Skip to comments.(Socialist) Sawant Introduces Amendment To Cap Seattle Police Salaries
Posted on 08/03/2020 5:37:45 PM PDT by Libloather
SEATTLE, WA - Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant introduced a budget amendment Monday, seeking to limit officers' annual compensation, including overtime pay, to $150,000. Sawant's amendment is among dozens of others being debated at the council, as members near a committee vote on changes to the mayor's proposed 2020 rebalanced budget.
The council launched a budget inquest into police department spending in early June, amid calls from protesters and community leaders to cut SPD's budget in half, redirecting funds to community-led services and public safety programs. Seven of nine councilmembers have publicly voiced support for the 50 percent reduction goal, but the cuts implemented under this year's budget could be much lower.
A vote on the package of police budget cuts is planned for Wednesday, August 5.
Sawant noted that officers were paid more than $6 million in overtime, just in the first 12 days of Seattle protests, which began in late May after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
"I have no objection to police officers making decent wages, but just like city executives, there's no reason why the city should be paying officers more than $150,000 a year, which is more than the overwhelming majority of workers in our city are paid," Sawant said. "Those high wages should go to teachers, social workers, other workers who do so much good for our community, rather than building up in overtime that police officers get paid for abusing protesters."
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Or “Idiot Sawant”.
This is what happens when you let a communist get
their foot in the door.
Right now we have too many in our society.
She’s the Gift that keeps on Giving. The first time someone gets a raise for performance, her “Fairness” philosophy falls apart...
A fine idea;
Most patrol officers, who bear the brunt of all the current abuse, etc., and, who never have a choice about where and when they confront the ‘beast’, (’special’ unit officers, SWAT, etc., get to choose on what terms they confront the ‘beast’), will NEVER get to that level of salary or benefits. The politically connected will, with a commensurate drain on the pension fund that was designed to be the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for the beat cop who got the shit beat out of him for 20+ years.
Socialist? BS. She’s a full-on rat bastard commie.
The bitty wouldnt cap her salary would she? Give away half of what she earns? I didnt think so.
The Sawant Shrill Rashneesh. She is doing the same as the crazy in Oregon did. Building a political base by moving in people, mostly the homeless and of course young punk commies.
She is an evil person.
“Kshama Sawant introduced a budget amendment Monday, seeking to limit officers’ annual compensation, including overtime pay, to $150,000.”
I never thought I would agree with anything she might do, but I agree with this.
America needs to rid itself of this commie India Indian kook, ASAP.
Stop tolerating the intolerable . Its ruining our country .....These far Left foreigners have NO PLACE in our elected governments . Regardless of if stupid constituents are willing to vote for their asses
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