Il leader sindacale della polizia di Seattle attacca i tagli alle forze dell'ordine della città, mette in guardia "la sicurezza pubblica sulla linea’

Il leader sindacale della polizia di Seattle attacca i tagli alle forze dell'ordine della città, warns 'public safety on the line'

Seattle’s crimine increase will only get worse if the city’s leadership continues to hamstring its police force, Seattle Police Officers Guild president Mike Solan told Fox News Wednesday.

“Clearly this is the result of the city council conducting activism via their governance, listening to the loud socialist mob that is calling for more reform, taking away budgeted money from public safety, which to me is unfortunate because regardless of your politics, we know that Seattle is very progressive,” Solan toldIn inferiorità numerica.”

SEATTLE POISED TO CUT POLICE BUDGET BY 20%, SECOND MOST IN NATION BUT SHORT OF ‘DEFUNDDEMANDS

Seattle‘s City Council voted Monday to cut the Dipartimento di polizia‘s budget by roughly 18% – a far cry from the 50% reduction that activists had called for – and reallocate “millions” of dollars to “fund community alternatives.

Members voted to slash funds meant for SPD training and overtime, reassign certain roles — Compreso 911 dispatchers, parking enforcement officers and mental health workersto other city agencies and eliminate unfilled jobs, according to officials and local news station KING 5. MyNorthwest.com previously described it as one of the largest budget cuts at any big city police department this year.

The council did approve the hiring of 100 new police recruits in 2021, which Mayor Jenny Durkan and other officials argued was needed.

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Secondo the Seattle Times, the city’s police budget will drop by more $ 30 million after growing steadily for years.

The march to socialism is a very serious situation,” said Solan, who predicted that such actions wouldspread across the nation.”

“This is everybody’s public safety on the line,” he added before warning that if the council continues toquite visibly show disdain for law enforcement and take away money from us, people’s public safety is going to continue to devolve.”

Fox News’ Stephanie Pagones ha contribuito a questo rapporto.

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