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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 Not Planning To Visit Victims Of Black Supremacist Attack In Wisconsin

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During Monday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that President Joe Biden has no plans to visit the victims of the black supremacist attack on a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that occurred last week after the announcement of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

“Since the President said that this administration is monitoring the situation in Waukesha closely, it has been revealed by prosecutors that the assailant — the assailant swerved his truck side to side as part of an intentional act to run over as many people as possible,” a reporter said. “Six people are dead. Some children remain hospitalized.”

“Why hasn’t the President visited the members of this Christmas parade attack?” the reporter asked.

“Well, I would say first: As you saw the President convey last week, our hearts go out to this community, to the people in Waukesha; that we’ve been in touch, obviously, with officials there; and we’re all watching as people are recovering. And this is such a difficult time of year for this to happen. It’s a difficult anytime,” Psaki said. “Obviously, any President going to visit a community requires a lot of assets, requires taking their resources, and it’s not something that I have a trip previewed at this plan- — point in time, but we remain in touch with local officials. And certainly, our hearts are with the community as they’ve gone through such a difficult time.”

 

Last week, a man was accused of driving a red SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin. The man had numerous posts on his social media expressing support for Black Lives Matter and “black nationalist rhetoric” along with disdain for Republican politicians and conservative media.

“A lone subject intentionally drove his maroon SUV through barricades into a crowd of people that was celebrating the Waukesha Christmas Parade which resulted in killing five individuals and injuring 48 additional individuals,” city police chief Dan Thompson said at a press conference. “I just received information that two of the 48 are children and they’re in critical condition.”

The online news outlet Heavy revealed that the suspect “posted anti-police rhetoric” and “black nationalist rhetoric” on social media. He also “posted a photoshopped fake image of former Republican Governor Scott Walker as a Nazi.”

One Twitter user posted a list of some of the suspect’s now-deleted Facebook posts, which showed extremist support for BLM.

The suspect also has a long criminal history, having “been charged with or convicted on an array of charges over the past 22 years, including battery, domestic violence, cocaine possession and resisting arrest in several jurisdictions in Wisconsin,” The New York Times reported. “He has served at least two jail sentences and spent years on probation and in court-mandated work-release and anger management programs.”

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Biden Visited GM Factory After Company Paid $160,000 To Lobbyist Brother Of White House Aide

General Motors has paid Jeff Ricchetti nearly $200K to lobby White House and Congress

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Democrat President Joe Biden visited an electric car factory operated by General Motors after the automaker paid nearly $160,000 to the brother of a White House staffer, according to a new report from The Washington Free Beacon.

The report states that lobbyist Jeff Ricchetti – who works as counselor to President Biden and was chief of staff from 2013-2017 for then-Vice President Biden – has received “$160,000 in payments from General Motors since President Joe Biden took office to lobby the White House and Congress on electric vehicle tax incentives, according to his firm’s lobbying disclosure forms.”

“The investment appears to have paid off—on Wednesday, Biden will attend the grand opening of the company’s new electric vehicle factory as part of his push for Congress to ‘approve big tax incentives for zero-emission vehicles,’ precisely what Ricchetti was paid to push for,” the report continued. “Ricchetti has cashed in on his family ties to the administration. Ricchetti has already brought in $2.4 million in lobbying fees this year, double his 2020 haul of $1.2 million, according to numbers compiled by OpenSecrets. Ethics experts have criticized the Biden administration for allowing Steve Ricchetti to work on issues his brother is being paid to lobby the administration on.”

Richard Painter, a former White House ethics chief and Democratic candidate for office, believes that “Steve Ricchetti ought to completely recuse himself from any part of the legislation that his brother’s firm is lobbying on, and then have the White House not take calls from his brother.”

General Motors reportedly paid Ricchetti’s firm, Ricchetti Incorporated, to lobby on “issues related to tax incentives for electric vehicles and charging stations,” “the availability of semiconductors,” and “climate policy that affect the automobile industry.”

The Washington Free Beacon noted, “Three of Steve Ricchetti’s children work in the Biden administration, prompting Politico to label Biden’s White House ‘the Ricchetti administration.’ Walter Shaub, White House ethics chief during the Obama administration, said the Biden administration’s decision to permit nepotism amounts to a ‘f— you’ to ethics experts.

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