Good Luck, Seattle: Police Chief Carmen Best Resigns

Written by Wes Walker on August 12, 2020

“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson

Buckle up Seattle, you’re about to feel the real-world weight of your policy decisions. We’re pretty sure you won’t like them, either.

You know that old saying about being careful what you ask for?

Seattle is about to find out first-hand just how well their high-minded theories play out when they bump up against real-world situations. While an idea is still hypothetical, you can fudge the numbers all you want to make it fit your assumptions.

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But reality doesn’t care about your theories or assumptions. Ideas and theories either work or they don’t. And the early signs are that giving in to this mob’s demands about slashing policing will have some very unpleasant consequences.

From what we’ve seen of her performance since protests in Seattle plunged them into the national spotlight, Seattle will be losing a top-quality police chief.

Don’t think it’s because of what this decision will cost her personally, either. It’s much bigger than that. Here it is in her own words:

Carmen Best, the Seattle police chief, emailed her resignation notice late Monday, hours after the city council made good on its promise to approve sweeping proposals that would cut about 100 officers and slash the department’s budget.

Best’s email, which was obtained by Jason Rantz, a local radio host, said that her retirement will be effective Sept. 2.

“I wanted you to hear this from me, but some media have reached this conclusion on their own,” she wrote. “This was a difficult decision for me, but when it’s time, it’s time.”

She thanked Mayor Jenny Durkan for her “her continuous support” and said that the Seattle PD is “truly the best police department in the country, and please trust me when I say, the vast majority of the people in Seattle support you and appreciate you.”

…The Seattle City Council also cut Best’s roughly $285,000 annual salary and the pay of other top police leaders, although the final cuts to Best’s salary were significantly more modest than those approved last week. The council plan also takes officers off a team that removes homeless camps.

On Monday, only Council Member Kshama Sawant voted against the budget package, saying it does not do enough to defund the police. —FoxNews

Could you imagine ANY other government department — even the most hopelessly corrupt or mismanaged — taking a pay cut? Of course not.

The chants of ‘balancing the budget on the backs of public servants’ would be deafening. But they hate cops, and fits their narrative, so this government cut is perfectly OK.

The only GOOD thing we might note about this drastic and immediate action is that we will get to see a real-world trial run of Democrat ‘Defund The Police’ policy BEFORE the November elections.

But we already KNOW what that looks like, don’t we?

We watched the real-world preview play out in June, and Hollywood gave us a preview maybe a year ago.

Is THIS really what we want?

Or will America wake up and vote for someone who knows how vital law-enforcement is to having a city where all of our other rights can be protected.