Seattle Is Now Literally Policing Hate Speech
Move over murderers, Seattle PD have bigger fish to fry.
On Monday, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best told city residents to report hate speech and “racist name-calling.”
Joined by King-5 News anchor Lori Matsukawa, Best went to Twitter to “remind everyone that hate has no place in our community.”
Washington State is no place for hate. In a show of solidarity, @LoriMatsukawa joined me to remind everyone that hate has no place in our community. Report hate, including racist name calling, to 911. We are here to help, and will respond to investigate. #WeGotThisSeattle pic.twitter.com/cFGkYopbVW
— Chief Carmen Best (@carmenbest) March 31, 2020
Seattle was also one of the first-hit cities in the US by the Chinese coronavirus when the pandemic hit a nursing home last month. The Seattle-area Life Care Center of Kirkland was the de facto epicenter for the virus as of two weeks ago.
Latest: Employees at Life Care Center of Kirkland are being tested. We just got results from @KCPubHealth:
47 – Tested Positive
24 – Tested Negative
1 – Inconclusive
5 – Pending results
18 – Pending specimen collection (planned 3/14)
95 symptomatic. @KIRO7Seattle @WADeptHealth pic.twitter.com/R9pSqqUYDu
— Alison Grande (@AlisonKIRO7) March 14, 2020
Ironically, as Jason Rantz of MyNorthWest reported, the Seattle Police Department said that officers should not book suspects for most misdemeanor charges due to the pandemic:
Assistant Chief Steve Hirjak emailed officers Tuesday afternoon with the news that most misdemeanor bookings will no longer be accepted. The exceptions including Assault 4, DUI, restraining order/no contact violations, stalking, and communication with a minor… Examples of crimes that won’t be booked include shoplifting, property damage under $750, animal abuse, discharging a firearm, prohibited carry of a weapon, obstructing a law enforcement officer, trespassing, and vehicle prowling.
So arrest people for hate speech, but leave most actual crimes alone? That barely even makes sense on opposite day.
The worldview of the Left is truly dangerous and will pursue chaos at all costs, no matter who it hurts in the process. All while pretending to care about “the little guy,” of course.
In Seattle 2020, it seems that only criminals who also use offensive language while committing their crimes will be brought to justice.