Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”. While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.
And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.
WASHINGTON STATE- In a country with fifty governors, there are bound to be some incompetent boobs
. In that department a number of Democrats vie for the top spot…in fact, we would argue that there are several that are tied for that honor…Gavin Newsom (D-CA), Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Phil Murphy (D-NJ) and Kate Brown (D-OR). Moving up into a tie for first place is Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).
Washington State, along with a number of Democratic-run states have implemented vaccine mandates for all state employees. We won’t get into the effectiveness of these vaccines which is up to Americans to decide.
Where we have an issue is when vaccines are mandated even as infection rates appear to once again be falling. One state trooper in Washington has made his opposition to forced vaccinations known, and he let everyone know about it, according to BizPacReview.
As that trooper concluded his final shift and in what the outlet called a “mic drop moment,” the trooper let it rip. “Jay Inslee can kiss my ass,” the trooper said over the police radio as he signed off on what will be his final shift. Inslee mandated all first responders in addition to other employees to get vaccinated or get fired. Period.
The trooper, who was not identified, let it be known why he was quitting the job he had faithfully held for 22 years.
“This is my final signoff. After 22 years of serving the citizens of the State of Washington, I’m being asked to leave because I am ‘dirty.’ Numerous fatalities, injuries, I’ve worked sick, I’ve played sick, we’ve buried lots of friends over these years,” the trooper said over the radio.
“I’d like to thank you guys; I’d like to thank the citizens of Yakima County as well as my fellow officers within the valley. Without you guys, I wouldn’t have been very successful, and you wouldn’t have kept me safe and got me home to my family every night.
Thank you for that. Wish I can say more, but this is it…this is the last time you’ll hear me in a state patrol car. And Jay Inslee you can kiss my ass.”
Then, he literally dropped the mic.
“This is the last time you’ll hear me in a patrol car and Jay Inslee can kiss my ass.”
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) October 17, 2021
In response, the dispatcher paid tribute to the officer and mentioned various accomplishments he achieved during his career.
“You’ve been a great role model and mentor for all young troopers serving in the area by sharing your knowledge and experience throughout the years. Thank you for your service,” the dispatcher said.
Last year, as the pandemic tore across the country, first responders—police, firefighters, and paramedics—as well as doctors, nurses and other “essential personnel” were worshipped as heroes, showing up for work every day, with many of them becoming ill, and some dying. Now? They’re being kicked out on their asses.
In Washington State (and in many others), those who refuse to get the jab and find themselves terminated are not even eligible for unemployment benefits. This is how we treat heroes? Yet people who enter the country illegally are given welfare benefits, food stamps, free medical, etc. What kind of country do we live in?
According to Courthouse News Service, a federal judge appointed by Jimmy Carter (do the math, this judge must be ancient) has refused to put a temporary hold on the vaccine mandate in Washington:
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate for public sector employees, educators and health care workers will go into effect Monday after a federal judge in Seattle declined to block it during a hearing Friday.
Inslee’s mandate—enacted in August in reaction to the rising Delta variant—is among the strictest in the nation because it does not allow a weekly testing option for workers who refuse the vaccine…the mandate applies to more than 60,000 state workers, almost 92% of whom are vaccinated, as well as an estimated 400,000 health care workers and 100,000 teachers, according to testimony by the state…
BizPacReview said “a similar case is pending in state court and is scheduled for a hearing on Monday, in which the plaintiffs also seek a temporary restraining order on the edict.”
KTTH radio talk show host Jason Rantz shared the trooper’s comments on social media, and spoke to Tucker Carlson of Fox News about the likely results of Inslee’s dictate, noting that while it’s intended to protect public health and safety it will instead jeopardize it.
Carlson noted that Inslee’s mandate was going to have a significant, detrimental impact on the Seattle Police Department, where about 400 police will be forced out in the crime-ridden and already shorthanded city.
“It means total chaos,” Rantz told Carlson, “but it has to be a discussion that’s more than just the police. You will have thousands of Washingtonians being fired on Monday, either for being unvaccinated or really increasingly just refusing to turn over their private medical records.
“You’ve got roughly 10% of state agency workers who are going to be fired, and this is every single agency pretty much is getting impacted…state patrol, department of corrections, ironically the department of health,” he said.
He noted that workers would be ineligible for unemployment because the state is taking the position the terminations are “voluntary.”
He noted the state’s ferry service, the largest in the country, was already anticipating reductions, announcing a 40% reduction in service going forward. He also noted that school employees such as teachers, principals and coaches were all risking termination.
“The biggest concern is around public health and safety of the Washington State Hospital Association, saying that we can expect thousands of firings statewide from nurses, and doctors to lab techs, even the janitorial staff that would work at these hospitals,” Rantz said.
Speaking to the Seattle PD, Rantz said 400 officers hadn’t turned in vaccine paperwork yet, but that out of that number some one hundred or so asked for either medical or religious accommodations, with all such requests being rejected.
“So they’re going to be fired if they don’t comply, and they’re being told the work [they did] unvaccinated for the last eighteen months is somehow more dangerous, which doesn’t make any sense.”
In reply, Carlson said:
“Vaccinated people can spread the virus; they can get sick and die from it. But I really appreciate your point. We don’t know whether any of these people are vaccinated or not; some just don’t want to give their medical records to the government.
You should give your medical records to our doctor. I would never give my medical records to anybody but a doctor under any circumstances, so appreciate people standing on that principle.”
Watch the interview below:
To confirm what a useless moron Inslee is, last year he brought apples as “comfort food” for towns in the eastern part of the state affected by wildfires, that he supposedly “personally picked” from trees at the governor’s mansion in Olympia.
The only problem? The apples were infected with apple maggot larvae. To make matters worse, Inslee broke a state law by bringing the fruit from an apple maggot quarantine area to areas that are considered pest-free, according to Fox 13 in Seattle.
Gov Inslee apologizes after gifting wildfire victims in orchard country apples infected with maggot larvae https://t.co/Ug3QESvEGF
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 17, 2020
Inslee’s treatment of police is nothing surprising. In May, he signed a “police reform bill” into law which does nothing less than tie the hands of law enforcement. For more on that, we invite you to:
SEATTLE, WA – On Tuesday, May 18th, Democratic Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed a dozen bills that are designed to improve accountability for law enforcement.
According to the Associated Press (AP):
“The dozen bills Inslee signed include outright bans of police use of chokeholds, neck restraints, and no-knock warrants such as the one that helped lead to Taylor’s killing in Louisville, Kentucky.”
Washington Gov. Inslee signs sweeping police reform measures https://t.co/ScdooL7Vl5
— Daniel Shunra 🥄 (@shunradan) May 19, 2021
The legislation requires officers to intervene if their colleagues engage in excessive force, which is reportedly a demand that was inspired by the officers indirectly involved in the George Floyd incident.
The bills also create an independent office to review the use of deadly force by police, making it easier to de-certify police officers for bad acts, and require officers to use “reasonable care,” including exhausting de-escalation tactics in carrying out their duties.
The bills make the use of tear gas and car pursuits restricted and it is now easier for individuals to sue officers when they inflict injury.
Before signing the bills, Inslee said in a statement:
“As of noon today, we will have the best, most comprehensive, most transparent, most effective police accountability laws in the United States.”
“These bills are all going to work in coordination with one another to create a system of accountability and integrity stronger than anywhere else in the nation.”
A bold move towards serious police reform by Jay Inslee.
The Associated Press: Washington governor signs sweeping police reform measures.https://t.co/FJyHloUuLN
— James Sayer_The Breakdown (@JamesSa75888275) May 19, 2021
In 2020, Inslee convened a task force to suggest ways to guarantee independent investigations of police use of deadly force. This task force was put together after community outrage over the death of Manuel Ellis, who was reportedly claiming he could not breathe while being restrained by Tacoma police.
When signing the bills, Inslee did so at a community center in Tacoma. Under the legislation recommended by the task force, the state will have an independent office that will hire regional teams to review such cases.
There are also restrictions on hiring police or former police officers as investigators and eventually the investigations will be conducted by civilians with other areas of expertise, such a behavioral health.
Reportedly, the measures were driven by Democrats, who control both houses in Olympia and several of the key lawmakers pushing the bills were people of color.
According to Rep. Jesse Johnson of Federal Way, these individuals worked closely with families of people killed by police, community activist groups, and police groups themselves, such as the Washington Fraternal Order of Police, in developing some of the other bills.
“This process was deeply collaborative, deeply visionary, and deeply intentional about lifting up every voice from community to law enforcement.”
— Jairo Rodriguez (@RealtorJairo) May 19, 2021
Some of the bills, including one signed earlier by Inslee that reforms the private arbitration system by which officers can appeal discipline, had bipartisan backing.
A coalition of Washington state law enforcement unions, representing more than 14,000 officers, said it could accept some measures, including the arbitration reform and duty-to-intervene bills.
However, the coalition did express concern that the decertification bill threatened the due-process rights of officers.
The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs, which represents 60% of the states fully commissioned law enforcement officers, opposed the bill restricting police tactics and the measure requiring” reasonable care” in using force.
Marco Monteblanco, Washington State FOP’s President, said that the organization worked hard to bring these bills into a place that is workable to allow officers to still do their duties and keep communities safe.
“We need to go out there and do things to make sure ALL citizens, including our law enforcement professionals, are safe.”
— TriCities WA News (@tricitieswanews) May 19, 2021
Rep. Johnson, who is also a member of the legislature’s Black Members Caucus, said in a statement:
“All of these bills together I think are a constellation of efforts to create accountability and justice within the system and I think it’s going to make things safer.”
Many Republicans have disagreed. Sen. Mike Padden, the ranking Republican on the Senate Law and Justice Committee, went so far as to call the package of bills “hostile to law enforcement.”
Padden specifically criticized the ban on the Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint, a technique used by many departments nationally, which he argued if applied properly, can be safe and effective.
“It’s a shame to see that tool take out of the tool box.”
Monteblanco, who is also a Kennewick Police Department detective, also said:
“I’m optimistic, even with the bills I didn’t particularly agree on.”
Monteblaco was reportedly involved in the entire process of these laws, communicating with lawmakers and community members and giving his input from a police perspective.
“We are having these discussions on a local and national level and it is an obligation of police to listen and be at the table of those discussions. We may not agree on everything, but we are listening and that helps build trust and open communication from all sides.”
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Maryland Democrat lawmakers override Governor’s vetoes, pass sweeping police reform legislation
April 11th, 2021
ANNAPOLIS, MD- On Saturday, April 10th, the democratic-majority led Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s (R) vetoes of three police reform bills that are part of the four-part Maryland Police Accountability Act.
That makes Maryland the first state to repeal a Law Enforcement Officer Bill of Rights and enact sweeping changes to the state’s law enforcement procedures.
Shortly after Gov. Hogan vetoed three major bills in the landmark police reform package, state lawmakers were on a mission to override the governor’s rulings in the final days of the legislative session.
Maryland Lawmakers Override Hogan's Vetoes To Pass Police Reform Bills https://t.co/r252iUlAfo
— Anthony Barondess (@AnthonyBaronde2) April 11, 2021
Hogan contended that central provisions of the sweeping four-part police reform act go too far and will treat police officers unfairly. On Friday, April 10th, he vetoed three bills containing those sections.
By Saturday afternoon, April 10th, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly had voted to override the vetoes. Reportedly, the first provisions of the Maryland Police Accountability Act will take effect later this year.
The legislation will overhaul the disciplinary process for officers accused of misconduct, allow public scrutiny of complaints and internal affairs files, and create a new legal standard requiring that police use only “necessary” and “proportional” force.
Officers who do use excessive force will face additional criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison. Police also be limited on when they can obtain “no-knock” warrants or raid homes at night.
Maryland was first state to enact Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR)
Now it is first state to repeal it.
Maryland legislators override Gov Larry Hogan's veto of landmark police reform measures https://t.co/V9bJRG4eFj
— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) April 11, 2021
Supporters of the legislation stated that it is the most far-reaching police reform in the state’s history, an advance they claim will begin to restore frayed community trust in law enforcement. House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D) sponsored key portions of the package and said in a statement:
“Now, for the first time in our nation’s history, the rights of officers will not be held above the rights of individuals and policing in Maryland will be transparent and citizen-centered.”
On Friday, April 9th, during his veto message, Hogan said:
“The police reform effort was overtake by political agendas that do not serve the public safety interests of the citizens of Maryland and that he bills be vetoed would further erode police morale, community relationships, and public confidence.”
Republican lawmakers echoed the Governor’s concerns and said that the provisions would leave officers fearful that split-second decisions under dangerous circumstances might cost them their jobs or send them to prison.
Maryland Fraternal Order of Police President Clyde Boatwright warned that the legislation would have a “significant impact on the hiring and retention of law enforcement officers in our state.”
Under one of the bills passed over Hogan’s veto, complaints against officers, even those rejected by internal affairs investigators as baseless, will become public records and subject to potential release.
Maryland Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Sweeping Police Reform – NPR: * Maryland Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Sweeping Police Reform NPR * Maryland becomes first state to repeal police Bill of Rights, overriding Hogan veto Politico * Maryland Gov. Hogan… https://t.co/Pyk8NOMvK0
— Auburn Alabama (@AuburnAlabamaa) April 11, 2021
Critics of the legislation, including police unions and many Republican lawmakers, fear that the transparency measure will end up smearing the reputations of officers by airing baseless complaints. Sen. Robert Cassily, a Hartford County Republican, accused Democrats of “anti-police animus” in passing the legislation.
Among other far-reaching provisions passed over Hogan’s veto is the repeal of Maryland’s Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, a 1974 law that guarantees job protections and due process rights for officers accused of wrongdoing that critics have long alleged shields officers from accountability and has been among the biggest impediments to reform.
Maryland was the first state in the nation to pass such a law, which dozens of other states have since copied, and now it is the first state to repeal it.
On Saturday, The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to override Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's vetoes pushing the police reform package into law.
The Maryland Senate voted 31-16 to override the Governor veto of House Bill 670.https://t.co/tnFgdvJbcR
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) April 11, 2021
Complaints, infractions, and allegations of wrongdoing against officers will now be handled by a new disciplinary system controlled largely by civilian committees that will weigh evidence against officers and recommend discipline.
Del. Matt Morgan, a Southern Maryland Republican, suggested that those in favor of the legislation read the names of the hundreds of people murdered in Baltimore each year. He said the legislation “does not make our citizens more safe.”
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