Well, it may be time to deploy the military to Seattle after all because what local lawmakers are doing is nothing short of allowing the city to be engulfed in violence and anarchy. They’re moving to abolish the police. It’s not defunding. It’s a total dissolution. Non-profit programs and “community-led activities” will replace policing. Why? Well, according to the resolution, the Seattle Police Department perpetuates racism and violence. Oh, yes, and it’s a vehicle of white supremacy. It's typical 'woke' nonsense, and it's a cancer that's killing America.
BREAKING: Seattle City Council moves to abolish the entire Seattle Police Department and replace it with a "civilian led Department of Community Safety & Violence Prevention."— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 31, 2020
They want to replace the police force with nonprofit programs and "community-led activities." pic.twitter.com/JnFaWusvvv
In the proposed legislation, the council argues that the Seattle Police Department "[perpetuates] racism and violence" and upholds "white supremacy culture." pic.twitter.com/fYuHtyYWTG— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 31, 2020
The council endorses the "Decriminalize Seattle" agenda that would replace the police force with:— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 31, 2020
–"Culturally-relevant expertise rooted in community connections"
–"Housing, food security, and other basic needs"
–"Trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis" pic.twitter.com/shtCgAIQTl
And finally, the plan demands that the City conduct an "immediate transfer of underutilized public land for BIPOC community ownership"—in essence, the redistribution of land, which is a hallmark of Marxist regimes. pic.twitter.com/9ENdRhFLWD— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 31, 2020
This is madness.— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 31, 2020
If Seattle moves forward with its plan to abolish the police and permanently close the region's largest jail, it will lead to the immediate collapse of public order.
But for now, the political class is following the mob. Beware.
Read thread to see how Seattle's hard-left city council is trying to abolish SPD & replace it with a university-style group of activists trained in "trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis." https://t.co/Zd0SaT6Zyy— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 31, 2020
This isn’t a feverish nightmare. It’s actually happening. https://t.co/8sXi7r55qw— Adrian Vermeule (@Vermeullarmine) July 31, 2020
Imagine the staggering, historically unprecedented, Space Age prosperity - economic and technological - that American capitalism must have ushered in over the last few decades, to enable this kind of simply dumb decadence to take hold and continue. https://t.co/p9pKa3mYWp— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) July 31, 2020
So Seattle moves one step closer to calling it the "Committee on Public Safety." https://t.co/qL9MD4IFDM— Alberto Miguel Fernandez (@AlbertoMiguelF5) July 31, 2020
Public employees should not be forced to attend indoctrination sessions in any ideology. https://t.co/57RFJVmzar— Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64) July 30, 2020
Also, did you catch that backdoor Marxism with the re-appropriation of land? This is basically making CHOP, the zone that was seized by armed leftists earlier this summer, into citywide policy. Social workers cannot bring law and order, only police officers can do that. You know this. The Emerald City is sprinting further down the path of total anarchy. Recently, Police Chief Carmen Best revealed a van impounded during last weekend’s riots that contained a variety of weapons including bombs. She said it’s highly probable that these weapons were being distributed to rioters from the van. Best also ripped into the council for making her officers less safe with their nonsensical motions, like banning crowd control munitions such as flashbangs and tear gas. The ‘woke’ council is gladly handing the city over to Marxist terrorists because ‘orange man…bad.’ They’re mad that the federal government can and should deploy federal agents in cities that are crime-ridden hell holes—all of them run by Democrats. These people cannot govern. This resolution is an endorsement of mob violence and rule. Do they really want the military on the streets after the Insurrection Act is invoked? We can make that happen. And out should happen if Seattle and other places continue to dabble in this idiocy of defunding the police, which we all know means total abolishment. They’re not shy about their intentions on that front either. This is the Left in 2020. They’re unhinged, violent, intolerant, and prone to throw tantrums when they don’t get what they want. They didn’t want Trump to win the 2016 election, so they’re trashing their communities. These are children we’re dealing with, and it’s about time we give them the belt. Or, in this case, the baton.