Well, it took all of three weeks for the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) to have an incident of police brutality.
On Monday morning, CHAZ “security”, effectively the police of the zone, shot at a white Jeep repeatedly, killing a black 16-year-old and injuring a black 14-year-old in the process, supposedly due to the Jeep having driven through one of the barricades setting up the borders of the zone.
While few news sources are noting that it was the security force that perpetrated the shooting, AND Magazine makes the claim that it was CHAZ security, and security footage from the incident shows a woman shouting “Security! [unintelligible] We’re looking for a stolen Jeep. Multiple shots fired…”
Safe to say, if the woman was shouting “Security!” chances are that she is part of the CHAZ security force, as police tend to shout something similar.
As far as the reason for firing, supposedly, the people inside the vehicle had been firing at others, but seemingly no weapons had been recovered from the vehicle and the windows appeared to have been up (though the SPD reports that the crime scene aka the vehicle itself was tampered with, so it is certainly possible the kids inside the vehicle were firing, though much other evidence would have to come forward, such as what was shot and if people got hurt).
Regardless, one can’t help but look at this incident as “police brutality” perpetrated by people living in a zone that was created BECAUSE of police brutality. Counting this, there have been four shootings and, if I remember correctly, three of them led to black people being killed inside or near the CHAZ/CHOP zone.
CHAZ was illegitimately created as a response to the unjust killing of George Floyd, and in a matter of three weeks, you have what amounts to the police force in the zone going so far as to use lethal force, killing a black 16-year-old and injuring a black 14-year-old. The 16-year-old, I can assure you, won’t have his name trending on Twitter. The Left won’t be demanding people say his name. The Left won’t post a black square on Instagram in his honor. They won’t hold 738 funerals with hundreds of people risking infection to COVID-19 for this kid.
Now, the following day, on Tuesday, Seattle police forces shut down the CHAZ, following Mayor Jenny Durkam’s order, though let’s not pretend it had anything to do with the “police brutality” of the CHAZ “security” or any of the other violent crimes that occurred there in the last three weeks.
Late last week, Durkan announced she would be closing down the CHAZ by Sunday (she didn’t) supposedly due to the rampant crime going on in the zone, but it wasn’t until protesters, including communist councilwoman Kshama Sawant, showed up at her house to protest her decision.
Seemingly, as soon as the protesters began to be a threat to her, she decided to take action against them.
The Mayor’s office even had the audacity to claim in their statement that “Seattle can and should peacefully demonstrate but should not put families and children at risk.”
The communist mayor called the CHAZ the “summer of love” and claimed that Seattle was “fine”, despite a number of people having died already and numerous families having been put at risk. Remember, not everyone who was in CHAZ was there willingly. The insurrectionists outright took over a number of blocks. Plenty of people work and live in that area and were suddenly subject to the governing authority of college-indoctrinated communists who know very well how to destroy, but not build and run things. Families and children already were put at risk just by the riots themselves, let alone the insurrection, so don’t tell me the mayor did it because a number of families with children were put at risk. Just HER OWN family was put at risk. That was the only reason she decided to act.
And while I don’t blame her for acting for this reason, and in fact commend her for acting instead of bending the knee after being personally targeted like that, don’t try and tell me she did this because she was fearing the safety of the people of Seattle. She was perfectly fine with the insurrectionists taking over a part of Seattle, the CAPITOL HILL ITSELF, so long as she and her family were left alone and were totally unaffected. She is no different from the rest of the Left’s hypocrites, such as ESPN writer Chris Palmer encouraging the riots until the rioters got a bit too close to his neighborhood and home in specific, at which point he called them “animals”, or the mayors and council people who hired private security forces while calling for the defunding of the police.
Peace and safety for them, the ruling class, but none for you, the peasant class. Only THEY get to enjoy nice, peaceful lives. If you are the victim of violence because of the riots, it’s your fault for being in the way of “peaceful protesters fighting systemic racism”. If your life and the life of your family are at risk, too bad; don’t get in the way of “progress” and “healing”.
This is the same sort of mindset of the Soviets. John F. Kennedy, just about the only half-way decent Democrat in my mind (and even that is a bit of a stretch), once said: “We cannot negotiate with people who say what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.” Communists have the mindset that what is theirs is theirs and what is yours is either negotiable, or also theirs. This is the mindset that comments like Obama’s infamous “you didn’t build that” comment stem from.
YOUR family doesn’t matter; theirs does. YOUR children don’t matter; theirs do. YOUR black life doesn’t matter if you stand in the way of the Left, as with the case of David Dorn and a slew of other black people and police officers who died trying to do the right thing. YOUR safety doesn’t matter if it stands in the way of the Leftist agenda.
And now, we have what is basically the police of the now-former CHAZ (in Seattle, at least, as there appears to be another CHAZ being formed in NYC, as if we needed another reason never to visit that crappy city) using violent and lethal force to take the life of a young black kid away, and injuring another one.
And don’t try and argue that they might’ve had good reason for it. You know the Left never cares about the reason a cop killed a black person. Michael Brown ASSAULTED the cop that ended up shooting him but the Left still hounded the officer, despite him having fired in self-defense. The Left gave no quarter to the officer in the Michael Brown shooting, despite it being self-defense, so what reason do I have to give quarter to the CHAZ security? The Left didn’t give Officer Wilson, the cop who killed Brown, the benefit of the doubt, so why should I give the benefit of the doubt to the CHAZ security?
Playing by the Left’s rules, the CHAZ “cops” killed a black teenager for no justifiable reason at all and should get the death penalty.
But either way, it is extremely ironic that an autonomous zone that was set up in response to police brutality (at least, that’s the official story) would feature a security force that would perpetuate police brutality.
Maybe the issue is about procedure and the circumstances surrounding an event, and not about the race of the officers and the suspect.
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