Who can blame Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best for resigning?
After the humiliation at the hands of Mayor Jenny Durkan, Best’s wonderful message to her troops is a lesson in dignity, something her boss knows little about. Recall the mayor undermined Best when allowing the “summer of love” in CHAZ, only to demand the police clean it up when it affected her own $7m gated mansion.
After 28 years on the force, would anyone truly wish to complete the pinnacle of their career dispensing budget and salary cuts, firing new recruits – many from minority backgrounds – to make way for woke social workers to replace many functions that will likely still end up relying on the police to ensure the very safety and harmony they’re promising to deliver?
Even though the council voted 7-1 to defund the police, maybe they missed the huge number of Seattle citizens openly expressing support for the men and women in blue last Sunday?