DEFUND vs. METOO: Seattle Feels Bite Of Bad Policy As Horrific Crimes Go Uninvestigated

Written by Wes Walker on April 13, 2022

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The city that welcomed anarchy and called it a ‘summer of love’ is now seeing the impact of their policies in the harsh light of day.

Nobody paid much attention when the black female police chief resigned her post in Seattle rather than operate under conditions that would guarantee failure. Fewer still heeded her warnings about the impact of slashing budgets.

“After the George Floyd demonstrations and then, right into the CHAZ and the CHOP, it became really quite a challenge. Even then, though, something I was up for. But when it talked about literally the headlines were they’re going to reduce the budget by 50%, lay off 50% of the officers, the politics just became untenable,” she said, “The conversations, the meetings were occurring. I certainly wasn’t invited to them. I wasn’t a part of that conversion.” —ClashDaily

These were decisions driven by public pressure, not by people with any understanding of what it took to keep the peace in a city.

And now, the consequences of those cuts have become public.

If you’re an adult in Seattle who becomes the victim of a sex crime, we have bad news for you: Nobody is coming to investigate that crime.

Nearly two years after Seattle led the way in defunding the police, the Washington city’s force is so understaffed, it did not assign a detective to investigate a single case of a sex assault on an adult last month, according to a report.

The depleted department now only has four detectives in the squad handling sex assaults, nearly all dedicated to child abuse cases, local NPR station KUOW revealed.

Not a single sexual assault case involving an adult was given to a detective throughout the whole of last month, aside from any that already had arrests, the outlet said, citing documentation from a whistleblower.

“The Seattle Police Department sexual assault unit is not at all investigating adult sexual assault reports or cases unless there was an arrest,” one police department source told the station.

…Harrell’s spokesperson confirmed to KUOW that the sexual assault and child abuse unit only has four detectives, insisting the problem existed before he took office on Jan. 1. —NYPost

The mayor is protesting that he inherited this problem and that the proposed budget will support funding changes including this one.

We expect that will be small comfort to anyone who has been sexually assaulted there in the past month. A whole new meaning to ‘day late and a dollar short’.

Does ‘The Squad’ have any words of consolation for any women who have been vicitimized by an agenda they helped push?

Ilan? Rashida? AOC? That other one?

Are we hearing crickets?

We figured as much.

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