On Aug. 24, rioters approached the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct—the same building that Mayor Jenny Durkan temporarily closed in June, leading to the creation of the infamous Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone—set a fire and attempted to lock the precinct doors from the outside with a fast-acting concrete mix. The plan, apparently, was to set the building ablaze and trap the officers inside, burning them and the building.
Instead the cops were able to kick open the doors and put out the fire. The accused arsonist, a Black Lives Matter activist from Alaska who flew in three days before the incident, has been charged by federal prosecutors and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
No One to Condemn the Crime?
Not a single member of Seattle’s nine-member City Council—eight Democrats and one member of Socialist Alternative, a Trotskyist party—has condemned the attack. Neither have any of Seattle’s state legislators, all Democrats. When the head of the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild publicly asked for someone—anyone—in power to condemn the crime, there were no takers. Everyone looked away.
Had this story, with its violence and criminality, come from right-wing extremists, Seattle officials would have swept them off the streets in the name of “confronting hate.” But when the violence comes from the left? In Seattle and large blue cities across America? Paralysis, writes John Carlson in the WSJ.
Actions Speak Louder than Words
Every day this criminality goes on, voters will be reminded that Democrats, when it comes to protecting citizens homes, communities and families, don’t have their backs.
Mr. Carlson, host of a morning radio show on AM 570 KVI, reminds us, this year, it matters.
(Is it not more than a little alarming that this was not a headline story in the mainstream media?)
Learn more about BLM and the Marxist agenda to transform America in 2020 and burn the place down from Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul. And read about how many Americans have been duped by the BLM movement and its terrorist leaders.