Neighbors denied access to a large group of aggressive protestors who tried to gain entry into Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best’s home in Snohomish County. The protesters said they did not plan on causing harm but wanted to “make some noise” and to talk to the police chief about the fate of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The demonstrators said they tried talking to the neighbors to grant them entry but they refused. Instead, the neighbors erected barricades and displayed firearms making them feel unsafe. The demonstrators said they were innocent and that the neighbors were the “aggressors.”
However, the police chief was thankful to her neighbors for preventing the crowd from trespassing and engaging in illegal behavior despite their numerous attempts to do so.
Additionally, she wrote a letter to the city council asking the elected officials to address the intimidation of public officers by the BLM protesters. Best added that the actions of the protesters went against the country’s democratic principles and that elected officials must stop the practice before it becomes the trend locally and countrywide.
“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,” the letter read.
The police chief also requested everybody to ensure the justice movement was not hijacked by “protestors now engaging in violence and intimidation, which many are not speaking against.”
Councilmember Tammy Morales reproached Best for praising the neighbors who protected her home.
"I take exception to the response by our police chief who celebrated that her neighbors met with these young people with guns," Morales said.
Earlier, Debora Juarez, a councilmember who opposed the slashing of the police budget, had her home invaded by protesters. Councilmember Kshama Sawant also led a group of protesters to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s residence before the retake of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone.
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney said the targeting of public officials’ private homes by the BLM protesters amounted to bullying tactics and would require extra response. He said any group wishing to protest any government policies should do so at the government’s buildings instead of private residences.
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