President Joe Biden has made a real mess of things in his relatively short time behind the desk inside the Oval Office.
And while American workers struggle to get by in the Biden Economy, it’s Biden’s Crime Wave that has many American families most worried.
And now this deep blue city is responding to its surging crime rates by making some crimes, essentially, legal.
Biden’s Crime Wave comes to Seattle
If skyrocketing crime rates are making your municipality look bad, one way to make the numbers look better is to make some of those crimes legal.
Sure, the bad things will still be happening, but you see, they will no longer be crimes.
That is essentially what is happening in King County, Washington – home of the uber woke city, Seattle.
The Seattle Police Department reports last year they responded to 47,773 reported crimes – a 10% increase from 2020, and up nearly 13% from 2019.
The number of both violent crime and property crime have increased.
And so far, 2022 is outpacing 2021.
Mayors in several King County cities have requested the county government do something to address the runaway crime.
And they are – according to Seattle conservative talk radio host, Jason Rantz, King County officials are tackling the “intersectionality of communities adversely impacted by the criminal legal system.”
Restorative Community Pathways
Earlier this year, the far-Left King County government launched a new “crime diversion program” meant to utilize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to better understand criminals.
The program offered dangerous juveniles caught committing crimes the chance to stay out of jail.
Some of the offenses that were eligible for the new diversion program included, bringing a gun to school, committing assault, stealing cars and several other felonies.
Instead of standing before a judge and possibly facing a prison sentence, juvenile hall, or at least a probation period, the young criminals were admitted into the “Restorative Community Pathways” (RCP) program.
RCP suspects would plead their case in front of a community panel of “activists.”
From there, the panel of community activists would go on to decide creative ways for the young criminal to be “held accountable.”
Social justice over actual justice
And as you can tell by the increasing crime rates, the program has been so effective, the County will soon extend the program to adults.
A King County spokesman told Rantz the program will be offered to approximately 1,000 suspects, “facing their first-time, low-level felony property and drug-related offenses such as theft, car theft, possessing stolen property/identification/financial information, selling stolen property, damaging property, and drug crimes.”
In the face of rising crime rates, adult car-jackers and drug dealers in Seattle and the surrounding areas will now be cuddled by Left-wing non-profit organizations instead of facing jail time.
It is important to note who will be making up the “community panel of activists.”
Rantz is reporting the County is only considering organizations and providers that institutionally hold a “progressive worldview,” and commit to “social justice.”
According to the RFP document, to be selected, providers must fight back against the systemically racist, homophobic, transphobic and patriarchal criminal legal system.
“Providers will be expected to demonstrate an understanding and a commitment to the principles of equity and social justice as shown through their staffing and board development, services tailored to community need, and commitment to social justice and continuous improvement,” the document read. “One aspect of this work includes understanding – at both a program and system level – structural and institutional racism as it plays out for individuals involved in the criminal legal system and the disparate impacts on individuals’ collective experiences and outcomes compared to the population.”
Further proving this program is about social justice and not actual justice, the RFP document indicates organizations will earn special consideration if they’re “centered around the unique needs of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQ+, young adults (18-25), and/or any other intersecting populations.”