You read back in July about the dangerously low number of police Seattle has on its roster right now. After the city’s politicians showed officers nothing but contempt through the summer of 2020, many cops decided to retire or work elsewhere. Now, Seattle is once again threatening its citizens’ safety by threatening to fire police who do not get the COVID vaccine. The Seattle Police Department could lose another 20% of its officers, after already losing around 22% since the start of 2020. The Daily Mail reports:
More than 200 Seattle police officers could lose their jobs over the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate because they have either not received the shot or refuse to hand over their medical data to bosses, according to reports.
The department is still reeling from a 17% budget cut following a push by leftist activists to defund the police last year – with nearly 300 cops already quitting since the start of 2020.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced last month that most state employees will be required to get vaccinated by October 18 or face ‘non-disciplinary dismissal’.
Seattle’s Democrat mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine made similar announcements which covered city and county employees respectively.
But the move could see the number of cops in Seattle slashed – despite staffing at the department already at lows not seen since the 1980s.
Just over 200 cops have either said they are not vaccinated, or have refused to turn over their data to bosses, according to KKTH’s conservative host Jason Rantz.
That represents about 20 percent of the department’s 1,080 deployable officers, who have to look over a population of more than 724,000 people.
In July, it was revealed that the department had already lost at least 280 officers due to what they called an ‘anti-police climate’ in the city amid Black Lives Matter protests and calls to defund the police.
Another thing irking police in America’s big cities are the eliminations of cash bail or the establishment of bail funds by people like Kamala Harris. Without the burden and protections of the bail system, criminals are free to almost immediately get back on the street and begin committing crime again. In fact, a domestic abuser freed by a bail fund backed by Kamala Harris has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting a man during a road rage confrontation. The Daily Mail reports:
An alleged Minneapolis domestic abuser has been arrested and charged with murder he is said to have carried out weeks after being released thanks to a bail fund backed by Vice President Kamala Harris.
George Howard, 48, was bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) on August 6 after being held on a $11,500 on charges of domestic abuse.
Weeks later, Howard was charged with murder when he shot another driver on I-94 during a road rage incident on August 29.
The victim has been identified as 38-year-old Luis Damian Martinez Ortiz who was pronounced dead after he was shot in the chest by Howard.
MFF’s work- which helped free Howard to allegedly kill – was promoted by Vice President Kamala Harris during her campaign last year.
‘If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota,’ Harris tweeted.
Action Line: If you live somewhere politicians demonize police and take the side of criminals, it’s time to look for a better America today.