Seattle Police Officers Guild President Mike Solan issued a dire warning.
He said the “threat came from far left progressive activists pushing a neo-Marxist agenda across our entire city. And unfortunately, the unreasonable activist class now has control of our elected official and the fringe group on the Seattle City Council that are pushing their progressive ideology for de-funding the police. That’s why I need your viewership to help us at this time because
“Seattle’s policies are paving the way across this nation.”
I’ve said this before, they will metastasize in every major urban area.
I need everybody to get involved across this nation. To go to www.StopDefunding.com to push back against this far left progressive ideology that has everybody hostage by their activism.”
Solan was asked to respond to Seattle Mayor Durkan’s claim that President Trump “clearly targeted cities run by Democratic mayors.” and that “He’s using law enforcement as a political tool. I hate to say it, but I really believe that we are seeing the dry run for martial law. This is a president that is using law enforcement and federal forces for political purposes and that should be chilling to every American.”
Solan responded, “Clearly what the dry run for Seattle was, the CHAZ/CHOP experience where multiple people were shot and killed.”
“Now I ask for support from any local, state or federal law enforcement entity to help us in Seattle because we almost lost the ability to have less lethal tools that are effective in holding a riotous mob back,” Solan said.
“If we lost that tool we would have lost a precinct over this past weekend and the evidence is 60 cops were hurt by improvised explosive devices projectiles, wood, frozen water bottles [and] metal.
“So to deny any type of assistance from any law enforcement entity to me is unconscionable and I have yet to hear one elected official show concern for the officers that were hurt this past weekend.”
Solan said that if the de-funding goes through, “That move will make CHAZ/CHOP, the experience that it was, look like child’s play when you have up to 800 officers that will lose their jobs,” he continued, noting that “50 percent of the budget, is 85 percent salary.”
“Seattle will be a lawless wasteland.”