SNOWFLAKE Seattle City Council Moves to Defund Police and Create ‘Civilian Led Department’

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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www.breitbart.com /crime/2020/07/31/seattle-city-council-moves-defund-police-create-civilian-led-department/

Seattle City Council May Defund the Police, Create 'Civilian Led Department'
Hannah Bleau
3-4 minutes

The Seattle City Council, which has been mulling a proposal to defund the Seattle Police Department, drafted a resolution which would both defund the police and create a “civilian led department of community safety & violence prevention.”

While the resolution does not call for the total abolition of the police, it explicitly states the council’s intention of funding “community-led activities” which would “accompany” their effort to defund Seattle Police:

In essence, the resolution would “remove certain functions from the Seattle Police Department and provide funding for a community-led process to inform the structure and function of a new department of community safety & violence prevention,” per the proposal.

In the resolution, the council recognizes “the nation’s and Seattle’s history of racism” and the impacts institutional racism has had on “communities of color and especially in Black communities.”

It further refers to policing as a “racist institution” and cites the “harmful impacts of white supremacy culture, and the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) role in perpetuating racism and violence.”

The resolution seeks to fund organizations with certain characteristics, including “culturally-relevant expertise rooted in community connections and support” and “trauma-informed, gender-affirming anti-racist praxis”:

The measure also demands a commitment to expand housing access and explicitly states that the city should prioritize the “immediate transfer of underutilized public land for BIPOC community ownership.”

What is more, the resolution states that “all empty housing stock in the city should be used until any unhoused person who wants a place to live has one.” Recipients would not be subject to extensive looks at criminal or addiction records:

The proposal comes as more Seattle residents voice their opposition to the council’s proposal to slash police department funding. Many called into Wednesday’s budget meeting to express disapproval.

As Breitbart News reported:

One caller phoned in to describe the move as a “radical experiment that will hurt the vulnerable.”

“Seattle City Council, you are irresponsibly not fully representing your constituents by making the reckless decision of defunding our police department by 50 percent,” another stated.

Another noted the Seattle Police Department is “already understaffed” and pointed out that the need for the department will increase as the city grows.


“I do not want less officers, I want more officers who are able to respond to priority calls in seven minutes or less. We don’t live in Utopia,” the individual added.

Seattle Police Officers Guild President Michael Solan has warned that defunding the Seattle Police “will make CHAZ/CHOP, the experience that it was, look like child’s play.”

“I find it ironic that the city council is now looking to defund us by 50 percent. That move will make CHAZ/CHOP, the experience that it was, look like child’s play, when you have up to 800 officers that will lose their jobs,” he told America’s Newsroom this week.

“Because, as you know, Trace, 50 percent of the budget is 85 percent salary. Seattle will be a lawless wasteland,” he added.
 

Elza

Veteran Member
Why are these cops still showing up for work? Move to an area that would appreciate them, and let Seattle have their civilian commission or whatever. They will be crying for the cops to come back in short order
I doubt it. Regardless of how bad it gets they will never admit their mistake. The libtard press will go along with it as will the libtard citizens. Those with any intelligence (provided they have the means to do so) will leave but it appears they are in the minority in this idiotic city.
 

Squid

Veteran Member
Policing by gender affirming committee meeting.

What could possibly go wrong?

Sure it’s not a priority but exactly how would you be able to prosecute anything? It will be sort like the wild wild west only without a Marshall Dillon.
 

Old Gray Mare

Has No Life - Lives on TB
You know to some small degree it may be a good idea. No really.

Think of the efficiency and cost savings of police calls being prioritised? When bogus calls come in for the Japanese or Martians invading the local beach? The call still has to be checked out. A dementia sufferer repeatedly calling to report on "suspicious characters" everytime the garbage is picked up? An overturned truck transporting live chickens?

IMO defunding the police to start an experimental program is not the way to go about it.
 

Bps1691

Veteran Member
Another noted the Seattle Police Department is “already understaffed” and pointed out that the need for the department will increase as the city grows.
LMAO

Grows???

Who the h*ll would want to move into this communist dem-whit ran city?

… bums, homeless, deranged and fellow communists won't generate a tax base

… lawlessness will encourage even more producers to flee, which will take their tax money with them

... businesses will leave due to the anarchy and no police protection

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TammyinWI

1st Amendment Right and Pertinent
I hope that the first persons robbed, pillaged, harassed, accosted, smacked-down, brutalized, and vandalized are the rummie dummies who put this in place. They are asking for it. They probably have signs in their front yard about how they are against guns.

Anyone with even a few brain left would get out of there, like yesterday.
 

raven

Veteran Member
What is considered a civilian?

Civilians are persons who are not members of the armed forces.
when you are wrong, saying it over and over again does not make it so.
In the context of a city making a distinction between "police" and "civilian enforcers", neither are military and so both would be civilians. Since they make the distinction, then anyone employed in the city for law enforcement is no longer a civilian.
 
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SmithJ

Veteran Member
when you are wrong, saying it over and over again does not make it so.
In the context of a city making a distinction between "police" and "civilian enforcers", neither are military and so both would be civilians. Since they make the distinction, then anyone employed in the city for law enforcement is no longer a civilian.
when you are wrong, saying it over and over again does not make it so.

Civilians are persons who are not members of the armed forces.

There has been, over the last 20 years or so, a move to create a rift between the police and other citizens through militarization and constant reference to ”police and civilians”. But the fact remains, police and other city/government employees are “just” citizens and civilians like us.
 
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Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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A “civilian” is someone with no obligation to serve the public as either military or first responders. Thus, “non-civilians” would be .mil, police, paramedics and firefighters.
 

thereisnofork

Senior Member
There is a Police Guild website stopdefunding.com. It has collected over 100,000 signatures to oppose the defunding of the police in Seattle. The city council delayed their vote from Aug 3 to Aug 10. I think they are starting to feel the ground swell of over 100K voters, not the pathetic couple thousand protesters.
 

Cuffo

Contributing Member
Why are these cops still showing up for work? Move to an area that would appreciate them, and let Seattle have their civilian commission or whatever. They will be crying for the cops to come back in short order
Laterally transferring to another department involves for most officers a substantial pay cut and since many of them are leaving there is lots of competition.
 

The Snack Artist

Veteran Member
'Seattle City Council May Defund the Police, Create 'Civilian Led Department'

We already have a "Civilian Lead Dept!" Come on around here some night and find out what it's about, please?
 
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