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Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best: “Reports of Rapes, Robberies,” in CHAZ

Seattle Police are unable to respond to violent crimes due to political pressure urging them to stay out of CHAZ.


Seattle liberal Mayor Jenny has called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, “a summer of love.”

Seattle Chief of Police, Carmen Best, couldn’t disagree more, according to

The head of the Seattle’s Police Department told officers in a video address on Thursday that the decision to abandon the city’s Third Precinct to activists was “not my decision,” and has prevented the department from responding to emergency calls in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Police Chief Carmen Best, who joined Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan at a news conference Thursday afternoon, revealed that “ultimately the city had other plans for the building and relented to public pressure.”

“You should know, leaving the precinct was not my decision,” Best told her fellow officers. “You fought for days to protect it. I asked you to stand on that line. Day in and day out, to be pelted with projectiles, to be screamed at, threatened and in some cases hurt. Then to have a change of course nearly two weeks in, it seems like an insult to you and our community.”

Rapes. Robberies. “Summer of Love.”

While the city has been restricting Police presence despite the violent crimes, The Washington Examiner reports there has been a limited police presence remaining:

“We do have officers in the precinct,” said Mark Jamieson, a Seattle police public affairs official, to the Daily Caller. “There are plans to get all officers back into the precinct.”

CHAZ protesters have renamed the police precinct to the “Seattle People Department,” claiming it is the “property of the people” and stressing that no police would be allowed in the area, which consists of six blocks in downtown Seattle. 

Occupants of the area have established clearly defined borders, marking one end with a sign that reads: “You are now leaving the USA.” The protesters published an article with 30 demands to Seattle’s government before promising to depart the area, which includes the dismantlement of the police department, the abolition of imprisonment, free public housing, and socialized healthcare.

Leaving the USA indeed! 

In the USA, we don’t tolerate rape. 

In the USA, we don’t support robbery. 

According to The Christian Post, individuals standing up for their religious beliefs are also being targeted:

In another video, a gay man holds his hands around the preacher’s neck while he’s standing, taunts him that he is a gay man hugging him and kisses him on the cheek. The preacher is carrying a large sign that says “Jesus” and keeps repeating “Glory to the king.” They finally let him go but appear to be escorting him out of CHAZ. Later on he is seen on the ground yelling “This is a Jesus Christ zone!” Several men appear to be holding him down.

But it didn't end there:

The occupiers pushed out a man who claimed he was a pro-life activist, saying foul things about him and calling him a white supremacist. There was zero evidence that he was. A group of people carrying American flags were chased out. The occupiers stole a flag from them and threw a drink at them. So much for all those signs posted around the area touting diversity.

Still Mayor Jenny remains ever delusional about the situation:

But it seems like many of her constituents aren't buying what Jenny's selling:

We'll let the chief have the last word. From her press conference, according to Breitbart:

“I asked you to stand on that line. Day in and day out. To be pelted with projectiles. To be screamed at. Threatened, and in some cases hurt. Then to have a change of course nearly two weeks in. It seems like an insult to you and our community,” Best said, adding “ultimately, the city had other plans for the building” and caved to public pressure

She wrapped up her brief message to officers by recognizing that they likely feel “underappreciated” but said, despite the noise, she believes “most” people in Seattle support the police department and its officers “even though they may not be the ones posting on social media.”

“They and I will continue to have your backs,” the police chief added

See Chief Best address the public here:


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