The glorious Seattle “Free Capitol” Autonomous Zone has survived another day! CHAZ! | Fr. Z’s Blog

The glorious Seattle “Free Capitol” Autonomous Zone has survived another day! CHAZ!Posted on 11 June 2020 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

The Seattle “Free Capitol” Autonomous Zone has survived another day! Ummm… Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or CHAZ. Their leader is Raz. Raz of CHAZ!The Free Autonomous People have posted their demands.The list published includes the following demands:

“1. The Seattle Police Department and attached court system are beyond reform. We do not request reform, we demand abolition.

“2. In the transitionary period between now and the dismantlement of the Seattle Police Department, we demand that the use of armed force be banned entirely.

“3. We demand an end to the school-to-prison pipeline and the abolition of youth jails. Get kids out of prison, get cops out of schools.

“4. We demand that not the City government, nor the State government, but that the Federal government launch a full-scale investigation into past and current cases of police brutality in Seattle and Washington, as well as the re-opening of all closed cases reported to the Office of Police Accountability.”

Rumors are that businesses are being shaken down for protection money.But THAT would never happen in a Free Autonomous Zone run by these mostly peaceful protesters.  So misunderstood.These secessionists not allowing illegal immigration, by the way. And they’ve built a wall.Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, the mostly peaceful protesters took over a former Sheraton Hotel.  HERE   The place was “turned into a sanctuary for people experiencing homelessness”.  The hotel owner is trying to evict, but, imagine, some people don’t want to leave!  I love the way this is worded:Activists had received the tacit permission from the owner Jay Patel, who was confronted with the alternative of evacuating his hotel and having it possibly burned down as nearby buildings on Lake Street went up in smoke. When it opened, organizers said it would be theirs to keep, believing they would receive funding from non-profit or government agencies to run the hotel as housing for people experiencing long-term homelessness.The two groups may or may not have connections.  But the results have overlaps.

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