First off, it goes without saying that everyone should feel safe from violence and vandalism.
Last week Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant complained to Mayor Bruce Harrell that she wasn’t receiving a vigorous police response after someone repeatedly threw human excrement on her lawn. The perpetrator must stop and be brought to justice.
But this story is rich with irony, and demonstrates the hypocrisy and cluelessness of the three-term lawmaker.
Sawant describes the six occurrences as a “serious matter” and “serious incidents.” Detectives stopped by her house and tried to take fingerprints (of the bags containing the feces, one hopes) but, in her mind, cops did not display the expected professionalism and investigatory zeal.
“Is this the kind of ‘help’ working people and communities of color can expect from the Seattle Police?” Sawant rhetorically asks.
This criticism is just too much. Sawant led the unsuccessful charge to defund SPD by 50%. She has been a relentless critic of police. In 2019 exit interviews, three former cops cited Sawant by name as a reason why they left the department. Police ranks dropped precipitously since 2020, increasing 911 response times across the city and leaving many, many residents frustrated that police arrived hours late to nonemergency calls, if at all.
And then there is Sawant’s contention that her case should be given special treatment because she is an elected official.
Remember, it was Sawant who led protesters in June of 2020 to former Mayor Jenny Durkan’s house in an action dubbed “March to the Mayor’s Mansion.” Durkan and her family are in a state program to keep their address confidential because of death threats related to her work as Seattle’s U.S. Attorney under President Barack Obama.
A series of protests turned ugly, with homophobic and misogynistic graffiti left on her property and her neighbors’. SPD never investigated any of the vandalism Durkan experienced.
Last year, Sawant faced a recall effort, based in part because she “led a protest march to Mayor Jenny Durkan’s private residence, the location of which Councilmember Sawant knew was protected under state confidentiality laws,” the ballot read.
Sawant survived the recall by 310 votes out of 41,002 cast.
So here we have a city lawmaker who actively seeks to reduce police ranks and has no qualms about bringing protests and violence to someone else’s house. Now she has the audacity to knock police for not moving fast enough when she is the complainant, implying that detectives and crime lab personnel set aside sexual assault cases or any number of other needs that cops are struggling to balance.
Sawant doesn’t like to feel like a helpless victim. Maybe that empathy will lead to a more nuanced view about public safety and respect for the personal well-being of politicians with whom she doesn’t agree.
If not, voters in District 3 should take note: Unless she bows out, Sawant will be on the ballot in just over a year. Without a doubt, Seattle has had enough of this … show.
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Are Democrat Party supporters/voters stupid because they are Democrats or
are they stupid because they are Democrat Party supporters/voters???
Either way – When we elect Godless, dishonest, immoral, hateful self-righteous, self-serving political representatives like the corrupt, demented, puppet Joe Biden, Tinkerbell PinocchiObama, the hateful Nancy Pelosi, racist Maxine Waters, Liar Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer, Camel toe Kamala Harris, Bimbo Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Muslim Ilhan Omar, squaw Elizabeth Warren and Ayanna Pressley who intentionally pit one group against another to divide the country and cultivate hate and distrust, you got to ask yourself; what are the motives of these type people? To lead the country into prosperity OR to gain control, stay in power any way possible and to dominate the citizens? No matter the costs to the people, the government or the nation. Vote ALL Democrats and RINOs OUT of Office everywhere. Return this country to we the people and by the people.
More Socialist Sawant swami declarations intended to fool THE PEOPLE that they are deep thinking people at one with themselves, but when their beliefs are put to the test we soon realize they are many legions of dark spirits residing within themselves, like the many criminal mindsets that would release fellow dark spirited legions of social criminals back out on the streets and defund the very police forces that would arrest the progression of their evil intentions before total mayhem breaks out, to the point where when investigating Cops are walking her lawn, they cannot tell where her footsteps begin and the human excrement ends. Definitely not a place to tiptoe through the tulips, expecially when it comes out of her two lips.
If her defund ploy had gone through there would be no police to answer her call at all, maybe sanitation could remove the offensiveness but on the other hand this incident could be protected by free speech as was the buring of buildings, assaulting citizens etc.!
Add to that, I thought “violent demonstrations were the new NORMAL “PEACEFUL PROTEST”?? OR is that only when LEFTISTS ARE RIOTING>??
This is typical of the elitist democratic politician, no police protection for us but police protection for them. What hypocrites they are.
ITs like those who vote against US HAVING ARMS To defend oursellves, then SPEND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MONEY THEY STOLE FROM US (taxes)< to hire their OWN armed security…
That is why there's days i would just LOVE TO MANDATE IT LAW, that ANY Politician who Actively works to deny WE AMERICANS a 2nd amendment right to protection, THEMSELVES ARE PROHIBITED FROM EVER BEING PROTECTED BY ARMED security.. Especially when paying with OUR MONEY to hire them.
And the irony is that 10 to 1 the person who threw feces on her lawn votes Democrat.
Think smart, vote smarter.
I am not sure the folks in seattle, CAN even THINK. Let alone think smart!
she should be working at a motel patel six.
When she speaks, she sounds like the person customer service transfers you to when you call for customer service. And than, get none.