Antonio Mays Jr. (C) with his father in a file photograph. (Courtesy of Antonio Mays Sr.) The city of Seattle is facing a fresh lawsuit over city officials’ treatment of the autonomous zone that sprang up there in the summer of 2020.
Multiple people were killed in or near the zone, which police officers fled after barricades were erected by radical activists following the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Lorenzo Anderson was the first. He was shot dead on June 20, 2020. It took 30 minutes for first responders to reach him.
Seattle recently agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Anderson’s father. Now relatives of another man gunned down are taking action.
Antonio Mays Jr., 16, was shot on June 29, 2020. Police detectives did not reach the scene until nearly five hours later, according to a claim filed by his family. By that time, according to news reports, the crime scene had been disturbed.
“Through their actions and inactions, the city of Seattle, Seattle agencies, Seattle employees, the County of King, the State of Washington, their agents and elected officials are responsible for the preventable and predictable death of Antonio Mays, Jr. in the early hours of June 29, 2020,” the suit says.
Those named either did not respond to requests for comment or could not be reached. ‘Summer of Love’
Mays Jr. traveled from California, where he and his father had a barbeque sauce business, to join protests in Washington state.“He went to Seattle to participate in the civil rights movement,” Evan Oshan, who is representing the family, told The Epoch Times.“He had a job, he had a future with money. He wasn’t just some thug on the street. He went to be involved in the civil rights movement in Seattle when he was greeted with this madness […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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