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Washington State Patrol will no longer allow
I-5 protests

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 7/8/2020 10:50:08 AM

The Washington State Patrol says it will no longer allow protesters to enter I-5. WSP says it’ll arrest pedestrians who walk onto the freeway. The change was announced via Twitter just hours before 24-year-old Summer Taylor, who was hit by a driver on I-5 in Seattle early Saturday morning, died of their injuries at Harborview Medical Center. A second protester who was hit remains in serious condition in intensive care. (snip) “But due to the extreme volatility of the current environment, the impact of the pandemic on our court and jail systems, and our iron-clad commitment to use force only when it is necessary, reasonable, and proportionate to the situation

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Gov. Inslee didn't wake up until someone was killed.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/8/2020 10:59:50 AM (No. 471181)
Blood on their hands...giving "permission" to break the law. What other laws have been suspended? Let's hear from the Chief, who says, "...due to the extreme volatility of the current environment, the impact of the pandemic on our court and jail systems, and our iron-clad commitment to use force only when it is necessary, reasonable, and proportionate to the situation, we are limited in our safe and appropriate response options." Chief, you are only limited by your poor choices defying the public safety and your duty. Resign!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: StrikingViking 7/8/2020 11:01:48 AM (No. 471185)
Good luck finding a judge to set bail or a prosecutor to press charges. And don't look for back-up from the Seattle police on stand-down orders from their mayor.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross 7/8/2020 11:08:11 AM (No. 471192)
So the "woke" mayor and governor have just awakened. Idiots!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 7/8/2020 11:09:56 AM (No. 471195)
In the name of all that is Holy, who the devil thought this was a good idea??? It’s not their highway it is a federal highway. C’mon folks think!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: TLCary 7/8/2020 11:14:53 AM (No. 471200)
I-5. "I" as in INTERSTATE. That's a Federal Issue. I'm sure the USA has the force to maintain lawful command and control of that asset if the local yokels don't.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: skacmar 7/8/2020 11:16:06 AM (No. 471202)
Stupid things happening to stupid people! Police inaction in stopping these fools from entering the freeway on foot is just a neglectful and criminal as the protesters actions. If ever there was a reason to use force only when it is necessary, reasonable, and proportionate to the situation, idiots running onto a freeway is it. The outcome of someone getting hit should have been expected. Only one dead and one seriously injured is lucky. It could have been worse.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/8/2020 11:31:05 AM (No. 471218)
Awww, c'mon! I LOVE to go dancing on interstate highways - - at night. I've been doing it ever since there's been interstate highways. I must have pranced around on more than a dozen of them by now. I love the feeling of cars and trucks whizzing by - - blowing my hair. Shoot - - they're taking all the fun out of life.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Maggie2u 7/8/2020 11:43:02 AM (No. 471228)
My son pointed this out to us a few hours ago, don't know where he heard this or read it but think about it. Remember when the mayor said this was going to be the Summer of Love? The names of the two women hit are Summer Taylor and Diaz Love. And this year just gets weirder and weirder.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Daisymay 7/8/2020 11:47:30 AM (No. 471233)
Anybody with ANY common sense would have shut that down five minutes they entered the Innerstate! But then, these Democrat run states certainly haven't proved they have ANY sense at all in handling Rioters, Looters and Thugs who like to set buildings on fire!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Luandir 7/8/2020 11:55:10 AM (No. 471248)
It took a death to show them the bloody obvious.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mushroom 7/8/2020 12:00:43 PM (No. 471256)
A. How was this even an option and B Just who was supposed to SEE them and C. Kathleen Madigan is hilarious!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/8/2020 12:03:02 PM (No. 471262)
What part of stupid is it to willingly jump in front of a car moving at 65 mph on a freeway? WSP, where were Inslee and you before these useful idiots were injured/killed?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 7/8/2020 12:08:45 PM (No. 471275)
It has been proven more than once that drivers of vehicles stopped by the protesters are in extreme danger of beatings or death, therefore turning them into road kill is justifiable self defense.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/8/2020 12:10:17 PM (No. 471277)
I remember a time when "Go play in the traffic" was a joke. You can't fix non-binary stupid.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: chance_232 7/8/2020 12:22:25 PM (No. 471291)
Anyone remember Rachel Corrie? Protester run over by a bulldozer in Israel.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Starboard_side 7/8/2020 12:33:28 PM (No. 471307)
It wasn't mentioned in the article, but read elsewhere that the driver is Black, and the person demonstrating, at night, on the Interstate, is white.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: mc squared 7/8/2020 12:35:20 PM (No. 471311)
Good move. It's why we hire experts to run the states and Law Enforcement.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 7/8/2020 12:42:43 PM (No. 471326)
Way beyond stupid that they EVER permitted a demonstration on any interstate highway in the first place. Are there no adults in Washington state?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Maggie2u 7/8/2020 1:05:40 PM (No. 471366)
Poster #16, yes, the driver of the vehicle is Black and the women he hit were White lesbians who refer to themselves as they/them. All these people are bat-sh** crazy.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hershey 7/8/2020 1:53:59 PM (No. 471405)
The police/troopers need to take a scene out of Soylent Green, and use scoops and dump trucks to pick the garbage up off the freeway....ya' know, they are going to keep it up until some driver, feeling threatened, puts a .45 between their eyes and pulls the trigger... 'Oh, you want to pull me out? Meet my little friend'....
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Reply 21 - Posted by: mathman 7/8/2020 2:17:57 PM (No. 471429)
They can't do that. Protests are speech, and thus protected. For the same reason that one can burn an American flag, one can block a freeway without penalty. It is legal, don't you see. Someone must put a stop to this infringement on our rights! We can burn, loot, trash, and destroy all we want, because of rights. And you suckers who want to go somewhere can just stay home.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 7/8/2020 2:41:55 PM (No. 471460)
Notice the politically correct use of "their injuries" instead of "her injuries." Stupid use of pronouns. One person cannot be a "they" unless, I suppose, the one person has multiple personalities. /s
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Reply 23 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 7/8/2020 2:44:05 PM (No. 471462)
Are they stupid? Are they democrats? Same question....
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Reply 24 - Posted by: NYbob 7/8/2020 2:47:42 PM (No. 471465)
You mean Deathrace 2000 was a documentary? I remember a time when manslaughter was a crime and the police and politicians who OKed this are absolutely guilty of manslaughter, even if the injured are non binary fakes.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: columba 7/8/2020 3:48:09 PM (No. 471513)
Good.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: klezmer 7/8/2020 6:59:54 PM (No. 471650)
I guess she's the Rachel Corrie winner of July 2020.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/8/2020 8:23:32 PM (No. 471763)
What could possibly go WORNG? Idiots marching in the dark on a freeway where vehicles are going 70+ and can't see them...You can't fix stupid except like this!
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