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MADNESS: Seattle to slash police budget as crime & murder skyrocket

Durkan’s signature would cut police training and overtime funds by 18 percent after the city council voted overwhelmingly in favor of the reductions.

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Amid an explosive spike in crime, Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is set to sign a bill that would slash police funding by nearly a quarter. 

Durkan’s signature would cut police training and overtime funds by 18 percent after the city council voted overwhelmingly in favor of the reductions, according to Fox News. 

Activists within local government originally requested a whopping 50 percent decrease, which was unsuccessful. But, the council did approve the transfer of 911 dispatchers, parking officers and mental health workers out of the Seattle Police Department. 

The new budget would drive $100 million in projects for communities of color and allow for the hiring of 100 new officers, Fox News reports. 

The move comes amid a mass crime surge in the city, where both murders and burglaries are steadily increasing. 

The city has reported a total of 41 homicides in 2020 compared to 28 in 2019, while burglaries have increased to 8,418 compared to last year’s number of 7,634 SPD crime statistics showed. Arson and motor vehicle theft are also on the rise. 

“I believe we are laying the groundwork to make systemic and lasting changes to policing,” Durkan said in a statement. “We have rightly put forward a plan that seeks to ensure SPD has enough officers to meet 911 response and investigate needs throughout the city, while acknowledging and addressing the disproportionate impacts policing has had on communities of color, particularly Black communities,” she added.

“I applaud the City Council for taking a more deliberate and measured approach to the 2021 Seattle Police Department budget than occurred this summer which led to the resignation of former SPD Chief Carmen Best.” 

Following the death of George Floyd, calls to decrease police funding rose around the country and Seattle quickly became an epicenter of unrest when protesters occupied a district near a law enforcement headquarters. 

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  1. intertechworks@gmail.com

    December 2, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    The unspoken goal is marshall law with the end to constitutional rights and a complete government takeover using the excuse of anarchy which has been orchestrated by anarchists in goverment positions and facilitated by anarchist mobs funded by the likes of George Soros.

  2. Pete

    December 2, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    I’m sure that Mayor did not cut her personal protective detail. Scum.

  3. Jake Blackfeather

    December 2, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Y’all gonna reap what y’all sow. Good luck.

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Biden ‘allies’ concerned with Hollywood lawyer’s ‘aggressive public defense of Hunter Biden’

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Hunter Biden’s Hollywood attorney buddy Kevin Morris is reportedly upsetting President Joe Biden’s “allies” with his very public defense plan for Hunter. Among the defenses is a plan to question the validity of, and story behind, the New York Post’s exclusive 2020 story on Hunter’s laptop found at a Delaware repair shop.

Another issue of concern, according to a New York Times report, is that Morris gave Hunter a loan totaling over $2 million to pay off his tax debts and take care of his living expenses. “It potentially echoes the cash he received while serving on the board of a Ukrainian oligarch’s company and pursuing deals with a Chinese tycoon, the Times said.”

But President Biden’s supporters want his scandalous son to stay out of the public eye and avoid going to trial. Morris’ tactics, however, are making a big splash. For one, he was recently accused of “spying” on filmmakers who are making an independent movie “My Son Hunter.” The movie allegedly paints an unflattering portrait of the Biden family.

The Times said Morris may try to use footage he shot on the movie’s set located in Serbia to try and “undermine” the film and the laptop. Another potential issue for the Bidens is how Morris came to  be in possession of Hunter’s controversial artwork.

Morris is rumored to be an art collector, and according to one source, Morris might have received Hunter’s art as a gift. The Times cited two people familiar with the story.

Everything is exacerbating the scrutiny the White House has already been under, when it comes to Hunter’s scandals. Hunter and Morris met at a fundraiser for then-candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Nonbinary On Birth Certificates

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On Tuesday, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill banning the use of nonbinary as a gender option on state birth certificates.

The new law, SB 1100, requires all birth certificates in the state to only allow male or female as gender options.

The law says that it “requires the biological sex designation on a birth certificate to be either male or female and prohibits a nonbinary or any symbol representing a nonbinary designation including the letter ‘X’ beginning on the effective date of this act. The measure declares an emergency.”

“People are free to believe whatever they want about their identity, but science has determined people are either biologically male or female at birth,” said Oklahoma Rep. Sheila Dills, the House sponsor of the bill, in a statement. “We want clarity and truth on official state documents. Information should be based on established medical fact and not an ever-changing social dialogue.”

“As the war on common sense continues, we must stand up and put a stop to this nonsense regarding biological sex,” said Michael Bergstrom, R-Adair, the principal author of the bill. “It’s not a complicated issue – biologically, you’re either a male or female. There should be no other option to choose from on a birth certificate. I’m thankful my colleagues in the House of Representatives also saw the need to stand behind science and approve this measure.”

Stitt’s signing of the bill comes after he signed an executive order in November 2021 directing the Oklahoma Health Department to stop issuing or changing birth certificates with nonbinary as a gender option.

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