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This one’s a great example. The officer should be terminated. But he won’t be for the simple reason that SPD is DESPERATE to retain officers. The real problem here is that quality officers, who are aware of the political and social environment in Seattle, either choose to never join the SPD, or if they do, many of them will choose to leave after a short while, either to join another department or leave law enforcement altogether. The law of unintended consequences is working hard here - when you decide to demonize or destroy the police, you don’t getting better policing, you get worse policing (because NO ONE believes in ‘no policing’, do they, fellas.)

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