In a video address to officers posted to YouTube on Friday, Best accused the City Council of recklessness and “political pandering” by advocating to slash her department’s budget by 50 percent, arguing that cutting funds to that extent would be asking citizens “to test out a theory that crime goes away if police go away.” … [Read more...] about Seattle police chief says 50% budget cut would be ‘tragic decision’ and is politically motivated
“When we hire law enforcement to do the job, we need to let them do their job, sit back, and not let, when a group of society feels like they’re being mistreated, let them go in there and tear up a city or town,” declared Randy, a Virginia Democrat who called in to Demings’ inaugural appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal with more of a comment than a question. “Because once you do that, you’ll have no control. So what I’m saying is, all lives matter, not just certain lives—everybody matters.” … [Read more...] about Can This Potential Biden Veep Bridge the Police-BLM Gap?
A man talks with police lining a street occupied hours earlier by protesters Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Seattle, where streets had been blocked off in an area demonstrators had occupied for weeks. Seattle police showed up in force earlier in the day at the "occupied" protest zone, tore down demonstrators' tents and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. The "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" zone was set up near downtown following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. less … [Read more...] about Seattle mayor seeks to reform police with transfers and cuts
The budget, which passed by a vote of 32-17, caused a major division to form within the city council with several members arguing that police funding shouldn’t be cut while crime is spiking, according to The New York Times. Homicides have increased by 21% and shootings by 46% in the first six months of 2020 compared to the same period last year, NBC New York reported. … [Read more...] about ‘They’re Not Concerned About The General Public’: NY, LA Police Unions Blast Massive Budget Cuts
FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2020, file photo, police officers flank French national Francois Camille Abello, center, as he is presented to the media during a press conference at the regional police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. The French man accused of molesting over 300 Indonesian children has died after apparently trying to kill himself in detention, police said Monday, July 13.. less … [Read more...] about Indonesia police: Jailed French sex crime suspect kills self