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  • Seattle sees 525 percent spike in crime thanks to CHOP: Mayor Durkan

    07/02/2020 1:07:31 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/2/2020 | Lia EustachewichJuly 2, 2020 | 8:43am | Updated
    Seattle saw a staggering 525 percent spike in crime as a result of the violence that swept through the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan. Durkan’s emergency order booting protesters from the six-block cop-free zone makes mention of the “narcotics use and violent crime, including rape, robbery, assault, and increased gang activity” within the CHOP since it first emerged in early June. ... The CHOP crime spree includes the deaths of two black teens, ages 19 and 16, who were fatally shot in separate incidents.
  • The End of Chaz. In Seattle’s “autonomous zone,” lives are destroyed under the banner of social justice.

    07/02/2020 6:51:45 AM PDT · by karpov · 25 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 1, 2020 | Christopher F. Rufo
    Early this morning, a phalanx of Seattle police officers, armed with long batons and semiautomatic rifles, cleared out the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), also known as the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP). Unless Antifa militants stage an unexpected counterattack, this marks the end of the 24-day occupation of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattle can now begin to reckon with the damage. The CHAZ saga began on June 8, under the premise that capitalism, police brutality, and the “fascist regime” of Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan were upholding a social order that systemically oppressed African-Americans. Black Lives Matter and Antifa-affiliated activists...
  • Father of teen killed in Seattle’s CHOP has heartbreaking plea to the public

    07/01/2020 8:37:57 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Sean Hannity
    19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson was killed in Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone. This video interview is so sad and yet encouraging at the same time.
  • Freedom Foundation Lawsuit Alleges Mask Order Violates Free Speech, Compels ‘Virtue Signaling

    07/01/2020 8:10:19 PM PDT · by redfog · 12 replies
    Freedom Foundation ^ | Freedom Foundation
    Washington’s “invasive,” “coercive” and “unprecedented” directive requiring residents to wear a mask or equivalent face covering in public places has been challenged by a lawsuit arguing the state cannot compel citizens to meekly support whatever newest guess the government is making when responding to the COVID-19 virus. Filed in Lewis County Superior Court on Wednesday by the Freedom Foundation on behalf of seven state residents, the action targets the face coverings order issued on June 24 by Washington Secretary of Health Dr. John Wiesman.
  • Federal Lawsuits Filed Against Seattle City Leaders Is How You Really Rage Against The Machine

    07/01/2020 6:04:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2020 | Sarah Lee
    The destructive behavior characterizing Seattle’s “autonomous zone” – otherwise known as the CHOP and formerly known as the CHAZ – is surely viewed through different lenses by the people occupying and doing the damage and those that legally live in the area and have been inconvenienced and menaced over the last month. That distinction has been highlighted recently by lawsuits filed against city leaders who, residents say, have failed to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the people living near the CHAZ/CHOP. As a result of that, and the mendacity of Mayor Jenny Durkan, things seem to have turned...
  • WATCH: Seattle police move into CHOP

    07/01/2020 8:16:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    King 5 ^ | 1/7/20
    ...The Seattle Police Department moved into the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" zone early Wednesday morning.
  • At least 13 arrested as Seattle police retake control of the East Precinct

    07/01/2020 8:10:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    King5 ^ | 07 01 2020 | Staff
    The Seattle Police Department (SPD) moved into the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" (CHOP) zone and returned to the department's East Precinct early Wednesday morning. The precinct was evacuated on June 11. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a 48-hour executive order for protestors to vacate the area due to the ongoing violence and public safety issues in the area of the East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park. Mayor Durkan's order declared the gathering as an “unlawful assembly” that required immediate action. Police moved into the CHOP just before 5 a.m. and issued a dispersal order to any protestors in the area....
  • Seattle police in riot gear move in to reclaim their precinct in CHOP, arresting more than a dozen people, after the mayor issues a 2am executive order to vacate the zone which has seen two deadly shootings in three weeks and crime rise by 500 percent

    07/01/2020 6:38:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2020 | Lauren Freun and Alan Butterfield
    Seattle police on Wednesday moved in to reclaim their precinct in the city's 'occupied' protest zone after the city's mayor issued a 2am executive order to vacate the area. More than a dozen people were arrested at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone which has seen two deadly shootings in three weeks, Q13Fox reports. Calling the gathering at the East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park an 'unlawful assembly' Mayor Jenny Durkan had demanded all barriers be removed after a 525 per cent spike in violent crimes in the area.
  • CHOP avoids the chop: Defiant occupants of Seattle's cop-free zone rebuild barricades and fortify their compound just MINUTES after the city attempted to reclaim the 'war zone'

    07/01/2020 5:26:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2020 | Lauren Freun and Alan Butterfield
    Protesters at Seattle's 'occupied' protest zone rebuilt barricades just minutes after the city tore them down Tuesday following two fatal shootings in the area. Demonstrators have occupied several blocks around the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct and a park for about two weeks. Police had abandoned the precinct following clashes with protesters calling for an end to police brutality. But by Tuesday morning crews were working to pull down the barriers. A handwashing station was also removed after concrete barricades were cleared by Seattle Department of Transportation workers at the intersection of 10th Ave. and Pine St.
  • Seattle City Hall dispute: Durkan calls for council probe of, action against Sawant (Councilmember Sawant led protesters to Mayor's home)

    06/30/2020 7:13:54 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 19 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 6/30/20 | Alfred Charles, KOMO Executive Producer
    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Tuesday called on City Council President Lorena González to take action against Councilmember Kshama Sawant for a series of recent events that the mayor suggested broke the law and threatened the safety of others. In a scathing two-page letter, Durkan said Sawant was essentially playing political games in order to boost the council member's standing. "Disagreements on policy contribute to a robust public debate," Durkan said. "However, policy disagreements do not justify a Councilmember who potentially uses their position in violation of law or who recklessly undermines the safety of others, all for...
  • Evidence CHAZ/CHOP shooter/executioner was American member of communist Kurdish elite YPG squad

    06/30/2020 6:21:58 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 40 replies
    Kiwi ^ | 6-29-20 | Site
    #3,841 I think this vid gives a good overview of what happened. It starts with some crazy woman saying ANY SUV THAT COMES NEAR US YOU NEED TO SHOOT THEM SHOOT ALL THE SUVS IT COULD BE ALL OF THEM etc etc At 0: 45 you hear screaming tires and at around 1:00 the jeep crashes and gunshots start. I marked the place where the jeep crashes. On the pic the crash already occurred. Rumor is that there was a shootout before with another group. That's why the crazy woman yells to shoot any suv that comes near. 14 and...
  • Durkan asks Seattle City Council to investigate Sawant for ‘contemptuous’ behavior

    06/30/2020 4:36:14 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 34 replies
    https://www.seattletimes.com ^ | 30 June 2020 | By Daniel Beekman Seattle Times staff reporter
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is asking the Seattle City Council to investigate Councilmember Kshama Sawant, noting the council may “punish or expel a member for disorderly or otherwise contemptuous behavior.”
  • Virtual Seattle Pride Fest Has Businesses Yearning for Years Past. The pandemic and gun violence have cast a pall on what is usually a profitable month for Capitol Hill establishments.

    06/30/2020 12:19:21 PM PDT · by karpov · 31 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | June 30, 2020 | Alexandria Arnold and Noah Buhayar
    No excerpt from Bloomberg allowed, story here.
  • CHOP gets the chop: Barricades at Seattle's cop-free zone are torn down as police move in to reclaim the 'war zone' a day after the second deadly shooting at the camp when its own security shot dead a black 16-year-old

    06/30/2020 10:11:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2020 | Lauren Freun
    Seattle's 'occupied' protest zone was dismantled Tuesday a day after the second deadly shooting at the camp when its own security shot dead a black teenager. Demonstrators have occupied several blocks around the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct and a park for about two weeks. Police had abandoned the precinct following clashes with protesters calling for an end to police brutality. But by Tuesday morning crews were working to pull down the barriers.
  • The 15 remaining cases on the SCOTUS docket (now it's 8)

    06/30/2020 9:34:46 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 24 replies
    Forward Kentucky ^ | June 24, 2020
    Little Sisters of the Poor Sts. Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (consolidated with Trump v. Pennsylvania ) (argued May 6, 2020): Whether the expansion of the conscience exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate violated the ACA and the laws governing federal administrative agencies. Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru (consolidated with St. James School v. Biel ) (argued May 11, 2020): Whether courts can hear employment discrimination claims brought by teachers at Catholic elementary schools Chiafalo v. Washington and Colorado Department of State v. Baca (argued May 13, 2020): Whether state “faithless elector” laws, which require...
  • Four House Democrats to Pompeo: Cut aid to Israel if it applies sovereignty

    06/29/2020 4:19:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/10 | Elad Benari
    Four House Democrats have written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on the United States to cut assistance to Israel should it proceed to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, JTA reported on Monday. The letter was initiated by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Betty McCollum of Minnesota. The letter to Pompeo is circulating among Democrats in a bid to add signatures. “Should the Israeli government move forward with the planned annexation with this administration’s acquiescence, we will work to ensure non-recognition as well as pursue conditions on...
  • Father Of CHAZ Shooting Victim: Bring In The National Guard — Now!

    06/30/2020 8:00:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    At this point, it’s no longer a question of how to end Seattle’s brief experiment in armed anarchy. It’s a question of who will step up to end it. The father of a teenager murdered last weekend in the CHAZ/CHOP occupation area wants the National Guard to restore order before more people get murdered in the lawless zone: Horace Lorenzo Anderson stood in the embrace of Andre Taylor, a leader in the local anti-police violence movement.Anderson was there to shine a light on the murder of his 19-year-old son and namesake, who was shot and killed inside the CHOP...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fox News reporter is trapped inside his car by dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters after he 'shoved' woman in Seattle's CHOP zone - as one climbs onto hood of car to demand he apologize

    06/29/2020 4:58:39 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 41 replies
    dm ^ | 6/29/2020 | butterfield
    An angry mob trapped a Fox News correspondent in his vehicle outside of the CHOP zone in Seattle after a Black Lives Matter member claimed she was shoved by the reporter, DailyMail.com can disclose. The incident occurred just hours and feet from where two black teenagers were shot when they tried to plow through barricades of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) area on Monday. The reporter was identified as Dan Springer. River, a BLM protester at CHOP, claimed to DailyMail.com that Springer had pushed a woman at the event, telling her to get back, prompting the woman to throw...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fox News reporter is trapped inside his car by dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters....

    06/29/2020 5:04:48 PM PDT · by blueplum · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 29 Jun 2020 | Alan Butterfield
    An angry mob trapped a Fox News correspondent in his vehicle outside of the CHOP zone in Seattle after a Black Lives Matter member claimed she was shoved by the reporter, DailyMail.com can disclose. River, a BLM protester at CHOP, claimed to DailyMail.com that Springer had pushed a woman at the event, telling her to get back, prompting the woman to throw her coffee at him. Springer then retreated into an SUV with private armed security guards protecting the car, as a group of 50 barricaded the vehicle and demanded ...
  • FAA clears Boeing's 737 Max for testing

    06/29/2020 8:06:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    UPI ^ | June 29, 2020 / 10:14 AM | By Clyde Hughes
    June 29 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday cleared Boeing to continue testing the troubled 737 Max, which has been under scrutiny for more than a year after two crashes killed 346 people. The Federal Aviation Administration Sunday cleared Boeing to continue testing the troubled 737 Max which has been under scrutiny for more than a year after faulty software was blamed for two crashes with six months of each other. The FAA confirmed it would allow continued testing in an email to staffers in Congress. "Over the past several weeks the FAA has been reviewing the system...