Skip to comments.Seattle mayor issues emergency order after (Obama Endorsed) May Day mayhem
Posted on 05/02/2012 3:42:44 AM PDT by tobyhill
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says he's making an emergency declaration allowing police to confiscate items that can be used as weapons following violent May Day protests that left storefronts and car windows shattered.
Police said officers made at least three arrests after hundreds of people marched through downtown Tuesday afternoon. A 23-year-old man was arrested for vandalism and a 19-year-old man with a knife was also arrested.
Protestors dressed in black clothing smashed windows of retail stores and banks, and spray-painted parked cars, reported Q13 FOX News. NikeTown, American Apparel, HSBC, and Wells Fargo were among the businesses protesters vandalized.
McGinn said protesters were using items that looked like flagpoles as weapons. He said his order would enable police to take those items away from people before they are used to cause damage. McGinn said his action would help protect public safety as protests continued into Tuesday evening.
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There is an easy way to stop this. Set one example. Then no more.
"...making an emergency declaration allowing police to
confiscate items that can be used as weapons shoot looters and rioters on-sight..."
Kent State has never had another riot.
Too bad. The peace-loving left tormented by leftist extremists. Karma.
Sadly, the “PC” movement did its job in damaging this country.
So many Liberals, Volvos and John Kerry bumper stickers...
Under the messiah that the voters, in their infinate wisdom, selected to lead them, on November 4, 2008 Whites, Christians, those who other than Democrats have money, individuals who own businesses, legal gun owners have became in the United States beginning in 2009 what the Jews were in the 1930s Germany. If ny fit in one of the above ctegories and happen to live in one of the Socialists hellholes....er "paradises". The best thing to do is get out while you still can.
My standard line after reading Seattle stories:
“And that is why I left my home of 45 years, Seattle, for a farm in central KY.”
Around 1981 I was on a tour of new listings with my real estate peers and I was stereotyping older volvos and their liberal bumper stickers. They all called me on it and I bet lunch with all five of them that the next Volvo we saw that was at least three years old would have at least one liberal bumper sticker. Each person took the bet.
We were at the top of Queen Ann hill.
We turned a corner and there was a dull mustard colored Volvo four door with seven or eight of them. Everything from supporting Greenpeace to supporting the ERA (remember that one?)
I got five free lunches.
What was attempted yesterday, IMHO, is the begining of the end for the OWS movement.
Also the end of the Democratic party as well.
Bookmark. For later
If there’s a trial, the good citizens of Seattle will acquit the perps on the grounds of peace, love and bean curds.
—What was attempted yesterday, IMHO, is the begining of the end for the OWS movement.—
Yep. It’s not fun any more. It’s last years meme.
And the guys in Seattle in black are the same Anarchist nitwits doing their thing during WTO.
I have an even BETTER idea. Let the mayor make his “emergency declaration” BEFORE the rioters tear up and destroy the center of his city.
He waited until the damage had been done, and the rioter had gone back to the “welfare pay-out office” and then made his grand pronouncement.
There was a time when “Rioters and Looters WILL be shot.”
In today’s America, only lawbreakers seem to have the full protection of the law.
We are so ($#&*@(&$*@*(!
The Occupy lefties have a problem. They have to do their crap in the cities to make an impact, but the cities are run by Dems. So the lefties are battling each other.....
Corrupt, criminal lib-dem mayors are cowards and always wait until “the protected class” - regardless of their stripe - is well out of harm’s way, before making bold declarations of action. By then, it’s way too late and the damage is already done.
Philly’s Rizzuto and Chicago’s Daley didn’t have a problem with issuing those orders.