[This foul mouthed rapper can barely conceal his contempt for the ambulance drivers who rightfully fear for their own lives if they were to go into CHAZ / CHOP where people are shooting each other.]
Video posted by activist and rapper Raz Simone, the so-called ‘warlord’ of CHAZ, shows him pleading for the paramedics to move inside the zone. “This is what you guys are doing? You could be saving this man’s life right now!” Simone is heard crying. Radio chatter from one of the vehicles waiting at the staging area confirms they had not been cleared to move into the scene.
Medics refused to help even after people in the CHOP begged. They let our bro bleed out for 30 minutes till he died. Fuck politics. Fuck your currupt system. pic.twitter.com/PMwxU9yEzd
— Raz Simone (@RazSimone) June 21, 2020
The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) said the ambulances had to keep outside CHAZ, about a block away from where the shooting happened, due to an existing policy requiring law enforcement to first secure a scene of violent crime before emergency workers can approach it. The autonomous zone is supposed to be an experiment in organizing a community where police are not required.