Only last summer the Seattle City Council endorsed — but did not ultimately adopt — the radical proposal to cut the police department’s budget by 50 percent, the Seattle Times reported.
Some candidates at the Downtown Seattle Association’s mayor discussion instead endorsed raising the city police department’s budget and hiring more cops.
“I think the pendulum has swung against defund the police,” said candidate Lance Randall. “You can see it in these forums—the people who used to talk about it either don’t talk about it anymore or are now actively backpedaling.”
Randall himself suffered from Seattle’s lawlessness last Saturday when he caught two thieves trying to steal a car’s catalytic converter. more here