Seattle’s Mayor Finally Stands Up to CHOP, Arrests Made

CHOP has been running rampant in the city of Seattle for weeks. During that time, there have been reports of murders, rapes, fires, and more. It’s been out of control with the mayor hiding in fear.

Finally, Mayor Jenny Durkan has taken a stand. She’s had enough of the countless violations of the law. The best part of her finally leaping into action is that she’s going full force. She has issued an emergency executive order identifying CHOP as an unlawful assembly.

Durkan has made it clear as to why she’s doing what she’s doing: “The City’s obligations under the First Amendment do not require the City to provide limitless sanctuary to occupy City property, damage City and private property, obstruct the right of way, or foster dangerous conditions.”

For anyone who wants to question her, Durkan’s statement makes it pretty clear. The First Amendment rights don’t protect anyone who is going to damage property or foster dangerous conditions. Yes, you can have your freedom of speech. However, the moment you went from peaceful to violent, it became unlawful.

The mayor also identified that there were areas of CHOP doing what they said they were going to do. She made mention of the conversation garden, the art installments, and other peaceful demonstrations that helped to create community solidarity.

Once the Seattle police entered the CHOP zone, it was clear that there were problems. As of 7:45 AM on Wednesday, there were already 23 arrests. This included not only failure to disperse but also obstruction, assault, and resisting arrest.

Clearly, the protesters didn’t learn anything from the death of George Floyd. Resisting arrest is what will get you hurt. Admit that you broke the law and go peacefully.

Durkan has known that this executive order was going to be fought. She knows that the people within CHOP want to maintain their assembly, citing that it’s guaranteed by the Constitution. While she admits that they have the right to “lawfully assemble,” she also points out that the departments of the city have “more than reasonably accommodated” the many protesters.

Reasonably accommodated is putting it mildly. According to Carmen Best, the Police Chief, he said that the zone has become “lawless and brutal.” Considering that the Occupied Protest took up nearly six blocks and was getting ready to move into the abandoned East Precinct of the Seattle PD, it had to come to an end.

More arrests have continued through Wednesday and are likely to continue for the next few days. The Seattle police officers have had no choice but to go in with the need to use force. They entered the area with helmets on their heads and batons and rifles in their hands.

Warnings have been issued. Everyone who is still protesting in Seattle needs to shut it down and move on. They’re no longer welcome to pitch tents in the center of the city and call the shots. There will be no more shootings happening without the police showing up to investigate.

Plenty of protesters have tried to stay their grounds. It’s when the police made their announcement: “If you don’t get out, we will force you out or arrest you.”

With so many residents watching from their balconies, there was no way for the protesters to claim that they weren’t warned.

Some protesters and demonstrators sat to be handcuffed and detained.

Meanwhile, the police tore down fences, used batons to poke in bushes, and ensure that the entire city was cleared out. A sign with the demands of protesters was ripped down.

Now, the city needs to heal. Yellow caution tape lines the streets to warn protesters not to reenter. Heavy equipment is also being brought in to cart away tents, remove concrete barriers, and clear out the mess that was left behind.

Durkan is already letting herself get bullied again. While she recognizes the police intervention was necessary, she has also been quick to say that it shouldn’t “diminish the cause of racial justice.”

70 thoughts on “Seattle’s Mayor Finally Stands Up to CHOP, Arrests Made

  1. She is correct, they have a constitutional right for assembly and a honest peaceable protest. They do not have a constitutional right for the Murders, Rapes, he Looting, the fires set, and the confrontation with the Seattle Police giving up their police station. The Mayor is not a Mayor in the true sense of the word. She cares less about the people of Seattle. She is a George Soros (Globalist) puppet. A closet Fascist like all the elected Democrats. Her and any other politicians in Seattle that went along with her crimes against Seattle and the people there, who went along with her should be arrested, and tried for aiding and abetting, a accomplice, for the murders, the aoes, the looting, the fires, and for not living up to their oath of office. She is a closet Fascist that really needs some jail time. But, with all the money behind her and the lies she tells, she and those like her , will more than likely get no charges filed against her or the others that went along with her, , and she will probably get re-elected. Seattle use to be a friendly beautiful city. I live South of there about 30 miles or so. Today’s Seattle, I feel better about going to the Garage dump to dump my waste. You will not catch me is Seattle again. The LOONEY’S have it now.

  2. Realy. A little to late Seattle Mayor allowing this to go on. Hiding. You should have stood up and dealt with it head on immediately instead you let them take over because you supported them at the beginning.
    You and the Govenor didnt take action or excepted help by our President. Shame on you. Students stop and get the frue facts before you violently acted.
    Ekection year is why this country is in a mess

  3. Durkin is scum! If the citizens of Seattle relects her, its on them to suffer her actions. Drrkin let not only Seattle residents down, she has black marked every Democrat whos in office. Durkin has marked everyone who holds an office, position, when it comes to holding up her responsibilty as a Mayor, Governor or elective. Durkin needs to be imprisioned for as long as each life that was taken for her responsiblities to her citizens of Seattle. Will it bring comfort to the families who lost loved ones? Probably not! God will punish her in his own time and way! I can only pray its soon! Like tomorrow!

  4. Don’t see anyone revealing the truth. The reason mayor Durkan finally took action was because Trump warned her that he was going to send in the National Guard to clean our Chops the next day if the situation was not resolved. Durkan finally acted because if Trump acted he would be the hero who solved the problem. Durkan and the democrats would have looked ridiculous.

  5. There WAS NO “Racial Justice” . . . just ANARCHY caused by ILLEGAL COMMUNIST BACKED GOUPS of Violence. One Wary and Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  6. This Mayor needs to be UNDER ARREST for Dereliction of duty as per the U.S. Constitution that she had SWORN to uphold. She needs to be removeg in HANDCUFFS and elect another MAYOR in a RECALL election. She’s WORTHLESS – SHE MISERABLY failed the CITIZENS of Seattle. One Wary and DISGUSTED Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020

  7. All I can say is “Ignorance is clearly a disease”. You people leaving these comments are the epitome of ignorant redneck Trump supporters. You know nothing and believe everything you read.

  8. What happened to the summer of love?

    What happen to the whole liberal crowd knowing how to do policing and be a community better then the rest of us?

    I think every liberal / democrat in seattle owns every conservative and every cop an apology.

    Yes apologize. Say it very clearly. Li erals / democrats are stupid. We say stupid things and we are violent yet childish fools. You should neveristen to anything a liberal Democrats says and we should never ever vote becuase liberal / democrats are stupid people.

    Now get to your apologizing.

  9. The one thing about it you folks in Seattle have an opportunity to get her out of office and get someone in with some backbone. If you don’t it is your own fault. These kind of BS actions need to stop, so do yourselves a favor and get her OUT!!!!!

  10. The funny part is, all these protesters and BLM, antifa, think if democrats win, they will be at the top of the world…… the same with the corrupt bias media….. they have no clue what’s coming once Democrats are back in power. Eg. After the communists killed the royal family, they destroyed all history, faith, freedom of everything.
    Has any of these Democratsupporters made the effort to ask why? Straight after communism practically was over….60% of eastern block , ran out to the west to seek freedom? Why don’t they ask one of those, what is going to happen,?
    All these will be probably vanish with mysterious ways and this lockdown will be permanent….. people will only be allowed to use their car once a week and……. already they started introducing vegetarian burgers!!!!!! Plant food! God knows what’s in them to make them taste like meat ????

  11. Amen to that, she is as responsible as the murders are and she should be tried just like any other murder.

  12. WHAT TOOK THIS EVIL LIBERAL DEMOCRAT STUPID MAYOR SO LONG TO SERVE JUSTICE FOR HER CITIZENS, SHE SHOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR THE INNOCENT LIVE’S THAT SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR! BY FEDERAL LAW!!!

  13. How hypocritical, she only took a stand because mob from CHOP invaded her home, $ 7 million dollars home, otherwise there would not be any dismantlement of COPS NON WHATS EVER. Murders, rapes, taking over properties and other crap what was going on there. Why business owners and resident of CHOP sue city?

  14. Durkan only turned against the anarchist “founders” of CHAZ/CHOP when they turned on her and threatened vandalism of her $7 million + mansion! It would have been interesting to see if she would have lifted a finger otherwise.

  15. I do not care what color you are if you break the law, then you should be treated like a criminal and get what is coming to you, I was in Law Enforcement for 37 years and I have never seen any thing like what is going on now, it has all gone to far, it is time to stop and I mean now.

  16. Well, well, 23 arrests! Big deal! Just because they were arrested it does not mean they will be prosecuted. I would bet my next pension check that few if any will have charges filed. Why? The City Attorney and District Attorney are probably cut from the same left wing, liberal cloth as that worthless mayor. Arrests mean absolutely nothing. They will just recycle this trash back to the street for the cops to deal with again—and again, and again!

    My dad was a policeman. He used to tell us not to let anyone know he was a policeman. He used to say, “tell them I’m a garbage man.” I became a policeman. It was then I understood. Like the garbage man, we picked up the human trash every day. Unlike the garbage man, we had a liberal, so called “justice” system that spread the same garbage back on the street to pick up the next day! I suppose you could look at it as job security, but the system does not work!

  17. How many people think that religion and politics have created HATE amongst us.
    Throw in RACE just to keep the fire going.
    Then we have the CORONA VIRUS. ALL this is happening on Election year go figure.
    EVERY BODY SHOULD STAND TOGETHER.
    OUR CHILDREN ARE DEPENDING ON US!!!

  18. There is one thing to peacefully protest but what I have been hearing and seeing on the news it went beyond peaceful and I am thankful that they have gotten control . I beleve the mayor and G ok vernor are responsible and the people of that city and state should vote them both out ,as for racial that is stupid because it effected blacks and whites so that’s just a cop-out!

  19. She is an absolute disgrace! She is as guilty as the anarchists and lawless criminals She has blood on her hands and , should be removed from office immediately! Apparently, her reasoning for calling an end to the destruction and mayhem is because they arrived at her house! She should be made to pay restitution to all the citizens who have been effected by this chaos! Of course, those families who loved ones have been murdered, there should be no forgiveness! She had help available early on to restore order! The most outrages aspect in her decisions was politically motivated!! She’s a traitor and a vile coward!!

    1. She was given a chance early on by the President and it’s not about politics but about people’s lives but she like Democrats in Congress are more interested in trying to make the President look bad than about helping people who pay their salaries !

  20. As cowardly as the mayor was, is, the governor is the same weakly coward. The NFL, MLB, NBA should learn the lesson and not give in to demands, but all as, they have. It will be too late, and the results will be devastating. I understand, law suits have been filed, wonder what the status is, but more should be filed and a criminal investigation and charges should be filed, followed by jail time

    1. As for the NFL they are giving into radicals like Capernick that I am frankly glad no team picked up as he shouldn’t have been taking a knee when was receiving millions of dollars for throwing a football and the NFL commissioner is a spineless jelly fish that caved into radicals rather than listening to people who love our country and our flag, so go ahead and disrespect our flag and our troops because many who love this country more than the NFL will just tune out because it is not worth my time to support a system that hates America !

  21. Maybe if she didn’t let them take over in the first place she won’t have to get them out . It’s her fault in the first place . Ya need some one with a set of balls to fight terrorists and she’s not the one with the balls to do what’s needed . She bent a knee to terrorists . She failed her state , her country , her people and herself .

  22. She only did something when they came to her house. She should had a “Summer Of Love” at her house. Definitely Worthless. The people in Chop were raped,looting businesses,murder,etc. She should be in prison. Seattle has turned into a SLUM*********SHE IS A TOTAL DISGRACE. As for her job she did NOTHING!

  23. There are ways to protest
    But as soon as you destroy and harm others you have become the OFFENDERS
    The cause has changed
    Like the old saying goes
    “Your opinon or rights Go as far as the edge of my nose!”

  24. About dam time! Shouldn’t have been allowed to happen after the first sight of violence. Not sure if the Mayor finally came to her senses or if the blood on her hands gave her a scare.

  25. These actions taken by the Mayor are much too late. The Mayor is guilty of gross negligence in protecting the residents and businesses of this area and showed her true colors when she smugly declared this “the summer of love” in front of the entire Country. Hopefully, she’ll never forget the pain that her inactions caused for Seattle residents!

  26. The first signof violence the mayor should have shut them down with extreme prejudice. Because she waited till murder and mayham ran rampant she should be removed from office andtried for treSon.

  27. Don’t let her fool you………..she’s not that noble. The only reason she did something about it was because the rioters’ threatened to damage her house!!!

  28. THE ONLY REASON THAT THE MAYOR TOOK A STAND WAS BECAUSE THEY THREATENED HER 7 MILLION DOLLAR HOME????????? IT WAS OKAY WHEN BUSINESS WERE BURNING TO THE GROUND AND STORES LOOTED………..SHE WAS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO GOT KILLED OR BEATEN WITHIN A INCH OF THEIR LIFE?????????? TOO BAD THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN TO HER??????? MAYBE THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDER CONTROLL SOONER AND “SAVED” LIVES OF INNOCENT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!! GET RID OF THESE DEMS WHO WANT DESTRUCTION AND SOCIALISM???????????

    1. Patty…….that IS the TRUTH. No Action by thus useless Mayor…….UNTIL her own home or mayor’s residence was threatened…..She IS a waste…..should resign !!!

  29. To little too late! She let herself become a patsy for the CHOP! I think she needs to resign

  30. lied about it….. love fest, then did nothing for a month. guilty of incompetency and not doing her job. vote her out and the taxpayers that voted her in can pay for the damage, NOT ME!

  31. The mayo or Seattle is a total MORON. She sat on doing nothing, because she is nothing but, a chicken shit. She should be arrested and charged with Malfeasance, and Misfeasance…………..my opinion…..

  32. The (lack of) common sense by these protesters is pathetic at best. The mayor should have taken action on day 1. Glad to see ahe came to her senses.

    1. She apparantly came to her senses when some of the protestors came to protest in front of her home.
      That she wouldn’t stand for. If they hadn’t done that the area would still be in esixtance. Interesting
      that these protestors who protested against violence to Blacks had somehow killed two Black teenagers!

    2. The mayor is worthless. A communist. Is she responsible for the shootings, rapes, and murders? Yes. She all but apologizes and says she is supportive of their cause. Look what she is doing to citizens and police, and yet, she takes zero responsibility. Nope. Police need full protection, tear gas, weapons as well as backing.

    3. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH SHELIA S. THE MAYOR HAS BLOOD ON HER HAND’S AND SHOULD BE THROWN OUT INTO THE PACK OF WOLF’S THAT SHE ALLOWED TO TAKE OVER ,SHE IS A COMMIE AND ,IT BACKFIRED ON HER A$$,SHE GOT A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE,WHEN THEY WENT TO HER MANSION(POOR BABY) AND SCARED THE S##T OUT OF HER…GOD BLESS AMERICA AND TO HELL WITH THE MAYOR……..PERIOD…….

    1. Seems to me that the mayor and the mayor only should be sued for the actions she had allowed I think that she should be arrested for failure to keep the oath that she took and I hope she is arrested especially for the murders of the people in that area for she has blood on her hands just as much as the people that shot the other people

    2. I slightly disagree. I agree that the mayor should be sued, but also the city council members who did nothing, and then the city DA and also, the state governor for not taking action when the mayor and council failed to perform their sworn constitutional duties to the citizens of that city.

    3. The mayor didn’t take the bull by the horns. Instead she,in the words of W.C. Fields decided to “take the bull by the tail and face the situation squarely.”

    4. Totally agree,and IF All the pain, deaths and destruction is rightfully laid at her feet, she will never forget but regret.

    5. When I say all that, what I mean is , having been a part of ranching, the “bull” shoulda kicked some sense into her! She only took true action when HER HOME AND POTENTIALLY LIFE WAS THREATENED!!!!!!!!

    1. I do hope that she has the good sense to know that re-election is likely not a wise move….then again maybe not.

    2. hey ,she,s a west coaster and she,ll run again and they will reelect her , watch and see

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