Seattle Mayor fails to handle Seattle May Day

Despite prior knowledge of anarchists’ planned activities in downtown Seattle on May Day, it took a full morning of violence and damage for Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn to issue an emergency order to protect citizens and businesses.

Cowardly criminals hide their faces with masks


Komo News: Some May Day protestors ran rampant in Downtown Seattle Tuesday afternoon, smashing windows at businesses and cars as they marched through city streets and causing Seattle’s City Hall to go into lockdown.
The chaos and property damage prompted Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn to grant emergency police powers to deal with any potential new riots that could crop up during the rest of the afternoon.
“Using the emergency powers of the mayor’s office, I’m issuing an order for the limited purpose of giving police the authority to confiscate items that can be used as well. McGinn said dozens of black-clad protesters were using items that looked like flagpoles as weapons. He said his order would enable police to take those items away from people before they are used to cause damage. McGinn said his action would help protect public safety as protests continued into Tuesday evening.
“My direction to the police is that I expect them to respond to lawbreaking swiftly and aggressively,” McGinn said. “The First Amendment uses of 5-foot-long, 3-inch rod sticks is outweighed today by our desire to preserve public safety and confiscate weapons.” McGinn said.
Citing student safety, Seattle Schools officials say their buses will be running up to 90 minutes late due to the May Day protest.
All five downtown Wells Fargo Bank branches, including one at Fourth Avenue and Seneca Street where windows were broken, have been closed for the rest of the day, said Lara Underhill, a Wells Fargo spokeswoman.
Why did this damage to private property even have to occur?  Mayor McGinn had full knowledge of the intention of individuals to use the public demonstrations as an opportunity to commit  violence and damage property.
If I were an individual or business owner I’d be sending my property damage bill directly to the Mayor’s office.
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genomega1
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genomega1

People that keep on electing communist to public office give up their right to complain.

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Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
it took a full morning of violence and damage for Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn to issue an emergency order to protect citizens and businesses.

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Seattle: “Mayor Mike McGinn authorized a seizure of potential weapons after crowds of vandals dressed in black known as the ‘Black Bloc’ smashed up banks and other businesses…”
“Flashpoints on Occupy May Day,” by Phueng Vongs, The Lookout via Yahoo! News, 1 MAY 12
https://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/occupy-may-day-mostly-quiet-160849836.html

Dr. Eowyn
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Gosh, it’s not as if the mayor hadn’t had prior warning about the May Day disruption plans! Snark.
The Occupiers ran amuck in the San Francisco area as well.

Anonymous
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A “Save the Occupiers” YouTube video put out today… only you can put them back in their parents’ basements where they belong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPIu58FjQFA

Anonymous
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And it’s been done before… in Animal House.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r8UUoEP-tQ

videriquamesse
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videriquamesse

I’ve been predicting violent demonstrations and the abject failure of civil authority to stop the violence for the last several years. The only thing that is surprising about this is that it took such a long time to occur.

Richard Pope
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Richard Pope

A few kids taking advantage to run amok and wreak damage ruin a legitimate protest. Nothing new about that. I SAW the protest march from my building window and it was a a few dozen kids in black that were taking advantage of an otherwise peaceful group of people trying to get their voice heard. As usual, media spin makes it something entirely different.

lowtechgrannie lowtechgrannie
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lowtechgrannie lowtechgrannie

Richard, I think I recognize your name. I voted for someone with the same name who ran for a state office back in the 1990s. I remember being favorably impressed at an event in Kitsap County.

Willow
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Willow

And I saw from my home these destructive “kids” do tens of thousands of dollars damage while the cops were ten feet away and Not arresting the little darlings! It was amazing!
No occupy people tried to stop the kids ruining their reputation and parade either!
So hogwash on it wasn’t us peaceful ows people.

genomega1
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genomega1

“A few kids taking advantage to run amok and wreak damage ruin a legitimate protest.” What legitimate protest would that be having to work for a living?

Anonymous
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Gee, the DNC’s strategy is to create more gun owners and GOP voters? [Scratches head.] I’m stumped…

lowtechgrannie lowtechgrannie
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lowtechgrannie lowtechgrannie

Local TV preempted regular programming to cover the carnage downtown this afternoon. The really violent ones were dressed completely in black including full black face masks — smashing windows,setting fires.
The mayor and cops were wusses during the WTO protests, too. In the end, they totally lost control.

Anonymous
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Sending stupid people to college for six or seven years of Marxist drivel and $80,000 in debt can have nasty consequences.

branded969
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IF THEY SHOT THE LEGS OUT FROM UNDER THE ONES THAT WERE BREAKING THE STORE WINDOWS AND STARTING FIRES ALL THIS SHIT WOULD END. ANYBODY that wants to destroy other peoples property need shot anyway! People that don’t want to work, need to stay at home till they get a job and quit blaming everybody else for their lazyness! Semper Fi.

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I got an interesting e-mail from a friend of mine talking about May Day and the use of the word “FORWARD”. New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism By Victor Morton – Insider Politics The Obama campaign apparently didn’t look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, “Forward” — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism. Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name “Forward!” or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called “Forward (generic name of socialist publications).” “The name Forward… Read more »

The Concerned One
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I live in downtown Seattle.
Mayor McGinn is widely regarded as a complete coward.
What can we expect?
The liberals still outnumber the conservatives by a slim margin, and getting slimmer all of the time.
Mayor McGinn last year stated that he “supports their position.”
I guess pot smoking (which he is the most famous for) and social lawlessness go hand in hand in his little brain.
Oh well, all I can do is vote—-against any and every liberal !!!!