack Bauer, and DCGere.

Jul 24 2020

Why You Need to Stay Out of Seattle This Weekend

If you think Seattle is bad now, you’re right. But the BLM-inspired chaos will get even worse. From a letter Chief of Police Carmen Best sent to the Seattle City Council:

SPD [the Seattle Police Department] has confirmed with the City Attorney’s Office that the City Council ordinance banning the use of less lethal tools – including pepper spray – commonly used to disperse crowds that have turned violent, will go into effect this weekend as written.

Such tools were recently used to get the saw-wielding maniac Shane Vordelmicha Green under control in Seattle’s sister city Portland.

The chief does her best to talk sense into the liberal City Council:

There is no reason not to assume we will continue to experience property destruction, arson, looting, and attempts to injure additional officers throughout the weekend and beyond. …

If I am not allowed to lawfully equip officers with the tools they have been trained to use to protect the community and themselves, it would be reckless to have them confront this level of violence under the current legal restrictions imposed by Council.

More than a dozen Seattle cops have already been injured by what the media calls “mostly peaceful protesters.”

In large crowds, there is no safe way for officers to effect arrests when their colleagues do not have the tools necessary to protect them. …

For these reasons, SPD will have an adjusted deployment in response to any demonstrations this weekend. The Council legislation gives officers no ability to safely intercede to preserve property in the midst of a large, violent crowd.

It’s official. Under Democrat rule, Seattle has succumbed to anarchy. The whole city is CHAZ/CHOP now.

Residents are still expected to pay taxes, yet there will be no attempt to preserve property or public safety against the violent mobs that have been running amok in the name of Black Lives Matter.

On a tip from Kevin R.

Jul 23 2020

Seattle Struggles to Keep Up With Portland in Race to Hell

The Antifa Wars between Portland and Seattle continue. Which will establish itself as the Left Coast city rendered most spectacularly dysfunctional by moonbattery? Portland had a big night last night, but then again, so did Seattle:

A mob of about 150 people gathered near the former CHAZ/CHOP in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood and spent several hours last night smashing windows, setting fires and looting stores. …

They targeted a store owned by the wife of a Seattle police officer. smashing their way in and looting it to set a fire in the street.

Lest anyone think this is really about protesting nonexistent “systemic racism” rather than imposing Marxism, vandalism against banks included the graffiti “Capitalism kills.”

Where were the police?

The police were trailing the mob throughout the night but didn’t arrest anyone.

We are getting a foretaste of what life will be like if liberals get their way and abolish the police altogether.

Hot Air has plenty of video. This one demonstrates how much good obsequiously pandering to the mob did Whole Foods:

On a tip from TCS III.

Jul 22 2020

Pacific Northwest Antifa Wars

After the demise of CHAZ/CHOP and the recent explosion of mostly peaceful, municipal government–supported mayhem in Portland, it seemed the City of Roses had pulled ahead of Seattle in the race to total ruin. But the Emerald City could be staging a comeback.

Matt Christiansen keeps us abreast of the Pacific Northwest Antifa Wars:

More on the anonymous Seattle police officer’s heartbreaking letter here.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jul 22 2020

Seattle Jail to Close

The liberals running Seattle have demoralized and are planning to defund the police, with the apparent objective of eradicating them altogether. Consequently, they won’t be needing a jail anymore, since there will be no one to apprehend criminals. So this revelation by Christopher Rufo should come as no surprise:

I’ve obtained a leaked email, written by Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention Director John Diaz, outlining the plan for a “phased closing of the Seattle jail” and replacing it with “prevention, diversion, rehabilitation, and harm reduction” programs.

That is to say, they are not going to replace it.

Additionally, the county plans to end all youth detention by 2025.

This is a radical escalation in the agenda of “abolishing the police” and “abolishing prisons.” This policy would eliminate nearly 60 percent of King County’s jail capacity—and lead to the early release of violent criminals.

New York demonstrates the effect of this brand of moonbattery on public safety.

Can you imagine if the sort of people running Seattle took full control of the federal government? Chances are good they soon will; the hollow and hapless Joe Biden has thrown in his lot with the ultraleft.

On tips from Tchhht!!! and DCGere.

Jul 22 2020

Letter From a Seattle Police Officer

The Seattle police officer who wrote this letter may qualify for sainthood. It is a heartbreaking read, detailing a noble commitment to “THE MISSION” of keeping us free by keeping us safe. It ends with a challenge. You should read it all, but here are highlights:

I have suffered significant injuries while serving you, some of which caused me to be hospitalized and others were painful but transitory. …

I cannot forget to mention that people have tried to kill me. Once by vehicle attack, another time by fire, and a few times by firearms and knives.

The thanks received for accepting this risk:

I once saw a white woman walking with her five children in tow, biracial children. I waived at them from my patrol car and received a friendly wave in return from their 5 year old … only to have the mother yell angrily at the child “DON’T YOU WAVE AT THE POLICE!”

None of this broke the officer, who continued to believe in THE MISSION, making it possible for Seattleites to go about their lives — until the George Floyd Memorial Riots.

They threw glass bottles, rocks, pieces of steel, chunks of concrete, and even improvised explosive devices (the ones the media have video of but won’t show you.) …

Then came the politicians standing right in front of me, on the front lines, calling me a racist killer cop. Standing next [to] people who were telling us to kill ourselves, with people around them handing out rocks and bottles which were thrown at me shortly thereafter.

The East Precinct was abandoned to the mob.

The collapse of public safety means the end of freedom. That’s the point of Black Lives Matter mayhem.

The anarchists and Jacobin Marxists currently controlling our city’s future have created an environment that will not allow public order and safety to be maintained. And that puts your freedom in peril.

When a mob can control city streets, those who do not agree with the mob are not free.

Finally, the officer broke, losing faith in THE MISSION.

The police can’t save us now. But we can still save ourselves.

Only you can march in the streets against the mob or flood the city council meetings … only you who don’t want to see mayhem, disorder, and anarchy in your city can stop it. Only you can make the politicians allow us to complete “THE MISSION.”

Only you can unbreak me. Only you can let me return to THE MISSION.

I await your decision.

The wait won’t be long, because not to decide quickly is to decide.

On a tip from Kevin R.

Jul 12 2020

Systemic Racism in Seattle

We are told it is such a problem that it warrants dismantling American society. Yet no one can find any current examples of systemic racism. Despite journalists’ prodigious efforts, they can only produce isolated incidents, a large percentage of which are revealed to be hoaxes.

The problem is, they are looking for the wrong kind of systemic racism. Against blacks, it literally does not exist in this country. Against whites, it is prevalent — and as subtle as a sharp stick to the eye. Consider Seattle:

For details, read the City Journal piece here.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Jun 23 2020

Party Is Ending in Seattle

Playtime is winding down for the anarchocommies who have destroyed Seattle. They had their fun looting and setting up their own cop-free country in the middle of town. Due to the predictable bloodshed, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has stopped bleating about a “Summer of Love,” and has announced that the city will reassert authority over CHAZ/CHOP:

“The cumulative impacts of the gatherings and protests and the nighttime atmosphere and violence has led to increasingly difficult circumstances for our businesses and residents,” Durkan said at a news conference. …

“We have to make sure that any resident, any business, or any visitor that calls for help gets the help they need,” Durkan said.

Too bad she didn’t consider her duty to law-abiding citizens back on June 8, when the occupation began. By now, the damage has been done. For example,

Coronavirus pandemic or not, an investment advisory company is leaving the cultural unrest in Seattle and moving its headquarters to Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor.

” … The unrest that has taken place in the city of Seattle … there is really is not a downtown business community today,” Smead Capital Management, President and CEO Cole Smead told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

Seattle is no longer a city; it is a punchline. Smead won’t be the last to bail out.

“We’re hearing rumors of 40-story buildings that will be only 20-percent occupied by October,” Smead said.

Smead noted that Phoenix offers a better quality of life. This is because Phoenix has not yet succumbed to end-stage moonbattery.

As of May 31, the firm managed approximately $1.58 billion.

Welcome to the Valley of the Sun. Please do not bring any Democrat voting habits with you. Phoenix will only prosper so long as the ideology that destroyed Seattle is held at bay. Once the disease takes firm hold, employers will have to move on again.

On tips from Steve T, KirklesWorth, and Mr. Freemarket.

Jun 22 2020

Race-Based Wealth Redistribution

Any Caucasians who plan on vacationing in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone should be sure to bring $10 bills to pass out to sacred black people. Hats off to this social justice warrior for boiling liberal economic policy down to its essence — whites must give their money to blacks:

This policy is already in effect at the federal level. Since Lyndon Johnson imposed the “Great Society,” $trillions of dollars have been confiscated disproportionately from whites and given disproportionately to blacks. This has not improved the lot of blacks, but it has helped to make Big Government larger and more powerful.

On a tip from Bluto.

Jun 21 2020

Seattle Health Bureaucrats Declare Noncompliance With BLM Ideology to Be a Public Health Crisis

It seemed that moonbattery had reached its last extremes in Seattle, where authorities abandoned a police precinct rather than defend it from the mob and have allowed violent revolutionaries to establish their own country in the middle of town rather than uphold property rights and the rule of law, all in the name of black power. But now we read this:

The King County Board of Health on Thursday passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.

Racism can be defined as opposition — real or imaginary — to the radical black supremacist ideology of Black Lives Matter.

The Board of Health presents a course of treatment:

• Participating in racial equity training.

• Engaging and being responsive to communities and residents impacted by racism, especially black and indigenous communities, as partners in identifying and implementing solutions.

• Establishing an agreed-upon understanding of racial equity principles to work towards anti-racist policies and practices and to serve as ambassadors of racial equity work.

In other words, they will address this “health crisis” by spewing the same corrosive rhetoric you would be fed in a university course in victim studies.

Meanwhile, large mobs are encouraged to congregate, spreading COVID-19. But that isn’t seen as a health crisis.

Speaking of Seattle,

The largest labor group in the Seattle area has expelled the city’s police union, saying the guild representing officers failed to address racism within its ranks.

It isn’t easy to purge the ranks of a police department of racism when law enforcement is inherently racist according to the dogma of the violent mob that is calling all the shots.

On tips from Grumpy Cat and Bluto.

Jun 18 2020

Video Confirms: Seattle Protesters Are Violent Revolutionaries

The media establishment describes the “protests” as “mostly peaceful.” Mayor Jenny Durkan responded to the extensive rioting and looting that she allowed to happen by further allowing the rioters and looters to set up their own autonomous country on other people’s property in downtown Seattle. She describes the anarchy as “a summer of love” and a “peaceful expression of our community’s … desire to build a better world.”

Are these “protesters” well-meaning and mostly peaceful, as the liberal establishment claims? Ami Horowitz ventured into Seattle’s CHAZ/CHOP anarchy zone and confirmed that not only the followers but also leaders like Jaiden Grayson are violent revolutionaries intent on destroying our country.

Via Fox News:

“Every day that I show up here, I’m not here to peacefully protest,” Grayson told the “U.N. Me” filmmaker, who also embedded himself in Minneapolis protests earlier this month.

“I’m here to disrupt until my demands are met,” Grayson continued. “You cannot rebuild until you break it all the way down.”

Among their demands is the abolition of police, prisons, courts, and the criminal justice system. Grayson says they will pursue their lunatic agenda “by any means necessary.”

Absurd as it may seem, these hooligans are more of a threat to America than the Soviet Union at the peak of its power. This is because we stood up to the Soviet Union. We made it clear that we would rather fight than lose our freedom. The “protests” are happening because it is now clear that this is no longer the case. We will not fight if it means standing up to thugs brandishing the word “racist.”

Every corporation and celebrity that bows to Black Lives Matter, bows to the malevolent vermin on display in this video:

The Black Panthers were violent revolutionary Marxists and criminals. Even they come off like sensible moderates compared to the movement the liberal establishment has thrown its weight behind.

On a tip from Sean C.

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