-Bring on the 2nd amendment [police cannot protect business owners in Seattle]

The Seattle police chief informs business owners that they are on their own against rioters. The city council has tied her hands. The police do not have the tools to combat mob violence . So who will protect against mob violence?   

The letter is a wonder to behold — a first for civil society in a modern industrialized country. Law enforcement telling the people they are sworn to protect that government won’t let them do their jobs and that any damage done to the business owners’ property isn’t the fault of the police.

Please also know that the City Council Ordinance 119805 Crowd Control Tool goes into effect this weekend on Sunday, July 26, 2020. This ordinance bans Seattle Police officers the use of less lethal tools, including pepper spray that is commonly used to disperse crowds that have turned violent. Simply put, the legislation gives officers NO ability to safely intercede to preserve property in the midst of a large, violent crowd.

It is important to bring to your attention that yesterday, I sent the City Council a letter ensuring them that as the Chief of Police, I have done my due diligence of informing them numerous times of the foreseeable impact of this ordinance on upcoming events. The letter is attached for your reference.

For these reasons, Seattle Police will have an adjusted deployment in response to any demonstrations this weekend – as I will never ask our officers to risk their personal safety to protect property without the tools to do so in a safe way.


Firenze Sage:     Welcome  Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp


War on Cops? Riot against cops?

Know people  who think Black Lives Matter Incorporated — that marxist group that seeks to defund the police   and wants all police ‘gone’ —  is soooo right on?  Belong to a church that offers BLM wrist bands to wear?  The latest jewelry!

Pass along the following info —


Heather Mac Donald is America’s premier expert on the intersection of crime, race and policing.

Mac Donald’s  2016 book The War On Cops remains the definitive treatment of this topic. Sadly, the war on cops has not only been renewed, it has been ramped up to a degree that would have been unimaginable just four years ago.

On Thursday July 30, at Noon Central Time,  Heather will deliver a live online presentation on crime, race and policing, hosted by Center of the American Experiment.

You can go here to sign up for the event and get email reminders. But you don’t have to do that, the event will be live-streamed for everyone on YouTube and Facebook as well as at that link.

Mac Donald’s presentation will be the most thorough explication of the issues of crime, race and policing that you can see anywhere. These topics are surrounded by myth and misinformation that have become pervasive. Heather Mac Donald has the data to pierce through the fog and the courage to lay it out objectively. This is an event you will not want to miss. Mark your calendar, 12:00 Noon Central on Thursday, July 30. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea to sign up for email reminders.

That’s 10 AM in California, folks Remember — Thursday, July 30.  You can  download Mac Donald’s book The War on Cops from Amazon for $9.99.

Will someone please  invite Dr Lewis — the New York pastor who offers Anti-Racist Workshops — to listen in? Ask questions?

The first workshop by Dr. Lewis asked people to take a Pledge:  to learn ‘the Story’ of racism,  and to change ‘the Story’ of racism. That was June 17 &18.  Her next one [go to www.middlechurch.org ] is July 22 and 23 at 4 PM California time.

Dr. Lewis’s opinion is that whites are responsible for racism against blacks and that the problem goes back to Thomas Jefferson and his published views — quite unfavorable —  on blacks.  Remember who Thomas Jefferson was?  That dude  who, totally, wrote the Declaration of Independence.

written by Cameron Jackson  DrCameronJackson@gmail.com


Firenze Sage: Cops feared Antifa,not Nazis in Charlottesville riots


ANTIFA fears:  A new bombshell independent report.  The report  highlights the failures of the Charlottesville Police Department during the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017.  The report  claims that law enforcement on the scene feared direct attacks from far-left extremists  — from ANTIFA —  and that this may have even led to their refusal to intervene in the chaotic riot.

The report was drafted by a former U.S. attorney hired by the city of Charlottesville, Va., Timothy Heapy, through his law firm.

According to the report, the authors “spoke to multiple officers at all levels who expressed concern that normal arrest procedures would put officers in harm’s way.

In the week before August 12, the Virginia Fusion Center shared credible threats that members of Antifa would bring soda cans filled with cement and might attack police. Then, on the morning of August 12, rumors circulated among CPD that Antifa might attack officers with fentanyl.

The apparent threat of violence against police from Antifa reportedly led officers to avoid direct confrontation in the ensuing melee.

 As the report notes, a variety of orders were given by a multitude of different law enforcement officers to avoid breaking up fights between the Unite the Right rally attendees and counter-protesters.

For example, “Lieutenant Brian O’Donnell, commander of Zone 3 (1stStreet) instructed his officers to avoid engaging attendees over ‘every little thing.’”

Furthermore, “Sergeant Robert Haney described the instructions he received as ‘do not interrupt mutual combat’ unless someone is seriously injured,” the report alleges.

The report noted Lieutenant McKean “told [the authors of the report] that he was ‘not sending guys out there and getting them hurt.’

The report concludes that the police strategy was therefore to “rather than engage the crowd and prevent fights, the CPD plan was to declare the event  unlawful and disperse the crowd.

The Antifa movement is a conglomeration of autonomous, self-styled anti-fascist groups in the United States.[2][3][4] The principal feature of antifa groups is their opposition to fascism through the use of direct action.[5] They engage in militant protest tactics, which has included property damage and physical violence.[2][6][7][8] They tend to be anti-government and anti-capitalist[9] and they are predominantly far-left and militant left,[10][5] which includes anarchistscommunists and socialists.[11][12][13][14] Their stated focus is on fighting far-right and white supremacist ideologies directly, rather than on encouraging pro-left policy.[5]


Firenze Sage comments:    Don’t expect anyone to apologize for calling Trump nuts for saying it was mutual combat.