The Reality of the “Lawless and Brutal” Seattle CHOP Zone’s End Exposes the MSM’s Spin of “a Fun Time With Free Snacks”

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As protesters and armed anarchists seized control last month of a swath of Seattle’s downtown that includes a police station, dubbing it Capitol Hill Organized Protest, the local and mainstream media largely echoed elected leaders by insisting it was a peaceful protest – until people started getting killed.

The spin by the Seattle Times and national outlets that covered it belied the violent and dangerous origin of the area that began on June 8, when Seattle police abandoned their own station and allowed self-described anarchists to create a “police-free” zone. On Wednesday, police went back in and finished clearing out the area, after multiple shootings, an alleged rape and at least two murders.

“CHOP violently seized six blocks of downtown Seattle, guarded the area they stole with semi-automatic rifles and appointed a leader who called himself a warlord and the media spun it as a fun time with ‘free snacks,’” Washington Times columnist Tim Young told Fox News.

“That’s as insane as saying Boko Haram was just trying to start a dating service when they kidnapped nearly 300 women in Nigeria a few years ago,” Young added. “And those liberal outlets probably still can’t figure out why people call them fake news.”

Since it was established, there have been at least four shootings, two of which left a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old dead in separate incidents. Seattle police made more than a dozen arrests after Mayor Jenny Durkan declared the gathering an unlawful assembly – a far cry from how it was originally portrayed by the media and by Durkan herself.

The mayor responded to criticism of her leadership by President Trump by tweeting that he should not be “so afraid of democracy.”

“The CHOP has become lawless and brutal,” Police Chief Carmen Best said Wednesday in a written statement. “Four shootings – two fatal – robberies, assaults, violence and countless property crimes have occurred in this several block area.”

The Seattle Times was perhaps the most egregious when it came to celebrating the cop-free area. The paper boasted about free snacks and pleasant smells inside the zone, called CHAZ at the time, on June 10.

“Free snacks at the No-Cop Co-op. Free gas masks from some guy’s sedan. Free speech at the speaker’s circle, where anyone could say their piece. A free documentary movie – Ava DuVernay’s “13th” – showing after dark,” Seattle Times reporter Evan Bush wrote. “Perhaps most important to demonstrators, the neighborhood core was free of uniformed police.”

Bush described the area as “Seattle’s quirky, lefty Capitol Hill,” noting that organizers “envisioned education initiatives, programs to address homelessness and building a community movement where unarmed police are designed to de-escalate.”

The Seattle Times even reported on the delightful odor the “calm and peaceful crowd” were providing residents.

“The streets smelled like the Fourth of July, as people seared hot dogs on curbside grills,” Bush wrote.

The following day, the Seattle Times focused on poets and artists performing inside the area, noting that despite the “festival-like atmosphere” gatherers are often reminded they’re protesting, not partying.

By June 13, Seattle Times business reporter Paul Roberts praised the “community garden” and ways the demonstrators could “advance the goals” of the city’s “newest tourist attraction.”

“Dozens of people with rakes and wheelbarrows spread topsoil and chicken manure in newly planted gardens,” Roberts wrote. “Others gathered in small groups to discuss plans for no-till farming and fundraising for medical supplies.”

And, of course, the National Main Stream Media followed suit.

“When the shooting and killing started, they (the MSM) tried to cover it up. They refused to report on the black teen who was shot and killed in the zone last Saturday. And there was no mention of the Sunday or Tuesday shooting at any point during the week. It was those shootings that were the impetus for the businesses and residents to band together and sue the city for not protecting their rights and property.” – Nicholas Fondacaro, Media Research Center 

Those anarchists might still be the center of Seattle if it wasn’t for the behavior of Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant, a self-described socialist.

According to Mayor Jenny Durkan after hours and without following coronavirus health guidelines, Concilwoman Sawant marched protesters to the mayor’s home and encouraged protesters to occupy the city’s East Precinct.

Sawant allegedly led a crowd of protesters to Durkan’s home and delivered a speech outside last weekend.

You see, gentle readers, Far Left Democrat Politicians are fine with anarchists destroying American citizens’ private property…as long as it isn’t theirs.

Just as the Soviet Union’s Politboro lived in luxury while the Proletariat, or working class, lived in poverty, so would the Far Left Democrat Politicians live if their dream of a Democratic Socialist Utopia ever became reality.

Just as the Soviet Union disseminated propaganda describing what a wealthy country they were, while their people were suffering to the point where they could not even buy decent toilet paper…so the Far Left Democrats and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, lied about what was going in in Seattle’s “CHOP”.

Vladimir Lenin said,

The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses. 

He would be proud of what we as a nation are witnessing play out right in front of us.

Until He Comes,


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