It’s about time! Jenny Durkan, the feckless Mayor of Seattle, has finally decided that it’s time to do her job and has ordered the police to clear the CHOP/CHAZ zone (Or whatever the hell name they are calling it now), and to take back the precinct that she allowed to be taken over by the radical Left mob earlier in June.
Kiro 7 in Seattle reported the following:
“Seattle police are working to clear the CHOP protest zone after Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a 48-hour executive order to vacate the area early Wednesday.
The order declares gathering in and around the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct and Cal Anderson Park as ‘unlawful assembly’ requiring immediate action from Seattle police and other city agencies.
Dozens of officers arrived around 5 a.m. and announced that people had 5 minutes to clear the area. Some are wearing riot gear and other protective equipment.
The borders of the CHOP protest area have been secured by police and those who are refusing to leave are being arrested. So far, at least 15 arrests were made.
‘Anyone who remains in the area, or returns to the area, is subject to arrest,’ police said.
This order, and police response, comes after weeks of violence in and around the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone, including four shootings, resulting in multiple injuries and the deaths of two teenagers.”
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best made a strong statement when he said, “As I have said, and I will say again, I support peaceful demonstrations. Black Lives Matter, and I too want to help propel this movement toward meaningful change in our community. But enough is enough. The CHOP has become lawless and brutal. Four shootings–two fatal robberies, assaults, violence, and countless property crimes have occurred in this several block area.”
The fact that Mayor Durkan abandoned the police precinct and allowed the violent mob to occupy a district in her city is beyond dereliction of duty and is pure recklessness.
She endangered the safety of her community by giving into the demands of an angry group of radicals who have acted like petulant children banging on their highchairs because they haven’t gotten their way.
These are the same people who, upon the removal of steel concrete barriers by police, reinstituted their border by replacing the makeshift walls with couches.
The fact that President Trump has felt compelled to threaten to take action against the raging mobs across the country shows us how soft the Democrat mayors and governors of these major cities are.
They are all run by the Democrats, and have been for years; and yet, they have the gall to complain about police brutality and inequality in their cities. What in the hell have they been doing for the past six decades?
Cities such as Detroit have been run by Democrats since the 1960s and the results speak for themselves. Detroit, Baltimore, and St. Louis— amongst other cities— are communities where poverty, murder, and blight are prevalent.
In Seattle, Mayor Durkan has called this the “summer of love.” This lady has a screw loose if that’s what she thinks. A better title for this summer would be: “A summer of hate.”