(Liberty Bell) – Consider, for a moment, the mayor of a major American city who, when asked to comment on the fact that several violent protesters took over and literally occupied a six-city-block wide section of her city including an abandoned police precinct, said that it would be a “summer of love” and “block party.”
These comments can never be erased, even after the death of two teenagers within this “occupied” zone, the CHAZ or CHOP, where a spate of robberies, assaults, and rapes were reported along with additional shooting victims.
This is a true story, the story of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D).
When the CHAZ was first established, Durkan deflected questions expressing concern about the state of lawlessness in her city in the way only a Democrat cound politically survive from.
Particularly when shooting incidents took the life of two black teenagers in the “no cop co-op” that was established amid protests at the death of George Floyd in police custody.
The zone quickly devolved into–you guessed it–complete lawlessness without police involvement and both EMTs and law enforcement officials were prevented from entering the scene as the CHAZ “leadership” claimed that police had abandoned the zone and were letting them “bleed out.”
Yeah, Raz, the self-professed “warlord” of the CHAZ really said this.
Medics refused to help even after people in the CHOP begged. They let our bro bleed out for 30 minutes till he died. Fuck politics. Fuck your currupt system. pic.twitter.com/PMwxU9yEzd
— Raz Simone (@RazSimone) June 21, 2020
This was a flat-out lie. Activists blocked EMTs from entering the zone and two young men lost their lives due to the violence within the “cop free zone.”
Now, Durkan, with blood on her hands and egg on her face, is shamelessly willing to see the same escalation of violence on her city’s streets.
How sick is that?
While the CHAZ was finally successfully dismantled, now, amid ongoing violent protests in Portland, Oregon, where a federal courthouse has been threatened prompting the intervention of federal agents, Durkan is signaling that she will act to thwart federal intervention should the same happen in her city.
Speaking to MSNBC’s ““All In” on Friday, Durkan said that she and the city are city is “looking at every option” including charging federal agents if they act similarly in Seattle as they did in Portland.
She has “a lawsuit ready to go,” apparently.
Host Mehdi Hasan asked, “So, if the feds start doing the kind of actions they were doing in Portland, if we see the kind of show of force, people being bundled into unmarked cars in Seattle, what can you do to stop them? Is there anything you can do to stop them? The DA in Philadelphia, Larry Krasner (D), has talked about prosecuting federal agents.”
Durkan responded, “So, we’re looking at every option. I met today with the lawyers, not for — just for the city, but for the Attorney General’s office, Bob Ferguson (D), as well as our county prosecutor, to see what steps we could take in our — Pete Holmes, who’s our City Attorney. We have a lawsuit ready to go to file with the court that if they even start to do actions like they’re doing in Portland, we will ask the federal court to stop them.”