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Seattle Police East Precinct Boarded Up and Abandoned Amid Riots

The brother of a man who shot a rioter that was attacking his car reportedly works at the precinct.



Seattle’s East Precinct has been boarded up and abandoned as riots continue in the city.

Rioters stormed and looted a Minneapolis Police precinct after it was abandoned on May 29.

Local reporter Brandi Kruse tweeted that “after days of rumors, three police sources confirm preparations are underway to abandon East Precinct. Items of value will be taken out and building will be secured as best they can.”

“Note that this is all in preparation. They do not want to give up building and they’re not just handing it over. They are preparing for event it could happen and making sure proper steps are taken to safeguard what’s inside,” Kruse continued.

The brother of Nikolas Fernandez, a man whose car was mobbed by rioters leading to him non-fatally shooting one of his attackers, reportedly has a brother who works at the East Precinct.

Fernandez promptly surrendered to police and has not been charged, but is being held on investigation of assault, according to a report from Capitol Hill Seattle.

Fernandez told police that he had been in the area and thought that he could get through the intersection where the mob had gathered, but soon the crowd began yelling at him, kicking his car, and trying to grab him through his open window. He said that the person he shot had been grabbing him and his steering wheel through the window, prompting him to fire a single shot.

When asked why he shot the man, Fernandez told the officer that he was being barricaded by everyone and feared for his life.

“Fernandez told police his vehicle stalled Sunday night and wouldn’t start after the shooting so he ‘exited the car with his gun in his hand yelling at people to get back away from him,’ police write. Fernandez told police he ran through the line and immediately surrendered,” the Capitol Hill Seattle report explains.

“Fernandez said his brother works here at this precinct, and he does not want to do anything to shame him,” police wrote of the incident.

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best called abandoning the building an exercise in “trust and de-escalation.” She also announced that some barricades will be removed and fewer officers will be in area. She said that she is hoping marchers proceed peacefully.

Seattle has been a hot bed of riots since the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody nearly two weeks ago.

The Minneapolis Police precinct that was abandoned was ransacked by rioters before being set on fire.


High School Football Players Suspended for Carrying Thin Blue, Thin Red Line Flags Before 9/11 Game



High School football players in Florida have been suspended from their team for carrying Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line flags during their football game on 9/11 to honor the first responders who died during the attack on the World Trade Center.

One of the young men on the Little Miami High School football team is the son of a police officer, another, the son of a firefighter.

“Were you trying to make some kind of a political statement here?” a Local 12 reporter asked Brady Williams, a senior cornerback, who carried the Thin Blue Line flag.

“No,” he answered quickly. “Not at all. I was just doing it to honor the people that lost their lives 19 years ago.”

Jarad Bentley, whose father is a firefighter, carried the Thin Red Line flag.

“I was all for it,” he said. “Because my dad is a firefighter, and if it had been him killed on 9/11, I would have wanted someone to do it for him.”

The young men had asked the school for permission to carry the flags on to the field before the game, and the school refused. They were told that if they did, there would be consequences.

Still, the boys did it anyways.

“Listen,” Williams said. “I don’t care what my consequences are. So long as my message gets across, I’ll be happy.”

Local 12 reports that “Williams and Bentley heard from the athletic director Monday afternoon and received an indefinite suspension.” The station said that they had called the superintendent about the boys a few hours prior.

Superintendent Gregory Power claimed that they denied the boys’ request because they don’t want to “set a precedent” for “political” flags being carried out on the field.

“We did not want to place ourselves in a circumstance where another family might want a different flag to come out of the tunnel, one that may be [one that] many other families may not agree with from a political perspective,” Power claimed.

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DC Police Helicopter Hit With Lasers By Rioters Forced to Make Emergency Landing — Crew Member Hospitalized

One of the crew members had to be hospitalized due to vision loss in one eye.



A DC Metropolitan Police helicopter had to make an emergency landing on Saturday night as it was hit by laser pointers shined at it by rioters.

A law enforcement source tells the District Herald that one of the crew members had to be hospitalized due to vision loss in one eye.

Rioters were also shining the blinding lasers in the eyes of officers on the ground.

In July, it was revealed that federal officers in Portland may have been permanently blinded by the lasers, that are becoming increasingly common at the riots.

“When officers responded to put out these fires, glass bottles were thrown and lasers – which can cause permanent blindness – were shined in their eyes,” Federal Protective Service (FPS) Deputy Director of Operations Richard Cline said at a press conference at the time. “We have three officers who currently have eye injuries and they may not recover sight in those eyes from those laser attacks.”

There were multiple helicopters circling throughout the area all evening to keep track of the rioters.

Rioters from all over the nation, including many familiar faces from the Portland riots, have been causing chaos throughout the city for several days.

The riot escalated when the militants began to throw bricks at police officers.

Earlier in the evening, a speaker in the newly named “Black Lives Matter Plaza” asserted that “I’m at the point where I’m going to put the police in a f*cking grave. I’m at the point where I want to burn the f*cking White House down!”

There were multiple arrests for assaulting police officers, but it seems as though rioters are being quickly caught and released the next day by the US Attorney’s Office.

The riot in DC is currently ongoing and the District Herald will be continuing to provide updates as the situation progresses.

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BREAKING: Member of Patriot Prayer Fatally Shot in Portland

The rioters also attacked the founder of Patriot Prayer, Joey Gibson.



A member of the Pro-Trump organization Patriot Prayer has been shot and killed in Portland amidst the riots.

Early reports on social media had claimed that a black male was shot by a “Trump supporter,” but that was not the case.

The victim was a white male who was reportedly wearing a hat with the Patriot Prayer insignia on it.

“A Patriot with camouflage gear with infidel and thin blue line patches, was shot and killed during pro-Trump car caravan through downtown Portland at around 8:45pm,” independent reporter Andrew Duncomb tweeted.

“Just heard that the man killed is affiliated with my group. Just had drinks with him last Saturday,” Duncomb added.

Speaking to the District Herald, Duncomb said that “all I got to say right now is he was a good Patriot and this news has hit my group of friends pretty hard. It’s time for Trump to hear our cries and clean up Portland. We will not let them kill us anymore.”

Duncomb added, “shame on Ted Wheeler and Kate Brown. His blood is on their hands. They allowed this violence to happen for over three months. How many people need to die before the elected officials will do their job to protect its citizens?”

Following the fatal shooting, rioters also surrounded and assaulted Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson. When Gibson retreated into a gas station, rioters broke the windows and threatened the owner.

The shooting victim’s name has not yet been released, though it is known, to allow time for the family to be notified.

Duncomb, clearly outraged, tweeted a call for patriotic Americans to come to Portland on September 19 to stand against the rioters.

The situation in Portland is ongoing. The District Herald will be providing updates as they become available.

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