So, how are things going inside CHAZ or CHOP as some now like to call it? This is a seven block, police-free autonomous zone set up in Seattle, Washington that the radical left has claimed as an independent territory.
A few days ago, Andy Ngo spent five days inside the zone. In an article for the New York Post, Ngo tells his harrowing five-day visit.
Of course, Ngo had to go undercover:
During five undercover days and nights in the zone, I witnessed a continuing experiment in anarchy, chaos and brute-force criminality. In order to avoid being exposed as a journalist — several reporters have been barred or expelled — I slept and showered outside the zone. (Those inside have no showers but they do have portable bathrooms.) I took meals, and most of my water breaks, elsewhere because I was reluctant to remove my mask and risk being recognized. Every day I entered the zone twice through its semi-porous borders — once in the early afternoon, and again after sundown, staying until the wee hours.
Ngo introduces CHAZ’s new leader?
Lacking agreed-upon leadership, those who have naturally risen to the top have done so with force or intimidation. For example, rapper Raz Simone, real name Solomon Simone, patrols the CHAZ on some nights with an armed entourage. Simone, originally from Georgia, has an arrest record for child cruelty and other charges. He usually conducts his patrols carrying a long semi-auto rifle and sidearm. Last weekend, a livestream recorded Simone handing another man a rifle from the trunk of a car.
Not everyone in the CHAZ recognizes Simone’s police-like presence, but no one is willing to stand up to him and his group.
Apparently, there are even zones within the zone. Definitely an interesting read with lots of stories to tell. READ: My terrifying five-day stay inside Seattle’s cop-free CHAZ
There have been a few shootings inside Paradise Lost that includes one dead: READ: One killed, another injured during shooting inside Seattle’s cop-free zone AND Another Person Reportedly Shot In Seattle ‘Autonomous Zone,’ Police Say
The police are trying to keep track:
Police investigating reported shooting inside CHOP zone. One person at HMC with gun shot wound. Hearing reports of a second shooting, but have not be able to verify at this time. Conflicting reports, will update with more information when available.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 22, 2020
Sadly, CHAZ or CHOP is starting to remind everyone of Chicago. READ: At Least 100 Shot over Father’s Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago