Good morning, and welcome to bizarro world. The United States Department of Justice, which continues to litigate a consent decree against the Ctiy of Seattle for overpolicing, is accusing the City of Seattle of being an “anarchist jurisdiction” for placing restrictions on its police force. And in response to the city’s refusal to accept federal support for SPD over the summer, the DOJ is… threatening to withdraw federal support for SPD? But hey, at least the DOJ is finally doing its part to “defund SPD.”
Here’s the news.
KING, KIRO, KOMO, the New York Post, and the Washington Examiner report that the Department of Justice has declared Seattle, Portland, and New York City to be “anarchist jurisdictions” as a first step toward withholding federal funding from the cities.
Q13 interviews SPD interim Chief Adrian Diaz.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog previews the Council’s vote today on a new, higher budget from the Madison RapidRide bus route.
The Urbanist argues that the City Council’s “climate note” change to its internal legislative sumarries is a “misguided distraction.”
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