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The City of Seattle Police Department has been under a “Consent Decree” by the federal government since the Obama Administration. Seattle’s Finest have had a government minder looking over their shoulders for years, just watching for them to make a “wrong move,” daring them to use “excessive force” when dealing with civilians who take video of every traffic stop, jeer, and sometimes assault them.

Recently, the Seattle City Attorney had moved to finally end that decree, deeming the Department improved enough to ditch the minders. Due to the 14,000 complaints received in the last few days from “peaceful demonstrators” about unlawful police conduct, the Seattle City Attorney has just rescinded that motion to withdraw the consent decree. It just so happens that the Mayor of Seattle, former US Attorney Jenny Durkan, happened to shepherd that consent decree when it was issued in 2012.

It’s not too much to say that those who were elected to run the City of Seattle, a bunch of former 1960s radicals, still think of the police as pigs, and empathize with the rioters and looters, more than with the taxpayers and business owners of the city, whose businesses were already in trouble due to the Wuhan Coronavirus government shutdown.

Then there’s this, from an article on KOMO website:

Thousands of protesters gathered in front of City Hall where former mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver addressed the crowd. Oliver shared protesters demands with Mayor Jenny Durkan. Their demands included defunding the police by 50 percent, investing in the community, providing more low income housing, ending sweeps of homeless camps, and releasing all protesters arrested in King County.

It also seems that the city curfews have been widely ignored, with few consequences. The only ones obeying the curfew are the law-abiding.

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  1. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    We Republicans are a bit culpable here. In the last city council election it was very difficult to find anyone running as a Republican. They were nearly all Democrats. To make it even worse, they were identified on the ballot as non-partisan.

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    • June 3, 2020, at 8:10 PM PDT
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  2. Randy Webster Member

    RushBabe49: It also seems that the city curfews have been widely ignored, with few consequences. The only ones obeying the curfew are the law-abiding.

    Well, RB, that’s sort of a tautology.

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    • June 3, 2020, at 10:50 PM PDT
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  3. Stina Member

    RushBabe49: It also seems that the city curfews have been widely ignored, with few consequences. The only ones obeying the curfew are the law-abiding.

    That’s generally the purpose of curfews if actively enforced.

    The troublemakers out themselves easily while the more compliant and law abiding remove themselves from the chaos. But there’s no point if you aren’t arresting them. They should be held until the protests abate and then cut them… maybe with citations for disrupting the peace.

    The protestors need these fools out of their way as much as business owners do.

    I don’t get the feeling anyone knows how to do their frieking job.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 4:19 AM PDT
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  4. Stad Thatcher

    RushBabe49: Recently, the Seattle City Attorney had moved to finally end that decree, deeming the Department improved enough to ditch the minders. Due to the 14,000 complaints received in the last few days from “peaceful demonstrators” about unlawful police conduct, the Seattle City Attorney has just rescinded that motion to withdraw the consent decree. It just so happens that the Mayor of Seattle, former US Attorney Jenny Durkan, happened to shepherd that consent decree when it was issued in 2012.

    They want to be able to blame Trump for “lax Federal oversight of the Seattle police force.” Simple, really . . .

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    • June 4, 2020, at 6:51 AM PDT
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  5. Darin Johnson Member

    It’s not true that those elected in Seattle are 60s radicals. For instance, Mayor Durkan was born in 1958. The self-identified Socialist on the City Council Kshama Sawant was born in 1973. And so on. This is the second generation. That’s bad news for the rest of us, since in means 60s radicalism didn’t die (or at least retire) with the boomers.

    There exists an informal list giving the order in which malls and stores will be systematically looted by “protestors.” The mall near my house is penciled in for tonight. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough rednecks around to put an end to it. I — with my espresso loyalty card and my Pottery Barn furniture — am the closest thing to a redneck for ten miles, because I own a truck and a few pairs of boots. 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 7:25 AM PDT
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  6. Susan Quinn Contributor

    There really is a mayoral candidate named “Nikita”? Should be a shoo-in!

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    • June 4, 2020, at 11:27 AM PDT
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  7. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49

    Black woman Nikkita Oliver ran for mayor and was defeated by Durkan, the white homosexual woman. This is Seattle. 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 11:53 AM PDT
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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor

    If it were anywhere else, I’d say you made it up!!

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    • June 4, 2020, at 11:57 AM PDT
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  9. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Black woman Nikkita Oliver ran for mayor and was defeated by Durkan, the white homosexual woman. This is Seattle.

    Did you see the press conference yesterday afternoon with Mayor Durkan’s big smile as she basked in their approval while granting their wishes? It made me sick. 

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    • June 4, 2020, at 12:41 PM PDT
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  10. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Black woman Nikkita Oliver ran for mayor and was defeated by Durkan, the white homosexual woman. This is Seattle.

    Did you see the press conference yesterday afternoon with Mayor Durkan’s big smile as she basked in their approval while granting their wishes? It made me sick.

    No, I didn’t see it, because I do not watch TV news, except Fox News on occasion. For my local fix, I read the KOMO Web site, but that’s all. I saw that story, but the picture with it was so disgusting, I didn’t bother to read it.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 4:34 PM PDT
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  11. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    No, I didn’t see it, because I do not watch TV news, except Fox News on occasion. For my local fix, I read the KOMO Web site, but that’s all. I saw that story, but the picture with it was so disgusting, I didn’t bother to read it.

    I try to watch KOMO at 5pm every night, but it interferes with Tucker Carlson. My oldest daughter works for him in DC at the foundation.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 4:49 PM PDT
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  12. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    I used to like Seattle, a lot. I almost did my surgery residency at UW. By now, I would be retired but wonder where I would go. For 15 years I owned 10 acres on Vashon Island and planned to build a house. I really liked Vashon and wonder how it is now. I visited about five years ago but did not see my property which has since been built on and is hidden from the street. I used to visit every few months but have not since selling the property. Sad to see what has happened. I did notice that the walk-on ferry to downtown is no more.

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    • June 4, 2020, at 5:28 PM PDT
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