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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in the last few days from “peaceful demonstrators” about unlawful police conduct, the Seattle City Attorney has just rescinded that motion to withdraw the consent decree.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.Published in