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Rampant Crime in Seattle Forces County Govt To Provide Security Escorts For Employees

Rampant Crime in Seattle Forces County Govt To Provide Security Escorts For Employees

“Continued cuts to SPD and underfunding the 911 center are not a plan for true public safety.”

https://youtu.be/WPzbo6lnWtI

In the far left paradise of Seattle, crime has gotten so bad that some public emplyoyees now need security to escort them to and from work. Maybe defunding the police wasn’t such a great idea after all.

It’s almost like progressive policies don’t work.

Jason Rantz reports at KTTH Radio:

Rantz: Seattle is so dangerous, King County security will escort employees to bus, train, ferry

Downtown Seattle and Pioneer Square have become so dangerous that the King County government will now have security escort employees to the bus, train, or ferry for their commute home.

The county’s Walking Bus pilot program was announced internally to employees on Wednesday at the downtown campus, located at the King County Courthouse. Two security escorts will walk employees from the courthouse to the King Street Station and the Colman Dock. Additionally, they will escort staff for several blocks to get to their cars or bus stops safely…

The pilot program launches on Nov. 15 and will offer two dedicated security escorts for the group walks.

They meet at the 4th Avenue entrance of the King County Courthouse. The 3rd Avenue entrance was shuttered because the homeless living on the street kept attacking or harassing workers and building visitors. An escorted group will walk to the King Street Station once each afternoon. The escort groups to the Colman Dock are offered four departure options.

What is the city doing? Making more cuts to the police department, of course.

Thieves have absolutely no fear.

The current mayor, who is not running for reelection, seems to have finally figured out that this is a major problem, but is being blocked by the far left city council.

FOX News reported:

The current mayor, Jenny Durkan, who did not seek reelection following criticism over her handling of protest autonomous zone dubbed CHOP/CHAZ, also slammed the city council, arguing that its previous promise to defund Seattle police by 50%, its treatment of former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and its previous layoff budget has led to an exodus of 325 Seattle police officers over the past two years.

She said the council had rejected multiple plans proposed by her and Seattle Police interim Chief Adrian Z. Diaz to address police hiring and retention shortfalls.

“Just yesterday, another Councilmember proposed blocking my emergency hiring proposal that has already generated a tenfold increase in applications to 911 dispatch positions in Seattle,” Durkan said. “Continued cuts to SPD and underfunding the 911 center are not a plan for true public safety.”

Why do law abiding taxpayers in Seattle put up with this? Why do they even pay taxes? It’s certainly not to maintain law and order.

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In the red parts we all that an ISURRECTION.

Just a little piece of Venezuela in our backyard. The Cubans, ChiComs and NORKs must be smiling….

“Summer of love” equals the “winter of crime.”

Police response time is 4 hours for a burglary in process there.

Seattle is getting EXACTLY what they voted for.

Other states should just bus their criminals directly there.

Seattle deserves every damn bit of it.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Andy. | November 14, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    “Why do law abiding taxpayers in Seattle put up with this? Why do they even pay taxes? It’s certainly not to maintain law and order.”

    (1) Because the police, local courts, and city will come down on law abiding citizens like a ton of bricks if they fail to support the program. They are tax slaves. They have stuff that can be taken away, and it’s all held hostage to keep them in bondage. Their only choice is run away.

    (2) Because they actually support this. This is why they have the elected officials they have. They are getting the government they voted for and continue to support.

    PODKen in reply to Andy. | November 14, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    “Seattle is getting EXACTLY what they voted for.”

    Just who do you think they should vote for when all the candidates are crap people with the same mindset as people already in office?

Surely woke employees should be exempt from harm from woke criminals. Aren’t they all on the same side?

Looting is legalized
Defend poIice, yet while a person working at a store or office has to make it past the criminal element the government employees still get that diminished police escort.
I am so glad I don’t live in a Marxist Utopia.

And what are citizens who are NOT count employees supposed to do?

They can hire their own security, or something, The city council really doesn’t care.

    henrybowman in reply to irv. | November 14, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Government services are still available… to Party members and workers.
    Health services are still available… to those with vaxx cards.
    What you are hearing is the orchestra tuning up to perform the Internationale.

20 yrs ago Alex Jones said “they like the Chinese model” and that is exactly what the Great Reset is and it is underway now. The chaos brings it.

I wonder if these are armed security officers? If so, we have another example of “important” people using guns to protect themselves while leaving commoners undefended. Having a gun for protection is just fine in the eyes of the elite…as long as you are important enough or rich enough to have someone else carry it for you. If you are a commoner, or too poor to hire security, and would have to carry your gun yourself, then you obviously don’t need and shouldn’t have a gun for protection.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Ann in L.A.. | November 15, 2021 at 6:33 am

    The “gun control” laws were established by the Democrats to keep the freed slaves from protecting themselves from the KKK. The Democrats are just using an old Democrat power playbook.

The more misery, the more joy leftists project. These are very evil people:

Look at the picture of the latest one laughing:

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: ‘Dirty Little Secret’ About Inflation Is People Can Afford It:
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/11/14/msnbcs-stephanie-ruhle-dirty-little-secret-about-inflation-is-people-can-afford-it/

Government employees are protected by the government from crime and criminals the government lets run rampant by defunding the police and not enforcing laws.

Sounds very third world banana republicish to me.

“You will own nothing and you will be happy.” — Lenin, Stalin, and Mao

Redistributive change in a woke and drowsy state. The Pro-Choice religion denies women and men’s dignity and agency, and reduces human life to a negotiable asset.

“The current mayor, Jenny Durkan, who did not seek reelection following criticism over her handling of protest autonomous zone dubbed CHOP/CHAZ, also slammed the city council, arguing that its previous promise to defund Seattle police by 50%, its treatment of former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and its previous layoff budget has led to an exodus of 325 Seattle police officers over the past two years.”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t this paragraph essentially say, “Jenny Durkan berates the city council today for doing what she demanded last year that they do?”

Why do law abiding taxpayers in Seattle put up with this?

Bone-headed stupidity aside – they literally know nothing outside of what the Joseph Goebbels media tells them to believe – never underestimate the incredible lengths Communist voters will go to so they can virtue signal.

“ Why do law abiding taxpayers in Seattle put up with this?‘

Seattle voting has the same pattern; moderate candidates win by large margins on election night but floods of votes counted for up to 5 days later reduce or erase the leads. That this kind of pattern is highly unlikely does not bother any election officials. Most Seattle voters know the elections are as honest as Chicago elections.

    TX-rifraph in reply to iconotastic. | November 15, 2021 at 6:40 am

    “…does not bother any election officials.”

    It is the plan. They would only be bothered if the plan failed. Do you remember the shock when DJT won over Hillary? Their plan failed that night and we saw what “bothered” looked like.

Insufficiently Sensitive | November 15, 2021 at 11:31 am

Why do law abiding taxpayers in Seattle put up with this? Why do they even pay taxes? It’s certainly not to maintain law and order.

Most taxpayers in Seattle get their daily news from mainstream media like the Seattle Times and CNN. Both those agencies bend over backward to present the ‘progressive’ side of daily events – including the propaganda – and to rigorously exclude the real-world results of such an approach to governance.

So elections are essentially competitions between extreme lefties, each outdoing the next one in being more ‘compassionate’ toward the poor, the unemployed, the non-whites, the dopers, the shoplifters and the real crooks and criminals. Each also outdoing the others in declaring police to be no better than Attila the Hun in persecuting non-whites and reinforcing white supremacy – and the Seattle Times runs a perpetual series of front-page articles emphasizing police misbehavior, and ignoring the vast majority of its successful acts in support of civil life among those neglected taxpayers.

So the average voter, being pretty liberal, votes for the extremists – since the media keeps her unaware of the disastrous results of governance by those same ‘compassionate’ extremists. Only recently have those disastrous results become so widespread that some voters have found a few candidates who don’t compete in the far-left sweepstakes, and propose a more lawful governance.

In fact, in the Nov 2021 election, three such candidates were elected, perhaps – only perhaps – indicating the beginning of the turn of the tide against that disastrous blue tsunami.

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