In recent years, the far left in some cities has launched a campaign against police. In Seattle, things have gotten so bad that police officers are abandoning the city.
My Northwest reports:
‘Mass exodus’ of Seattle officers over disgust with city leadership
The Seattle Police Department is experiencing a “mass exodus” of officers due to a lack of support from the city, an aggressive Office of Professional Accountability, and toxic city politics, multiple law enforcement sources confirm to the Jason Rantz Show.
Over the course of just one week, one officer was told that 21 colleagues announced they left or planned to leave the department. Records indicate the department has seen 41 departures through the first five months of the year, putting them on pace to exceed last year’s 79 officer separations.
These losses aren’t solely due to attrition. These are young and mid-career officers who are unhappy with the city.
“There are lots of people walking out the door,” an officer explained. “This is a mass exodus. We’re losing people left and right. Why stick around when the City Council doesn’t appreciate you? [These officers are] fleeing the ‘Seattle mentality.’”
What happens when Seattle has an emergency? Are the city’s many left wing activists going to deal with it?