Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says things are improving at the Leftist squatter’s utopia known as CHAZ nee CHOP, where over the past few days there have been multiple shootings, sexual assaults, and a murder.
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This is the same mayor who claimed the takeover of private and public property by violent antifa and Black Lives Matter radicals just might turn into the “summer of love.”
In an interview on Seattle’s Q-13 News, the clueless Durkan walked back that whole “summer of love” thing, which she claimed was said in jest about Antifastan.
Nobody’s laughing, mayor.
Durkan’s interview was conducted on Thursday and posted on Monday morning after a weekend of shootings and a murder at the encampment. But, even before her interview, Antifastan was full of violence. There had already been clashes with cops, violence within the camp, illegal gun-running, shakedown schemes, and sexual attacks she’s ignored.
Seattle Mayor Says Things at CHOP Are Improving
Durkan, who ordered the abandonment of a police precinct in the CHOP zone, says things are actually showing “improvements” there.
We’ve seen improvements there and I think that we will continue to see improvements there.
No, it’s not improved. It wasn’t improved at the time the mayor gave this interview. It was worse.
BREAKING: A shooting — the second in 48 hours — was reported Sunday night in the area known as the CHOP, or Capitol Hill Occupied Protest. One person with a gunshot wound was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center. https://t.co/r55VKl9UVQ
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) June 22, 2020
Assaults are a regular feature of this “summer of love” hellhole in stutopia.
Unreleased footage from CHOP /CHAZ
In this footage you can see a man in black scan the area, identify me, report to @RazSimone, leave frame to case me, report to Raz again, then leave frame again with my other attacker.
This footage ends seconds before my assault. pic.twitter.com/HBSYXyqIzy
— Kalen From Scriberr (@FromKalen) June 22, 2020
And there was another shooting late Sunday night.
— cacti (@SCCacti) June 22, 2020
And a murder the night before. Another person was critically wounded.
#CHAZ / #CHOP – This is the scene of the murder this morning in CHOP. A 30 year old African American man was shot and died on the scene. There was also a second shooting 20 minutes later one block away. pic.twitter.com/hf1FSPFhuH
— Omari Salisbury (@Omarisal) June 20, 2020
Oh, they’re extorting food from residents in exchange for not spray-painting their homes and shops.
What’s really happening in #CHOP?
Demanding food from residents?#CHAZCHOP #chaz #seattleprotests #SeattleAutonomousZone #CapitolHillAutonomousZone #capitalhillorganizedprotest pic.twitter.com/rpnMR4Jj4G
— Pamela (@Pamela_Jones) June 16, 2020
Seattle Mayor Says ‘Peaceful Demonstrations’ in CHOP
President Trump says Durkan’s folly is a disaster, but the mayor says “heavy-handedness and [the] president [wanting] domination was never going to be the solution.” Still, how would she know? She’s never tried it. But it doesn’t sound like running those people out of there is part of her plan.
We think we can have both public safety and first amendment protests and … heavy handedness and the president wanted domination was never going to be the solution. I think that we are moving toward a solution.
On Sunday, after a double shooting, including a murder, Durkan actually doubled down on her prognostication for peace at the violent encampment.
“In the coming days, I believe together we can create a Capitol Hill environment that allows for peaceful demonstrations at Cal Anderson [park], quality of life for residents, and take concrete steps towards a new vision for policing in our City.”
But just because she will do nothing to protect the people inside the CHOP zone, it doesn’t mean that someone won’t step up.
Attorney General Bill Barr’s Message to Seattle Mayor
Attorney General Bill Barr said they’re keeping track of what’s going on at the Seattle’s CHOP.
And after Durkan’s comments about the hope for “new vision” of “peaceful protesting” following a weekend full of shootings and a murder, Barr should get involved. Seattle’s mayor is obviously in way over her head.
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News on Sunday, Barr said that “it’s the responsibility of local officials and the state officials [to deal with the problem]. At the end of the day it’s the [federal government’s] responsibility to make sure the citizens are not deprived of their federal rights.”
Barr says he empathizes with demonstrators who are “raising concerns about police” but said “a lot of these demonstrations have been hijacked by anarchistic groups and professional agitators in it just for the violence and confrontation. I make a distinction between peaceful demonstrators and these violent agitators who are involved throughout the country.”
He said the feds are keeping an eye on CHOP and “in due course we may have to do something about it, but we can’t let it go on indefinitely.”
That comes as sweet music to the ears of all law-abiding Seattle residents.
In an interview with me Thursday, Seattle @MayorJenny Durkan walked back her much criticized "summer of love" comment about #CHOP: "I clearly said that in jest, it probably was not the smart thing to do." Details: https://t.co/8UthY8PCu2 #TheDivide #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/78A7wH6xtS
— Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) June 22, 2020