Seattle has had a front seat experience into what it’s like to not have the police. If the rest of the country wants to defund the police and dismantle them, they may want to take a good look at what’s happening in the Washington city first, especially as the CHAZ effect is now rippling throughout the city.
The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) has essentially kicked Seattle Police out of the city center. So, CHAZ is running things now.
What does that look like?
For one, it means calling 911 a total of 19 times after preventing arson to his business and catching the suspect. Oh, and the police admitted that they weren’t going to respond to the call.
John McDermott called because of the fire as well as the arrest of the responsible man. Mason McDermott was able to catch the man responsible, holding him pinned while his dad called 911.
Neither the fire department nor the police department showed up.
Here’s where the CHAZ effect rears its ugly head.
The McDermotts quickly found themselves surrounded by hostile forces. Wait, what? They’re the victims.
CHAZ was there, demanding the release of the suspect.
What about the fact that he committed a crime? That, apparently, was not important. They didn’t care that he was a criminal. They cared that he was being held there against his own free will.
That’s when the lightbulb clicked for the McDermotts. One, they had no choice but to release him. And two, they realized that their elected leaders in both Seattle and the state of Washington had failed them.
The shop owned by the McDermotts is outside of CHAZ. They decided to go outside of their zone in order to have the suspect released.
The local government is set up to prevent this kind of mob rule. However, if the local government does not do anything to stop it, is there still a government in place?
Former pro tennis player and media reporter for the Daily Caller, Shelby Talcott, spent some time in CHAZ. She documented some of what was going on, including how one woman on a microphone announced to everyone: “You are not here to be peaceful. You are here to disrupt …”
Great. So, they’re admitting that they’re not peacefully protesting. If only that’s where it ended.
The other name for CHAZ is CHOP. It’s the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest. It may be the better name, too, since they may only be days away from bringing in the guillotines.
They’ve already announced that they’re not peaceful.
The woman on the microphone asked the crowd if anyone knew what happened to those who didn’t get on board with the French Revolution. The crowd answered, “Chopped.” As in, chopped off their heads.
To even reference something like that should send shivers down your spine. This autonomous zone has taken it too far – and yet both Mayor Durkan and Governor Inslee are nowhere to be seen.
The entire city is in jeopardy of being taken over by CHAZ (or CHOP) if the government doesn’t step in soon. What happened with the McDermotts has shown that the zone isn’t afraid of stepping outside of their borders to demand the release of a criminal. They’re not planning on helping anyone. It’s complete anarchy. They want to use mob rule mentality to run the city without having any kind of justice system in place.
For those outside of the autonomous zone, they’re quickly learning that they like the police and fire departments. They like it when they can call 911 and have responders show up and help. Criminals need to stay as criminals. The innocent need to be helped.
No one wants to deal with having a “chopped” threat. If the city starts getting guillotines shipped in, we’re going to need to take action. The CHAZ effect is spreading…and we can’t wait until it gets French Revolution-style in the city before the Democratic government wakes up.