Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best’s neighborhood was targeted by aggressive protestors who, according to Best, created fear among her neighbors.
The neighborhood is 40 miles outside of Seattle, which certainly indicates that doxing may have been a factor in the protest.
Best said that the protestors attempted to trespass onto multiple properties but were unable to do so with successful deterrence from the homeowners.
The chief addressed the matter with Seattle’s city council in a letter written on August 3rd to City Council President Lorena González and Public Safety Chair Lisa Herbold:
I wanted to update you on recent events, particularly those that occurred late last night. A residence of mine in Snohomish County was targeted by a large group of aggressive protestors late last night. My neighbors were concerned by such a large group, but they were successful in ensuring the crowd was not able to trespass or engage in other illegal behavior in the area, despite repeated attempts to do so.
Local journalist Katie Daviscourt reported that the group was part of Antifa.
“Antifa Militants showed up to Seattle Chief of Police, [Carmen Best’s] house last night. She lives all the way out in Snohomish. Antifa continues to doxx Seattle Police Officers and stalk them at their homes. They even targeted a Police Officers wife and liter her business on fire.”
Antifa Militants showed up to Seattle Chief of Police, @carmenbest’s, house last night. She lives all the way out in Snohomish. Antifa continues to doxx Seattle Police Officers and stalk them at their homes. They even targeted a Police Officers wife and lit her business on fire.
— Katie Daviscourt?? (@KatieDaviscourt) August 2, 2020
According to Best’s letter, the local sheriff’s department, not the Seattle Police Department, is monitoring the situation.
I urge both of you, and the entire council, to stand up for what is right. These direct actions against elected officials, and especially civil servants like myself, are out of line with and go against every democratic principle that guides our nation. Before this devolves into the new way of doing business by mob rule here in Seattle, and across the nation, elected officials like you must forcefully call for the end of these tactics.
The letter concludes by addressing the national unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd and how a proper response to his death should not be misconstrued with the violent riots that have come out of it.
The events of this summer were initiated in a moment of grief and outrage over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and so many other Black and Brown people suffering at the hands of injustice. All of us must ensure that this righteous cause is not lost in the confusion of so many protestors now engaging in violence and intimidation, which many are not speaking against.