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Seattle Wants To Stop Prosecuting Criminals

The latest outrage from the Antifa city.

Seattle media personality Jason Rantz details the crumbling of a once great city. Now, Democrats in the town basically want to turn the city over to criminals. Isn’t this the plot of “The Dark Knight Rises”?

Rantz: Nicole Thomas-Kennedy could soon destroy Seattle as we know it. Thomas-Kennedy is a police and prison abolitionist who wants to dismantle the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. She is a former public defender who says most misdemeanor crimes should not be prosecuted. And given her support for so-called anti-fascists, she’s better labeled the Antifa candidate. Thomas-Kennedy won the primary for Seattle city attorney, ousting a three-term incumbent who rarely prosecutes crimes. She now faces Ann Davison, a moderate Republican lawyer and arbitrator.

Thomas-Kennedy may very well be the most extreme, fringe candidate running for office in the entire country. But in Seattle, she seems to fit right in. Even a cursory glance of Thomas-Kennedy’s Twitter feed provides a terrifying look at what drives her activism.

A pinned tweet at the top of her Twitter feed says this: “Despite decades of reform, the criminal punishment system still targets the most marginalized. “It’s time to dismantle this racist system and build structures of community-led accountability and true public safety.” But wait, there’s more.

The abolitionist believes property destruction is a “moral imperative” and cheers on Antifa thugs who burn property in riots. Thomas-Kennedy pretends Antifa and Black Lives Matter agitators didn’t commit violence during the notorious “Summer of Love” that created a deadly autonomous zone. She calls police “Nazis” and “oppressors” that must be defunded and abolished. She claims prosecutors “target” marginalized communities. And, of course, she wants to end capitalism and refers to the United States as “Amerikkka.” She’s not the only abolitionist who won her Seattle primary, either.

Local activist, lawyer and police abolitionist Nikkita Oliver beat her pro-business Democrat in the primary for at-large city councilmember. Oliver was a leading organizer during Seattle’s autonomous zone. And while not quite as extreme, current Council President Lorena Gonzalez is in a tight race for mayor. She helped lead the defund movement with promises to cut 50% of the budget while trying to find a legal way to fire White cops for being, well, White. While Oliver and Gonalez would help push Seattle further toward the city’s brink, Thomas-Kennedy’s race is much more meaningful.

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The city attorney has prosecutorial discretion and can run the office without much Council interference. If an abolitionist takes over, there is no turning back. Seattle will never recover. For those of us who live and work here, as I do, it’s hard to imagine Seattle further deteriorating. The Seattle Police Department has lost 300 officers since last year. That’s roughly a third of its force. Officers are leaving because of ongoing defund activism from the Seattle City Council. Consequently, the city experienced a 26-year-high homicide rate in 2020. The city is on pace to break that record this year.

And homelessness has never been worse: encampments are everywhere, with the homeless growing increasingly violent. Many of them are repeat offenders who are either rarely prosecuted or never see meaningful jail time. The latest high-profile incidents involve a homeless mob attacking a young family and a tourist being viciously beaten and robbed in broad daylight. Two arrests reveal the suspects have long criminal histories…

With crime already on the rise, can Seattle withstand a city attorney who aims to dismantle the entire office? After all, she wants “abolition, not reform.” The overall outcome of Thomas-Kennedy’s low-to-no prosecution will likely be anarchy or vigilante justice. And there are already rumblings of more Seattle officers saying they’ll quit rather than work in a city that gives this kind of activist so much power. This won’t end well for Seattle.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Doppelgänger
Doppelgänger
1 month ago

Great! Let the criminals continue to weak havoc in Seattle. Seattle is a lost cause filled with people determined to drink the Democrat sewer water.

The one caveat must be that those fools must stay there. We don’t want them leaving when things get unbearable and infiltrating our communities and spreading their poisonous filth

Doppelgänger
Doppelgänger
1 month ago

Really, Lifezette, I can’t write the word “Phoools” in a comment? That causes comments to be censored?

This site is pathetic. Aside from low traffic, I think I know why no one comments here.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

great

Petercat
Petercat
1 month ago

Let’s get this over with. Elect the most radical candidates for every position in Seattle and let it burn as an example for the rest of America.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Bye bye tourism & lose cruise lines since passengers cant enjoy city pre /post cruise.
Lose $$$$$

Streak
Streak
1 month ago

Those idiots got what they had coming to them Brain Dead Idiots

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Government run blue cities and states want chaos and mayhem.What they are doing is self destruction.As these cities and states continue to implode,the citizen will continue to pull up stakes and move to cities and states that have law and order.

luci lin
luci lin
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous

The trouble is they make life hard where they move. They often still do their job from home, buy houses increasing the difficulty for residents to get a new home they can afford, make more traffic, use more resources where ever they move and make life miserable for the good, honest conservatives that want their state the way it was before the invasion of Portland, Seattle and LA deserters.

Ric
Ric
29 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous

But they carry their screwd up ways on to the next city!! \They voted for these Democrats.. Live with it and stop polluting other great cities and states!! When does CW2.0 start?

Woodie thompson
Woodie thompson
1 month ago

Stop prosecuting ? Prosecuting who ? They defundedthe police who’ll catch the ones to prosecute ? What’s the point ?

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
1 month ago

Maybe one of those criminals she doesn’t want to prosecute will handle the problem for the city. But speaking of unmitigated BS…

FAITH Wiener
FAITH Wiener
1 month ago

Are the leaders of that city “Brain Dead” ? That is truly the most ridiculous, idiotic idea ever !

Old Fur Trapper
Old Fur Trapper
1 month ago

Looked like a good hit to me! I would have done two or three of them in self defense! And Seattle is lost! Trash for city officials and declining police force! Time for any businesses and decent people to get the Hell out of there! Just leave it all behind and find somewhere where law and order still prevail. NOT WA OR OR!

T.Dayton
T.Dayton
1 month ago

My advise is to leave the city to the loons and we’ll see how things work out.

sackwack
sackwack
1 month ago

Why don’t all the thugs and politicians just get it over with. Burn down the whole damn city. I, for one, am so sick of it and don’t care what these crazies do anymore.

Southern Belle
Southern Belle
1 month ago

STOP PEDDLING your ad informatiion about MONEY! That is NOT the topic!

CashGirl
CashGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Southern Belle

And it’s a big-time scam!! It makes me so annoyed that lifezette and other websites, allow them to advertise their schemes! I haven’t decided for sure yet, but am considering unsubscribing to the site. :-(

Good Luck luck
Good Luck luck
1 month ago

Where does Portland find these Nut-Jobs, lets just let criminals run free and do what ever they want.

Lou G
Lou G
1 month ago

I believe all criminals should go to Seattle. They are not offended. They should have a tourist commercial which welcomes all losers.

CashGirl
CashGirl
1 month ago

Take your scam and go away — get lost!!

Omega 2
Omega 2
1 month ago

PROSECUTE THE STUPID MAYOR INSTEAD FOR VIOLATING HER OATH OF OFFICE!

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
1 month ago

I do not give a flying fk about Seattle. When it burns to the ground II will cheer the abject stupidity thrat caused it and hope they all burn with it.

luci lin
luci lin
1 month ago

The lunatics are loose in Seattle. I just don[t want these same dimwits moving to Idaho. They are doing enough damage already.