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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Mayor Durkan Meets Karma

 
Mayor Jenny Durkan
Cheering those CHOPers

The woman who let 30,000 residents suffer the robbery, assault, rape, and murder of CHOP is now outraged. That a lefty councilwoman led CHOPers to the mayor’s house with its double plus secret address (she was a US attorney) to share with her a fraction of the torment and abuse that she pronounced as “the Summer of Love”. From the Blaze:

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan expressed outrage after Black Lives Matter protesters showed up at her home Sunday afternoon, despite her previous support and defense of the “CHOP” encampment.

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Steven Crowder’s crew went into CHAZ/CHOP a few days ago. Turns out the warlord Raz has an apartment listed as an Air B&B, so the Crowder team rented it out and gave the warlord a tiny taste of his own medicine. Childish? Yep. Do I care about that? No. Crowder’s team also convinced some squatters […]

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Rob Long is in for Jim again Thursday. Today, Rob and Greg applaud Seattle businesses for suing the city for failing to provide essential services while local politicians coddled the radicals in the CHAZ/CHOP area. They also react to revelations in Peter Strzok’s notes that Barack Obama and Joe Biden were in on the planning to target Michael Flynn and the Trump administration. And they unload on leftist radicals and their enablers as what supposedly started as an effort to rein in police brutality is now focused on tearing down a statue celebrating emancipation, destroying Mount Rushmore, and changing our national anthem.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Mayor of Seattle’s Summer of Blood

 

The mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan, and her comrades in city government may now have blood on their hands. They not only allowed but supported the CHOP anarchist zone in downtown Seattle by replacing temporary anarchist-built barricades with more permanent concrete ones but also allowed city officials to supply the anarchists with food and portable toilets.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, a 19-year-old man was shot and killed and another is in critical condition. Circumstances of the shooting/killing are not known because the police who responded to the 9-1-1 call were prevented from retrieving the victim and the other injured man.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Seattle and King County Are Now Governed by…

 

CHOP. The anarchists and other assorted activists who are, with the positive assistance of the City of Seattle, occupying a portion of the city, now dominate the rest of the city. More manifestations of this dominance:

Washington State Patrol will keep closing I-5 for protests. I am on the WA State Dept of Transportation email list for truckers, and I am now getting multiple alerts daily about the freeway being closed. No reason given.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Seattle Zone

 

What odd times we live in!

When Seattle’s mayor, in response to intractable protests, withdrew the police from a four-block area of Seattle near the capital, the protesters established that area as the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ, later changed to CHOP for Capital Hill Occupied Protest zone, hereinafter referred to as the Zone) where the police were excluded and some of the participants claimed it to be a sovereign and independent nation based on principles of social justice. No formal governing body has been set up in the Zone so far, but certain principles have apparently been agreed upon.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Seattle Mayor Durkan’s ‘Summer of Love’

 

What happens when a negligent mayor leaves rioters in charge of six blocks of prime urban real estate? Maybe she’s unwilling to protect the citizens of Seattle from the lawless rape and robbery on full display in the CHAZ and jamming her 911 lines, but the Blaze is coming to the defense of the LGBT Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Civil liberties? Forget about it. Free speech? BLM is really weak on the concept. The adventure of one preacher is telling. From the Blaze:

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Future of Our Cities

 

Buildings on Hamilton Avenue, Detroit.
In 1968, in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, a great many American cities were engulfed by riots. In one such city – Detroit – the mayor, a well-meaning liberal Democrat named Jerome Cavanaugh, made a fateful decision to rein in the police and let the riot burn itself out. To his judgment, the state’s governor – George Romney – deferred, and the riots went on for five full days. “Burn, baby, burn,” they said. And burn it did.

Eighteen years before, Detroit had been the richest city in the United States – with a per capita income exceeding that in every other urban area in the country. By 1968, it was no longer so well situated. But it was prosperous. It was vibrant. The architecture was stunning; the churches, beautiful; the picture palaces, a wonder.

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Join Jim and Greg as they welcome Louisville’s decision to end no-knock warrants. They also hammer Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan for claiming nothing is really different in Seattle, despite the creation of CHAZ, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, where police are not allowed in and reports of violent crime are on the rise. And they welcome the news that the Lake of the Ozarks pool party and symptomatic hair stylists have not led to outbreaks of COVID-19. They also embark on fun tangents about “Law & Order” and the 2020 convention season.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Why the Military Must End the Seattle Armed Insurrection Now

 

“Protesters” (read: anarchists) have taken over several blocks of downtown Seattle including City Hall and are extorting businesses in the area by forcing them to pay a fee to remain in operation. Residents in the area are being forced to show ID to return to their own homes. And armed protesters with rifles (a.k.a., anarchists and insurrectionists) have been stationed at the perimeter of this zone.

Seattle mayor, Jenny Durkan (Democrat), and the Washington State governor, Jay Inslee (Democrat), are apparently in sympathy with this takeover. The police have also been ordered not to publicly comment on the takeover. The Seattle City Council has barred police from using less-lethal ammunition (rubber bullets, tear gas), so, currently the Seattle’s finest don’t have the means to restore order and re-establish the rule of law except perhaps to have a dialogue with the anarchists over a cup of Seattle’s Best Coffee.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. On the BLM-Antifa Nation, Seattle

 

Christopher Rufo just published an excellent piece in City Paper on the failed city of Seattle’s capitulation to a thousand rioting thugs in Capitol Hill. For a little background, I will refer you to the tourism page for Capitol Hill here. The title is “The vibrant center of Seattle’s LGBTQ community offers endless entertainment, morning till night.” and, naturally, pushes the vacation destination angle with overpriced food, overpriced shops, and overpriced lodging situated in a dank and rainy climate.

By this point, I doubt many tourists were caught in the occupation. Only fools would be vacationing in Blue cities at this point. Rufo sets the stage for us:

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Join Jim and Greg as they enjoy watching former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper blame his ethics problems on “dark money” Republicans after an independent commission found him guilty of improperly accepting gifts while in office. But will it really damage his bid for U.S. Senate? They also shake their heads as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pretends not to know a group of radicals is claiming several square blocks in Seattle as ” an “autonomous state” that is separate from the United States. And as the cancel culture claims the TV shows “COPS” and “Live: PD,” they fire back at the unhinged push against the Nickelodeon cartoon “Paw Patrol.”

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Dispatch from the War Zone of Seattle

 

This Fox News Web Site story today is just priceless. The Mayor,a white, homosexual, female Jenny Durkan, has been “demanded” to resign by avowed Socialist City Council-creature Kshama Sawant. Yeah, as if Durkan takes orders from the Clowncil! Sawant let demonstrators into City Hall because in her view it “belongs to the people”.

“Protesters” Storm City Hall! Those same protesters took over the Seattle East Precinct, making a 6-block “police-free zone”.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Dispatch from the People’s Republic of Seattle

 

The City of Seattle Police Department has been under a “Consent Decree” by the federal government since the Obama Administration. Seattle’s Finest have had a government minder looking over their shoulders for years, just watching for them to make a “wrong move,” daring them to use “excessive force” when dealing with civilians who take video of every traffic stop, jeer, and sometimes assault them.

Recently, the Seattle City Attorney had moved to finally end that decree, deeming the Department improved enough to ditch the minders. Due to the 14,000 complaints received in the last few days from “peaceful demonstrators” about unlawful police conduct, the Seattle City Attorney has just rescinded that motion to withdraw the consent decree. It just so happens that the Mayor of Seattle, former US Attorney Jenny Durkan, happened to shepherd that consent decree when it was issued in 2012.

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Field Hospital at CenturyLink Event Center to be redeployed to a state in more need. The Army National Guard in Seattle spent a full week erecting the field hospital, containing 250 patient beds, ICU, ER, and Pharmacy. Not one patient was admitted to this hospital. It is now going to be torn down and moved. […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Seattle War Zone: Dori Monson Nails It

 

In the past few days, there have been multiple shootings in downtown Seattle. Ordinary citizens are wondering if they should be going there at all, and are expressing their opinions publicly. Local businesses are appealing to city government to improve conditions in their neighborhoods, so they are not confronted with drug deals, gang shootings, and homeless people in their doorways on a daily basis.

Dori Monson, a host on KIRO Radio, has published an excellent article on the local site MyNorthwest.com. He attributes many of Seattle’s problems to the city’s elected officials, many of whom are politically-correct 1960s radicals who now hold the power. City police, distrusted by many, seem powerless to stop the rampant crime and drug dealing. Criminals with multiple felony convictions are released onto the streets to continue their mayhem. Respected local businesses, like Bartell Drugs and Barnes and Noble Booksellers are closing shop, leaving empty storefronts behind.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. WA Legislator Wants to Give Seattle What It Asks For

 

If you follow the Northwest news at all, you will be familiar with the story of the environmentalists behind the drive to remove dams on the Snake River to improve the habitat for endangered salmon. Nevermind that removal of those dams would also result in the loss of many megawatts of clean, carbon-free energy production for eastern Washington, and add thousands of trucks and rail cars to carry all the cargo that was previously carried on the river. Local agricultural and utility interests in eastern Washington have spoken with alarm about this proposal. Some economists have also come out against it, demonstrating that dam removal would have negative consequences for the entire region, even absent the enormous costs for removing the dams.

Now, a State Senator has proposed a bill in the legislature in Olympia, to essentially give the citizens of Seattle (who are so numerous and so Leftist that they essentially run the State) the kind of project that they are asking the citizens of the other half of the state to accept. Senate Bill 6380 would launch a study of breaching the Ballard Locks and removing the Seattle City Light Dams, to restore Seattle waterways to their pristine condition. It would also restore Lake Washington to its original condition, and remove Ravenna Creek from its sewer pipe back to the surface.

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The title of this morning’s story is “Enough with the Pooping and Peeing, says Downtown Seattle Business.” Beware of the video at the link with uncomfortable content; it was posted on the KOMO-Seattle Web site, so they considered it OK for the average viewer. The homeless and others in downtown Seattle seem to have lost […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. News from the Formerly-Livable City of Seattle

 

Once again, the powers that be in Seattle have demonstrated their ability, through their elected governments, to make Seattle a place that people want to leave (well, at least people who are not Social Justice Warriors or socialists). Today, the Seattle City Council has passed a new ordinance, adding a fee on Uber and Lyft, to “help with Housing and Transit”. Just like the many new taxes (sales tax, property tax, car-tab tax) we drivers pay to build the Sound Transit Light Rail boondoggle, riders hailing rides from Uber and Lyft will now be paying for modes of transportation that they may not choose! Uber and Lyft passengers will now be paying an extra $0.51 per ride. They are calling it “Fare Share!” Just one more burden on Seattleites.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Dispatch from the War Zone in Seattle

 

On my favorite KOMO Web site today, there is a sad story about a King County worker assaulted, right outside the King County Courthouse in (used-to-be) beautiful Downtown Seattle. This is so disgusting that I am going to copy some of that story for you here. This is what the City of Seattle and County of King have become. Please do follow the link and read the whole story.

In September, Kara was assaulted just outside the King County Courthouse after leaving work to head to the train.

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