Seattle Introduces Bill To Further Reduce Police, Patriots Come Out to 'Back the Blue' and Leftists Lose Their Minds

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Seattle police stand on a road in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone early Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Police in Seattle have torn down demonstrators’ tents in the city’s so-called occupied protest zone after the mayor ordered it cleared. (AP Photo/Aron Ranen)

Seattle has been one of the cities that has suffered the most from the radical “defund the police” movement.

The majority of the council is already in favor of defunding the police by 50 percent. As a part of that effort, the council introduced a bill which would transfer a lot of present police responsibilities to a civilian-led “Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention” which would handle things like the 911 call center. The council claimed that the police department wouldn’t be abolished but would be a smaller separate unit.

The bill argued that the police department “perpetuates racism and violence” and upholds “white supremacy culture.” Instead they want to move the money to a civilian-led “Department of Community Safety & Violence Prevention” that would focus on “community-led activities” and on “housing, food security, and other basic needs” along with “culturally-relevant expertise rooted in community connections,” according to documents posted by Christopher Rufo, Director of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty.


According to the proposal, to be considered, any groups involved must demonstrate that they are “well-versed in de-escalation skills” and are “trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis” as well as “committed to hiring staff from the communities they serve.”

Council Member Mosqueda spoke about “ramping up” to 50 percent reduction.

The council is considering nearly 40 SPD budget amendments, including asking the police chief to do what are called “out of order” layoffs so that recently hired officers, who are more diverse, are not fired first.

Councilmember Debora Juarez warned that directive could be illegal.

She also cautioned against strong language in a resolution to create a new civilian-led safety department.
“To me, it’s divisive. It’s not bringing us together as a city. I want to see how we actually defund the police department with a plan, not a pledge,” Juarez said.

So it still sounds like they’re confused about what they’re doing.

This followed radical leftists marching on the homes of some of the city council members, as we previously reported.

The socialist member, Kshama Sawant, flipped out, claiming they weren’t being serious enough about it.

They’re may be having second thoughts at least about doing it quickly with all the violence they’re getting and the likely backlash they’re getting because of this. They’re having public comment on Monday.


All this talk about defunding didn’t sit well with some of the sane people in Seattle who came out in support of the police in a rally on Saturday, putting even more pressure on the council.

Naturally any such rally in Seattle drew agitators on the left.

There’s this lovely guy, Bennett Hazelton, as he told all of us, who was arrested.

These unhinged folks (turn down the sound a little or you might lose your ears).

This guy was literally shaking.

He probably doesn’t understand that he likely voted for the guy who built the “cages” for kids.

But these two were perhaps the best of all.


Check out this guy who wants to defund the police but is now complaining to the police about being assaulted and giving them a report. Which is it guys? You want the police when you need them?

But I have to confess this is my favorite one. Because it’s so emblematic of the movement.


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