Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE.
The home of Seattle police Chief Carmen Best was targeted by “peaceful” protesters who were deterred by armed neighbors protecting their property.
Residents in Best’s Snohomish County neighborhood confronted the leftists as they attempted to make their way to her home, making a clear case for the importance of the 2nd Amendment and the protections it offers.
Antifa invaded a small town in Snohomish county last night because the Seattle Chief of Police lives there! Neighbors…
A road into the neighborhood was blocked by residents who also apparently posted on social media about the group of about “200 persons, mostly white men and women in their twenties” who were “dressed in black with masks and black hoods and carried signs that read “Black Lives Matter,” according to the Lynnwood Times.
“Black Lives Matter protestors shouted profanity and insults at neighbors, took license plate information on vehicles, took pictures of homes, and asked little kids who lived in the neighborhood what schools they attended,” the outlet reported, adding that some of the protesters carried “large duffle bags” and attempted to get to Best’s home in the neighborhood.
One video showed the rude awakening some of the group received by locals who clearly were not going to put up with their antics.
“This is a private drive, get out of the road,” a man can be heard telling the approaching protesters.
“We are peaceful! You pointed a gun at my face!” one protester yelled back to the armed residents.
“That’s why you are peaceful,” the resident quipped.
Protestors on their way to harass the Seattle police chief @carmenbest at her home, encountered locals who were not in the mood to host protests in their neighborhood.
Protestor: “We are peaceful! You pointed a gun at my face!”
Resident: “That’s why you are peaceful.” pic.twitter.com/QU0FzwReNG
— Mike (@Doranimated) August 4, 2020
Best noted that her neighbors “were concerned by such a large group” in a letter she fired off to Seattle’s City Council, urging the members to “forcefully call for the end of these tactics.” She added that the residents “were successful in ensuring the crowd was not able to trespass or engage in other illegal behavior in the area, despite repeated attempts to do so.”
“The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has been supportive and accommodating to all peaceful protests that have occurred in our jurisdiction,” Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney said in a statement. “With that said, protesters targeting one individual’s house is a bullying tactic that will certainly require an extra patrol response to ensure every resident in Snohomish County can feel safe in their own home, with their loved ones, no matter what they choose to do to make a living.”
Though the activists and the liberal media claimed there was no violence during the event on Saturday, residents who posted on social media called out the “antifa” crowd planning to protest in front of Best’s home, as groups has already done in events targeting the private residences of other City Council members and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
A neighbor reportedly informed residents of Best’s community about the number of cars coming into the area and they soon “established a perimeter to protect her home from possible mischief,” according to Lynnwood Times which also reported that some neighbors were worried after their private information was allegedly disclosed on social media.
“They were very organized. They had radios, talking to each other. They had numbers they used to decal all their cars for who knows what. So, they were identifying all their vehicles individually by number,” one neighbor told the outlet. “They came with a mission…They were out here intimidating us.”
“I feel incredibly unsafe,” another said. “We think it will happen again… Their objective was not completed; they never made it to her house, we stopped them… so we think they will be back.”
“She [Best] thanked us all for banding together,” one neighbor told the Lynnwood Times. “It made us feel awesome. She felt she had to apologize to all of us, that this was happening to us and we said no. We apologized to her that this is happening to her.”
Twitter users applauded the community’s residents for their handling of the protesters.
This is exactly what needs to happen across the country if the officials won’t do the job we I’ll do it for them 💪🏻🇺🇸
— Dck🇺🇸 (@DCK951) August 4, 2020
The resident with the long gun also did it right. Didn’t raise the muzzle, but assumed a strong command presence and issued a proper challenge phrase.
— pipermcq (@pipermcq) August 4, 2020
Doesn’t it seem odd the “protesters” start the video after being sent away, obviously they could see the road blocked a long way off and they chose to approach them. The “protesters” caused this altercation but play victim after the fact literally just to stir up trouble
— Ryan Lafferty (@RLaff21) August 4, 2020
Great job to the residents!!!
— Mike Cooney (@mcoon7) August 4, 2020
— Byråkraten (@byrakraten_) August 4, 2020
Yep. Peaceful assembly doesn’t mean they can trespass on private property when the landowners tell them to leave.
— 🇺🇸Here🐈kitty🐈kitty🇺🇸 (@Herdingcats15) August 4, 2020
I love it when people stand up to thugs! Proud of them for protecting their own!
— Colleen (@Ronanthrondson) August 4, 2020
- 52 passengers boarded plane with neg Covid results, test positive after landing in Hong Kong - April 26, 2021
- Supreme Court agrees to hear major gun rights case on concealed handguns - April 26, 2021
- Final Census data shows the blue states likely to lose House seats, and the red states picking them up - April 26, 2021