Skip to comments.Seattle police chief and mayor at loggerheads over handling of George Floyd protests, autonomous area
Posted on 06/13/2020 10:18:43 AM PDT by knighthawk
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and police chief Carmen Best are at odds over the city's handling of the self-declared autonomous zone set up by protesters spanning several blocks surrounding a police precinct.
Best has accused the mayor of shirking her responsibilities as an elected official and allowing protesters to oust police officers from a precinct located inside the 6-block radius now deemed a "cop free zone."
Demonstraters inside the perimeter of the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" - or "CHAZ" - have battened down for almost a week decrying police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and are demanding the city abolish the Seattle Police Department.
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Well , we will see how these powerful women decide to work things out in their City.
I hope Trump stays out of it for now. Let these city leaders in Seattle figure out exactly how they want to handle the situation, and let the world see how liberalism operates.
And since the chief of police is a black woman , nobody can say that she’s racist with whatever actions she and her Police Department eventually get involved in.
Both are at fault, both should resign in shame as they surrendered their city, failed to defend lawful citizens and businesses, and have let domestic terrorists take over part of their city. Worse, they have not put an end to this travesty, instead arguing amongst themselves as to who is to blame. The impotent state governor should also resign as he is claiming ignorance and is failing to step up to protect the state’s citizens. Pathetic.
Weird to see an actual sanctioned state of anarchy in America.
Very important to realize that corporate America is facilitating the mayhem.
Trump needs to meet personally with the Police chief and ask her what she needs to bring order back to the city.
It would be a classic Trump troll.
This is exactly what Trump is doing. He will take tough to let America know how he feels, and also prod stupid leftist media to respond. But he realizes that every bit of nonsense that comes out of CHAZ (especially if its remains contained within places like Seattle) benefits him and makes blue state mayors and governors look absolutely ridiculous.
The mayor and the socialist council woman should be arrested for treason and for aiding abetting an insurrection.
Perhaps the whole city council should.
Is the Chief vying for the Mayor’s job. Neither one of them is worth the powder to blow them to hell.
They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Sort of like a feckless parent in a store with an out of control toddler who refuses to leave.
If they grow a spine and try to remove them forcefully it will create more riots and play into a narrative they don’t support - law and order. They do not want to do this.
If they do nothing they will be a laughingstock and fail in their constitutional duties to protect all citizens including those inside the “occupied territory.” This will destroy the Mayor’s ambition to be governor or seek higher office because her “base” will oppose her and the rest of the state/nation will remember her for it.
It is obvious that they will try to wait this out. It is obvious that the radicals there will not leave. I am hoping that more media get in there and start interviewing the “occupation forces”, but like Lord of the Flies - it will probably deteriorate too quickly for a full season of reality television.
Wait. That whole Chazistan thing is about George Floyd?
That's the last thing he needs to do. That woman is useless. I wouldn't want to be seen with her.
I'd say a bunch of square pegs in a round hole.
The fact is that it never should have been allowed to happen. It happened because of incompetence on the part of the City Council, the Mayor, and the Police Chief. They're all culpable.
Whatever! The rest of us don’t give a tinker’s damn anymore!
Some should fire BOTH.....
“Trump needs to meet personally with the Police chief and ask her what she needs to bring order back to the city.”
Yep. When you show the out of control toddler that you will not act with force to stop them and there is no punishment the results are predictable.
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