Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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From the AP:

Seattle police are investigating another shooting that happened near the city’s “occupied” protest zone.

The shooting of the man in his 30s happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday in the Capitol Hill neighborhood east of downtown. A spokesperson at Harborview Medical Center said the man’s wounds were not life-threatening.

It was the third recent shooting near the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.” One man was killed in a weekend shooting.

Of the Tuesday morning incident Seattle police said “the victim refused to provide any information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting or a suspect description.”

Police said there were additional reports of shots fired in the area around the same time but there were no reports of additional victims.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday the city will move to wind down the protest zone following the shootings.

The mayor said the violence was distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters opposing racial inequity and police brutality.

Durkan also said police will soon return to a police station that the department largely abandoned in the area after clashes with protesters following George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

The city is trying to work out a way to re-take the “autonomous zone” and get police officers back inside the East Precinct which they abandoned during the rioting. The building is now inside the CHOP zone.

As for what’s been going on in the cop-free area, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best told that things aren’t pretty in there since the cops abandoned their local base of operations.

The chief said several criminal acts have been reported in the days since her officers left the precinct building. She said the incidents included shootings, rape, assaults, burglary and property destruction.

“I’m not making this up,” Best said. “These things happened. Our officers need to get back into the East Precinct.”

Do tell.

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    • Restore? It has to have been there in the first place to be restored. It was and is a clown show, powered by progressive voters. It looks like my HS student government took over most of the former US.

      • Wayt a gol-durn minnut…

        Is that uniformed person to the right (the photo viewer’s right) side of Seattle’s Mayoress Durka-derp holding his own coffee as they traverse the abused streets, or is he holding it for Ms. Durka-derp while she reaches forward to grabs someone’s rights from them?

    • Near CHOP/CHAZ is not in CHOP/CHAZ.

      Capitol Hill has a few shootings a month on average. So this isn’t out of the ordinary, and also where it happened, police could were nearby, but it was Seattle Fire and Rescue that was dispatched, and took him to the hospital.

      As far as I can tell from the news reports, the first shooting in the CHOP/CHAZ was also not in the CHOP/CHAZ, and the police response, like almost all cases, was after the fact, after the victims in that case were already in the hospital.

      • I’m a photojournalist in the local media… the first two shootings did happen inside the CHOP. People keep saying CHOP is “six city blocks”, but that’s not accurate. It also includes Cal Anderson park… first the southern half, then slowly the entirety of it. The first shooting happened in the southern half of the park in the playfields where protestors have set up their tents. According to one of the organizers that my reporter and I interviewed Sunday, some yahoos were setting off fireworks under the trees there, and the 19 y/o victim went to tell them to knock it off because it’s dangerous, and a scuffle broke because (SHOCK!) the protestors don’t like being told what to do.

        This latest one (the third) happened at 11th and Denny… that’s the northeast corner of the park (which is part of CHOP), in an entirely residential area of the neighborhood. Specifically it happened across the street from the park. So no, it didn’t happen inside of CHOP, but that’s sort of splitting hairs… it happened 15 feet from CHOP.

        Capitol Hill has a couple of incidents a month… but Capitol Hill is a huge area. This many shooting in this tiny of an area in this short a time is unheard of.

    • Richard S. Why? Let it run its course. Like the millenial socialists say “Socialism didn’t work in (fill in country name here) because it didn’t get enough time to establish the fair society”. Leave it alone. They won’t learn from their mistake if someone comes in and fixes it. They will just hate the police even more, and history will repeat itself.

      • “Liberals are such naive fools” WRONG liberals are mostly over educated , no common sense, DANGEROUS ANARCHISTS . They think they know what’s better for everyone else. Most liberals I have met are very smart people , with 0 common sense. I have been called to figure out an electrical problem for a rocket scientist, the washing machine would not work . After plugging the washer into the outlet –it worked! I charged a one hour minimum and laughed on my way to the next job. On another occasion a different customer asked me to replace a light fixture that had quit working. I screwed the bulb in and –wow it works! Libs are morons

  1. Being the squish she is, the mayor won’t call for overwhelming force. She’ll call for negotiations first, then escalate her efforts as the rabble proves recalcitrant. Should be interesting to watch.

    • Grab the popcorn.

      Should be as interesting and must see TV as the up coming debates between Trump and Braindead this late summer.

      • One thing’s for sure: crap Hollywood TV and movies can’t compete with the ongoing 2020 s**tshow!

  2. Give it another month or two and they will kill each other off ,problem solved just a big pile of dead Marxist anarchist’s.

    • The term was “largely abandoned”, which means Not abandoned.
      And the police had a PR rep make speeches to the crowd from that precinct’s front steps over a PA system the government set up there to encourage just that thing. BLM made loads of speeches using that same system.
      It’s almost as if all the reporters stayed right next to the police lines and faked everything else.

  3. This should have been stopped long ago. These protesters are like kids throwing a tantrum to get something they want. The cops are gonna have a very hard time with this and I wish them luck. I am not sure if I was a cop I would want to do anything knowing that due process will likely be skipped when they are just doing a job they are asked to do.

  4. Isn’t this what the people of Seattle voted for? The kinder gentler anarchists they turned over the city to don’t seem to be following their script to be having one big happy block party. I am sure CNN is disappointed, but they will continue their rabble rousing anyway.

  5. they only took a few blocks this time out. what are they gonna do when the orange guy wins a second term?

    • It will be epic, the burning, looting and murder,perhaps the saying about fire cleansing is correct.
      These cities have been under DemoCommie control and this is what that has wrought, so perhaps the complete destruction of those cities is required to root out that way of thinking and voting.

        • That’s pretty cool, I graduated (class of 67) from Bethel High School.. Only about 1200 residents in town then (mostly farm country) with only two cops (now they have 6) I haven’t been back there since 1974…

      • I looks like Chief Censor has become the new Vlad.

        (EDIT: Looks like TTAG’s mighty filters won’t allow Vlad’s full name to be mentioned anymore, joining others who have been banned to the Phantom Zone. This must be why we haven’t heard from him/her/it for so many weeks now)

          • He could very well be one VT’s alter egos

            Nah… CC is not “intellectual” or condescending enough and most of the rants are too short… VLAD isn’t smart enough to reinvent itself whatever that was.. Looks like the low IQ hillbillies and Jethro’s got the better of that one.. Too bad, it was the best entertainment/amusement this side of television.. CC can never measure up to VLAD, too wishywashy, more like a Kerry or a Biden.. No talking points just a bunch of jumbled nonsense …

        • For anyones information v-lad moved over to another site that combines guns and america in their address. Ive given him a little hell, and welcome others to find him and continue to decry his absolute absurdity and rank attacks on our rights.

      • Chief…For the sake and security of America the POTUS is ordering you to wear a propeller cap that says, “Don’t Slap Poop Splatters.”

        TRUMP/PENCE 2020.

  6. The police don’t deserve their Precinct back, they should of arrested the mayor & did the job they were hired to do. I’m sure the majority are liberals too!

  7. “The victim refused to provide any information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting or a suspect description.” In other words, the victim is a criminal who was most likely shot in a dispute with other criminals. If he won’t cooperate, why waste resources on an investigation? Spend them to benefit real, innocent victims.

  8. The Seattle police should get really, really, sick. They need to stay home and take care of their health.
    It is NOT HEALTHY for a Seattle cop to enter the CHAZ. Especially when the communist city government does not support the police department.

    No officer owes his or her life to protecting civilians who hate them and want the police abolished.
    And the majority white residents of the CHAZ have adopted the same mentally of many inner-city blacks.
    “A no snitch policy.”

    They Refuse to cooperate with the police. If you don’t cooperate, then you have no Rule of Law.
    Because civilians must participate in it. A social contract that everybody agrees to. Whether or not they say so publicly or not. But now they refused to cooperate and participate. So now you they have the CHAZ.

    Don’t help them. It’s a state issue only. Trump is very smart. I hope he keeps this a state issue. No federal intervention.

  9. Surround it with concertina wire, cut off power and water, throw in a bunch of ammo. Problem will take care of itself!

        • @Montana Actual

          I am not for communism and injustice. CHOP is a communist stronghold of whites using blacks as their moral high ground.

          Guess who was the three people shot?

          Wrong is wrong. Doesn’t matter if it’s the government doing it or the people. CHOP is being run just like the police departments around the country. They learned from the best.

      • GS: That’s what the Seattle greenies want. Go Green, no fossel fuel, power plants, disposables, plastics, etc. See how they like the 18th century without kleenix, TP, hand sanitizers, bleach.

  10. If the alleged victim of the alleged shooting refuses to identifiy his/her/its/WXYZ alleged attacker commiting an alleged shooting, then maybe nothing allegedly happened, no alleged crime. Police should just file the case away as a matter of alleged citizen miscommunication; no harm, no foul.

    • Maybe because they shot at someone and ended up getting shot in the arm? Maybe some of that was caught on video and they tried to delete that stream/evidence?

      There was two shootings on Sunday. One of those sounds like it was more of a shootout and the other was a mag dump into CHOP. The LARPers claim it was a drive by that happened first.

  11. Cry me a river…these leftard’s voted for this BS. I can’t understand how ANY cop would do that be-otches bidding!!!

    • Exactly. No pension is worth this B.S. Every LEO in a democrat town should walk off the job.

      I know it’s easier said than done, but these leftists are insane.

  12. I’ve gotta wonder did Amazon know this was coming when they decided to go for HQ2? I’m betting HQ1 isn’t too long for this world in its current capacity.

    • I doubt they envisioned this level of insanity but I’m sure the taxes, regulations, and general weirdness was too much. Strange is good until it’s routine.

    • The socialist brain trust that runs Seattle have been trying to tax them out of town for years now with a per-employee tax on employers (head tax).
      It literally can’t do anything but generally disincentivize hiring and specifically make Amazon want to not be there… Amazon survived the first showdown on it but the writing is on the wall and they’ve been steadily pulling away from Seattle ever since.
      Seattle’s a beautiful place, it’s a damn shame how poorly it’s being run.

  13. The police chief is a liar. She is power hungry and wants back in her first police department. She also wants to be able to use any force necessary to do it regardless of the results. She is angry that she can’t do what she wants. She is mad at the mayor and the judge that is restricting her powers.

    The story the police put out about the first shooting was lies. Their body cams show the truth. And there are obviously more live streams to prove what is true and what was lies. That police department has no trust because they haven’t earned it.

    Apparently the two people trying to cover up the crimes out there go by the names James Madison and Oscar Freeman. I first I thought Oscar was Raz. Oscar is very aggressive at intimidating people and using physical force to stop them from recording CHOP. Raz has returned after the fourth shooting during the night, he wants to maintain CHOP and setup some kind of leadership, but he doesn’t want to be a leader.

    • he wants to maintain CHOP

      It’s time for these “useful idiots” to pack up their shit and go home.. Cut the free stuff and see just who the dedicated “freedom fighters” are… Once they have to work for it 90% of them will fold and run back to mommies basement, the rest of it will collapse on itself when the hardcore punks have to do for themselves…. Your remarks are no surprise nor are they convincing.. No one will be swayed by your Socialist/Marxist bullshit so continue on with your anti-cop, pro anarchist blather, I find it at the very least entertaining and you seem to be the closest thing to VLAD that we have left…

  14. Summer of love, baby! Summer’s only two days old!

    If they go in with LEO’s, they need to chop cell service and jam the VHF/UHF spectrum. These twerps will have no backup plan to deal with comm disruptions.

      • They still won’t have a plan.

        We have cell tower disruptions here in Wyoming semi-regularly.

        It’s hilarious to see what happens to young people when their cell phone no longer works. They all cluster together in a circle, all holding their phones, all wondering “what happened?”

        Quality entertainment.

        • “It’s hilarious to see what happens to young people when their cell phone no longer works. They all cluster together in a circle, all holding their phones, all wondering ‘what happened?'”

          All too true. Sad, but true.

          It’s like the parental joke…you don’t need to discipline your teenager by taking away his/her phone. Just take away the charging cable and watch the anxiety as the battery level goes down.

  15. No, the “police” do not want back in CHOP. At this point “the police” would probably be happy to leave it to the natives inhabiting it.

    The brass and politicians now want to take it because it makes them look feckless. Which they are.

    Will the mayor, city council and police chief be on the front lines? Or will they send the police that they wouldn’t let hold it? Will they insist that the cops not wear helmets or have shields with them because it looks scary?

    If that’s what it comes to, Seattle PD needs to mutiny.

    • The brass and politicians now want to take it because it makes them look feckless.

      Makes them LOOK feckless?? You mean it SHOWS them to be the inept, feckless morons that they really are, right??

      • The politicians in question were feckless three weeks ago. They only care now because they LOOK feckless- so much so that it is getting hard for even their political allies to deny.

  16. In the boot licking cops there will go in and do what they’re told after she let them hang out to dry!

  17. “The victim refused to provide any information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting or a suspect description.”

    Sounds exactly like every shooting on the West or South side of Chicago. You want it, you got it. Enjoy.

  18. They shouldn’t have abandoned their precinct to begin with…
    It’s always twice as hard to retake ground you’ve already had and lost, or in this instance, gave up…

  19. The cities may be lost for the foreseeable future. No-Go zones set up similar to European metro areas, police nor native citizens allowed in period. Heck, I think Dearborn, MI has been like that for awhile.

    I believe the US rural towns will not allow a toe-hold to be gained. Statues may come down but blocking streets and violence is probably going to be met equally.

    Never thought we would be witness to these things.

  20. It appears Chaplanders will continue shooting each other until their demands are met. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

  21. The mayor said the violence was distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters opposing racial inequity and police brutality

    Isn’t that the perennial problem of Communism? People suffer so much from the changes they make that they lose sight of all the wonderful changes they want.

    • I’ll translate the mayor for you: We can not let real problems distract us from the manufactured problems that will help us gain / maintain power. In related fake problem news:

      Jemele Hill’s reality:
      Monday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former ESPN sports commentator and current Atlantic writer Jemele Hill said the noose left in driver Bubba Wallace’s garage stall a “disgusting reminder” of who NASCAR “is for.”

      Actual reality:
      NASCAR and the DOJ investigated the incident, finding on Tuesday that no federal crime was committed. According to authorities, the rope had already been hanging in the garage as early as October 2019 (it wasn’t a noose).

      • Thanks for the full story. I’m surprised Jemele Hill got another job. She was so full of hate at her last job. I guess that what sells nowadays. She must be an unhappy person inside.

      • Tough to be a “victim” without a persecutor.. Ol Bubba had 99% of fans wishing him success (me included), now to most he’s just another cry baby Ni–er AND he’s dragged the Petty name into it…. Way to fuck yourself Bubba… NASCAR says they want an all inclusive family show, then why are they running a racist car with BLM plastered all over it which offends me… Hey Bubba/NASCAR perhaps a little history lesson on the beginnings of BLM and an understanding of their true “Marxist” goals is in order… Bubba in the wall before the 10th lap every Sunday… And for those who are disappointed in the results of the investigation , don’t worry Bubba will get his victim status even he has to pull a Jussie Smollett and do it himself…Oh and shame on you Jimmy Johnson for depriving the boy of his 10th place finish at Talladega must be one of those west coast racists…

  22. CHAZ needs to be added to the list of communist failure. Plus cops should stay away. Those people wanted this so we should watch them burn

    • The communists always blame their failure on someone/thing else. “Our righteous movement was hijacked by ……..” . Hillary C. does the same thing. It’s always someone else’s fault for her problems/ failures.

  23. I can think of ONE way to get back in the East Precinct. Messy, though. Possibly bad optics.

  24. Theres actually been some (very little) security in the zone. A friend has a business in there, and several went together and hired armed security. Altho most of the damage was already done, its saved them from more. Hopefully with lawsuits against the city, they can recoup some.
    Getting them out will be a show. Mayor clearly wont allow force, so police remain castrated.

  25. I don’t see the big deal here.

    It’s worse than this on the average weekend in Chicago with gang violence.

  26. Overhead footage of a chaotic and violent gathering in Tampa, Florida, Saturday shows police officers being driven back by large crowds of people in what the city’s police chief is calling a “setup.”
    In a press conference following the incident, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan told reporters that his officers were “ambushed” by the crowd of people and targeted with “bottles and glass.”
    “It’s an ambush. I have no other way to describe it. When there are that many people out there and clearly no one had been shot. It was just a setup to get the cops there,” Dugan said

  27. Of course the victim says he was shot by racists. He straight up said in an interview “I;m not sure if they were proud boys, or KKK…”

    Yeah, okay. At this point, the amount of people who give a fuck or believe you in the first place has fallen to an all time low. I am 100% convinced it was gang related and their false sense of OMERTA to their sets will allow them the opportunity to blame anyone white. I personally will never believe a word from these racists, and am struggling to find common ground with any person in America who supports even a single shred of this crap. It could have actually been some redneck KKK member who infiltrated chop (by infiltrated I mean walking casually) and I’d still lean towards defending that group of idiots over the inhabitants of the zone, for principal.

  28. Do nothing and leave them to their own devices is the course of action I would suggest. I suggest this so they can have a real life experience of what it takes to have a civil society. The intelligent ones who were swept by the hype will figure it but the others will lay blame on everyone else for the failure they will have. Another great social experiment that should teach us why socialism and communism will always fail.

  29. like Rusty says ” this is what they voted for. he is right. like Victoria says ” let it play out” because this really is what they voted for and every body should it for what it really is. so many stupid people in this country think voting for these communist ( the true name of the “democratic party”) will be so much better and this is a great example of what is to come under them. the mayor and the governor will send in their elite special social worker forces and really clean that place up. in the meanwhile everybody needs to go smoke some more weed and be happy. the future looks bright.

  30. Police officers need to seek other employment in the communities that won’t support them. Let the people figure it out on their own. Political leaders will either figure it out or be gone at election time. Either way good conquers evil and communities will cleanse and law and order will return. No police officer should face politically sanctioned lawlessness and violence.

  31. Why are the police asking for permission to restore order? Why are they waiting to take back their police station? Didn’t they take an oath to enforce the law and serve and protect their citizens? All you see is the police wailing like a baby blaming the mayor because she can’t go into the CHOP zone. Wow, what a bunch of neutered city officials including the cops.

  32. No Jail time? No fine? Bring out a paddle, two or three wacks by court order. Didn’t get it as kids, correct bad behavior now.

    • Bring out a paddle, two or three wacks by court order

      “BAILIFF, whack his pee-pee!!”

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