SEATTLE, WA – After aggressive demonstrators caused security guards with Jaguar Security to fear for their safety, the minority-owned company backed out of an agreement with the Seattle Department of Parks and recreation.
Private Security Firm hired by @SeattleCouncil to patrol CHAZ pulls out after being threatened.
A violent group of individuals approached them wielding sticks and poles.
“Had anybody got within our space, then we would have had to start firing.”https://t.co/XUUkoHbHbH
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) September 4, 2020
Jaguar Security officers were contracted by Seattle to patrol Cal Anderson Park between the hours of 8 p.m and 6 a.m.
The three guards, all over 56 years old, were slated to make $85 an hour, which totaled $3,400 that night. However, the three men were hounded by a group of protesters, who refused to leave them alone.
The armed guards feared for their own safety as the protesters continued to harass them.
Ricky McGhee, the owner of Jaguar Security, and two other employees went to the park that night. All the employees were seasoned security officers.
He told Fox News:
“I went there to make sure, as the owner of the company, that nothing serious would go down. I wanted to make sure everything was going to be cool. As soon as we entered that park, they started verbally attacking us … calling us all kinds of names like ‘sellouts’ and [telling us] what they would do to us.”
The park is located near the former Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHOP) protest area. It continues to be used as a place for demonstrations and marches. Some protesters and homeless people have set up camp there as well.
McGhee told The Seattle Times that the protesters threatened the guards with sticks, poles, yelled obscenities, and shined light in their eyes. The fear must have been pretty intense, but the guards called police before abandoning the park to the protesters.
The video above shows a group of 40-50 people gathering. According to the video, the three men in black, allegedly the guards, tried to break them up. Shortly after, some people from the group, all dressed in black also, start following the guards.
The guards reach the side of the park closer to 11th Avenue before the crowd finally turns back.
The guards walk through the park to the entrance and leave to the sidewalk on 11th Avenue. Several people approach them and there was some altercation. Later that night, the group marched from the park to the East Precinct. Once they arrived at the East Precinct, they threw garbage and two flaming objects at the building.
The city told Jaguar Security to tell people to leave the park.
“We didn’t issue any directive. We didn’t tell anyone to leave the park. We didn’t get the chance to. They cost a minority-owned company a contract … They cost people their jobs.”
CAL ANDERSON ABANDONED: The city hired Ricky McGhee and his private security team to patrol the park after tents and protesters got cleared out. But after a “mob” confronted them Tues night, McGhee called 9-11 for help, but Seattle Police told them officers could not come. pic.twitter.com/knYLI2Gitk
— Jonathan Choe Journalist KOMO News (@choeshow) September 4, 2020
Seattle Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Rachel Schulkin told Fox News that the city is working with Jaguar on a “night-by-night” basis as they “reassess daily the security needs for Cal Anderson Park.”
“Jaguar Security opted to leave the park on Tuesday evening as the large crowd of protesters was not responding to requests to disperse, continued to harass the security guards, and out of a desire to not escalate the situation,” she said.
McGhee is working with the city to so that his employees can safely return to Cal Anderson Park. He also added:
“These people that are doing that stuff, they’re putting themselves in danger. We could have engaged right when they put those lights in our eyes and they had those weapons in their hands.”
As a result of the guards being threatened, the Seattle Police Department finished the job, and cleared out Cal Anderson Park. The park has been closed since June 30, while the city cleans the area and tries to repair it from damage done by the protest.
The Seattle Police department pulled the following items from the area: numerous weapons, a hatchet, knives, spiked clubs, and an unexploded mortar.
They pulled makeshift shields with a raised fist painted on the front. The raised fist is a universal sign that is associated with both Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
Hallmarks of #antifa domestic terrorism: Seattle Police recover a machete, a hatchet, an unexploded device, spikes & other weapons at Cal Anderson Park, where CHAZ used to be. Antifa have returned weekly to the area to riot & attack police. #SeattleRiots https://t.co/IPzBOjanpz
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 2, 2020
The protests and riots broke out in Seattle after the death of George Floyd, in May, and continued throughout the summer.
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Earlier this week, Law Enforcement Today brought you an editorial from a staff writer concerning Seattle and its allowance of a BLM rally while stopping a Christian rally. Take a look.
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REDDING, CA – Talk about hypocrisy.
Seattle, a hotbed of far-left anarchy, has demonstrated that freedom of speech and freedom to assemble is no longer welcome for Christians and conservatives.
Sean Feucht, a mega-preacher, and founder of the “Let Us Worship” movement blasted Seattle’s decision to ignore riots while shutting down a park to stop a rally for Christian worship.
Monday, September 7, 2020 was a day that local churches had planned to have a worship rally at Gas Works Park.
The park is a public park. Seattle temporarily closed it down to prevent crowding from those churchgoers who were going to attend the rally.
Even though Seattle has acknowledged that parks help support the community by providing physical and mental health, they still chose to temporarily shut down the park, to prevent Christians from participating in an open-air worship service.
Thank you so much! 😭🙏🏽🇺🇸❤️
It’s time for the church to rise up! We must see a move of God in our nation!
You’re encouragement means the world to me! We can’t stop now! https://t.co/iEGIBPi1zo
— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) August 11, 2020
Feucht is not having it. He said in a a press release:
“This is the height of hypocrisy for the city of Seattle to turn a blind eye to riots, looking, and Antifa, while refusing to let Christians gather in a public park to sing and worship.
First the government shuts down churches. Now it’s shutting down parks to stop us from worshipping. Time to stand up church!”
Sean Feucht Ministries has helped local pastors host 19 rallies, in 19 cities over the last 8 weeks.
His Facebook post garnered 1.3k comments and 3.6k shares, Many praised Feucht’s efforts to Hold The Line, and eagerly announced their arrival.
Sean Feucht Press Kit
One person, albeit tongue in cheek wrote:
When all else fails, there is always a Walmart parking lot. That would be private property, and we all know Covid does not get people at Walmart.
Might not be a bad idea if the government is set in not allowing people to worship.
Sean Feucht Press Kit
His website for Hold the Line says:
Moses led God’s people to freedom. Nehemiah rebuilt the ancient walls of Jerusalem. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down and it changed the course of a nation.
God uses His people to do His work. Our world is spinning fast, but God’s eternal purposes never get old. Our mandate is to stand firm and hold the line.
According to his Facebook page, Sean Feuch is a husband, father, missionary, speaker, author and founder of a grassroots global worship and prayer.
Sean Feucht Press Kit
This is not the first time he’s called someone out regarding the “Hold The Line” movement. In fact, he’s been especially critical of the double standard that the corona virus and recent protests have been inciting.
Gov. Gavin Newsom banned singing in churches at the beginning of July due to Coronavirus. In protest, thousands have shown up at his “Let Us Worship” rallies in California.
The courageous church of THOUSANDS showed up last night in Vancouver, Washington.
AND GOD MET US IN A PROFOUND WAY!!
— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) September 5, 2020
They don’t just protest in beaches. They go under bridges, fields, and anywhere they can gather and praise God.
In an interview with Fox and Friends, he was asked why it was acceptable for churches to protest but not for churches to gather and sing.
“It is a double standard, and I would say at best it’s hypocrisy and at worst, it’s bigotry. You know there’s a target on churches.
We are seeing across America thousands of people gather and protest in the streets and our cities are burning, and yet we’re not allowed to gather and worship and sing. It’s pretty outrageous.”
We are live-streaming the full #LetUsWorship event at the capitol in Sacramento!
Set a reminder, follow us here! Join us in prayer and worship to shift things in California!https://t.co/Ay5n3ZeMbr
— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) September 4, 2020
Feucht, the founder of the Hold the Line Movement, encourages Christian leaders to get more involved with politics, and calls on believers to sign his “Let Us Worship” petition.
Feucht continued in the interview:
“I think it’s time. We have to rise up. We need bold and courageous pastors that are not only going to stand on our Constitutional rights to worship, but are going to stand up against the insanity of these laws that are targeting the church.”
In response to California’s ban of church services, many churches are suing the Newsom over the singing ban, and they are even holding indoor services.
Several prominent churches in the Golden State are holding indoor services in defiance of Newsom, and a network of churches are suing the Democrat governor over the singing ban.
Feucht defends his actions on the interview:
“The narrative that we’ve seen has just been burning and destruction. It’s been disheartening, but yet the church in Portland, the church of Oregon. They want to gather, they want to rise up.
They want to change the narrative and flip the script on their cities. It’s going to peaceful. It’s going to be full of love.”
Feucht doesn’t stop there. He’s making a small grassroots movement across many states to stop the double standard and to continue to “Hold the Line.”
However, remember, these are the “beautiful” people, and comprise the loony left of the Democrat Party. So, unlike the mandate put in place for Ted Nugent and Congressman Higgins, the VMA “performers” are not subject to being quarantined for 14 days, a mandate for anyone coming into New York for any of 34 states, including Florida and California. Well, isn’t that special?
Cuomo had issued an executive order which stated that anyone violating the quarantine is subject to a $10,000 fine or up to 15 days in jail. And these clown politicians wonder why people have had it with their nonsensical, subjective executive orders.
According to a Cuomo spokeswoman, they can “participate in the production of the show, but they will only interact with other members of the cast and crew and will quarantine when not working.” Yeah, sure they will.
In order to receive the exemption, the VMAs allegedly agreed to “police itself with rigorous safety protocols including testing and screening and compliance checks by a special compliance officer.”
The participants in the Back the Blue rally were offered no such accommodations.
In the meantime, approximately 415,000 peasants flying or driving into New York since June 25 have “voluntarily” filled out health forms as of Friday, according to New York state officials. Voluntary is an interesting term since if you do not fill out the form, you are subject to a $2,000 fine. Sounds pretty “voluntary” to us. More like a government shakedown.
New York City, at the direction of failed Mayor Bill de Blasio, has also set up checkpoints at entry points into the city, shades of the old Gestapo days in Germany. Drivers are browbeaten into filling out the same forms and if they’re coming from one of the dreaded states, they have to self-quarantine for 14 days. Unless apparently they’re some half-assed “entertainer.”
Staten Island Councilman Joseph Borelli has referred to the rules as “insane.”
“This is an unconstitutional breach of authority. States are added and taken off the (restricted) list a week later. No reasonable person can plan their life around Cuomo’s whims and de Blasio’s desperation,” he said.
Last week according to The Hill, Cuomo added two more states to the quarantine list, bizarre for the reason that infection rates and hospitalizations continue to fall. But, if you’re a power-hungry tyrant, it’s a good thing.
So, to recap:
- A “Back the Blue rally was planned back in June
- The event was posted on Facebook, only to have the far-left site remove the event page after 6,300 RSVPs
- Democrat legislators in Nassau County claimed Nugent was guilty of “racism, misogyny, and anti-Semitism
- The same legislators demanded that the Nassau County PBA “disavow this vile man immediately, disinvite him from Saturday’s rally and apologize to Nassau County residents for their appalling lack of judgment”
- State police were prohibited from providing protection to Nugent and Congressman Higgins
- Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, with assistance from King Cuomo invoked the pandemic to prevent out of town guests from attending the rally
You really have to hand it to Democrats; they are nothing if not so transparent. And the follow up to their ban on the Back the Blue rally only confirms it. So deep is their hatred of law enforcement that not only do they try to sabotage a rally supporting the police, but then they make an exception for their base of supporters—Hollywood entertainment leftists—and make the police “enforce” their ridiculous mandates.
The thing is police are on to these people. We know what they are trying to do, and that will only make law enforcement stronger. And the thing is, the majority of people in this country, who support the police can see what they’re doing as well.
As city after city falls under control of violent riots as politicians stand by and watch it burn, people are starting to realize that the only thing standing between anarchy and civilization are the men and women who stand on that thin blue line. And what they do not yet realize, but they soon will, every time they try and stick it to us, it only makes us stronger. As well as our supporters.
Admiral Yamamoto said it best after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor:
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant; and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
The sleeping giant is awake. And we aren’t going to take it quietly anymore.
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