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Tue Aug 18, 2020, 08:51 AM

Seattle Police Defund is a 1% budget cut

Seattle's CIty Council did not defund the police. It cut the police budget by 1%.
The cut worked out to a $3M of a $400M budget. Far less than the 50% the protesters were calling for.

Conservative pundits & cable news groups have used the word 'defund' which implies a complete elimination of all monies.
Semi-defund would be a more accurate term for what actually occurred. A 1% budget cut is not a de-funding, it's a small step...a very small step.

Seattle City Council made all departments, not just the police, cut the current and next year's budgets to help the city recover some of the CoVid costs.

If you see and respond to a 'defund' posting anywhere, make sure you correct the nut-jobs explaining it was a 1% budget cut, not a defund.

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Reply Seattle Police Defund is a 1% budget cut (Original post)
SmartVoter22 Aug 2020 OP
Loki Liesmith Aug 2020 #1
democrattotheend Aug 2020 #3
Loki Liesmith Aug 2020 #4
DonaldsRump Aug 2020 #2
maxsolomon Aug 2020 #5
uponit7771 Aug 2020 #6
Celerity Aug 2020 #7

Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:06 AM

1. Budgets generally increase year over year

So a 1% cut could be quite significant.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:21 AM

3. But in light of the declining revenues and budget cuts brought on by the coronavirus

It's likely that Seattle, like most cities, is having to cut its budget everywhere, not just police. In that context it hardly seems significant.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:40 AM

4. Fair enough

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:38 AM

2. I am not sure how budgets anywhere are increasing for the next FY

They are extremely lucky to only have a 1% cut

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:55 AM

5. And it was still enough to make the Police Chief quit.

ONE PERCENT.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:59 AM

6. But MAGA cultist want to defund the Post Office

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 11:16 AM

7. right wingers would not even start to be happy until the police budget was tripled to 1.2 billion &

every single copper was kitted out like our Nordic Battle Group here.



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