Seattle police chief says 50% budget cut would be ’tragic decision’

Seattle police chief says 50% budget cut would be ’tragic decision’

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said Monday that a proposed 50% budget cut to her department would ’truly’ be ’a tragic decision,’ and appealed to the city council to reconsider the proposal. So far, seven of nine members of the Seattle City Council have indicated they support the plan to cut the department’s budget in half. A final decision will require at least six votes from the council.

David
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Matthew
Matthew 3 weeks

Police brutality is an issue that needs to be addressed however defunding the police will only result in cops who are paid less and less qualified. Officers need to get paid more. If you pay 7 bucks an hour you will get $7 an hour people.

GreenMachine
GreenMachine 3 weeks

The idea of cutting the budget by half is stupid and can only lead to more crime and worse cops. Before they go jumping off cliffs they should stop and ask what they want the cops to do and how to beat equip them to do it. If you want them to be unarmed, fine but don't expect them to confront potentially violent criminals. If you want them to handle murders and drug busts then don't call them simply because your neighbor is too loud. You can't give them less and expect them to do better.

Garthak
Garthak 3 weeks

You know, like 99% of the time, I would be against what I'm about to suggest, because I don't think it's right, but I think the police should just go on strike. They don't want the police? Good luck. Lot of people would die from it, would be chaos, hope it doesn't come to that, but if they did, it would be hard to blame them.

Pam
Pam 2 weeks

YES BC THEY DID SO WELL WITH THE POLICE THEY HAD.HOW ABOUT CUTTING SPORTS TO PAY POLICE BETTER WAGES.ITS DESERVING THEY GET SHOT AT.SPORTS IS A GAME.WHERES YOUR PRIORITIES?

Sergio
Sergio 3 weeks

This will be a huge disaster, which will be good for everyone to suddenly be AWAKENED to the liberal agendas

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