Trump has called them “domestic terrorists”, and if you follow the mainstream, they even have their very first “warlord”…
Half Dollar’s Note: People say the US aspires to become Japan as far as fiscal and monetary policies go, but does it not look more and more like it’s not Japan who we aspire to become, but rather, it’s Venezuela?
This article is from March:
In case you missed it.
(by Half Dollar) These are interesting times indeed.
What in the heck is going on in Seattle?
Here’s an all-in-one primer and update, from Zero Hedge:
Seattle’s new “autonomous zone” – a six-block area established by protesters after the police and National Guard pulled out of city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood – now has a ‘heavily-armed’ warlord, and he’s already enforcing his streets.
Soundcloud rapper Raz Simone and his entourage have claimed the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) as their territory – and have already been filmed regulating when a man wouldn’t stop spraying graffiti over an urban art installation, telling him “We are the police of this community now!”
Apparently a “heavily armed warlord” is in charge of the CHAZ.
The Governor of Washington, however, as of last night, had no opinion on the matter:
Gov. Inslee on so-called “autonomous zone” on Capitol Hill:— Rebecca Perry (@Rebecca_Perry) June 10, 2020
“That’s news to me”. pic.twitter.com/L3LT86Zxgq
But Trump has made his opinion (decree?) quite clear:
Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
Here’s more on the developing situation, from Fox News:
Seattle police say they have received reports of armed guards and potential extortion in a self-declared autonomous zone that spans several blocks and includes a now-closed precinct.
“We’ve heard, anecdotally, reports of citizens and businesses being asked to pay a fee to operate within this area. This is the crime of extortion. If anyone has been subjected to this, we need them to call 911,” Assistant Chief of Police Deanna Nollette said on Wednesday.
Protesters calling to defund the police and make sweeping reforms to law enforcement tactics have declared a six-block region — spanning 13th Avenue past 11th Avenue, near Cal Anderson Park, and from East Olive Street to East Pike Street — the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” (CHAZ).
The region encompasses the SPD’s East Precinct, which was abandoned by cops on Monday following days of violent clashes between law enforcement and protesters in the wake of George Floyd’s death, as well as parts of Capitol Hill.
Officers retreated from the area in an effort to quell the violence– which included multiple shootings, one that was sparked after a man rammed his vehicle into a crowd of protesters. Police officers have deployed tear gas and pepper spray to disperse large groups of people.
“We wanted to be able to facilitate and support peaceful demonstrations,” Nollette said.
Demonstrations within the autonomous zone have been mostly peaceful, with no reports of violence, but police say armed guards have been surrounding the perimeter of the region and residents who live within the boundaries are “forced to show ID to prove you “belong” there,” a law enforcement official told Fox News.
Perhaps stuck in the middle of all of this is the Seattle Mayor.
Regardless, CNN has wasted no time in taking a jab a Trump:
The mayor of Seattle on Wednesday told President Donald Trump to “go back to your bunker,” after Trump appeared to suggest he would intervene in the city’s growing protests and called for law and order.
“Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will,” the President warned Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday. “This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stooped [sic] IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!”
Something to make note of for later:
The President really put a hit on my head. I’m not a Terrorist Warlord. Quit spreading that false narrative. The world has NEVER been ready for a strong black man. We have been peaceful and nothing else. If I die don’t let it be in vain. pic.twitter.com/HSEs5C2QRv— Raz Simone (@RazSimone) June 11, 2020
It remains to be seen what effect a domestic terrorist uprising in Seattle, for lack of a better term, has on the “V”-shaped recovery.