Reports are swirling that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan may possibly face federal charges for her role in allowing and encouraging an “autonomous zone” known as CHOP/CHAZ to terrorize downtown Seattle. Ultimately, six city blocks were destroyed, businesses harassed, and several people were left dead.
DAILY WIRE – The Department of Justice is looking into whether federal charges can be brought against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan over her failure to crack down on a so-called “autonomous zone” controlled for weeks by rioters.
Attorney General William Barr has tasked the DOJ’s civil rights division with investigating whether charges can be brought against Durkan, The New York Times reported on Wednesday evening citing two people familiar with the discussions. Barr has also asked federal prosecutors to consider charging rioters with sedition and insurrection against the United States government, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Bill Barr is not content to let any of this go and his department has been working behind the scenes non-stop since all this began. We’ve already seen some charges brought against demonstrators who strayed well past peaceful protest.
Accountability is a must and will be the only way to bring an end to the liberal chaos destroying our cities. City leaders cannot be allowed to call for police to be held accountable and then not be held accountable themselves while they way to and encourage rioters.
This is not my area of expertise, but there may be some charge that can be brought for her dereliction of duty and her decision to not protect the constitutional rights of her constituents. I don’t know if they are considering her as some kind of co-conspirator, as a inciting force, or something else, but the DOJ reportedly has an investigation open into this and is looking at all options.
At the very least, civil suits need to the hit the Mayor’s office and her city hard. People deserve to be made whole after what she did. Lastly, the residents of Seattle need to wake up and elect better leaders. That final part is solely on them.