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Protesters Lash Out at Seattle’s Chaz: ‘You Have Hijacked’ the Message, ‘Core Belief has Been Lost’

Protesters Lash Out at Seattle’s Chaz: ‘You Have Hijacked’ the Message, ‘Core Belief has Been Lost’

“Black lives do matter but there are also black lives that are police lives. They feel the same way that you do.”

I’ve seen people on social media vent frustrations over the riots, looting, and the Seattle autonomous zone called CHAZ because all of that has hijacked the message and conversation we all need to have.

The African American Community Advisory Council (AACAC) in Seattle had it out with CHAZ the other day, especially since the zone took over the police precinct.

From KOMO News:

The African American Community Advisory Council, which works with Seattle Police to facilitate discussion with officers and those they serve, came out to “CHAZ” Thursday evening in support of Chief Carmen Best. Multiple women spoke from the group, saying African Americans helped to build the precinct.

“Black lives do matter but there are also black lives that are police lives,” one of the woman said at the intersection of 12th and E Pine. “They feel the same way that you do.”

Throughout their attempts to convey their opinion to the crowd, they were met with boos and others grabbing microphones, talking over them.

“You guys need to sit down and have a conversation with the Seattle Police Department. They want to talk to you.”

Those women also stated that protest’s core belief has been lost.

“The thing is, you have hijacked this! You have taken the meaning away!”

Tempers flared for a few minutes before things came to an end.

“Not everybody is going to have the same opinion!”

KOMO asked AACAC Chair Victoria Beach about the confrontation. She had some harsh words for Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Remember, last night, Durkan said this zone could lead to a “summer of love!”

KOMO continued:

“We support our chief of police [Carmen Best],” said Beach. “We feel she’s been thrown under the bus. It was a cowardly move for the mayor to open up that street to all of the mayhem.”

Beach compared what she’s seen at “CHAZ” to that of a festival, name dropping Burning Man, rather than a movement aimed for police reform.

“We’re going to keep our voices loud and clear. We’re going to be heard,” said Beach. “How are we going to be heard if that’s happening? How are we going to come to the table and talk?”

Not long after they spoke, a rolling garage door at the East Precinct rolled up and nearly two dozen officers on bikes pedaled out. They were met by chants and expletives from protesters. The remaining officers inside eventually closed the door and protesters then went to the corner of 12th and E Pike to setup an enhanced barricade to keep them out.



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I’m glad they’re finally standing up against false allies like Antifa. If there’s a constructive point to something you’re doing, it’s your responsibility to protect that.

Maybe — just maybe — there’s a genuine turning point on the horizon. Will they recognize that their false allies include the Democratic Party?

I’d like to know what it is that Victoria Beach would have had Carmen Best do if the mayor hadn’t ordered the NG and SPD to retreat from capitol hill?

And now AACAC are mad that BLM-antifa grabbed the media glory and all that sweet donation loot.

Grifters. Every single one of them.

    txvet2 in reply to Tiki. | June 12, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    It appears that all of that BLM loot is ending up with the Biden campaign.

    Tiki in reply to Tiki. | June 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    AACAC previously worked with, and continue to support police chief Carmen Best, yet AACAC boo and heckle and build barricades in opposition to Carmen Best’s handpicked police force.

    Right. And by the way?

    The bike cop thing is a bit precious when a city is being torn apart by civil strife.

      gonzotx in reply to Tiki. | June 12, 2020 at 6:18 pm

      I know, I was thinking hige Harleys would have been more appropriate

      Bikes, how ridiculous

        Tiki in reply to gonzotx. | June 12, 2020 at 6:34 pm

        Ha! How about really big horse with a bad attitude?

        It’s green-friendly and emits fertilizer for BLM’s garden.

          mrzee in reply to Tiki. | June 12, 2020 at 8:35 pm

          They used mounted police in London last week against the rioters. The savages started throwing bricks at the horses, spooking them and endangering the riders. One policewoman suffered a fractured skull when her horse bucked and she smashed her head into a traffic light.

          harleycowboy in reply to Tiki. | June 14, 2020 at 2:43 pm

          Bring in the Lipizzaners.

        rocky71 in reply to gonzotx. | June 12, 2020 at 8:36 pm

        Well it is Seattle, they traded the emissions of the cops’ moto’s for those of the cyclists- better for the environment & all ya know…

      Chewbacca in reply to Tiki. | June 12, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      Bicycles are actually useful tools for law enforcement. They are much quicker than walking or running, nearly silent and can be used to keep people outside reaching distance or as a makeshift weapon. If you’re laughing at their use in this situation it’s due to ignorance on the subject.

        Tiki in reply to Chewbacca. | June 12, 2020 at 8:19 pm

        Are we reading the same article?

        Mayor Jenny DENOUNCED her law enforcement “tools.” #CHAZ

        And you airdrop in here quoting LE Tools and Tactics book version5. But Mayor Jenny has already discarded both the book and LE toolbox.

        So yeah, I’m obviously mocking Seattle Bicycle Theater 2020.

      From time to time they have talked about banning cars in downtown Seattle. So naturally, start with the cops.

        Tiki in reply to MrE. | June 12, 2020 at 8:47 pm

        This next bit is half true –

        Bike cops in progressive cities are the organic, vegan, non-gmo, cage-free, open range version of ordinary meat and potato patrol car cops.

        Eh, Mayor Jenny makes a big show of her bike cops leaving the bat cave.

Tiki, you are exactly correct! The protestations from these fools are merely the admission that all of these tribal anarchists, with all of their phony acronym names, are in their own internal power struggle.

It’s all about, “we can destroy the country faster than you….no you can’t….yes we can, nyah nyah nyah.”

Autonomous? Then they do not need water, electricity, food, nor anything else. Jam cell phones. They should be just fine. They can get all of that stuff (less cell phones) later in jail.

    Chewbacca in reply to TX-rifraph. | June 12, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    They have been using social media to beg for food, water and weapons. The city needs to keep anyone from entering the forbidden zone to assist these traitors.

has hijacked the message and conversation we all need to have.

What conversation would that be?

We know what this is about—black America’s unending glorification of criminality, and celebration of looting and arson. It’s all over the TV, nobody can miss it. So who does anyone think is going to listen to a conversation predicated on that?

    oldgoat36 in reply to tom_swift. | June 12, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    The never ending “reparations”, being paid because of the color of the skin, not content of character, because the are special. That is what this is mostly about from these mobs. Money for nothing. As it almost always is, they are looking for the easy way to riches they didn’t earn, off the backs of people who work hard for what they earn.

    CorkyAgain in reply to tom_swift. | June 12, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I think we all know that the “conversation” will be something along the lines of a Marxist struggle session — or, to use what might be a more familiar example, what follows when your soon-to-be ex-wife comes to you and says, “We need to talk.”

    In other words, it will be a hectoring, one-sided conversation about you needing to take a knee and confess your sins.

amatuerwrangler | June 12, 2020 at 5:55 pm

I’m probably a little dense regarding this stuff, but what exactly is all the money that is being directed, promised or asked for here supposed to do that will right any of the wrongs that are claimed.

Most of what I see are demands that black people should not be held responsible for any unlawful activity they engage in, that police should be done away with along with the courts. if that were to happen it would take a great burden off the budgets of cities nationwide, saving lots of money. Why is more asked for?

The nation has been injecting boat loads of funding into programs that are supposed to ease the plight of the black community, whatever that plight is, for easily 50 years and still things appear unchanged. Perhaps there is something that money cannot buy that will make a difference. Isn’t the first step in solving a problem, any problem, identifying the problem?

Ferfuggs eggs | June 12, 2020 at 6:35 pm

All of the local politicians and most of the local media are saying it’s peace, love and guitars while others are saying its Mogadishu. My guess is that its somewhere in the middle.

I don’t want to see Trump get involved. We should just let it play out and like all marxist societies it will either fizzle out or turn totalitarian and eat itself. When its over it will look like a tagged up 3rd world shithole with piles of trash left for the rest of us to clean up.

    With one warlord you get Lord of the Flies. With two or more warlords you get Mogadishu.

    Meanwhile Mayor Karen McMighty-White is blaming non-specific “white males” (presumably the elusive white supremacists we have been hearing about but never actually seen) for the violence while simultaneously claiming that nothing violent is going on and Summer of Love II has arrived. It is a tribute to just how brain dead most of her constituents are that they will accept both explanations as being true. And Oceana has always been at war with Eurasi-, ahem, Eastasia.

    The Mayor is still providing porta-potties, and I bet they are still hauling out the trash too.
    The dumpster fire was put out by fireman…
    All utilities are still on.

    I think the Mayor needs her head examine, but it seems to be her opinion this can be managed.

    They’re singing “While my AK gently sweeps …”

I still can’t figure out how this was supposed to be Antifa, then it turns BLM and then a Rapper declares himsef Warlord.
The only thing crazier then any of that is their Mayor.

The whole reason for appointing this black female chief was to immunize the city from the Mau-Mauers. She was far from the most qualified person for the job. She was a virtue signal from the city.

What part of:
Bwhahahah, Hijacked? Whatever gave you the impression you were driving?

healthguyfsu | June 12, 2020 at 8:48 pm

What message? That a clumsy and vindictive “movement” has left millions of both personal and economic damage casualties in its wake as acceptable collateral damage? That people who died or were seriously injured along the way are acceptable losses? (all while saying that the movement is not about exclusionary affirmation of “black lives matter”)

Several times while the riots and looting raged, I thought of Dr. MLK’s “I have a Dream” speech, and a section that rarely if ever gets broadcast.

And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.

We cannot walk alone.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.

We cannot turn back.

There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.


His message – the black’s just cause – has been hijacked in more ways than one.

I’ve wondered what would happen if instead of reciting some BS from Antifa/BLM, we instead recited pertinent passages of MLK’s speech? What if Trump read passages of it – and invited everyone to do the same?

I’m sure the race hustlers would have a conniption fit – still I believe it would be worth it to renew the call, together.

They’ve declared a separate country, respect it.

Then take note that they have stolen the land from the indigenous people, that’s us Americans. Bring a handful of full-size cement mixers 1/2 full of cement. Then load all of the protesters/rioters into the mixers one by one. Roll the drums, go for a drive, the end. Unless their parents complain, then bring another mixer.

They said they want a revolution, let them have it.