“Chaz” zone in Seattle now passing out rifles to help ‘protect’ their territory. This is now an armed insurrection. (Op-ed)

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SEATTLE, WA.- The insurrectionist misfits that have taken over part of Seattle and renamed it CHAZ, or CHOP or whatever lame-brained name of the day they have come up with, are now reported to have acquired assault rifles. This is what happens when you have a gutless mayor and a gutless governor. This little anarchist utopia should have been put down days ago.

 

RT is reporting that the so-called “leader of the pack,” self-declared “warlord” Raz Simone, was shown on video handing out assault rifles apparently to minors. That would be felony in the state of Washington if only the police were actually being permitted to do their job. The video was posted by Simone on his own Facebook page on June 10.

Under Washington state law, anyone between the age of 18 to 21 can only possess a semi-automatic assault rifle or semi-automatic pistol in their place of business, or in their residence. There is also an  exception for traveling “to and from” storage locations for example.

It is not known if such laws are applicable in CHOP, which had declared itself a sovereign entity last week, at least until there was a dumpster fire when they called the Seattle Fire Department for help. In normal times and in a city that had leadership with some intestinal fortitude, they would have told them to go pound sand.

The leftist utopia, kind of like the 2020 version of Woodstock where all is love, peace, drugs and rap [unless you go in there and try to preach apparently], which has borders around it [thought those were bad to leftists] has been defended by left-wing Mayor Jenny Durkan, who has said that the six-block district would resemble a “summer of love.”

Durkan hasn’t done anything to try to gain control of the area and has pretty much made herself a laughingstock. One can imagine if this was a group of right-wing, MAGA hat wearing conservatives that took possession of six blocks of a city. It would be 24/7 on CNN, with calls to have cruise missiles fired into the middle of it to take out the evil right-wing zealots.

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Or course, the leadership of CHOP or CHAZ or whatever they’re calling it originally claimed the area was something of a “cop-free zone,” where no law enforcement was allowed. Of course, once the self-proclaimed leader of the pack got a taste of some power, he created what is being referred to as a “de facto police replacement ‘to keep peace and unity, honestly that’s it.’”

Chaz also had to dodge a bit of homophobic dirt, claiming that he was “hacked” several years ago after some conservative journalists found tweets from back then when he used homophobic language. Nothing will send a self-proclaimed woke leader to the scrap heap than having any indication of homophobia come out of the closet.

RT also reports that residents (or campers, or squatters, whatever you want to call them) are getting tired of Raz’s apparent power trip. After all, nobody elected him to be the leader of the pack. Who died and made him boss anyway?

Last week, MYNorthwest reported that organizers of CHAZ had confirmed that there were people with guns inside, the guns weren’t visible, despite pictures showing otherwise.

“It is not our intent to create any paradox to try to incite violence or have that be a motif,” said one of the occupiers, Maurice Cola. “We’re not trying to us our guns to flash around—it’s for defense.”

In what can only be considered a beautiful coincidence, Cola said that while people are free to come and go without being stopped, the guns are for defensive purposes to guard against “violent white supremacist groups.”

“There’s local groups of white supremacists who facilitated in trying to give us threats by marching up with their own weaponry, so we are utilizing our rights and bearing arms,” he said. “There are a few people who are monitoring the gate just for our safety, as we already had an active shooter on site.”

Rights? If this is an autonomous territory, what rights is he talking about? Considering these people want to become autonomous and therefore independent from the United States, it isn’t clear what rights he is referring to.

The active shooter reference was relative to an incident last Sunday when an armed man allegedly drove through the crowd and allegedly shot a protester in the arm.

Anyway, the current occupants of Camelot, otherwise known as CHAZ, are apparently tiring of the autonomous zone descending into anarchy (talk about karma). Raz has been facing accusations of punching journalists and having people removed who committed heinous acts of vandalism such as unapproved tagging.

The following post was received from a Seattle police officer, who has chosen to remain anonymous. This is the inside story, the one the media is not providing.

Hey guys, I have a little down time so here is an update on things here.

Absolute madness here. Can’t even express it all. Day 12 for us and our Mayor and chief abandoned a major precinct and gave it to the anarchists. Unthinkable. 9 blocks of our city under the complete control of these terrorists. No joke. This is unreal. No police, no fire dept, no sanity allowed in.

They have an armed force patrolling, manning checkpoints and stopping cars and citizens at gun point. They are creating a currency, an ID system, a supply system that includes food, water, ammo, and chemical weapons. They have access to the precinct and have made it their hq. Our “leaders” are completely silent, and the city council is completely complicit. Yes, they have been on the front lines WITH the anarchists and yes, last night one council member let about 200 into city hall.

The warlord in charge of the new “capitol hill autonomous zone” (CHAZ) drives a tesla and has been arrested for drugs, guns, pimping and crimes against children and is on a federal child porn watch list. He carries an AK-47 and has already started abusing people inside. WTF? You can’t make this up.

We have been castrated. There is no recovering from this. We can’t go near the zone and have been warned by our dept to stay away. We are only working for each other now. We have been in battles where these psychopaths have hit us with rocks, cinderblocks, homemade napalm, and even IEDs. Multiple injuries and THEN we gave up the precinct. Now the guns are out.

This city can burn. I’m working on my exit plan now. The city and state hates us and gives us no support, in fact the leaders are actively supporting this very real insurgency. Yet, all you hear in the media is that they are merely peaceful protesters. This is real. There is a part of our country that is no longer under our control. People need to know. This is not about race. It’s about control.

There was also a video released that showed some of Raz’s gangstas putting a Christian preacher in a chokehold last week.

Wait, isn’t that what started this whole thing?

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