On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Seattle City council voted 8-1 to cut police funding by 18% after bending the knee to left-wing extremists in the city demanding funding cuts. The activists were demanding a 50% cut.
The Seattle City Council approved the city’s 2021 budget with reductions to the police budget, though not as much as activists sought amid mass demonstrations against police brutality over the summer.
The council voted Monday to shrink the budget of the Seattle Police Department by about 18%, which includes cuts to overtime and training, KING-TV reported.
Dozens of vacant jobs will not be filled and 911 dispatchers and parking enforcement will be moved out of police jurisdiction. Millions of dollars will instead go to community programs.
Then in addition to this, the city council is also considering making theft legal.
KOMO News explains:
SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council is considering new legislation that would create a legal loophole that would make substance addiction, mental illness or poverty a valid legal defense for nearly all misdemeanor crimes committed in the city.
The council’s consideration of the plan has occurred with virtually no public discussion about the proposal, which has been included in the municipal budgeting process. The council has not, so far, conducted a standalone meeting to discuss the idea.
And what is interesting anyone arrested for theft will not actually have to prove they are poor, mentally unwell or drug addicted to get the exemption.