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Rioters tried to trap officers inside burning precinct using rebar and concrete

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SPD: Rioters tried to trap officers inside burning precinct using rebar and concrete

SEATTLE — Seattle police officers were forced to kick their way out of an East Precinct exit door Monday night, after rioters jammed it with boards and rebar, and attempted to seal the door closed with quick-dry cement. As the door was being jammed, surveillance video shows several other people building a fire outside the building near the exit door, in an attempt to set the building on fire.

"I think what this shows you is that these people are intent on killing police officers," said Mike Solan, president of the Seattle Police Guild, who called the act '"clear domestic terrorism.'""We're being held hostage by a group of 100 to 150 people that are bent on destroying this city and hurting police officers," Solan said.

Solan said a short time later, the Guild headquarters also became the target of three firebombs. "Our surveillance video captured two individuals scouting our location for several hours," Solan said. Surveillance video from that location shows one of the firebombs bursting, igniting the building's rear stairway in flames, before officers were able to extinguish the fire.

Solan said officers are dispirited when no- one in city leadership denounces these attacks. "That's why it's incumbent upon our elected officials to put a stop to this immediately," he said. "How can city leaders be so feckless? It can't just be on the officers. This is an absolute overthrow attempt of some of our government institutions, and police are in the way. They or the officers will get hurt or killed so they can put forth that agenda."

It's crazy that it's somehow become acceptable to attack police.
 

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We're being held hostage by a group of 100 to 150 people that are bent on destroying this city and hurting police officers," Solan said.

--I've no doubt that's true. And, I am also quite sure that there's more like 500 or more who would have gladly been there to help.
It is indeed despicable, and these are the actions of a group of extremists.

PS: That's a pretty pathetic attempt to seal a door, they've been watching too many cartoons.

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How do they think burning people alive is going to help?
 

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I see you saying it's acceptable.


Can't say I saw that being said elsewhere.


Why do you feel attacking police is now acceptable?

I didn't say that. Where do you think I did?
 

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In your post which I quoted to reply to.

Maybe you didn't read it?

Let me highlight the words you used to say it's become acceptable to attack the police.


gl

lol. You misread it, big time. I'm not saying that it's acceptable to attack police. Many people on the left have demonstrated that sentiment though.
 

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SPD: Rioters tried to trap officers inside burning precinct using rebar and concrete



It's crazy that it's somehow become acceptable to attack police.
Unacceptable.

But the white-wingers will keep on pretending that stuff like this has nothing to do with police misconduct. Nothing!

There may a few "bad apples" on the force but they never spoil the whole damn bunch. Never! What systemic racism?!?

No, these violent riots are solely the efforts of communist Libruls hell-bent on overthrowing the American system of government and installing anarchy from coast to coast!

Absolutely nothing to do with police misconduct. That's just an excuse. What they really want is to burn and loot and kill! Because they're all communist Librul sub-humans!

Going on almost 90 days now. No police reform in sight. No end to the riots in sight. But they're not related in any way whatsoever. Nope, none. And that piss on my head is actually rain, I swear!

:roll:
 

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Unacceptable.

But the white-wingers will keep on pretending that stuff like this has nothing to do with police misconduct. Nothing!

There may a few "bad apples" on the force but they never spoil the whole damn bunch. Never! What systemic racism?!?

No, these violent riots are solely the efforts of communist Libruls hell-bent on overthrowing the American system of government and installing anarchy from coast to coast!

Absolutely nothing to do with police misconduct. That's just an excuse. What they really want is to burn and loot and kill! Because they're all communist Librul sub-humans!

Going on almost 90 days now. No police reform in sight. No end to the riots in sight. But they're not related in any way whatsoever. Nope, none. And that piss on my head is actually rain, I swear!

:roll:

Your post is obviously dripping with sarcasm, but much of it is misplaced. You are right - these attacks have nothing to do with a few isolated acts of police misconduct. They are not a cry for police reform - in fact they detract from the message of peaceful protesters in this regard. These criminal acts, period, enabled by those on the left who allow and excuse the violence.

In the case of Seattle, in particular, the elected leaders have given in. The city just chopped off a good chunk of the police department budget, and forced out the chief.
 

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Unacceptable.

But the white-wingers will keep on pretending that stuff like this has nothing to do with police misconduct. Nothing!

There may a few "bad apples" on the force but they never spoil the whole damn bunch. Never! What systemic racism?!?

No, these violent riots are solely the efforts of communist Libruls hell-bent on overthrowing the American system of government and installing anarchy from coast to coast!

Absolutely nothing to do with police misconduct. That's just an excuse. What they really want is to burn and loot and kill! Because they're all communist Librul sub-humans!

Going on almost 90 days now. No police reform in sight. No end to the riots in sight. But they're not related in any way whatsoever. Nope, none. And that piss on my head is actually rain, I swear!

:roll:

Remember when it was peaceful protests with just a few bad actors ruining it for everyone?
 

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I can't even fathom trying to burn anybody alive. Seriously, it's beyond my ability to even understand it. These things that are running around are like a cult, something similar Manson. Thanks!!
 

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Remember when it was peaceful protests with just a few bad actors ruining it for everyone?
No, that's not my recollection at all. But I do remember when Colin Kaepernick et. al protested peacefully a few years back and the President of the United States called them "sons of bitches". But now we insist that we will listen to the peaceful protestors this time as long as they remain peaceful and don't start rioting?
 

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No, that's not my recollection at all. But I do remember when Colin Kaepernick et. al protested peacefully a few years back and the President of the United States called them "sons of bitches". But now we insist that we will listen to the peaceful protestors this time as long as they remain peaceful and don't start rioting?

Nope. Have to light occupied buildings on fire to get attention now. That's how positive change is made.
 

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No, that's not my recollection at all. But I do remember when Colin Kaepernick et. al protested peacefully a few years back and the President of the United States called them "sons of bitches". But now we insist that we will listen to the peaceful protestors this time as long as they remain peaceful and don't start rioting?

And MLK and other legendary black civil rights activists protested peacefully while being called worse (while followers were being assaulted and killed) and they didn't resort to destruction of property, assaults, and murder. Your point was what, exactly?
 

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So, they have this magical concrete that sets instantly?
 

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And MLK and other legendary black civil rights activists protested peacefully while being called worse (while followers were being assaulted and killed) and they didn't resort to destruction of property, assaults, and murder. Your point was what, exactly?

Yeah, and your side shot him.

So don't expect the polite approach.
 

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How do they think burning people alive is going to help?
... What makes you think their motivation is to "help"?

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Unacceptable.

But the white-wingers will keep on pretending that stuff like this has nothing to do with police misconduct. Nothing!

There may a few "bad apples" on the force but they never spoil the whole damn bunch. Never! What systemic racism?!?

No, these violent riots are solely the efforts of communist Libruls hell-bent on overthrowing the American system of government and installing anarchy from coast to coast!

Absolutely nothing to do with police misconduct. That's just an excuse. What they really want is to burn and loot and kill! Because they're all communist Librul sub-humans!

Going on almost 90 days now. No police reform in sight. No end to the riots in sight. But they're not related in any way whatsoever. Nope, none. And that piss on my head is actually rain, I swear!

:roll:
When this started, you had everyone from the left wing to Rush Limbaugh criticizing police abuse, saying there was no excuse for it. That's what you call pretty much a national consensus.

Wanna know who killed the police reform movement's momentum? Look at the rioters, who changed the debate from "should cops have the carte blanche they enjoy to abuse others without consequence" to "should we let our cities burn".
 

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When this started, you had everyone from the left wing to Rush Limbaugh criticizing police abuse, saying there was no excuse for it. That's what you call pretty much a national consensus.

Wanna know who killed the police reform movement's momentum? Look at the rioters, who changed the debate from "should cops have the carte blanche they enjoy to abuse others without consequence" to "should we let our cities burn".
Those who insist that nobody out there is peaceful anymore, like Michael Johnson, are letting the rioters win. I refuse to let a few chumps win by making me forget what this is all about.
 

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Those who insist that nobody out there is peaceful anymore, like Michael Johnson, are letting the rioters win. I refuse to let a few chumps win by making me forget what this is all about.
Good for you, and I'm with you, there. But, nationally, we lost that fight once the rioting and looting started. :(
 

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We're being held hostage by a group of 100 to 150 people that are bent on destroying this city and hurting police officers," Solan said.

--I've no doubt that's true. And, I am also quite sure that there's more like 500 or more who would have gladly been there to help.
It is indeed despicable, and these are the actions of a group of extremists.

PS: That's a pretty pathetic attempt to seal a door, they've been watching too many cartoons.

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