The Seattle Police Chief held a press conference this week after her department discovered a vehicle packed with smoke bombs, fireworks, and other weapons; saying the finding shows “not everyone who comes to these protests are peaceful.”
.@SeattlePD find a treasure trove of evidence in a van that was seen near the Seattle riots:
Chief @carmenbest told reporters that "peaceful protesters do not show up in a van full of…explosives."
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 30, 2020
“Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best revealed at a Wednesday news conference that police discovered explosives, smoke bombs and other weapons in a van stationed at the weekend protests,” reports the Seattle Times.
“Saturday’s demonstration, promoted by the Youth Liberation Front in support of protesters in Portland, erupted in violence. Best said over the weekend that officers used blast balls, pepper spray and 40mm sponge-tip rounds, while some in the crowd of protesters broke windows and started fires. At one point, she said, someone threw an explosive that blew an 8-inch hole through a wall of the Police Department’s East Precinct,” adds the newspaper.
This is “evidence that not everyone who comes to these protests are peaceful. Peaceful protesters do not show up in a van full of … explosives,” added Best.
Read the full report at the Seattle Times.
SEATTLE SPIRALS: Mayor Calls ‘Autonomous Zone’ Anarchists ‘Patriots’ Who ‘Want a Better World’
Local officials in Seattle refused to crackdown on protesters occupying the ‘Capital Hill Autonomous Zone’ Friday; referring to the demonstrators as “patriots.”
“It’s simply not true. Lawfully gathering and expressing first amendment rights, demanding we do better as a society, and providing true equity for communities of color is not terrorism. It’s patriotism,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan, referring to President Trump’s labeling of the protesters as “domestic terrorists.”
Durkan has previously posted that the protest is “a peaceful expression of our community’s collective grief and their desire to build a better world.”
— Liz Jones (@KUOWLiz) June 11, 2020
It's clear @realDonaldTrump doesn’t understand what’s happening on five square blocks of our City. Cal Anderson and Capitol Hill has for decades been a place for free speech, community, and self expression.
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) June 11, 2020
Read the full report at Fox News.
SEATTLE SPIRALS: One Person Killed, Second Injured in Shootings Inside ‘Autonomous Zone’
At least one person was killed and another injured over the weekend after a gunman opened fire inside Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone,’ with police confirming they were unable to adequately respond to the incident.
“Seattle police on Sunday continued to pursue their investigation of a shooting in a park in the city’s protest zone which left a 19-year-old man dead and another person critically injured. No arrests had been made,” reports The Guardian.
Seattle’s CHOP zone, sanctified by the leftwing Democrat mayor, turning into Baghdadhttps://t.co/emp7emIVQ1
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 22, 2020
Someone was shot and killed inside CHAZhttps://t.co/7zNQQBRIwM
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 20, 2020
“Video released by police appeared to show officers arriving at the protest zone saying they wanted to get to the victim and entering as people yelled that the victim was already gone. Police mostly retreated from the zone after clashes with protesters, KIRO-TV reported,” adds the website.
Read the full report here.