Politician Who Defunded The Police Called 911 To Report A Crime She Wants To Legalize
Seattle City Councilwoman Lisa Herbold has been one of the drivers of the defund the police movement in that city. She also is pushing a law that would give blanket immunity for misdemeanor crimes as long as the person committing the crime was “poor, homeless, drug-addicted, or (had) a mental illness.” Apparently, like so many other liberals, Herbold thinks her wonderful ideas shouldn’t apply when she’s the one being victimized.
On Friday, a man tossed a rock through her living room window and Herbold called the police. You know, the police she wants to defund because vandalism, a crime she doesn’t think the poor, homeless, drug-addicted, or mentally ill should be punished for, was committed against her.
According to Herbold, “she was on the west side of the living room near the kitchen when she heard a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot and dove into the kitchen for cover.” When one of those awful cops she wants to defund showed up to help, she told the officer, “her staff has received anonymous phone threats recently, but nothing in particular that links the threats to today’s incident.”
So, interesting question. If Lisa Herbold’s law passed and someone were to pay poor, homeless, and mentally ill people $5 to throw rocks at Lisa Herbold’s house, would they be convicted of a crime even if they didn’t fit into those categories? Maybe, but what if that person paid someone who was mentally ill to do it for them? These sound like jokey, ridiculous questions, but Seattle is getting so detached from reality that these are issues that need to be considered. Meanwhile, police officers are leaving the Seattle force in droves and the city is on pace to have the highest number of homicides that it has seen in years.
At the end of the day, mistakes like the ones Seattle is making tend to be self-correcting problems because guess what? People can virtue signal all they want, but no one wants a rock thrown through their window.
Author: John Hawkins