Seattle’s outgoing police chief held a press conference this week on why she decided to leave the force; saying many proud officers will be fired due to the city’s budget cuts while claiming “that’s it, I’m done.”
“Was there something in particular that contributed to your decision to retiring?” asked one reporter.
“It’s a combination of things… Nobody joins the police department to get rich. I would’ve chosen a different profession if money was a motivator. For me, it was highly disappointing to not see a plan going forward,” said Carmen Best.
“This officer sends me this email: Thank for what you’ve done for this department. A wonderful African-American man,” she added. “He is one of the people who will not keep a job here… That for me, I’m done. Can’t do it.”
Police Chief @CarmenBest was asked what led to her decision to resign.
She said she could not be part of firing young officers of color as a result of @SeattleCouncil’s decision to Defund the department.
“I’m done… can’t do it.”
Listen to this email.
This is heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/vxA6zhRCFm
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 12, 2020
Watch Best’s comments above.
SEATTLE SPIRALS: One Person Killed, Second Injured in Shootings Inside ‘Autonomous Zone’
At least one person was killed and another injured over the weekend after a gunman opened fire inside Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone,’ with police confirming they were unable to adequately respond to the incident.
“Seattle police on Sunday continued to pursue their investigation of a shooting in a park in the city’s protest zone which left a 19-year-old man dead and another person critically injured. No arrests had been made,” reports The Guardian.
Seattle’s CHOP zone, sanctified by the leftwing Democrat mayor, turning into Baghdadhttps://t.co/emp7emIVQ1
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 22, 2020
Someone was shot and killed inside CHAZhttps://t.co/7zNQQBRIwM
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 20, 2020
“Video released by police appeared to show officers arriving at the protest zone saying they wanted to get to the victim and entering as people yelled that the victim was already gone. Police mostly retreated from the zone after clashes with protesters, KIRO-TV reported,” adds the website.
Read the full report here.
SEATTLE SPIRALS: Mayor Calls ‘Autonomous Zone’ Anarchists ‘Patriots’ Who ‘Want a Better World’
Local officials in Seattle refused to crackdown on protesters occupying the ‘Capital Hill Autonomous Zone’ Friday; referring to the demonstrators as “patriots.”
“It’s simply not true. Lawfully gathering and expressing first amendment rights, demanding we do better as a society, and providing true equity for communities of color is not terrorism. It’s patriotism,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan, referring to President Trump’s labeling of the protesters as “domestic terrorists.”
Durkan has previously posted that the protest is “a peaceful expression of our community’s collective grief and their desire to build a better world.”
— Liz Jones (@KUOWLiz) June 11, 2020
It's clear @realDonaldTrump doesn’t understand what’s happening on five square blocks of our City. Cal Anderson and Capitol Hill has for decades been a place for free speech, community, and self expression.
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) June 11, 2020
Read the full report at Fox News.