By The Blaze. Seattle rapper and so-called CHAZ “warlord” Raz Simone got a taste of the lawlessness prevalent inside the autonomous zone Thursday when BlazeTV’s Steven Crowder booked a stay at Simone’s Seattle Airbnb and members of Crowder’s team covered the walls with CHAZ-style graffiti.
Crowder posted an image on Twitter shortly after the incident showing the walls of Simone’s high-rise Airbnb draped with spray-painted messages saying, “F**k cops,” “F**k the police,” and “BLM.”
In the caption, Crowder wrote: “No clue why [Raz Simone] is so mad when we paid to stay at his AirBnb. We didn’t even get to stay the night! 1 star.”
Simone, who rose to internet fame for allegedly becoming the de facto armed police force in the zone after city police evacuated, shot back in a tweet of his own, saying: “Hope y’all enjoyed your stay! You’ve seen what I do to people who graffiti walls that aren’t there’s [sic] but I’ll let this one slide cuz it’s cute and y’all funny funny.” . . .
Members of Crowder’s team, “Quarter Black Garrett” and “Even Brendan,” had been passing out fliers to protesters within CHAZ about a party at Simone’s Airbnb Thursday evening after Crowder had booked it. The party was supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek celebration of “New CHAZ.”
(Read more from “WATCH: Steven Crowder Team Books Stay at CHAZ ‘Warlord’ Raz Simone’s Airbnb” HERE)
Businesses Sue Seattle Over Handling of ‘CHOP’ Zone
By King 5 News. A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners, and residents sued the city over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property.
The plaintiffs, including a tattoo parlor and auto repair shop, emphasized in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that they were not trying to undermine the anti-police brutality or Black Lives Matter messaging of the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.”
“This lawsuit is about the constitutional and other legal rights of Plaintiffs—businesses, employees, and residents in and around CHOP—which have been overrun by the City of Seattle’s unprecedented decision to abandon and close off an entire city neighborhood, leaving it unchecked by the police, unserved by fire and emergency health services, and inaccessible to the public at large. The City’s decision has subjected businesses, employees, and residents of that neighborhood to extensive property damage, public safety dangers, and an inability to use and access their properties,” the lawsuit reads.
The suit says protesters, who have taken up residence at the CHOP for several weeks, threatened business owners with retaliation if those businesses painted over their graffiti. (Read more from “Businesses Sue Seattle Over Handling of ‘CHOP’ Zone” HERE)