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    Another Fatal Shooting in Seattle Protest Zone

    City officials have vowed to dismantle the free-protest area set up during anti-police demonstrations and retake the Capitol Hill police station. But worries of confrontation have delayed a resolution.

    SEATTLE — Two teenagers have been shot, one fatally, in the fourth shooting in 10 days within the boundaries of the free-protest zoneset up near downtown Seattle amid a national wave of protests over police violence.

    The latest shooting, at about 3 a.m. on Monday, has accelerated tensions over what happens next in the protest area, known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, or CHOP.

    One victim, age 16, arrived at Harborview Medical Center at 3:30 a.m. from the CHOP area, transported there by Seattle Fire Department medics, and died in the hospital. The other victim, 14, was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle and remained in critical condition in intensive care, said a spokeswoman for Harborview.

    The violence, with a total of six people shot in an area previously known as a party corner of Seattle, noted for its bars, restaurants and colorful student-infused street life, has raised new questions over what happens next.

    The city has said it wants a return to normal in the occupied protest zone, and a reopening of the Police Department’s East Precinct station, which was boarded up and abandoned as residents of several blocks were left to police themselves. Work crews with heavy equipment arrived on Friday to begin taking down barriers that were set up by protesters after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May. But work was halted to avoid a confrontation.

    Mayor Jenny Durkan, a former United States attorney under President Barack Obama, has been criticized from both the left and right for her handling of the protests and the situation in the CHOP in particular. At least three members of the nine-person City Council have called for her resignation over the police response to the protests, and President Trump tweeted that Seattle is out of control.

    At least one lawsuit has been filed against the mayor and Gov. Jay Inslee, claiming that allowing the CHOP zone to emerge put people living in the area in danger. A crowd of protesters converged on the mayor’s house on Sunday, chanting for her to step down.

    The first shooting occurred early on the morning of June 20. A 19-year-old man was shot and transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A 33-year-old man was also shot nearby.

    The second shooting occurred the next day. A 17-year-old boy who was shot was treated at Harborview Medical Center and released. Then two days later, the police said they were investigating yet another shooting in the early morning hours near the protest zone, with one person injured.

    In a news briefing on Monday morning in the CHOP zone, Chief Carmen Best of the Seattle Police Department said that when the police arrived at the site after multiple 911 calls about gunfire, they found a white Jeep Cherokee “riddled with bullet holes” and were told that two men had been inside.

    The investigation was immediately made more difficult, she said, by the fact that evidence had been compromised. “It is abundantly clear to our detectives, people had been in and out of the car after the shooting,” she said.

    And so far, she said, residents and protesters who may have witnessed the shooting have not come forward. “People are not being cooperative with our requests for help,” she said.

    Another Fatal Shooting in Seattle’s ‘CHOP’ Protest Zone - The New York Times

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    Could a mod fix the thread title please?

    Taa.

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    Two vehicles that drove from outside the area into the protest zone, it is most likely gang related. It is time to shut it down. Most of the peaceful protesters have left.

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    Could a mod fix the thread title please?
    Why? You can do it yourself. Edit post and go advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Could a mod fix the thread title please?
    What's wrong with it, you forgot to include islamist terrorist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    you forgot to include islamist terrorist?

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    Black lives matter. What race were the shooters, and the shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    What's wrong with it, you forgot to include islamist terrorist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    You can do it yourself. Edit post and go advanced.
    Cheers...


    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    What's wrong with it, you forgot to include islamist terrorist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Black lives matter. What race were the shooters, and the shot?
    Why does that matter you fucking racist old fool?

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    CHOP? What happened to CHAZ?

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    How CHAZ became CHOP: Seattle's police-free zone explained

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    CHOP? What happened to CHAZ?
    Stretching several blocks down East Pine Street in Seattle — marked with the words Black Lives Matter painted in large letters down the center of the street and embellished with colorful murals — you'll find CHOP.

    Known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) at first, several protesters in the area made a push for the name to better reflect its purpose and renamed the roughly six-block area. CHOP, the new acronym, now stands for the Capitol Hill Organized (or Occupied) Protest.

    Here's how it came about.

    After the death of George Floyd, thousands of people in Seattle and across the country began marching to protest against police brutality and systemic racism. In Seattle, hundreds of people, night after night, marched to the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct, where police set up barricades and stood in front of protesters, often with riot shields and gas masks.

    The standoff between protesters and officers resulted repeatedly in officers using tear gas, flashbangs and pepper spray to disperse hundreds of people demanding change. SPD said multiple times the use of force came after people in the crowd threw water bottles, rocks and other projectiles at officers.

    Protesters and several elected officials — some of whom have come out to the protests — have said the use of force was not proportional and accused police of instigating conflict. The Office of Police Accountability will be investigating thousands of complaints it received during the protests about actions taken by police.

    Last Monday, police left the area in front of the East Precinct, boarded up the building and allowed protesters to freely march in what has now become CHOP.


    This is what the zone is now.

    Since then, protesters used the barricades once separating protesters from officers to form boundaries at the ends of the zone.

    People can now freely walk in the area, which has been covered with signs, murals, memorials and different types of art. The day after police left, protesters put up a sign on the East Precinct, now boarded up, that reads: "This space is now property of the Seattle people." In recent days, protesters have been advocating for turning the precinct into a community center, even as SPD's police chief has said officers want to return to the building.

    Over the several blocks that make up CHOP, there are different kinds of booths set up, providing food, aid and action steps. The "No cop co-op," has food, snacks, drinks and signs that say everything is free, encouraging people to take what they need. There's a conversation cafe and a booth to write to Mayor Jenny Durkan demanding change. The zone is also home to a clothing station, where those in need can find various items of clothing and shoes.

    Over the past week, people have created a community garden, screened documentaries and had large discussions and teach-ins about the Black Lives Matter movement, what their demands are and how they will effect change. It has been the site where marches have started and ended and where people have been given space to share their own experiences. Several tents are also set up in the zone for people to stay overnight.

    Some protesters have said they will remain in the zone until their demands are met.

    Still, some have worried the message of the movement is being lost with CHOP, which some have described as a festival-like environment. People in the area have said there are some disagreements between members of the community, and have emphasized protesters must maintain the momentum moving forward.

    On Tuesday, the Department of Transportation put up new barriers to allow for some traffic to move throughout the area such as emergency vehicles.

    “The City is committed to maintaining space for community to come together, protest and exercise their first amendment rights,” Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office wrote in a blog posted Tuesday. “Minor changes to the protest zone will implement safer and sturdier barriers to protect individuals in this area, allow traffic to move throughout the Capitol Hill neighborhood, ease access for residents of apartment building in the surrounding areas, and help local businesses manage deliveries and logistics. Additionally all plans have been crafted with the goal of allowing access for emergency personnel including fire trucks.”

    SPD has said it will respond to "life-safety issues" in the zone, which could include an active shooter incident, an assault or a significant medical emergency, according to the blog post.

    Here's what protesters are demanding.

    Protesters have a number of demands, including defunding the Seattle Police Department by at least 50% and reinvesting funds in community programs. Several of the demands are written throughout the zone, on boards and posters.

    Several groups in Seattle and King County have laid out more specific demands.

    King County Equity Now Coalition is calling for redistributing $180 million from SPD's budget and investing at least $50 million from the budget into the Black community.

    "It is equally important — as these country-wide protests have illuminated — to shift resources into Black-led, community organizations to ensure that COVID-19 does not exacerbate the only widening racial resource/wealth gap," the organization said on its website.

    Other demands include ending all contracts between SPD and Seattle Public Schools and dropping charges for all protesters.

    Here's what elected officials have said about CHOP and protesters' demands.

    Over the past two weeks, Durkan has announced certain reforms in response to protester demands, including making sure mourning badges don't cover officers' badge numbers and having police turn on body cameras during public protests. Durkan also said she would invest $100 million toward "community-based programs that invest in Black youth and adults, including employment programs, Black-owned businesses and programs that provide alternatives to arrest and incarceration." She did not specify where that money would come from.

    Durkan visited CHOP over the weekend, where she met with the person behind the area's community garden. In a tweet Friday, Durkan said Capitol Hill has been "autonomous" for as long as she can remember.

    "It's always been a place where people go to express themselves freely," she tweeted, adding that she spoke with members of the community about "moving forward" and keeping communities safe.

    Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has shown full support for the area, holding a large event just last week in Cal Anderson.

    "Our movement needs to urgently ensure East Precinct is not handed back to police, but is turned over permanently into community control,"she tweeted last week. "My office is bringing legislation to convert East Precinct into a community center for restorative justice."

    Still, King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay is cautioning people to remain focused on the issues.

    "By 'stay focused', I meant the goal of CHAZ is not to have an outdoor festival," he tweeted. "If we’re benefiting from freedom purchased through the work of Black organizers, we all have to be advancing their demands."

    He cited demands including defunding the police, funding community safety and freeing all protesters.

    Seattle City Council members last week launched an "inquest" into the SPD budget. They are also discussing bills that would ban Seattle police from using tear gas, pepper spray and flashbangs.

    Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has said several times officers want to return to the East Precinct, but there has not yet been definitive information or a timeline for returning.





    https://www.seattlepi.com/seattlenew...y-15341281.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    CHOP? What happened to CHAZ?
    Same thing.

    Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone - Wikipedia

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    Its a amazing the Ghetto Drug zone lasted this long and with out more getting killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Its a amazing the Ghetto Drug zone lasted this long and with out more getting killed.
    You are a clueless dipshit boomer racist talking out of your ass as usual. That is one of the most prosperous parts of the city and a major corridor. The city is accommodating this for a reason.

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    Missed the name change...thanks for the explanation article snub.

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    Another Fatal Shooting in Seattle Protest Zone
    BLM, bsnubs life matters.

    stay safe snubby. td just wouldnt be the same without you.

    take the knee for snubby folks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    That is one of the most prosperous parts of the city and a major corridor. The city is accommodating this for a reason.
    Oh is see it wasn't a protest full of unemployed druggies and COVID spreaders, it was a thriving pop up commercial zone testing out tax free trading for a few weeks. My apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Oh is see it wasn't a protest full of unemployed druggies and COVID spreaders
    Have you been there yourself or are you just parroting the right wing boomer propaganda network?

    I do recall that I posted pics of the zone. So once again have you visited it yourself?

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    Why does that matter you fucking racist old fool?
    Maybe a couple of Asian shopkeepers, duking it out over who sold cheaper noodles.
    But Black Lives Matter, and if Black life has been lost in Seattle we are entitled to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    But Black Lives Matter, and if Black life has been lost in Seattle we are entitled to know.
    So do your own homework. You are just trying to push a white supremacist talking point so do fuck right off you twat.

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    Ahhh T O'clock. BTW you Mercans are very polarised with your left and right. When you were growing up did mum write "Left" on both feet? All a bit simple.
    Last edited by NamPikToot; 30-06-2020 at 07:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    BTW you Mercans are very polarised with your left and right.
    It is not my choice mate. It is due to the oligarchs that have taken over this country. That is what happens when you have corporations and oligarchs that have been given total control.

    America is totally fucked up.

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    What do they do when someone gets shot in the Zone? Call the Police? Dial 911?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    What do they do when someone gets shot in the Zone? Call the Police? Dial 911?

    The police and fire/aid are not responding to the "zone" so that is a good reason why gangs are taking their fights there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    The police and fire/aid are not responding to the "zone" so that is a good reason why gangs are taking their fights there.
    Right so better the cops,take back the area and shoot a few.

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