This Fox News Web Site story today is just priceless. The Mayor, white, homosexual, female Jenny Durkan, has been “demanded” to resign by avowed Socialist City Council-creature Kshama Sawant. Yeah, as if Durkan takes orders from the Clowncil! Sawant let demonstrators into City Hall, because in her view it “belongs to the people”.
“Protesters” Storm City Hall! Those same protesters took over the Seattle East Precinct, making a 6-block “police-free zone”.
And now this, from MyNorthwest.com. It seems that the so-called “demonstrators” on Capitol Hill (above) are armed, and now establishing checkpoints around the neighborhood, and attempting to extract “protection money” from local businesses. How is this helpful? With no police, this is what you get.
Here are some quotes from another article on the KOMO Web site, about the “protester-occupied Autonomous Zone” near the Seattle Police East Precinct on Capitol Hill.
After Seattle police boarded up and abandoned the east precinct, a story started to spread that protesters with guns had broken in and were occupying the building. This is false. [emphasis mine]
Now, just think about the bolded statement above. The Seattle Police have abandoned their precinct station, and basically surrendered to the Occupying Force of Protesters. What, exactly, does this say about the Police of the City of Seattle, whose job it is to protect the citizens of the city. This is appalling! In my opinion, this reflects the known fact that the city government of Seattle does not support its police force, and has not done for many years. They are the descendants of 1960s radicals who think of police as “pigs”.
However, armed citizens are patrolling the streets around the police station. It’s also true that rifle-toting citizens have set up checkpoints and may be restricting who goes in and out.
Does this sound like a revolution to you? An entire neighborhood of the city patrolled by armed “citizens” who probably do not live in that neighborhood.
And the truth actually gets even worse.
“We have heard anecdotally reports of citizens and businesses being asked to pay a fee to operate within this area,” Nollette said. “This is the crime of extortion.”
“The collective believes in the diversity of tactics,” said protest organizer Dae Shik Kim Hawkins, Jr. “I think a lot of different coalitions and efforts are trying to achieve a very similar goal.”
Police said they are reaching out to these leaders so they can move back into the east precinct without inciting more civil unrest.
What does this sound like to you? To me, it sounds like, again, the Police have surrendered to the Protesters, and have to ask their permission to move back into their precinct house! The Protesters’ Goal is a Police-free city.
I have changed my mind about this being fun for us non-Seattleites to watch; it is now scary, and horrifying. I feel sorry for all the business owners whose establishments were burned or looted during the so-called protests over the death of a career criminal in Minneapolis. And I feel badly for all the citizens who are being prevented from returning to their homes, by armed thugs at checkpoints.
Hey, “protesters” and “demonstrators” in Seattle. Be very careful what you wish for, you might just get it. I wonder how criminal gangs and drug-pushers feel about Leftist wimps who pull the police from the streets in favor of social workers? We may be about to find out.
Yesterday, in the midst of the Riots (otherwise described as protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis), that would have been Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best.
Today, on the other hand, responsibility for the Seattle Police Department has been handed over to: “SEATTLE POLICE-ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS”. In a story titled:
Mayor Durkan Announces Temporary Ban on the use of tear gas by SPD at demonstrations
The Mayor and the Police Chief have deferred to so-called Police Accountability Groups in their policy of banning, for at least 30 days, police deployment of tear gas to break up huge crowds of rioters in Seattle. Hereafter, police policy will be made by groups not elected by the citizens of Seattle. Now, the anarchist group known as “Antifa” has vowed to take their brand of rioting, violence, and destruction to Seattle neighborhoods not in the downtown core. I am wondering tonight how the residents of Seattle are feeling about that. Funny, but nowhere in the KOMO article are the “police accountability groups” named.
In another story, too, the Martin Luther King County Labor Council has informed the Seattle Police Officers Guild that it needs to“become and anti-racist organization”, or “get out”.
The violent inmates of the Insane Asylum of Seattle have been handed the running of that former city in the Pacific Northwest. I feel sorry for the ordinary citizens of the city, who brought this upon themselves by electing their far-Left governments, over and over.
Sometimes it seems like the residents of Seattle are completely detached from reality. While those of us in the real world are hard at work at our jobs, Seattleites are rallying in the streets, protesting Chase Bank’s “Alleged Fossil-Fuel Investments“. Please enlighten me. Why, pray tell, would anyone give a rat’s ass whether a bank has fossil-fuel investments? The said bank isn’t even headquartered in Seattle! Maybe what they’re really protesting is the bankruptcy of the Seattle institution, Washington Mutual, in the 2008 financial crisis. Chase bought WaMu out of bankruptcy, and the locals have never quite forgiven them for it. But ANY institution with any kind of “fossil-fuel” ties gets protested around here.
And then, there’s the story of employees at Seattle’s second-largest employer, Amazon.com, who are irked by Amazon’s “growing ties to the oil industry“. Just like with the Google employees’ protesting their employer’s work for the US Military, Amazon employees think it’s actually their business whether Amazon works with the oil industry! These inmates seem to think they run the asylum. I sure hope Amazon management lets them know that they do not, and it’s really none of their business who Amazon customers are. They are just acting like the spoiled brats they are.
In the Dubious Distinction category, Seattle has made the list of the most drunken driving cities. Maybe the drivers in Seattle get really tired of all the traffic congestion, due to city government’s efforts to get them out of their cars and into government transportation, so they just get drunk.
And, finally, in the Entitled Inmates Thinking They Own the Asylum category, residents of one of the “tiny house villages” for the homeless in Seattle locked out workers from the City government, and employees of the contractor who runs the Village. These residents think they OWN the place, when they are really living there at the expense of the taxpayers of the city of Seattle. Oh, I actually think the City Council forgets they are spending the taxpayers’ money, and not their own!
You did? This is what you voted for.
Antifa protesters outside the home of Tucker Carlson, a Fox News commentator.
Protesters outside the home of Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Pai has a wife and children, who were frightened by the angry people shouting outside their home. They had to go into hiding.
This is what Antifa promises people who do not agree with them.
This is who they are. These people are not supporters of conservatives.
Democrat supporters prefer mob rule. Anyone who disagrees with them is liable to have a mob on his front lawn, or outside his office, screaming and threatening violence.
If you voted Democrat on Tuesday, this whom you voted for. Be very careful out there. One wrong word to the wrong person could lead to these people forming up outside YOUR front door, demanding blood. Your livelihood may be threatened, your family might be in danger, if you get on the wrong side of the Liberal Mob.
President Trump (yes, all you scared-rabbit Liberals, HE WON), goes to Joint Base Andrews, to greet the return home of a flag-draped casket of a Seal Team member killed in action. No pomp, no circumstance, just bowed heads and prayers for the soul of one brave man killed in action.
Trump selects Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. He has chosen a well-respected Constitutional Conservative, aged 49, for a seat on the highest court in the land. And he prays with the widow of Antonin Scalia, his family, and the new nominee. This is Class.
In his first two weeks in office, President Donald Trump has done something that few presidents do, and that startled some in the so-called mainstream media. Thanks to cartoonist Michael Ramirez for this pertinent cartoon.
Rush Predicted This (above) Obama to Anti-Trump Protesters “March on”.
Anti-Trump Protests break out everywhere. Liberal Temper Tantrums, heads exploding everywhere. Unfortunately, it’s not always just the heads exploding. Innocent citizens’ private property is destroyed by the rioting cry-bullies of the Left. Peaceful transfer of power? Not for these Liberals.
Liberal parents are exposing their children to this garbage. Deplorable!
This is what college students are learning these days. Pathetic.
He is the new President. More Power To Him. More Power to the Working Citizens of the United States of America.
The title of the story on the KOMO news web site is Watchdog: SPD Needs Big Mayday Reforms. In Seattle, MayDay every year brings out the Anarchists, masked and destructive, breaking glass in store windows, and other acts of vandalism. See this picture-this is what the Seattle Police Department is faced with EVERY MayDay!
See the Vandals in Masks?! And the Office of Professional Accountability in Seattle says the Police need reforms?! Every year, the SPD sits back and lets these disgusting dregs of society ruin downtown businesses’ day, cause thousands of dollars in property damage, and rarely get arrested or have to face accountability for their crimes. This is shameful, and perhaps that “watchdog” could actually help the Seattle Police do their jobs, instead of second-guessing them at every turn.