Jason Rantz: Can’t make this up. Seattle city attorney candidate wins primary and vows to abolish office
Nicole Thomas-Kennedy may quickly destroy Seattle as we all know it.
Thomas-Kennedy is a police and jail abolitionist who desires to dismantle the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. She is a former public defender who says most misdemeanor crimes shouldn’t be prosecuted. And given her help for so-called anti-fascists, she’s higher labeled the Antifa candidate.
Thomas-Kennedy received the primary for Seattle city attorney, ousting a three-term incumbent who not often prosecutes crimes. She now faces Ann Davison, a reasonable Republican lawyer and arbitrator.
Thomas-Kennedy could very effectively be probably the most excessive, fringe candidate working for office in your complete nation. But in Seattle, she appears to match proper in. Even a cursory look of Thomas-Kennedy’s Twitter feed supplies a terrifying take a look at what drives her activism.
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A pinned tweet on the high 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 construct constructions of community-led accountability and true public security.”
But wait, there’s more.
The abolitionist believes property destruction is a “ethical crucial” 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 lethal autonomous zone. She calls police “Nazis” and “oppressors” that have to be defunded and abolished. She claims prosecutors “goal” marginalized communities. And, in fact, she wants to finish capitalism and refers to the United States as “Amerikkka.”
She’s not the only abolitionist who won her Seattle primary, either.
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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.
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.
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The massive homeless encampment occupies prime real estate along the city’s busiest street with picturesque views of the Space Needle. On July 27, a mob from the encampment attacked a couple and their 2-week-old child with a machete, a large wooden stick, rocks, and other weapons.
The couple went to the encampment to recover items stolen the night before in a car prowl. In Seattle, police are seldom allowed to enter encampments, and they are infrequently used to recover stolen items from break-ins due to critical staffing shortages and more pressing crimes.
After locating and retrieving their stolen items, the victims retreated to their car as the mob attacked them. Surveillance camera from a nearby business filmed the entire incident.
Prosecutors charged John Rosser and Mario Miller with second-degree assault. Both are homeless with lengthy criminal records. Rosser allegedly attacked the suspect with a machete and a 2×4. Before throwing a rock at the car windshield, Miller allegedly attacked the male victim with a five-foot-long wooden pole. The suspects have a combined 17 felony and at least seven misdemeanor convictions between them.
Thomas-Kennedy has vowed not to prosecute the very misdemeanors the two suspects previously faced, including assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.
“The prosecutor’s moral obligation is to search justice, however there’s no justice in prosecuting individuals for crimes of survival and poverty, or in making the lives of individuals in determined conditions worse. The very least that the city attorney may do is to cease prosecuting individuals for many misdemeanors,” Thomas-Kennedy said.
While the abolitionist routinely cites the “crimes of survival” speaking level, she fully ignores the victims. We ought to cease pretending stealing booze or ransacking Target is about survival. Instead, we should always deal with the financial hardship these crimes create – significantly for the reason that criminals she’d let go will return to victimizing others. In Thomas-Kennedy’s world, insurance coverage corporations will cowl the losses,
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