The following article, Cop-Strapped Seattle Could Lose 200 Officers to Arbitrary COVID Mandates, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Seattle, like many other cities around this great nation of ours, is in the midst of a summer crime wave that has many residents wondering, where are the cops?
In the wake of length and widespread protests over police brutality in 2020, departments and municipalities from coast to coast enacted new rules regarding how officers conducted themselves and treated suspects. This led to a great many resignations, particularly in Democrat-led cities where the anti-police fervor was more pronounced.
Seattleites may be facing a new culling of the herd in the coming weeks as well, as COVID vaccine mandates threaten to prohibit up to 200 officers from working.
Some 200 Seattle police officers may lose their jobs due to their resistance to getting vaccinated against COVID-19 or handing over personal medical data, according to a report.
That represents about 20 percent of the department’s deployable staff and the ailing agency has already lost 300 cops following last year’s push to defund law enforcement organizations, KTTH conservative talk radio host Jason Rantz reported Monday.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a sweeping order in August requiring most state employees to get vaccinated by Oct. 18 or face termination. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan put out a similar mandate for city employees, including police officers, the Seattle Times reported last month.
And this could be a cautionary tale as well, especially as other government agencies grapple with decisions over whether or not to require inoculations.
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