Homeless camp refused to move

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.

Flag being torn down in front of Bellingham City Hall See Video Clip

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.

 

KOMO 4 Covers the protest which began at about 1:30 on Friday

“Mayor Seth Fleetwood says in a statement that protesters and outside

Masked marauders come to Bellingham to “protest” homelessness threaten downtown government centers

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.

More From KGMI Radio News  here…

 

Fox News Coverage Here…

 


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.

 

 

22 COMMENTS

  1. The photo in the article is misleading because it’s from 2017 and has a banner with “Homes NOW” on it. This article makes it look like Homes NOW is part of the illegal camp. Doug from Homes NOW is one of the loudest voices against Antifa/ black bloc.

  2. We moved to Arizona two years ago and am I ever glad we did! Bellingham & (Washington’s) political climate has gone off the rails! I’m 65 years old and had lived in Whatcom county my whole life! Glad to be gone! The local politicians need get off their hands and do the job they were hired to do! I agree, leave your liberal politics in Washington. We don’t need any more people who lack common sense!

  3. This situation drives me to suggest that an honest, conservative constitutional lawyer set up a legal “escrow” type account for all concerned citizens of Bellingham to pay their taxes into until such time as our elected and appointed officials dutifully uphold their sworn constitutional oaths of office to defend our citizens from domestic and foreign enemies. Enough is enough! You arrest the law abiding and let the criminals do as they please? Are these “protestors” even paying taxes? Vote with your wallet now, And Do not forget who did not represent you when voting rolls around again. Personally, I think our own voting ballots might need forensic auditing as I heard our state used the Dominion voting machines…

  4. Sorry this has happened..
    My wife and I lived in ferndale almost all our lives. We just packed up and left for Arizona this year.
    Looks like we moved just in time.
    Good luck with your troubles.
    PS don’t bring them here with you if you follow us.

      • Our State and U. S. Constitution guarantees the goal of Peace, Safety and Tranquility (mental well-being=home as refuge): ANY politician who takes a vow to defend above and does NOT enforce current laws/statues to this END is a fraud and treasonous traitor! They should be impeached as such for HIGH CRIMES1

    • We moved to Arizona two years ago and am I ever glad we did! Bellingham & (Washington’s) political climate has gone off the rails! I’m 65 years old and had lived in Whatcom county my whole life! Glad to be gone! The local politicians need get off their hands and do the job they were hired to do! I agree, leave your liberal politics in Washington. We don’t need any more people who lack common sense!

      • Our State and U. S. Constitution guarantees the goal of Peace, Safety and Tranquility (mental well-being-home as refuge): ANY politician who takes a vow to defend above and does NOT enforce current laws/statutes to this END is a fraud and treasonous-traitor. They should be impeached as such for HIGH CRIMES!

  5. AS I HAVE SAID SO MANY TIMES I AM SO HAPPY WE ARE NOW IN A STATE WHICH IS GOVERNED BY A REASONABLE AND THINKING GOVERNOR. I AM TOTALLY SICK WHEN I READ ABOUT antifa MOVING INTO BELLINGHAM. YOU SHOULD ALL TAKE A LESSON FROM CA AND GET RID OF inslee. WHEN I LIVED THERE I SO TRIED TO WARN PEOPLE THIS WOULD HAPPEN BUT NO ONE LISTENED TO ME. SO YOU “REAP WHAT YOU SOW” SEEMS TO APPLY HERE. AND WHEN I READ THOSE WHO WRITE IN WITH PROTESTS AGAINST THE TAKE OVER OF BELINGHAM I SEE THAT THEY HAVE NEVER REALLY LEARNED ABOUT THE COMMUNIST TAKEOVER OF THIS COUNTRY. I SAW THIS OVER 20 YEARS AGO. HOWEVER, NOW THAT I AM IN MY 80’S I JUST DO NOT CARE ANYMORE ALTHOUGH I HAVE SPENT MY ENTIRE CAREER IN HEALTH CARE BOTH HERE AND OVERSEAS HELPING OTHERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS AND GOALS. I WILL NEVER GIVE UP AND WILL WRITE A MEMOIR OF MY HUSBAND WHO LIVED UNDER HITLER AND THEN ENDED UP IN EAST GERMANY AFTER WORLD WAR II. THANK YOU, CAROL

    • Our State and U. S. Constitutions guarantee the goal of Peace, Safety and Tranquility (mental well-being-home as refuge): ANY politician who takes a vow to defend Constitution and does NOT enforce the laws/statutes to the above ENDS..is a fraud and treasonous traitor. They should be impeached as such for High Crimes!

  6. Did you see this post today?

    Last night, I got a call from my son that he and his friend were jumped by 4/6 homeless people living in the homeless camp at the Bellingham City Hall/Public Library! My son’s friend was driving by and had someone throw a skateboard at his car. He got out, and was attacked by someone with a hatchet. He suffered head, neck and facial injuries. Once my son saw his friend getting jumped he went to fighting off these people to help his friend. He was attacked by several people, a woman with a baseball bat. He was able to knock the hatchet out of the guys hand. He has a broken nose, a concussion & bumps & bruises. To say I’m outraged is a complete understatement. This was all caught on video. They were questioned by law enforcement at the hospital. With officers saying the people would be arrested for this. They shook their hands and thanked them that now they could finally do something!!!!!

    If you are one of those people who ask why did he get out of the car…scroll on bc you are missing the point of this post!!

    My mom works there and this has been a CONSTANT problem! She fears walking to her damn car after work!! I’ve been talking to her to hear people yelling & screaming at her for no damn reason! This has turned into “Seattle!!” Over the weekend clean up, the crew picked up a half of a 5 gallon bucket full of dirty needles!! I will be on the phone with the Bellingham Mayor on Monday!!

    • It is our duty to protect ourselves when law enforcement has had their hands tied by officials.
      Eventually, these hyenas will get involved with someone carrying a concealed handgun and the tide will change.
      The only question is: Will local officials prosecute violent mobs or individuals protecting themselves and their loved ones?

      • Our State and U. S. Constitution guarantees the goal of Peace, Safety and Tranquility (mental well-being/home as refuge): ANY politician who does NOT enforce the laws/statutes to the above ENDS is a fraud and treasonous traitor. They should be impeached for High Crime of Treason; NOT upholding their vows to defend Constitution!

    • Our State and U.. S. Constitution guarantees the goal of Peace, Safety and Tranquility (mental-well being-home as refuge): ANY politician who takes a vow to defend Constitutions, and does NOT carry out his/her duty to enforce all current laws/statutes to the above ENDS is a fraud and treasonous-traitor; They should be impeached as such under High Crimes!

  7. Below from a letter to me from Rick Sepler where he described the specific law that the city of Bellingham could apply to campers because the city had invested in Base Camp. So not only did Fleetwood use all the CARES funds for one Christian low barrier mega shelter in the middle of downtown so that old town would be free for Tara Sundin’s pet development project, but he is too spineless to actually enforce the law that establishing base camp gives him the right to enforce. Had base camp not been established, the campers would in fact have every right to plant themselves where they are and stay.

    Illegal Homeless Encampments: Background
    In September 2018, a panel of the Ninth Circuit decided Martin v. City of Boise. The court ruled that enforcement of ordinances that prohibit sleeping or camping on public property against homeless individuals is unconstitutional when those individuals do not have a meaningful alternative, such as shelter space or a legal place to camp.

    The City’s interest in locating a shelter was predicated on providing capacity to avoid having to allow “legal” camping on public land and in rights-of-way (consistent with the Martin v. Boise decision). With adequate shelter capacity, the City would have the ability to move campers along. Absent that capacity, campers can remain on public land and in rights of way.

    Although the opening of Base Camp Shelter provided adequate capacity, ongoing efforts to clear illegal encampments were initially paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health experts had indicated that leaving encampments in place could be more effective in protecting the public health of those who are unsheltered than moving folks on. The camp clean-ups were paused for six weeks then resumed after Illegal camp activity increased greatly throughout the City of Bellingham, many supporting illegal activities and/or creating a hazard to public health or safety.

    • I have been actively following American politics (not just after Labor Day) for almost fifty years. There are some things I have learned about Democrats:
      1. The ONLY time you’ll hear anything about “bi-partisanship” is when they no longer hold majorities.
      2. Every time they win an election, they tell their opposition to “shut up and sit down…in the back of the bus”.
      3. Democrats have no concrete relationship with the truth, ethics, or justice.
      4. Democrats behave like vindictive teenagers and pursue revenge until their power is once again taken away.
      5. Democrats have nothing but distain for the rule of law or for our Constitution unless some random rule may be used to further their agenda, narrative, or revenge.
      6. Democrats do not care about working families. (i.e., Let’s raise taxes, that’ll help working families. Let’s raise the cost of fuel, groceries and clothing, that’ll help working families. Let’s pass ridiculous regulations in order to make doing business nearly impossible, that’ll help working families. Let’s let violent extremists burn and pillage our cities, that’ll help working families.)
      I no longer have any respect for anyone who associates themselves with the Democrat Party.
      Something will change after the city burns…but I doubt it.

      • Our State and U. S. Constitution guarantees the goal of Peace, Safety and Tranquility (mental well-being/home as refuge): Any politician who takes a vow to uphold the Constitutions and does NOT enforce the current laws/statues to the above ENDS is a fraud and treasonous traitor. They should be impeached for the High Crime of Treason!

  8. All would-be elected officials should be subjected to an x-ray scan to see if they have a spine. If officials cannot contain this, then I am afraid things could deteriorate quickly.

    • Our Washington State and U. S. Constitution guarantees the goal of Peace, Safety and …tranquility (mental well-being/home as safe refuge): Any politician who takes a vow to uphold our State AND U. S. Constitution and does NOT enforce the laws/statues to the above ends is a fraud and treasonous traitor. They should face impeachment charges for the HIgh Crime of Treason!!!

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