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Hours After Seattle Cuts Millions From Police Budget – Its Police Chief Stands Up To Them And Resigns
By Adam Casalino|August 11, 2020
Hours After Seattle Cuts Millions From Police Budget – Its Police Chief Stands Up To Them And Resigns

What’s Happening:

Seattle has been a hotbed of protests and riots.

After months of unrest, the liberal city council voted to cut millions from the police budget.

This comes after cop had already been harassed by anarchists, prevented from ending their chaos.

So, after the shocking city council vote, the police chief made up her mind:

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said she will be resigning after the city council approved cuts to her department’s budget on Monday…

Best’s announcement comes after the city council approved cuts that would reportedly take less than $4 million from the department’s $400 million annual budget. The council also approved a cut in Best’s roughly $285,000 annual salary as well as reductions in other department official’s salaries, according to the news service.

Democrats across the nation have responded to an increase in crime and riots by cutting police budgets.

They do this, despite overwhelming support for police by most Americans.

In fact, over 80% of Americans want more police, not fewer. Eighty-three percent of black Americans don’t want police departments defunded.

Even in Seattle, residents spoke out during recent city council meetings, rejecting the idea of cutting the PDs funding.

Despite all this, Seattle went ahead and cut millions from the police department.

The cuts will result in one hundred cops removed, including school resource officers, SWAT teams, patrol officers, and more.

They cut funding for training and equipment.

It appears the police chief felt this was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

She had to put up with months of rioting, with little support from the city. When activists stormed a precinct, the mayor ordered the police to flee.

That resulted in CHAZ/CHOP, an anarchistic experiment that ultimately failed.

It should come as no surprise that the chief is leaving. Many police officers have resigned or retired early nationwide.

As Democrat leaders slash funding and refuse to support cops, cities are left with fewer experienced and trained officers.

That means citizens will have fewer people to rely on when the chips are down. And guess who suffers the most?

Lower-income families and minorities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Seattle voted to slash millions from the police budget.
  • The police chief promptly resigned after the city council vote.
  • Residents had previously rejected cuts to police funding.

Source: The Hill

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Adam Casalino
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
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