Fourth Corner Venting… An Opinion: See Calling Out our elected officials below…
Fourth Corner calls on officials to denounce those that cause fear and violence in “protest”.
Seattle AntiFa and “protest” moves into homeless community in front of Bellingham City Hall.
On Friday Jan 22nd the Homeless Camps were to be moved at least 25 feet from the City Hall. They refused and a form of Bellingham “Protest” occurred. Reports from the scene: “BLM/Antifa broke into a locked city hall in Bellingham today. Mayor had to be escorted out for safety. They also tore down the American flag outside. Stole a KGMI journalist’s mic and threw a hot drink on him. They’re supposed to be here advocating for the homeless.”
Video Clip: 45 second clip of flag being torn down by demonstrators in front of city hall Friday January 22, 2021 click this link.
“Mayor Seth Fleetwood says in a statement that protesters and outside
agitators who are not campers have escalated the situation but the city will not be the aggressor in any confrontations.
A stand-off remains but Fleetwood says the situation is untenable.
Senator Ericksen Statement:
“I am against violence. Should Fleetwood be impeached? No. Spending more money on homelessness will not solve the problem. I hope Bellingham will change course and start protecting law abiding citizens by arresting law breakers.”
Calling Out Our Elected Officials by the Fourth Corner
So what are elected officials doing during this “protest”!!
Where are The County Executive Satpal Sidhu, the Mayor (Seth Fleetwood) and County Council Members, and the Prosecutor (Eric Richey) ; calling for an end to the violence so we can find solutions to the fear that now encompasses Downtown Bellingham. I heard about this situation and because I wanted my own take I went by… There is no place in a 6 to 8 block area of the very center of the City of Bellingham, County Courthouse, Library, Mt Baker Theatre and even the Police Department that a regular law-abiding citizen can feel safe!! Both from these marauding mobs in front of City Hall and the black uniformed masked (they only need an arm band) anti-fa “protesters”. These are real live left wing violent people!!!
Employees in many of the buildings mentioned above feel fear when they go to work and also feel fear about mentioning it to the elected officials, many of whom refuse to deplore this bullying violence let alone allow police officers and others to remove the threat in front of city hall.
How have we come to this impasse in leadership in Whatcom County? TAKE ACTION: We beg our elected officials from the County Executive to the Bellingham Mayor and the Prosecutor to denounce this violence and take action to clear out this mess elected officials have created in these times especially in a homeless crisis. If some action is not taken then the campaign slogans of summer will continue to come to fruition and in fact we here in Whatcom County will become like downtown Seattle.
Mayor Fleetwood states that the “city will not be the aggressor in any confrontations.” Okay what about defending citizens then; does that get lost in “the city will not be the aggressor”. I hope not.
To All Public Officials: allow your citizens to visit their public buildings (if they have to in COVID times); without the sense of fear of physical violence felt when they travel to the very core of our community.