Seattle City Council Prohibits Police from Defending Citizens

by Avi Abelow

Downtown Seattle is literally being destroyed. These are shops in downtown Seattle. Here is a Seattle police station being destroyed. 

Seattle’s Chief of Police recently issued a letter to Seattle business leaders and residents that exposes the absurd and dangerous situation. He basically told them that a new Seattle city law prohibits the Seattle police from being able to protect them! 

This is just horrible! Listen to this:

Dear business owners and/or resident,

Please know that the Seattle police department is committed to addressing life safety incidents and calls for service, and responding to ongoing demonstrations and unrest in the city.

Sounds good, but then it continues…

Please also know that the city council ordinance goes into effect this weekend. The ordinance bans Seattle police officers the use of lethal tools, including pepper spray. Simply put, the legislation gives officers NO ability to safely intercede in the midst of a large, violent crowd.

He then goes on to say that he warned the city council of the implications of this new ordinance and ends his letter telling Sesttly business owners and residents a frightening admission: for these reasons, Seattle police will have an ADJUSTED deployment in response to any demonstrations this weekend – as I will never ask our officers to risk their personal safety to protect property without the tools to do so in a safe way.

The first and most important responsibility of government is to protect its citizens! Priority number one!!! And yet, this black lives matter movement has brought anarchy to the streets causing a rise in insecurity for all! Law-breakers are allowed to break the law, tax-paying, while law-abiding citizens are defenseless.

And it’s up to regular citizens to defend themselves and take back the streets.

I have said since the beginning that not only will the black lives matter movement not improve the lives of black Americans, but it would make everyone’s lives worse. 

I wish I was wrong.

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