The more we look into the current crime wave, the more we realize that it has not simply occurred in a vacuum. Rather, it is a symptom of political dysfunction and a failure of political leadership. Extremist groups like Antifa seek every opportunity to vilify the police, promote division and disunity, and pressure elected officials. In turn, many politicians cave in to the pressure – and some even openly endorse the ideology and propaganda of the extremists.
To counter this, American Police Officers Alliance has produced a series of videos exposing the anti-police movement. The latest video in the series, “The Occupation of Seattle in 2020“, tells the story of how Antifa and other extremist groups successfully occupied a Seattle neighborhood for months, barricading the police station, and turning the Capitol Hill neighborhood into “a veritable war zone.”
Seattle is far away from Ferguson and farther away from Minneapolis, and the Seattle police had nothing to do with the deaths of Michael Brown and George Floyd.
But under pressure from Antifa and other extremists, Seattle’s political leaders caved in, allowing the radicals to occupy a large amount of territory for several months, and slashing the police budget by 18%. This led to an increase in crime, the video points out, including violent crimes such as homicide.
Antifa and other anti-police groups target liberal cities like Seattle (and Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland, etc.) because they know the politicians who run those cities are the most likely to give in to their extreme demands.
Antifa pressures the politicians, who handcuff the police. As a result, the police can’t do their job, and the citizens are left without protection for their families, communities, and businesses.
This video series is an important tool in the crucial task of exposing the aims and goals of Antifa and their allies.