The city of Seattle has been the scene of countless riots and crimes over the last few years.
Things have gotten so bad that some public employees now need security escorts to get to an from work.
Maybe defunding the police wasn’t such a great idea after all.
FOX News reports:
Seattle’s crime prompts security escorts for county employees amid new push to defund police
Seattle’s downtown is now considered so dangerous that King County employees will be escorted by security guards to buses, trains and ferries as part of a new program. Private sector workers won’t have such option.
The new initiative, dubbed the Walking Bus pilot program, was announced internally to King County employees Wednesday — the same day the city council, seemingly going against the wishes of Seattle voters’ rejection of the defund police movement, proposed a nearly $11 million cut from the force.
According to the King County website, the Walking Bus pilot program will take effect on Nov. 15. Starting that day, county employees will be able to “join their colleagues and a Facilities Management Division (FMD) Security Escort each evening walking to the King Street Station and the Coleman Dock from the downtown campus.”
The meeting spot will be at the 4th Ave. Entrance to the King County Courthouse, as the 3rd Ave. entrance was recently closed because individuals living in a homeless encampment on the street had increasingly been attacking or harassing workers and visitors, KTTH Conservative Talk Radio reported.
Did you ever think you would see this in an American city?
EXCLUSIVE: Seattle is so dangerous that the King County government will now have security escort its staff to their bus, train, or ferry for their commute home.
Their offices are in the county courthouse building. How embarrassing this city has become.https://t.co/WnWUU7QKXh
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) November 11, 2021
Crime-ravaged Seattle is now so dangerous city staff will have security escorts https://t.co/fKJCn0yuge
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) November 11, 2021
Why do the law abiding taxpayers of Seattle put up with living this way?