The “Poverty Defense” Coming Soon To A City Near You

The hypocrisy of the left is absolutely astounding. With the cry of “defund the police” being shouted from the rooftops in our most liberal shithole cities, why is it that the very people crying for it end up calling the police when something happens, to them? Lisa Herbold, a Seattle city councilmember, has said she has ways in which she would like to defund the police. To add to that, she also wants make life easier for those charged with minor offenses by not charging them.

According to KTTH-AM radio host Jason Rantz, on December 11th, a rock was thrown through a living room window of Ms. Herbold’s home. She called the police and in its now redacted report, it states that, “she was on the west side of the living room near the kitchen when she heard a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot and dove into the kitchen for cover.”

A neighbor did see the suspect and described him as being “a clean-shaven white man in a black hoodie with jeans who was “unathletic and a bad runner.” Of course, when asked to follow up with the police, the neighbor refused.

The hypocrisy here knows no bounds. One of the laws that Ms. Herbold wants to have passed is known as the “poverty defense.” If passed, anyone who committed misdemeanors out of reasons of need would not be prosecuted. Really?

So, let’s say that you steal something from someone. You can then turn around and say, “I needed that to buy food for my family.” The DA would then not prosecute you based on the fact that you are poor and needed whatever it was so you could sell or pawn it. But will they really be using the money for food? I doubt it. As with many thieves, it will go to support a drug habit that the city can’t cure.

Herbold said in a presentation that, “It’s giving people an opportunity to tell their stories and giving judges and juries the opportunity to hear those stories and make a decision based on the values of our city.” I can only imagine that she is not the only wackjob in Washington State who thinks that this is a good idea.

To make an already unbelievably stupid story even more stupid, Rantz points out that Herbold’s legislation would also extend the same protections to those who were “experiencing symptoms of a behavioral health disorder” when they committed the crime. What?

So, was the Dec. 11 incident at Herbold’s home one of the cases that by her very own definition should not be prosecuted? I wonder. Actually, I don’t. I’m sure that I already know the answer to that question.

Even though Herbold wants a criminal investigation into this man, as would most sane individuals, she has a serious aversion to putting people in jail who are threats to society.

Let’s look at it for just a second. With this CHAZ/CHOP insanity over the summer, crime went up 500%. They overwhelmingly proved that they couldn’t police themselves. So, who then?

What is wrong with these leftist fools? Between defunding the police and making misdemeanors legal, you pretty much have a city where if you have an excuse that they will accept, then you get away with the crime. You don’t think that the human vermin that prey on the law abiding citizens of any city are going to figure all of this out?

Will they even arrest this excrement if a law abiding citizen calls them? Or will they not even waste the time?

Where does this leave us? Why are the decent citizens of this country left to fend for themselves over perceived and many times false claims of police brutality?

It is sickening and quite maddening.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have forced us into kowtowing to the radical left because they are too afraid to stand up to them. They don’t want to be called a racist and subsequently have their careers and livelihoods erased by the scum from ANTIFA, BLM and the rest of the radical left.

It is more than a little unfortunate that we are being held hostage by these brainless idiots. And that is exactly what it is. It is state sanctioned fascism from the left. The legal kidnapping of our very right to free speech and free choice.