The Seattle City Council introduced a new bill this week that would defund the police department and replace certain responsibilities with a “Civilian-led Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.”
“The resolution does not specifically say whether the Police Department will be abolished if it passes, but that is certainly its aim. It accused the Seattle Police Department of perpetuating systemic ‘racism and violence’ and of participating in a ‘culture’ of ‘white supremacy.’ The message is clear: The SPD has no place in Seattle — at least, not if the authors of the resolution have their way,” reports the Washington Examiner.
Seattle has, apparently, learned nothing from the CHAZ, introducing a resolution to defund their police & replace them with a "civilian-led Department of Community Safety."
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 31, 2020
BREAKING: Seattle City Council moves to abolish the entire Seattle Police Department and replace it with a "civilian led Department of Community Safety & Violence Prevention."
They want to replace the police force with nonprofit programs and "community-led activities." pic.twitter.com/JnFaWusvvv
— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 31, 2020
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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
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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.
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