Journalist Gets Attacked by Deranged Mob at CHAZ
On June 14, 2020 Scriberr’s co-founder and field reporter, Kalen D’Almeida was attacked while doing coverage in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) early in the morning.
The zone has been declared “police-free.” D’Almeida’s footage depicted several aspects of the community banding together to help one another.
At first, CHAZ stayed relatively peaceful throughout the day as reports of a “festival-like” vibe started circulating. However, several groups started prowling the streets after dark. Per D’Almeida’s account of the situation, some of the groups were ANTIFA, John Brown Gun Club, and the self-proclaimed “warlord” rapper Raz Simone and his acolytes.
“I was sitting on a couch 40 yards away filming Raz Simone in case anything interesting happened while he was out,” D’Almeida stated. Previously, there had been a number of reports of Simone patrolling the zone with a gun strapped to his leg.
Simone sustained that his actions were peaceful in nature. Nevertheless, several fights took place within his group that ended up being settled by force. D’Almeida and other reporters present recounted that some of Simone’s friends were gathered in a circle staring at something on a cell phone. After spotting D’Almeida, they proceeded to stalk him.
“Give me your phone, show me what’s on your phone, or I’m going to knock you the f*ck out,” one man told D’Almeida.
D’Almedia quickly fled the area after another assailant grabbed him by his jacket collar and threw a punch at the back of his head. He was then surrounded by more assailants which prompted him to escape the zone’s barrier and look for help. The journalist said he yelled for people to get him out of the area but no one responded to his calls.
Although D’Almeida left the CHAZ and informed Seattle authorities about the situation, the assailants continued following him in a Toyota Camry with fully-tinted windows. He claimed that the angry mob demanded he give up his phone and equipment and report to a medical tent for interrogation.
Seattle Police Department were able to peacefully escort D’Almeida back to his hotel.
Thanks to lax policing in leftist-run cities, now there is chaos across the board.
The federal government has been lackadaisical to say the least.
Nonetheless, such incidents showcase how dysfunctional these urban centers are and serve as a warning to people about the dangers of living in these areas.