In very liberal cities on both coasts, and in the heartland, voters rejected the message of progressives pushing to defund the police. In New York City, voters finalized the election of Eric Adams, the former NYPD captain chosen from the Democratic Party mayoral primary as the toughest possible choice on crime. In Minneapolis, voters flatly rejected a ballot measure that would have destroyed the city’s police department and replaced it with a nebulous “Public Safety” department.
On the west coast, in Seattle, where citizens suffered through some of the worst outrages of the deadly and destructive summer of 2020, voters rejected the candidacy of self-described “police abolitionist” Nicole Thomas-Kennedy for City Attorney, in favor of Republican Ann Davison, who ran on a law-and-order message.
IJR’s Bradley Cortright reports:
A Republican candidate for Seattle, Washington’s city attorney is poised to defeat a “police abolitionist” contender for the position.
As the initial results came in on Tuesday, Ann Davison (R) was leading Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, who ran as a so-called “police abolitionist.”
According to the Seattle Times, “Republican Ann Davison held a strong 58% to 41% lead in the race for Seattle city attorney, with returns Tuesday showing voters rejecting the brash language of her police abolitionist opponent, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, in favor of Davison’s law-and-order stance.”
“No race in Tuesday’s city election was more fraught with the potential for unpredictable consequences than the race for Seattle’s official lawyer, who traditionally has prosecuted minor crimes and provided legal advice and defense for the city and its employees, including police,” it added.
During the campaign, Thomas-Kennedy pledged to eventually eliminate misdemeanor prosecutions. According to the Times, she argued that “they are wasteful and criminalize poverty.”
However, “Prosecution would remain an option for repeat drunken driving, minor assaults and violent crimes, but most defendants would be referred to mental health, addiction or restorative-justice programs.”
Meanwhile, Davison ran with a law and order position.
While Davison was leading as of Wednesday afternoon, there were still ballots left to be counted. However, local NBC News affiliate King 5 projected that Davison will win the election.
Last year, anti-police brutality protesters established the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area, which was meant to be an experiment in a police-free community. However, the zone was eventually cleared by police officers amid reports of sexual assaults and shootings.
Congratulations to the people of Seattle for standing up against the radical progressive mobs who terrorized their city for months and demanding law and order be maintained.
Action Line: If you live in a city where your politicians care more about the rioters and looters than they do about you, it’s time to look for a better America, today.
P.S. If you have already forgotten the chaos of Summer 2020, take a trip down memory lane by watching the video below.
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