Isn’t it interesting just how quickly progressive, mob-allowing community leaders can turn into law and order loving citizens once it’s their necks or homes on the line?
I mean, one minute they are going on and on about the need for police reform and a complete justice system overhaul. And then all in the matter of mere seconds, they change sides, realizing that they are just as much at risk of losing it all to the mob as anyone else.
Once liberal and pro-police reform Police Chief of Seattle Carmen Best is one such individual.
For months, while her city has literally rioted and burned itself to the ground, she has quietly worked right alongside Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan, continuing the push for a complete reexamination of the police and how they interact with the community. The pair have continually insisted that the “protesters” are “mostly peaceful,” and therefore, should be allowed to continue.
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But when the mobs showed up at Chief Best’s home on Sunday night, she suddenly had reason to change her mind.
According to Q13 Fox, a group of more than 200 “protesters” showed up the quiet neighborhood of Snohomish County, where the Chief Best resides with her family. The neighbors reported that a line of 30 to 40 car made their way to the quiet street and wrapped themselves around the block, essentially blocking all incoming and outgoing traffic.
However, even as liberal and pro-protest as Best is, her neighbors decided they could not let anything happen to her home, especially considering she was not there at the time to defend it. And so they took their own cars and blocked off the path to the police chiefs home.
One neighbor and her husband described the scene for Q13 Fox, saying, “It was not peaceful. They were here to intimidate. Scare people. Scare children. There were children out there and they were asking them what schools they went to. They were yelling the most horrible things you’ve ever heard in your entire life.” Her husband continued, “It just takes one Molotov cocktail, takes one person trying to light something on fire, one firework going off. Then we now have a neighborhood in crisis.”
As I mentioned, Best was not home at the time, but news of the mob who attempted to intimidate her rattled her nonetheless. She even wrote a letter to the City Council, asking that they “loudly, boldly, and assertively denounce this kind of behavior.”
You know, the kind of behavior that has been going on the whole time but never really mattered to Best until now. But I digress…
In her letter, she noted that “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. Before this devolves into the new way of doing business by mob rule here in Seattle, and across the nation, elected officials like you must forcefully call for the end of these tactics…”
Well, I’d say it’s a little late for that. These “tactics” have already become the norm for mobs all over the country. And so far, because of mayors like Durkin and police chiefs like Best, who would rather ignore the violence and hate filling their streets, the tactics have worked.
The mob is getting what it wants. Police chiefs, mayors, and even governors are bowing down to their demands and giving in to their every whim, all in the name of so-called peaceful protests.
But as this situation proves, it’s only a matter of time before these liberal-minded leaders get a taste of their own medicine. And just like Best, they will realize that we have to stand up and fight against the “violence and intimidation,” as Best is now calling it, that is taking over our streets, no matter what “cause” they claim to be doing it for.
This is the same woman who wrote letters to business owners and residents in Seattle’s downtown area that basically said they were on their own against the mobs, because well, she and the mayor didn’t have a problem with them. But now, now that those same violent mobs are at her door, Best is singing an altogether different tune.
Odd, isn’t it?
Just another perfectly good example of the hypocrisy of the progressive left…