Seattle City Council Cuts Police Budget 17 Pct., Will Create 'Alternative, Community-Based Public Safety Models'

Nick Kangadis | November 25, 2020
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Ah, the Pacific Northwest. It’s like they want their neighborhoods to be without actual law and order. For them, police are a bunch of racists no matter how small the percentages of police-involved shootings might be.

The far-left Seattle City Council held a vote on Monday in which after being approved cut 17 percent of the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) budget. It could have been worse considering some had advocated for a 50 percent budget cut, according to the Daily Caller.

Seemingly racist Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, the same mayor who said the majority of riot violence was “instigated and perpetuated by white men” back in late May, applauded the cuts because it addresses “the disproportionate impacts policing has had on communities of color, particularly black communities.”

Here’s part of what Durkan said in statement on the city's 2021 budget concerning policing in Seattle:

I believe we are laying the groundwork to make systemic and lasting changes to policing. We have rightly put forward a plan that seeks to ensure SPD has enough officers to meet 911 response and investigative needs throughout the city, while acknowledging and addressing the disproportionate impacts policing has had on communities of color, particularly Black communities. 

I applaud the City Council for taking a more deliberate and measured approach to the 2021 Seattle Police Department budget than occurred this summer which led to the resignation of former SPD Chief Carmen Best.

As we approach the end of an undeniably long and difficult year, I believe we’ve turned a corner and can make collaborative, data-driven decisions that advance our shared policy goals. I look forward to working with the City Council and communities to chart the next chapters for increasing our investments in an equitable future, while also reimagining the work of SPD and creating alternative, community-based public safety models.

If you remember, former SPD Chief Carmen Best quit in August after “weeks of unchecked violence” in Seattle and rumors that the City Council would slash her department’s budget.

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