Skip to comments.‘Trump … blinked, Seattle won,’ Durkan says as police get federal funds (trun)
Posted on 10/15/2018 1:25:19 PM PDT by Drango
The Trump administration, after threatening to withhold funds for Seattle in retaliation for the citys immigration policies, has agreed to hand over the money, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes.
Seattle and nearby jurisdictions have been approved for $657,975 in Justice Assistance Grant funds, the U.S. Department of Justice said in an Oct. 10 letter to the city.
Durkan and Holmes are declaring the news a victory for Seattle and its policies, ...
Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions blinked, Seattle won and public safety prevailed, Durkan said in a statement over the weekend.
The Trump administration has argued cities and counties with sanctuary policies are protecting illegal immigrants.
President Trump slammed sanctuary cities during his 2016 campaign and issued an executive order shortly after taking office that such jurisdictions would be cut off from federal grants.
Seattle sued the Trump administration over the executive order, and a Seattle judge declined to dismiss the lawsuit. But Sessions issued additional warnings about the Justice Assistance Grant funds, attracting defiant statements from local leaders each time.
Federal court rulings in August sided with jurisdictions like Seattle, bolstering the citys position, according to Durkans office.
Seattle will split the fiscal 2017 funds with King County and other jurisdictions in the region. The citys allocation will be $252,157, and the Seattle Police Department will use the money to pay three crime-prevention coordinators, according to Durkans office.
But Holmes said the city appears to have prevailed.
As we have said all along, there was never any legal basis to withhold this money, he said in a statement.
This latest decision hopefully reflects the Trump administrations full acquiescence to the right of Seattle to be a welcoming city.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...
I thank the Trump admin for trying. Next year.
This is very bad.
Nobody blinked, a-hole.
Next budget cycle, you are so screwed.
They shouldn’t take a victory lap quite yet.
On the basis of this report, in an election cycle, I’d say it isn’t over, and Durkin did something really stupid.
She poked the bear.
Doubt its over.
Oooohhh... probably not good to try to do a victory dance in his face....
Good luck next time
Durkan is an a-hole-ette.
She's a woman. Womyn? Womxn?
Yeah, I really don't know.
Trump didn’t blink. Sessions is a lousy lawyer.
Remove from budget.
No blinking required...............
This article is written in effort to infuriate DJT supporters. Another leftist fail.
“...Seattle and nearby jurisdictions have been approved for $657,975...”
That’ll really go a long way in a city the size of Seattle, much less nearby jurisdictions...LOL
Yep...she poked the bear, not good.
As long as they use the money to beat the crap out of Antifa, it is money well spent.
We’ll see. Possible that POTUS Trump and his administration decided to wait to pack the SCOTUS and lower federal courts before proceeding.
Sanctuary cities so very obviously violate both the letter of federal law and the Justice Department’s rules for acquiring law enforcement grants. This isn’t over.
You mean the same Seattle Times whose editors actually was recorded as rejoicing when Cheney got a heart attack?
They will, I hope. But on its face this is very upsetting.
A victory for the party of low expectations.
“Trump didnt blink. Sessions is a lousy lawyer.”
Correct. Sessions should have sent US marshals into Seattle to arrest the mayor and city council for sedition. A quick trial followed by a 20 year sentence in federal prison would end this fascist insurrection. If this crap continues, we’re looking at a shooting CW 2.0.
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