Seattle’s decision to slash their police budget by at least 50 percent drew a sizable amount of criticism. Police Chief Carmen Best was not pleased about the decision and recorded a video that was released to her department. “I will fiercely advocate that we focus on realistic, responsible solutions not political gestures or pandering or political posturing,” said the chief.
“I do not believe we should ask the people of Seattle to test out a theory that crime goes away if police go away. That is completely reckless,” she went on to say. The White House was supportive of Best and the phrase was tweeted out by their official Twitter account. Chief Best also took direct aim at Mayor Jenny Durkan.
Durkan is one of the many liberal leaders who is reciting leftist rhetoric in hopes of appealing to the current climate. Best wanted her to know about all of the units that would be affected by the budget cuts. Bike Units, Foot Beats, Community Policing Teams, and Anti-Crime Teams are among the units that would be decimated by the cuts.
The units that are responsible for investigating fraud, domestic abuse, sexual assault, and burglary will also be gutted. If staff is cut, the police station would also have a far less diverse workforce. Minority groups would not be employed at the same rate as they were before. City Council member Lisa Herbold saw the graphic that depicted these numbers and she has a simple solution.
It’s time to send all of the white officers packing. She wants senior white officers to be canned, so that more recently hired minority officers can keep their jobs. Firing people based on the color of their skin seems like a bad idea and it’s probably against the law but why would Seattle let that stop them? This is the land of “social experiments”.
Herbold seems to be under the belief that the layoffs would not be considered unlawful but Chief Best does not agree. “It is illegal to make layoffs based on race and so I’m not sure where she is getting her legal advice from but the persons who are advising us are making sure we understand that it’s illegal to do that,” she said during a local news station interview.
She’s one of the few voices of reason in the city of Seattle right now. The rest of the city’s officials are on the side of the leftists and they are not even thinking about the consequences. It’s all a fun game to them, until it isn’t. Mayor Jenny Durkan was all for the autonomous zone but once the shootings started, her attitude changed. All of a sudden, she wanted the zone to be broken up.
We are sure that there will be a similar about face here, too. Once the police budget has been slashed and crime levels start to rise in the city of Seattle, Durkan and all of the other liberals who think that the law can be twisted and bent into whatever shape pleases them the most in that moment are going to be in for a rude awakening.
Many of them are probably going to hire their own private security teams to deal with the issues and that’s when things are going to get truly hilarious. They will have all sorts of excuses about their use of police personnel. The double standards will start flying around and we are going to be laughing hysterically.
Police Chief Carmen Best is probably going to be accused of putting her best interests above the greater good but let’s face facts here. A police chief is not going to be fired, even if they decide to slash budgets. No matter what happens, Best’s job is safe. She’s trying her best to save Seattle from a major quagmire, but she is being treated like a second class citizen. They’ll see the error of their ways in due time.