There’s very little out of Seattle that can surprise us anymore, but Seattle radio host Jason Rantz has a piece up Monday about an experimental program in King County that would have the “community” decide what to do with first-time, non-violent offenders, with restitution for the victim coming from the taxpayers (with a cap of, say, $500).
Under a new, experimental program in Seattle and King County, first-time criminals will not see jail time for their crimes nor pay restitution. Who will? Taxpayers, of course.https://t.co/IAsr7MLB7m
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) November 30, 2020
Under an experimental program in King County, first-time criminals will not see jail time for crimes, nor pay restitution. Instead, the suspects get a pass from any jailtime or record, with the “community” choosing the punishment. Plus, as an added bonus, county taxpayers will quite literally pay for the crimes.
Under the “restorative justice” program, non-violent, first-time felons will face a non-profit community panel to decide how the offender will be held accountable. But [King County Prosecutor Dan] Satterberg won’t define what he means by accountability.
“We can send that person instead (of jail) to a community accountability group, who will define what they think accountability means,” Satterberg told KOMO TV.
There’s a Seattle movement to literally abolish jails while justifying violence against cops and the destruction of corporations. Should they get to define what accountability means?
Rantz adds that the $6.2 million funding for the program comes from what would have gone to the sheriff’s office. And the money to pay restitution? That will come from the taxpayers.
Total destruction of a beautiful, once great American city. An absolute tragedy.
— lisa m (@michelelf8) November 30, 2020
I can’t comprehend the mentality of the people who live in Seattle who accept policies like this. What do they think the outcome will be?
— President-Elect Kraken Number 6 (@TheChuck1nator) November 30, 2020
You get a freebie? Let's see how long that lasts.
— Mark Bowlin (@MLBowlin) November 30, 2020
So does this mean I should go to seattle to get a new computer? I've never committed a crime and need a new computer. So the first one is free?
— Steven Millsap (@MillsapSteven) November 30, 2020
You're thinking too small. Hit a bank my dude, first one's free…
— Q-bert (@q_bert1) November 30, 2020
But you’ll get busted for breaking lockdown?
— Emil Prohorchuck (@EProhorchuck) November 30, 2020
Used to be a taxpayer on the Left coast. I cringe at the amount of my money wasted on the lib elite social experiments.
— Usaiscraycray (@usaiscraycray) November 30, 2020
Gosh. If only there were some sort of theory that would predict what will happen when you eliminate penalties for doing it.
— Scott Drum (@scottdrum) November 30, 2020
Reason #79 that moving companies are doing well in places like Seattle and Portland
— Nitemiche (@Nitemiche) November 30, 2020
Anyone moving out of Seattle should surrender their voting rights. We don’t need this non sense spreading to other areas.
— The Adults have left the room (@Pomansparadise) November 30, 2020
I can see the nut jobs on the Minneapolis City Council wanting to try this.
— SWA (@scotswa1) November 30, 2020
The taxpayers of Seattle ought to relocate elsewhere. The bogus policies will disappear real quick.
— jdl (@jeremyLVCAS) November 30, 2020
No. Those that voted for these morons need to stay where they are and reap the consequences. They wanted this. They shouldn't get to flee to a better area and ruin that place too.
— Kilomikealpha76 (@kilomikealpha76) November 30, 2020
America deserves this hell coming at us. We have lapsed into this self entitled selfish existence ever since President Reagan left the office. Maybe we will wake up when everyone realize what a shit hole we are spiraling into. Or maybe not.
— Simba (@SimbaRW) November 30, 2020
This is insane. I think if I ever wished to be a criminal, I'd move to Seattle.
— John Hancock (@JohnHan24674542) November 30, 2020
I left a decade ago. So glad I did.
— Sweet Karolina (@SweetRuakh) November 30, 2020
Seattle is just embarrassing 😳
— D sheld⭐⭐⭐ (@sheld_d) November 30, 2020
The prosecutor says it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, though, and if you screw up again, then they’ll see you in court.
CHOP is back, and Seattle is paying a former pimp $150,000 to be the city’s ‘street czar’ https://t.co/LWnuBEuPW4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 23, 2020