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Seattle mayor issues emergency order after (Obama Endorsed) May Day mayhem
Fox News ^ | 5/2/2012 | fox news

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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1 posted on 05/02/2012 3:43:05 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

There is an easy way to stop this. Set one example. Then no more.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 3:45:28 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: tobyhill
"...making an emergency declaration allowing police to confiscate items that can be used as weapons..."

"...making an emergency declaration allowing police to confiscate items that can be used as weapons shoot looters and rioters on-sight..."

Fixed it.

3 posted on 05/02/2012 4:00:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Doc Savage

Kent State has never had another riot.


4 posted on 05/02/2012 4:20:56 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

Too bad. The peace-loving left tormented by leftist extremists. Karma.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 4:51:35 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: tobyhill
WTF ever happened to "Rioters Will Be Shot?"
The scumbag "activists" want a war - give them one.
And I don't give a damn if the ACLU sues the city for millions. Shoot those MFers too.

6 posted on 05/02/2012 5:03:24 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Sadly, the “PC” movement did its job in damaging this country.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 5:09:04 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: oh8eleven

Seattle:
So many Liberals, Volvos and John Kerry bumper stickers...


8 posted on 05/02/2012 5:15:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: tobyhill
This "emergency declaration" was meant to apply to the business owners and those defending themselves, not the demonstrators.

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.

9 posted on 05/02/2012 5:16:54 AM PDT by sport
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To: Biggirl
And I wouldn't stop with the street anarchists either.
Convict those five terrorists in Cleavland of sabotage just like we did the German saboteurs in WWII.
Hang them in the street.

10 posted on 05/02/2012 5:27:10 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: tobyhill

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.”


11 posted on 05/02/2012 5:28:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 5:31:51 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: oh8eleven

What was attempted yesterday, IMHO, is the begining of the end for the OWS movement.


13 posted on 05/02/2012 5:32:05 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: oh8eleven

Also the end of the Democratic party as well.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 5:34:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Doc Savage
There is an easy way to stop this. Set one example. Then no more.

Exactly, rubber bullets....bean bags etc?
15 posted on 05/02/2012 5:45:39 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: cuban leaf
That was nearly a sure thing, f’sure.
16 posted on 05/02/2012 5:47:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: tobyhill

Bookmark. For later


17 posted on 05/02/2012 5:48:45 AM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: tobyhill

If there’s a trial, the good citizens of Seattle will acquit the perps on the grounds of peace, love and bean curds.


18 posted on 05/02/2012 6:07:03 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, ROPE and CHAINS.)
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To: Biggirl

—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.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 6:10:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: carriage_hill; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

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 ($#&*@(&$*@*(!


20 posted on 05/02/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: tobyhill

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.....


21 posted on 05/02/2012 6:34:43 AM PDT by expat2
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

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.


22 posted on 05/02/2012 10:48:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Philly’s Rizzuto and Chicago’s Daley didn’t have a problem with issuing those orders.


23 posted on 05/02/2012 10:54:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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