In recent weeks, Seattle has experienced riots and protests with left-wing radicals demanding cuts to police funding. Well, apparently its city council has agreed with these extremists and voted by a margin of 7-2 to cut funding for its police department by $3.4 million.
The Blaze explains the consequences:
The proposal cuts about $3.4 million from the department’s $400 million budget. Seattle has about 1,400 police officers and the bill would cause 100 police positions to be cut by attrition.
The cut to the police department’s funding falls far short of the demands from Black Lives Matter protesters, who have called for 50% of the funds to be diverted to social programs.
Kshama Sawant, the far left socialist member of the city council, had voted against the bill because it didn’t go far enough to meet the demands of the BLM protesters.
Of course, not everyone is on side with this decision.
Seattle Conservative talk show host Jason Rantz had this to say about the recent decision to cut police funding:
“This Council will always side with socialists and criminal activists,” he added. “They are the enemy of sane constituents because they don’t respect us.”
Meanwhile, the majority of Blacks want police funding to stay the same or even increased. READ: 81% of Black Americans Want To Maintain or Increase Police Presence in Their Neighborhood
And Seattle residents are not thrilled either. READ: Seattle Residents Flood Phone Lines Expressing Their Fury About Slashing Police Funding
Because there have been a few problems in Seattle: