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Dumpster fire near the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington. Image via Townhall Media/Julio Rosas.

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While mainstream media outlets like CNN and Democratic politicians like Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee (D) continue to gaslight Americans on what’s going on at the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington, reporting done by non-traditional media sources tells a much more disturbing story of what takes place inside the “no cop zone” when the big media cameras stop rolling.

As my RedState colleague Nick Arama wrote earlier in a news round-up of what was unfolding there, the CHAZ is far more than the “festive block party” the MSM and Democrats have painted it out to be. Instead, vigilante-style “justice” is taking place when the camera lights go out, and Lord of the Flies-style “governing” is more the rule than the exception:

A frustrated Seattle police chief Carmen Best even told reporters last Thursday that “Our calls for service have more than tripled” since the CHAZ takeover. “These are responses to emergency calls — rapes, robberies, and all sorts of violent acts that have been occurring in the area that we’re not able to get to.”

Among the many videos circulating on social media that paint a far more damning picture of what life is like inside the CHAZ walls is one the purportedly shows a CHAZ inhabitant in the middle of an expletive-filled rant about his phone and car keys allegedly being stolen from him in a random attack in broad daylight.

He complains in the video that the people walking all around him just let it happen and didn’t step in to help. The clearly agitated man then talks about how police are needed in situations like the one he claimed to be in.

Watch the video below, and note how one woman appears to just casually steal a soda that was sitting underneath the man’s open car door as he went off on everyone around him (Note: Video link changed to note the actual source of the video):

It’s important to note here that the video has not been independently confirmed to be from CHAZ, but the Twitter user who shared it has frequently posted other videos of riots and protests from around the country and in Seattle that were legit.

Here’s another video of the same man ranting:

Independent journalist Andy Ngo also tweeted out this clip of CHAZ’s homophobic “warlord” Raz Simone handing out a rifle to another vigilante while talking about needing to find more people who know how to use a gun:

There was also this:

Contrast all of those videos with how CNN typically covers CHAZ:

And yet the mainstream media wonders why so many no longer trust them?

For more on-the-ground reporting of what’s really taking place inside of the CHAZ, make sure to follow Townhall.com’s Julio Rosas.

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