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Rantz: Police-defunding Seattle CM demands protection as residence targeted by feces

Oct 15, 2022, 7:54 PM | Updated: Oct 17, 2022, 9:33 am
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks to reporters. (Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images)

The socialist city councilwoman who led the efforts to defund and demonize the Seattle Police Department is again asking for special treatment.

City councilwoman Kshama Sawant’s residence has reportedly been defaced with feces at least four times this month. The last incident, on Oct. 13, is being investigated as a political or racial bias incident. It’s unclear if the genesis of the feces is human or animal.

Now, Sawant is demanding the SPD to post officers outside her home from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. until the suspect is arrested, according to multiple sources speaking to the Jason Rantz Show on the condition of anonymity.

Policing demands when she knows she has depleted the department’s staff

Sawant’s request comes as the department is dangerously understaffed, thanks to her efforts to defund and dismantle the department since 2020. The SPD has lost at least 135 officers this year — nearly 500 since 2020 — and cannot meet staffing minimums across any precinct and watch.

Concurrently, the city is experiencing a crime surge that’s resulted in a number of emphasis patrols — when they can spare the staff — in various neighborhoods.

Sawant did not respond to a weekend request for comment. It’s unclear if she has received protection yet or if she will at all. SPD would not confirm the request was made.

Sawant has history of hating cops — and asking for special treatment

This isn’t the first time Sawant asked for special treatment from the department she publicly loathes.

After getting anonymous threatening and rude emails, Sawant demanded that overburdened detectives focus their attention on tracking the suspect down.

And Sawant’s disdain for police is well-documented.

Sawant claimed black Seattleites are “targeted in fatal police shootings, arrests, and mass incarceration” by Seattle police. And she’s quick to label innocent cops “murderers.” She even went so far as to baselessly claim police were sent to Black Lives Matter rallies-turned-riots with “instructions to orchestrate violence, including repeated practices and patterns of repression and violence, with officers wearing riot gear and carrying tear gas spray canisters.”

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