(1) East German dictator Erich Honneker; (2) WA State Governor Jay Inslee; (3) Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe; (4) German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas…could go on. pic.twitter.com/6iCMEyUaw9— FischerKing (@FischerKing64) July 23, 2021
I was never persuaded by Harold Covington’s case to “come home” to the Pacific Northwest simply because White people live there. Who are those White people? What do they believe? What if those White people don’t share my same values and culture? What happens then?
“SEATTLE — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd’s murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday.
But two months after Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bills, law enforcement officials remain uncertain about what they require, leading to discrepancies around the state in how officers might respond — or not respond — to certain situations, including active crime scenes, welfare checks and mental health crises. …
The laws, passed by a Legislature controlled by Democrats and signed by a Democratic governor, constitute what is likely the nation’s most ambitious police reform legislation. They cover virtually all aspects of policing, including the background checks officers undergo before they’re hired; when they are authorized to use force and how they collect data about it; and the establishment of an entirely new state agency to review police use of deadly force. …
The measures ban chokeholds, neck restraints and no-knock warrants, and limit the use of tear gas and military equipment. Inspired by the officers who stood by in Minneapolis as their colleague Derek Chauvin pressed a knee to Floyd’s neck, they require officers to intervene when a colleague engages in excessive force and to report misconduct by other officers.
They restrict when officers can engage in car chases; make it easier to decertify police for bad acts; make it easier to sue individual officers; and require police to use “reasonable care” in carrying out their duties, including exhausting appropriate de-escalation tactics before using force. …”
Seattle is the land of CHAZ/CHOP now. It is a place where mathematics is considered racist and where people die in heat waves because air conditioning is considered taboo.
Seattle has been steadily dismantling law enforcement since 2012. In what is known as “lateral transfers,” there is a mass exodus of police officers going on there to other cities. The murder rate was up 41% last year. Seattle just experienced its deadliest June in over a decade. Murder was up another 125% in June over last year. The city is being overrun by camps of homeless people like Portland and Venice Beach. Led by Seattle, Washington State set a new murder record in 2020.
In response to this spike in violent crime, the Democratic legislature in Washington passed a dozen anti-police bills which were signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. “Police reform” went into effect in Washington on Sunday. The reforms ban chokeholds and no knock warrants. They prevent the police from using tear gas to disperse violent Antifa and Black Lives Matter demonstrations. They also restrict when officers can engage in car chases which has created confusion about how police are supposed to do their jobs.