Lance Randall, an ex-mayoral candidate, stated that chaos is the result of the mass exodus in Seattle police officers as a result of defunding-thepolice movement.
“It is terrifying,” Randall told “Fox & Friends.”
Randall stated that the attempt to defund the police to tackle the problem of violence against police officers has failed. He argued that the city council’s decision to cut the police budget by 20% led to an increase in crime in Seattle.
“Police officers have been leaving. The city is less safe and more chaotic than it was. So the experiment of trying to address the issue with a broad brush across the entire police department just didn’t work,” he said.
He continued, saying, “I believe you need to concentrate on the officers. Particularly officers who commit atrocities. Address them and support the officers who keep their oaths to protect and serve. The city has a major problem with this strategy of going after all departments.
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Nearly 150 police officers have left the Seattle Police Department by 2021. There were 335 departures since last year.
The SPD staffing levels have exceeded the crisis level for a large city like Seattle. But that hasn’t stopped one Seattle council member’s office from asking about what a 50% budget cut would mean to the SPD,” according to KTTH’s Jason Rantz.
The Jason Rantz Show on KTTH has data that shows that 129 SPD Officers have left this year. In the next few weeks, 20 additional separations will be completed. Consequently, there’s only 1,048 deployable staff for the entire city.”
Randall claimed that having fewer police officers could put the system’s public safety in danger and it is causing concern for residents.
“I’m very concerned because, as you know, a while back I was almost a victim of someone assaulting me with a gun in my neighborhood. I’m very concerned about the fact that we continue to go down this path knowing that this experiment is not working.”
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In the meantime, there are still murdersMajorities have experienced an 16% increase in their overall productivity U.S. CitiesNew data shows there has been an increase in the number of people who have applied for jobs by 2021, as compared with 2020.
According to A.A., there were 259 more deaths in 2021 than in 2020 and 548 more in 2019 in 29 cities across the United States. Update ThursdayThe Council on Criminal Justice’s pandemic crimes report.
The CCJ is a non-partisan criminal justice policy organisation. Its latest findings indicate that violent crime has been rising since 2020, when the study was conducted. COVID-19Pandemic but CCJ points out that the increase in murders has slowed down between the first quarter and second quarters.
Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed this report.