Former mayoral candidate Lance Randall argued Thursday that the mass transit of Seattle police officers is causing chaos due to police transactions.
“It’s scary,” Randall told “Fox & Friends.”
Randall said the experiment of cheating police has not worked as a way to try to solve the problem of police violence. 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 are leaving. People in Seattle are less safe and chaotic. So the whole police department tried to solve the problem with a broad brush,” he said.
He said, “You have to focus on the authorities, especially the offending officers, and support the officers who keep their vows to protect and serve them at the same time.
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Approximately 150 officers have been separated from the Seattle Police Department in 2021, with 335 officers departing from last year.
“SPD staff exceeds crisis level for Seattle-sized city Jason Rantz of KTTH.
“According to data obtained by the Jason Rantz Show at KTTH, 129 officers have officially left the SPD this year.
Randall said having fewer officers puts the public safety delivery system “at risk” and residents are concerned.
“I’m very worried because, as you know, I was almost the victim of a firearm being thrown at me by someone in my neighborhood. Knowing this, I’m very concerned that we’re going to continue on this path. The trial is not working.”
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Meanwhile, the murders Prominently increased by 16% US cities So far in 2021 compared to 2020, the new report shows.
There were 259 more murders in the first half of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020, and 548 murders in the 29 cities of the United States compared to the first half of 2019. Thursday Update Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) for the epidemic crime report.
Updated findings of the study suggest an upward trend in violent crime, which the CCJ, a non-criminal criminal justice organization, launched in 2020 COVID-19 The epidemic, though, is likely to increase the number of murders between the first and second quarters of this year, CCJ noted.
LBL’s Daniel Wallace contributed to this report.