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Is This What all the Furor in Portland Was Leading Up To? by The Elephant's Child

Improbable headline: but it is all too real. Seattle City Council Moves to Defund Police and Create ‘Civilian Led Department”

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.”

“A civilian led department of community safety & violence prevention”  Have you ever encountered a more brain dead sentence? There’s a long list of requirements before one can even apply to become a police officer, and then lengthy training in all aspects of policing as well as in the law. Oh well, never mind. Let’s just turn it over to a bunch of civilians who wouldn’t have the slightest idea of how to handle a difficult encounter. Armed, unarmed? Or is it just the chief who is supposed to be a civilian? It’s really hard to imagine what they could possibly have been thinking. Seattle is a Leftist enclave, and the city council is very far left, but this goes far beyond common sense.

Since they are also being defunded, do we assume that the new police department doesn’t get paid? They just volunteer to get shot out of the goodness of their hearts and purity of their ideas.

The Left has a hard time grasping not only cause and effect, but basic economics as well. City gets unruly, what happens? People pick up and move somewhere where they feel safer. Businesses move. If they are apt to be attacked or burned out or looted, they’ll do better somewhere else, and unrest or a lack of safety will effect the bottom line. It is an election year. Will Seattle dump their City Council? Probably not. Some of the loonier ones have been around for a long time.

Seattle has some very well known businesses: Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Whole Foods. There are lots of other cities that would be delighted to offer such businesses all sorts of amenities to move to their town. When Their Workers Do Not Feel Safe. Do click on the links. The virtue-signaling is remarkably nauseous, and the ignorance is on full display.


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“A civilian led department of community safety and violence prevention”?

Seems a little wordy. Let’s just shrink it down to “police”, since that’s what they’re describing.

They’re make a great show of abolishing police, and replacing them with police.

They’ll just call the police something else to maintain the charade.

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Comment by Lon Mead

You’re beginning to sound a bit cynical, Lon.

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Comment by The Elephant's Child

Is that bad? I’ll stop if it’s bad.

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Comment by Lon Mead

You made me laugh, as you always do, but I forgot to tell you so, I do get it.

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Comment by The Elephant's Child

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

Barack Obama

It seems they finally got around to it…called BLM & Antifa

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Comment by Dscott

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