A Republican candidate for Seattle, the Washington city attorney is poised to defeat a “police abolitionist” for the post.
When the first results came in Tuesday, Anne Davis (R) was leading Nicole Thomas Kennedy, a so-called “police abolitionist.”
According to the Seattle Times, “Republican Ann Davis holds a strong career lead of 58% to 41% for Seattle city attorney, with voters returning Tuesday to reject her anti-repeal comments.” Nicole Thomas Kennedy, of police, in favor of Davison’s law and order position.”
“No career in Tuesday’s city election is more fraught with the potential for unexpected outcomes than that of Seattle’s state attorney, who traditionally prosecutes petty crimes and provides legal advice and support to the city and its employees, including police. provides defence,” he added.
During the campaign, Thomas Kennedy vowed to end corruption cases. “They are ruining and criminalizing poverty,” he argued, according to the Times.
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However, “prosecutions for repeated drunken driving, minor assault and violent crimes will remain an option, but most defendants will be referred to mental health, addiction or restorative justice programs.”
Meanwhile, Davison ran away with a position at Law and Order.
While Davison held the lead Wednesday afternoon, there were still ballots to be counted. However, local NBC News affiliate King 5 expects Davison to win the election.
Last year, anti-police brutality protesters established the Capitol Hill Organized Protest Area, intended to be an experiment in a police-free community. However, police officers eventually cleared the zone amid reports of sexual assaults and shootings.
On the same night Davison led his career, Minneapolis, Minnesota voters rejected a proposal to replace the city’s police department with a public safety department, as reported by IJR.
Additionally, voters elected Eric Adams (D) as the new mayor of New York City. As CNN noted, Adams’ former police captain “faced the message of public safety.”
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