(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Have you heard about the so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” of Seattle claimed by far-left Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists? It’s a space that fills around four blocks of the city that has been occupied by armed Antifa activists for days now. Despite advocating against the wall at the southern border, protesters and rioters stole fencing from the police to mark the boundaries of their new territory and defend it using their own guns.
Seattle’s city government has refused to clamp down on the armed rioters and, as a result, people inside the “autonomous zones” have fallen victim to “rapes, robberies, and all sorts of violent acts” according to Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best.
On Thursday, Best told the media how calls for police support in the autonomous zone and surrounding areas have “more than tripled” and, as a result of the violence and protesting, the police have been unable to respond properly.
“There are responses to emergency calls – rapes, robberies, and all sorts of violent acts that have been occurring in the area that we’re not able to get to,” Best said.
Not only have calls for police support tripled compared to usual, but police response times have also tripled. Before the riots police would arrive on the scene in an average of five minutes, but now it’s 18.
“If that is your mother, your sister, your cousin, your neighbor’s kid that is being raped, robbed, assaulted, or otherwise victimized, you’re not going to want to have to report that it took the police three times longer to get there to provide services to them,” she added.
Best also described that many of the people who are not receiving the police support they need are also members of some of the city’s “most marginalized communities.” In a press conference, she also confirmed that some of the protesters even breached the police building, which they were forced to abandon on Monday.
Seattle Police Chief: “Rapes, robberies and all sorts of violent acts have been occurring in the area and we’re not able to get to [them].” #capitolhillautonomouszone #antifa #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Oe5YfVz3uL
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 12, 2020
Interestingly, she also told the press that it wasn’t her decision to abandon the so-called CHAZ – it was the city. Best explained how local government “relinquished to severe public pressure” which resulted in between four and six blocks being occupied by protesters for days now.
Watch the full press conference above, and you’ll get a feeling for the frustration felt by the police right now as the left-wing city council and mayor of Seattle all support the continued “activism” of far-let and BLM gangs.