According to Best, a “large group of aggressive protesters” went to her private residence in Snohomish County late in the evening of Saturday, August 1. This violent mob was confronted by Best's neighbors, who quickly used their vehicles to block the road. Many of her neighbors also carried their firearms to deter the crowd. They claimed that some of the demonstrators tried talking to them to explain why they were there and to get them to move their vehicles, but the residents refused, which helped make sure that the aggressive crowd was unable to continue further into the area, where they would no doubt either trespass on Best's private property or engage in other criminal acts in the neighborhood.
The sheriff of Snohomish County is currently monitoring the situation.
“I assured [Chief of Police Best] that the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office would deploy whatever resources were necessary to protect her, her family and her property,” said Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney.
“I urge both of you, [President of the City Council Lorena Gonzales and Chairwoman of the Committee of Public Safety Lisa Herbold], and the entire council, to stand up for what is right,” wrote Best in her letter.
“These direct actions against elected officials, and especially civil servants like myself, are out of line with and go against every democratic principle that guides our nation.” (Related: BLM rioters in Olympia, Washington vandalized their mayor's home in an act of “domestic terrorism” … but she still DEFENDS them.)
Best continued her letter by stating that elected officials such as the members of the city council need to intervene strongly before the protesters' way of conducting their affairs “by mob rule” affects Seattle and the entire nation. She also said that the council needs to act by forcefully calling for an end to the tactic of rioters and provocateurs dropping in on the homes of public officials.
Best ended her letter by stating that the “righteous cause” of Black and Brown Americans standing up against people suffering injustice must be rescued from the violent tactics that many demonstrators are participating in.
Listen to this episode of the Health Ranger Report, a podcast by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, as he talks about how the Radical Leftist Antifa and Black Lives Matter movements are engaging in “man-trapping” techniques as a way to lure unsuspecting police officers into deadly ambushes.
Many people living in the neighborhood spoke about how terrified they felt by the arrival of the violent mob, especially since many are not certain if the threat really has passed. Several of Best's neighbors shared that they've been seeing the same vehicles – a yellow van and a motorcycle – patrolling the area as though waiting for an opening to get closer to Best's home.
“I feel incredibly unsafe,” said one resident who spoke with reporters from the Lynnwood Times. “We think it will happen again. Their objective was not completed; they never made it to her house, we stopped them. So we think they will be back.”
One resident even talked about how the rioters were very organized. Many were apparently communicating using radios and the vehicles they came with had distinctive decals on them that identified them.
“They came with a mission,” the same resident said. “They were out here intimidating us.”
Several other residents who were interviewed talked about how peaceful the area was before the violent mob arrived. Many of the residents, some of whom have been living there for over 10 years, talked about how many of the neighbors knew each other, and many families had children who freely went about in the area riding their bicycles or playing with their skateboards.
The only person to have come out with any kind of statement or comment regarding the incident and Chief Best's open letter is Councilwoman Tammy Morales, a Democrat, who stated that she does not approve of how Best celebrated the fact that her neighbors used firearms to defend their neighborhood and deter the violent mob.
This silence comes as unsurprising, as almost the whole local government of Seattle has capitulated to the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement to defund the city's police department. Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan has even supported slashing the SPD's budget by 50 percent. She even told the officers to expect deeper cuts in future budget hearings.
The Seattle City Council has also come out in support of defunding the police, as they are currently beginning a new round of discussions concerning deep cuts to the SPD's budget. A resolution has already been filed, and dozens of amendments have already been pushed, which the city council will deliberate over the next month.
According to the new resolution, the council wants to divert many emergency calls that are “not criminal in nature” away from the police by creating a new “Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention,” which would be led by a civilian and will work alongside the SPD. The council proposes taking a lot of money away from the police department to fund this new one.
If the resolution passes, many people working in the SPD will soon find themselves without jobs.
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