In Seattle’s so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Antifa and BLM stalwarts are employing their newly declared police powers to enforce immigration ‘rules’ and collect ‘taxes.’
“Seattle police encourage anyone in the area who is a victim of extortion to call 911.”
And they’re gonna do what, exactly? Pass out free copies of Animal Farm, as a guide to getting along with the New Order? Offer a partial tax refund?
I guess they should ask for a refund of those ‘911 service’ fees, too:
Seattle Police Chief: ‘We’re Not Able to Get to’ 911 Calls for ‘Rape, Robbery’ in Autonomous Zone
Update: 4:23PM, Jun 26
Residents and businesses in the de-policified CHAZ/CHOP zone are not asking for refunds. They’re demanding to be made whole.
The City of Seattle entered into a contract with its residents based on taxation and fees as defined by City budget line-items. The residents also granted a local monopoly on the use of force as part of the deal. That didn’t work out very well.
Because Seattle taxpayers granted that monopoly, and paid for its enforcement, they had a reasonable expectation of freedom of speech, unobstructed legal use of their property, and the protection of life by the Seattle Fire and Police Departments. The contract was not honored.
I like the chances for this suit in a rational world. I worry about the adjudicators’ sympathies in the world Seattle residents actually inhabit. So, good luck to this: