The Seattle City Council has determined that multiple roles traditionally operated by the Seattle Police Department should be replaced with the ‘Department of Community Safety & Violence Prevention.(DOCS&VP).’
Their logic is clear enough:
“Whereas, the Council is committed to confronting the structural and institutional racism as a fundamental step towards addressing the racist institution of policing…
…Whereas, these protests forced many nationwide and in Seattle to confront the racism that has been plaguing the Black community for centuries and spread to other communities of color, the harmful impacts of white supremacy culture, and the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) role in perpetuating racism and violence.”
As a city, whites make up 65.7%, Asians 14.1%, Black 7.1% and Hispanic 6.3%.
Ethnicity of the Seattle PD is 74%, 6.9%, 8% and 4.7% respectively.
For what it is worth, if the Seattle PD perpetuates so much racism, why is the Chief of Police Carmen Best, black? Why is Assistant Chief – Special Operations Bureau Eric Greening, black? So of the 8 command staff, 50% are white. Meaning 50% aren’t.
The DOCS&VP will be required to have:
•Culturally-relevant expertise rooted in community connections
• Well versed in de-escalation skills and mental health support
• Trauma-informed, gender-affirming, anti-racist praxis
• Connected to resources like housing, food security, and other basic needs.
How spineless are the Democrat council members, so desperate to score moral preening points, that they spit in the face of the brave men and women who defend them?
Mayor Jenny Durkan already displayed her brazen incompetence over CHAZ. Stands to reason that her council share her shocking lack of judgment. Await another spectacular failure which will only end up perpetuating the very things they think they’ll stop. Madness.