An avowed socialist Seattle City Councilwoman who supports defunding the local police department is ripping cops for failing to protect her against someone who is throwing feces on her property.
Kshama Sawant, a self-described socialist, complained in a letter to police this week that they are “failing to investigate” what she claimed are a half-dozen instances of a politically motivated person throwing feces into her yard,” KCPQ-TV reported.
“There is obviously a glaring inconsistency between this approach and the way in which former Mayor Durkan, after a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest was held a short distance from her mansion, was provided with a 24-hour stakeout for a full year,” Sawant noted in the letter, going on to suggest that she deserves police protection as a result of the incidents. “As a socialist City Councilmember who has participated in Black Lives Matter protests, I am being told that my case of six threatening incidents involving human excrement doesn’t merit even a serious investigation, let alone protection.”
Her complaint comes as staffing at the Seattle Police Department, which has had recruiting difficulties for years, is at a 30-year low, with officers streaming out of the department in recent years as the ‘defund’ movement grew in popularity in the far-left city. Nevertheless, the department sought the public’s help this week in attempting to catch the suspect after releasing photos.
“Friends of the victim were watching the home when the suspect threw a plastic bag, containing several individual bags of suspected human feces, into the yard,” the police said without identifying the councilwoman as the victim. “The friends confronted the suspect and snapped multiple photos as he ran away. Witnesses described the suspect…as an Asian man, approximately 5-foot 4-inches tall.”
Fox News added more detail:
Sawant was a leader of the charge to defund the police in Seattle over the last few years and proposed to slash the department’s budget by $85 million in 2020, KIRO-TV reported. She was among the hundreds of protesters who occupied city hall in 2020 for about an hour, demanding then-Mayor Jenny Durkan resign and that the police department be defunded.
Seattle Police told KCPQ-TV that they take all incidents of criminal activity seriously.
“The department takes incidents involving public officials seriously, and investigators have canvassed for evidence, gathered information from witnesses and reviewed everything collected thus far,” the department said in a statement. “At this time, the department has not found any evidence this case would meet the city or state standards for hate crime laws, but SPD will follow available leads should new information arise. The department encourages anyone with additional information about this case to contact police.”