Loony tunes Seattle City Council Member Lisa Herbold has suggested that personnel terminations in the Seattle Police Department ought to be made based on race, with white officers laid off first to spare the jobs of non-white officers.
THAT, by the very definition, is racism. This elected official just threatened the termination of employment for a group of people based on their skin color and/or ethnicity. If it were a just world she would be removed from City Council.
Seattle City Council has voted to defund the Seattle Police Department by 50 percent. This, as riots have started to come back to the city. The massive budget cut would necessitate the firing of many Seattle police officers. Terminations, at least according to the approved procedure, says they are based on seniority. You see, that way there is no discrimination involved. But the wokety woke woke leftist politicians have to show the mob that they are wokety woke woke, and please don’t vandalize their vehicles in the parking lot.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, who is a person of color, released a statement noting that many of the officers who would be affected by the insane defunding of her police, would be minorities. SPD has spent years becoming one of the most progressive police departments in the county and has made big strides in recruiting minorities to the force. Which means that the most recent hires, who would be let go first under a “last in first out” policy are minority officers.
Here’s a video of Chief Best explaining how things are and how things are going to be. This Police Chief is a true blue leader. I cannot stress it enough.
“We cannot do layoffs based on race,” Best said. “I would love for Councilmember Herbold to work with us and not against us, making sure we have a viable number of officers.” Now, there’s a real leader. She is standing up for her officers, and not wanting to get into politics, because as Chief of Police she understands that politics never ends well for police doing their job to protect the public. I say good for her! But how long will she last?
Isn’t it nice how progressive politicians punish people who don’t fit in with their political narrative while not being based at all on the law, and they want to break rules that are affected by their unfair and unjustified punishment, so that the entire episode stays within their preconceived notions? In other words, I call bullschtein.
The Seattle PD was already dealing with a critical staffing shortage before the civil unrest and was working under 60 percent capacity. Many officers have transferred out to other departments. Some have either retired or quit outright, and more than two-thirds of police officers have indicated during their exit interviews that the Seattle City Council and other useless politicians are the reason for his or her departure. Notice, they didn’t say because of their Chief.
You would think that message would hit the City Council’s radar, but apparently not.
In 2019, SPD hired 108 new officers, the largest number of officers hired onto the force in over a decade. Of the 108 new hires, about 39 percent were people of color, which represents the biggest percentage of people of color hired in one year throughout the department’s history.
The SPD announced a breakdown of the ethnicity of cops who will be laid off, primarily based on seniority. It listed as 46 Asian, 47 Black, 56 Hispanic, 59 biracial, and 526 white officers. You read that right.
Herbold’s racist suggestion for firing police officers based only on their race is a clear violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which states “It is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or some other term, condition, or privilege of employment.”
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This is just another example of progressive politicians not giving a damn about the rule of law.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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