***There is a chance that this letter is a forgery. Malca is looking into it***
***UPDATE 2: the salient point appears valid. The refusal to engage without access to the right tools***
https://spdblotter.seattle.gov/author/bestc/ List of letters Chief Best has written.
Chief’s Statement Regarding Judge Robart’s Temporary Restraining Order on the City Council’s Ban on Crowd Control Tools
Written by Chief Carmen Best on July 25, 2020 10:01 am
Letter to City Council Regarding Council Ordinance 119805 – Crowd Control Tools ?
Written by Chief Carmen Best on July 23, 2020 4:30 pm
https://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2020/07/23/letter-to-city-council-regarding-council-ordinance-119805-crowd-control-tools-%ef%bb%bf/ If I am not allowed to lawfully equip officers with the tools they have been trained to use to protect the community and themselves, it would be reckless to have them confront this level of violence under the current legal restrictions imposed by Council.
The letter mentions the wrong number. The city bill was 119805. After the City Council approved it, it became Ord 126102
http://seattle.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4564636&GUID=90EDF5B4-7607-43BB-A99C-514C0B51CB56&Options=ID%7CText%7C&Search=chemicalHistory of CB119085 until it passed
AN ORDINANCE relating to the Seattle Police Department; banning the ownership, purchase, rent, storage, or use of crowd control weapons; and adding a new Section 3.28.146 to the Seattle Municipal Code.
The ordinance itself http://seattle.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8656981&GUID=8C1C2C66-AB23-4984-A059-CF0E6D1D9DCB
My comment did not post.
The ordinance number is incorrect– I have the link.
The effective date is incorrect — I have the link.
I don’t believe the letter is authentic.
Will try re-posting the links.
Several years ago, we did several videos from various Swedish police departments where they stated the same thing, except they did not blame the government policy of mass Islamic and African immigration, but did say that women are no longer safe on the streets especially in groups, and that the police could no longer protect them. This is not a coincidence. This is the result of well planned policies by international leftist groups properly called, the COMINTERN.
2015: Swedish police force admit they can no longer protect women, offer advice on how women can prevent gang rape by giving up freedom of mobility.
The Seattle police chief is sending out letters telling residents: "We cannot enforce the law. You are on your own." pic.twitter.com/89jyezSBMS
— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 25, 2020