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What could possibly go wrong? AOC says defunding police will call for “experimentation” with public safety

These demorats are very, very dangerous.

Seems that their agenda is more important than the safety of their citizens.

h/t Breitbart

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The frustration of the Wuhan virus…from a four-year old’s perspective

Girl, I feel your pain!

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Seattle City Councilmember will introduce legislation to create new mental health and substance addiction first-responder program

Andrew Lewis, Seattle City Council, Dist. 7

Last week Seattle City Council member Andrew Lewis proposed legislation to create and fully fund a new mental health and substance addiction first-responder program. Andrew just assumed office this past January and has spent his career in the public sector.

About Andrew’s proposed legislation, from the City’s web site:

“Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis, Chair of the Council’s Select Committee on Homelessness Strategies and Investments, announced this morning he will introduce legislation to create and fully fund a new mental health and substance addiction first-responder program, based on a Eugene, Oregon program called Crisis Assistance Helping Out On the Streets, or CAHOOTS.

CAHOOTS outreach teams are unarmed and composed of a medic and a mental health crisis worker. They are immediately dispatched by 911 to respond to people experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis and can offer counseling, conflict resolution, housing referrals, first aid, and immediate transportation to services.

“When a building is on fire we send the fire department. When someone has a stroke we send an ambulance. Why do we send armed police to help someone in a mental health or drug-related crisis? By the most conservative estimates one in every four people fatally shot by a police officer has a mental illness. This has to stop,” said Councilmember Lewis.

CAHOOTS has been in existence since 1989 and is operated by Eugene’s White Bird Clinic. On an annual basis, CAHOOTS responds to nearly 24,000 calls, representing almost 20 percent of all 911 calls. Out of all those calls, CAHOOTS workers only requested police assistance 150 times in 2019. More than 60 percent of CAHOOTS’ clients are experiencing homelessness. This successful program has saved Eugene on average $8.5 million a year in policing costs and $14 million a year in emergency medical response costs.

We cannot police our way out of poverty, racial inequity, homelessness and our mental health crisis. By diverting these types of calls to CAHOOTS, Seattle has the opportunity to save money and invest in a program that adequately responds to people’s essential needs,” Lewis said.”

CAHOOTs describes themselves as “critical assistance helping out on the streets.”

From the CAHOOTS web site: “We are a funny blend of idealism and realism. We are committed to being of service to the community and the clients we serve and we share a hope for a better world – we take pride in doing our part!”

Eugene Police with a homeless man

So how is CAHOOTS making Eugene (Lane County) a better place?

From October 2019: “Eugene has most homeless per capita in US”

From July 2018: For the last 30 years, Lane County’s suicide rate has exceeded the national average.

From July 2016: The Eugene area has one of the highest rates of excessive drinking in the state – 22%. Oregon as a whole has a rate of 19%. Lane County has a fatal overdose rate of 15 per 100,000 residents, resulting in 156 deaths in 2014. This ranks #12 in Oregon.

Homeless encampments in Eugene/KLCC photo

While democrats are rushing to #defundpolice, this CAHOOTS program is being pushed in the media as an effective model for prioritizing mental health over police.

While CAHOOTs may be saving the city money and de-escalating some situations, I question just how effective the program has been in “enabling people to gain control of their social, emotional, and physical well-being through direct service, education, and community.”

Saving taxpayer costs on emergency response calls may be beneficial yet how much better are the residents/taxpayers of Eugene when – overall and in the long run – homelessness, suicide and substance abuse statistics do not improve? I guess that depends upon your definition of “adequately respond” and “gain control.”

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Pancho Beto: “Gun violence in America’s cities is the fault of the death cult mentality of Republicans”

Failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke played along with the DNC-controlled media and tried to blame the recent gun violence in demorat-controlled cities on republicans and their “death cult.”

This is rich coming from one who belongs to the party that worships at the altar of baby killers, Planned Parenthood.

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Positive solutions? Country music band “Lady A” sues black artist “Lady A” after name change

Last month, the country music band formerly known as “Lady Antebullumchanged their name to “Lady A” in an effort to “distance themselves from a term with ties to slavery.”

Turns out there was a black woman artist, Anita White, who was already performing under the name of “Lady A.”

So the band members of Lady Antebellum reached out to “Lady A.” and, according to USA Today, they had a “transparent, honest, and authentic conversation.” They stated: “We are excited to share we are moving forward with positive solutions and common ground. The hurt is turning into hope. More to come.”

Fast forward to July and this is how “positive” things are moving forward: “Country band Lady A, formerly Lady Antebellum, sues blues singer Lady A.”

Turns out there’s a price to pay for being woke. A BIG price. From the CBS News story:

“Today we are sad to share that our sincere hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common purpose has ended,” the band members of Lady A said in a statement to CBS News. “She and her team have demanded a $10 million payment, so reluctantly we have come to the conclusion that we need to ask a court to affirm our right to continue to use the name Lady A, a trademark we have held for many years.”

Band members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and David Haywood decided to sue after “White’s attempt to enforce purported trademark rights in a mark that Plaintiffs have held for more than a decade,” according to the lawsuit. The band is not seeking monetary damages, the lawsuit said.”

The “Lady A,” aka Ms. White, applauded Lady Antebellum’s efforts to stand up for the BLM movement. From the CBS story:

“I applaud them for it, and I’m willing to help any way I can and they are willing to help any way they can. So we’re gonna work together,” she said. “This is where white allies need to start listening to black people, indigenous people, people of color. We need to make sure that you’re listening so that we can change this narrative of racism in this world.

Apparently $10 million was just too much help to ask for from the “white allies.”

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CNN’s Don Lemon mocks right-wing media for claiming crime is on the rise in democrat-run cities

Good little DNC puppets. Zucker must be so proud.

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Scrabble Players Association to ban 238 words that cause harm, even on a board

This will certainly end all the problems in our country…

From USA Today:

“The North American Scrabble Players Association is prepared to vote this week to ban more than 200 offensive words from its official lexicon for judging in tournaments, according to a report from The New York Times. If the rule change is approved as expected, the ban will go in effect by September.

Hasbro told The New York Times on Tuesday the NASPA had “agreed to remove all slurs from their word list for Scrabble tournament play, which is managed solely by NASPA and available only to members.” Hasbro owns rights to Scrabble in North America.

While some competitive Scrabble players endorse using the words because of the points allotted, John Chew, the CEO of NASPA, told members in a recent newsletter banning the words is best because of the harm they can cause even on a Scrabble board.

“I have felt for a long time that there are some words in our lexicon that we hang onto in the mistaken belief that our spelling them with tiles on a board strips them of their power to cause harm,” Chew said.

It is not hard to unlearn 238 words (including inflections), none of which are high-probability, and all of which have offensive meanings that are easy to remember.”

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Seattle socialist Kshama Sawant threatens business owner, pledges to overthrow capitalism

What IS it with politicians who arrive from other countries and threaten to destroy the systems that have afforded them such unique opportunities?

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Ilhan Omar calls for the “dismantling” US economy and political systems

I’m going to let Omar speak for herself as I’ve got nothing nice to say about this ungrateful refugee.

And speaking of profit: “New York Post: Rep. Ilhan Omar has paid her husband’s consulting firm $878,000 in the last two years.”

Hypocrite.

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