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The lefts version of ISIS takes over, media happy, the rest of the country recoils.

There's going to be a push back at some point, not by violence but at the ballot box.
 

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Seattle has actually gotten stupid really slow. You could see this manifesting 20 years ago when I lived in the area. What you see now is just the accumulation of that process.
 

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Seattles City Budget must have to all go to feeding the animals. Can't imagine how much it costs to hand out freebies to the bums and give them free medical.
 

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Kshama Sawant (an extreme Socialist on the Seattle City Council) released a statement and hinted the shooting may be from the right wing.
Kshama Sawant releases statement on shooting at the CHOP

...but KOMO is indicating is might have to do with gang affiliations.
https://komonews.com/news/local/community-members-outraged-and-saddened-over-fatal-shooting-at-the-chop

In a statement released to media Saturday night, representatives with CHOP that said the individuals involved in the shooting may have had previous history and that it seemed to escalated because of "gang affiliations". They say deescalation teams with the CHOP were en route before the shooting occurred.


I'll assume gangs wanting control. This is no different than other lawless areas of the world.
 

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I had a post going... would have been a pretty long one too.
I got halfway through it and realized the extent of my apathy... it is wide AND deep. I didn't care enough to even finish it.
I'm not even sure why I bothered to delete it, I should've just left it lie here... a half-baked ruin with no future.

Instead I installed a finely crafted mixed metaphor in it's place.
 

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Another shooting in the CHAZ/CHOP on Sunday night, this one involving a 17-year-old.

How long until people start calling it Sea-raq or Seamolia?...
 

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The CHOP in Capitol Hill continues on, greatly impacting residents and businesses in the area. Tanya manages three apartment buildings in the area, one of them very close to the shooting Tuesday morning. She joined KIRO Radio’s Gee & Ursula Show to express her and her residents’ concerns.

“Honestly, it’s been almost hard to put into words. I’ve spoken to my managers and my residents in the past 24 hours about how they’re feeling recently, especially with the shootings, and … every day has been OK, what’s next? Oh my gosh, what’s next?” Tanya described.

The maintenance technicians are having to spend more time outside, cleaning the building, cleaning graffiti, picking up garbage.

“It’s just been out of control,” she said. “He’s spending more time out there than he is inside taking care of our residents. Residents don’t feel comfortable going outside. Some of them have families and they’re like, we can’t even walk to the local QFC to get some stuff for lunch because it’s just mayhem.”

Tanya admits there’s always been some level of graffiti, a homeless population, and drug and mental health issues in Capitol Hill, but it’s become much worse with the CHOP.

“I feel like everyone in Seattle has moved up to that area because it’s a free for all,” she said. “You can just do what you want now.”

The buildings have seen more damage and destruction, and someone tried to light a bonfire in the stairwell of one of her buildings. Residents and property managers have tried to call the police, but it takes a long time for any response.

“The residents aren’t feeling safe,” she added. “We’ve just constantly had break-ins to the doors. We’ve spent thousands and thousands of dollars having to change locks, having to replace windows. It just goes on and on. And we’re still trying to rent apartments.”


 

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After the shootings in the past few days near the Capitol Hill anti-police protest zone, the call went out, paradoxically, for the help of the one thing the protest is most arguing against.

“Our movement should demand and insist that the Seattle Police fully investigate this attack and be held accountable to bring the killer(s) to justice,” said Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant in a statement. One paragraph later she re-upped her demand, however, to “defund” these same police.

It wasn’t just Sawant with the suddenly mixed message. City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda noted in a Monday meeting that “we want to make sure that firefighters and EMT have access to do their jobs and help those that need it.”

That seems noncontroversial — except how do we think ambulances get access to often volatile crime scenes? Who typically does that work of securing shooting scenes, so that aid workers can move in?

Even the protesters, who in a statement said they took two shooting victims to the hospital because Seattle police and fire were too slow in getting there, seemed to tacitly acknowledge the limits of a “no-cop” zone.

“We as safety teams are peacekeepers, not police,” read the unsigned statement from the CHOP, or Capitol Hill Organized Protest. “We do not want to be homicide detectives, or CSI, or accessories to this murder.”

This is the irony of CHOP, a few-block occupation of Capitol Hill formed in protest of structural and overt racial bias in police enforcement. The protest has a beautiful spirit, by day anyway, of a mass teach-in and self-governing colony seeking to reimagine a city without militarized, domineering police. Its core demands are simple enough to be printed on the street blockades. “1. Defund SPD by 50% Now. 2. Fund Black communities. 3. Free all protesters.”

But now with three shootings in the past three nights in the immediate vicinity, the CHOP has ended up demonstrating the reverse of its no-cop Utopian goal. It turns out we still need those homicide detectives and the CSI and probably much of whatever else was going on in that boarded-up East Precinct.

“We can police ourselves!” a man was still insisting in one of the CHOP’s intersections on Tuesday when I stopped by.

“The hell we can,” a woman responded under her breath. We were listening to the mother of Lorenzo Anderson, the young man who was slain nearby Sunday morning, express her anguish about the delayed medical response during a livestream show broadcast from a sidewalk in the CHOP zone on Converge Media.

So what happens now? With the CHOP no one seems to know. Some protesters I spoke to Tuesday seemed resigned to eventually leaving, while others said they were just as willing to man the barricades as when the zone first went up.

The bitterness at the police, too, is palpable, with legitimate anger at how Chief Carmen Best and some of her underlings have at times peddled false or misleading information to shape perceptions of what’s going on in the area.

But with the police, the takeaway from the last few days ought to be that the city can’t just defund them. There have to be ways to restructure what they do and how they do it — to turn them into “guardians of the public, not warriors seeking to dominate criminals through toughness,” as the former police chief of Camden, New Jersey, put it recently.

But such reforms are likely to end up costing more money, not less. As they ultimately did when Camden scrapped its police and started over to do more community-minded policing.

“As far as the change that has taken place, the number one difference is resources,” the current Camden chief said recently. “Cops count and police matter, so by almost doubling the amount of officers on the street that has given us a much larger footprint to focus on community engagement and creating a dialogue with residents that has been missing for decades in the city.”

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The lefts version of ISIS takes over, media happy, the rest of the country recoils.

There's going to be a push back at some point, not by violence but at the ballot box.
I do hope it is at the ballot box... but not sure. It scares me that so many people buy into that b.s. Even worse is the massive voter fraud that we know is happening. Will our votes even matter?

As Stalin is supposed to have said: "It's not the people who vote, but the people who count the votes that matter"......
 
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