September 28, 2020

Bill Barr issues statement in support of now-resigned Seattle police chief

Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best just announced her resignation on Monday evening after weeks of being attacked and handcuffed by the Seattle city council.

Attorney General Bill Barr issued a surprise statement on Tuesday about Best’s abrupt resignation, writing that he is “disheartened” by the news that Best felt that she could no longer do her job. 

Best made it clear in her initial resignation announcement that she’s quitting because of “the disrespect shown all SPD officers” by the city’s decision to cut millions of dollars of the department’s funding.

“The Council gave us $1.6 million to hire the best, brightest and most diverse. Now they want me to layoff 100 of those officers. I can’t do that,” Best wrote. “I don’t want the people who work for me to be impacted by the animus directed toward me. That animus felt personal.”

Barr expressed his support for Best and her decision to directly call out the city’s leaders for their poor decision: “I was disheartened to learn of the resignation of Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best,” Barr said. “Her leadership and demonstrated commitment to her oath of office reflected all that is good about America’s law enforcement.”

“In the face of mob violence, she drew the line in the sand and said, “Enough!”, working tirelessly to save lives, protect her officers, and restore stability to Seattle,” Barr continued. “Her example should be an inspiration to all who respect the rule of law and cherish safety and security in their communities. This experience should be a lesson to state and local leaders about the real costs of irresponsible proposals to defund the police.”

Best, the first Black woman to lead the department, took office in August 2018 after working her way up the ranks of the department since her initial hiring in 1992.

Best was popular in the community when she was first appointed chief, but after Black Lives Matter activists began wreaking havoc on the city, Best found herself all on her own. When police were forced to abandon the East Precinct in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in June, Best said that it wasn’t her decision to leave the precinct and blasted city leaders for bowing to the mob.

The city’s leadership refused to stand behind Best, and by extension, peaceful residents of the city. Best was hired to reform the SPD. After all her hard work, the city council erased her progress. It’s no wonder good cops are quitting their jobs in droves.

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44 Responses

  1. That’s sickening!!!! I’ve seen her on interviews and she’s the Best (not just her last name!). As the old expression, “Seattle has gone to the dogs!!). Sadly, she reformed, had the best; then to have the “corrupt” City Council erase all her progress. God bless her!!!!!!!

    1. Every officer in the large cities should walk off the job and come to the smaller towns and cities where they will be appreciated!!

    2. I agree No name. Shes the only one with common sense and now she leaves. Was she threatened or pressured? Probably. So sad.!

  2. That is the plan! Drive out all the good officers, police chiefs, and those who want to keep the cities safe, so the thugs, rioters , rapists can have free reign. They want anarchy to terrorize the population, then blame Trump for THEIR failures. The people of those affected cities need to rise up and take their cities back, he the no goods out of power and get law abiding people in. The demonrats want to force martial law so THEY can be in total control, and bring in nato enforcers to disarm the people.

    1. We the people shouldn’t send any of our taxpayers money to fix up the democratic governor run states ! Let the democratic’s supply they money after all they supported the rioters funded them ! And want us to clean it up yeah and the BS let’s blame Trump for it the only reason they want to blame trump cause the real truth is about to come to light !!! That’s on them !

    2. what these “woke” council members fail to recognize, (either through feigned ignorance or paid willful negligence) is once they drive out the organized police departments, there WILL be (everywhere) a vacuum.
      What happens in a vacuum? Something/someone MUST fill the void.
      With no organized police, things like “chaz, chap, chat” whatever they decide to call themselves, will appear.
      What happens when “ordinary” citizens don’t have anyone on the other end of the 911 line in case of emergency?
      Citizen militias WILL become active (they’ve already formed) and city coroners will be active.
      Militias don’t ask twice.
      If this is what these city councils, mayors, governors, politicians actually want, it’s only a defund vote from responding to their request.

      1. Wake Up America… the writing is on the wall. We are witnessing a leftist society unfold. “One generation of uneducated americans and the leftist communists has full control. We can not and must not let them have their. Saul Alinsky , George Soros and Obama must be stopped. Obama can’t wait for a third term. America needs us!!

    3. We have all got to make sure that TRUMP WINS IN NOVEMBER. It scares me to think of what the USA is gonna be like if the DEMS win. I’m so serious.
      I have 9 kids and 5 grand kids and I’m so afraid that I have bought 9mm, AR-15. I WILL NOT HESITATE TO KILL THE TERRORIST THAT KNOWS ON MY DOOR OR STEPS IN MY YARD.

  3. Black lives Matters needs to leave. The ones that are doing harm are no better than Antifa. The peaceful protesters of BLM should rename themselves and get out from under the BLM umbrella. Their reputation as peaceful protesters is being demolished.

  4. When are the leaders of these cities going to start doing what is RIGHT and protect and serve which is what you are supposed to do for your citizens . Shame on all of you and praise for Carmen Best who didn’t bow down to them.

  5. I don’t blame her for a minute. It is an absolute disgrace that law enforcement agencies are placed in these positions. I know these officers NEED their jobs and paychecks. But to put their lives on the line, not only risking themselves but their families as well, all of them should should get the “blue flu” and let these commissioners, mayors, and governors fend for themselves. What these #[email protected] are doing is trying to force the president to declare Martial Law before the election. They are afraid of what he WILL DO after the election. If the democrats should win we can flush what’s left down the toilet. I’m a three time combat veteran and I’ve seen what happens when you have NO law enforcement. Imagine New York City becoming another like Afghanistan.

  6. I can’t believe these morons in city and state government positions are allowing this crap to go forward and not put your foot down on blm and Antifa. The longer it goes on, the worse it gets.

  7. Those who represent the city and are allowing these thugs to tear down their city are the ones that should be leaving. But then that is in a ideal world…we’ve long since forgotten about logic and truth. The Demos will lie and lie. Get these mayors, governors out of office and let’s get back to normal peaceful cities. Kick these dudes out of office whatever way you can.

  8. Remove these phony mayors and governors from office. Make them responsible for all the looting and crime in their city’s

  9. Carmen Best my blessings go out to you it just shows how corrupt the Democrats have truly became we need everyone to vote Republican on November 3rd and you will have your job back again. I wish Trump was able to do his job and take care of matters but Democrats keep trying everything

  10. Bill Barr issues RESIGNATION statement
    – whoa
    Really? What’s that statement about? Misleading?

    Oh well, Anyway, About Seattle’s Police Chief;
    Her Mayor doesn’t care because now there’s no one in charge of the police so there’s no law & order protection chain of command or custody to account for.
    Where is the State AG? Or even DA?

    1. That resignation garbage was to get us to open and read the article they wanted us to read, manipulation.

      And yes the governor of Washington needs to send in the state police or activate the Washington state national guard and put some wood shampoo on those that need cleaned

  11. The police in these cities and states should say enough and tell the mayor’s and state officials that u won’t stand by and take this arrest the politicians then zero tolerance nobody will be there to stop u and people will back u

  12. It might be time for a lot of cops to up-root and move the hell out. Of course, when the terrorists have destroyed the city, they will be begging for federal funds to rebuild. When the police force is decimated and crime is rampant, whadda ya gunna do? When private ownership of guns is gone and baseball bats are illegal except for the criminal. Whadda ya gunna do?

    1. Never!! Only if we give up individually are we doomed or defeated. God will bless America if we place our trust in him first and forever

  13. the mayor and alleged city council should be the ones to go , they have proven not to be supporting the citizens but in supporting the criminal elements, what is their take in the looting

  14. WHY ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE HIRED WITH THE LEGAL COMMITTMENT TO UPHOLD THE LAW UNDER THE CONSTITUTION NOT THEY THEMSELVES HELD LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE AND ARRESTED FOR AIDING AND ABETTING. ARRESTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE WHEN THEY THREATENED ICE, AND HID ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO WERE MOSTLY CRIMINALS AND FELONS AND MS13 GANG MEMBERS. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LET CRIMINALS LIKE THE DEEP STATE WHO DONT GET INDICTED. WHEN GOVERNOR’S AND MAYORS BREAK THE LAW AND HAVE SANCTUARY STATES AND CITIES.WHEN YOU LET GOVERNOR’S AND MAYORS OPEN UP PRISON CELLS SO FELONS DONT GET CORONAVIRUS AND THEN OPEN UP NURSING HOMES AND FORCE ELDERLY TO GET CORONAVIRUS. CUOMO INTENTIONALLY WANTED CORONAVIRUS SPREAD BY VULNERABLE ELDERLY WHO ALOT OF TIMES HAVE MANY OTHER SICKNESSES . THE DEEP STATE ,THE LEFT COMMUNISTS, ANTIFA, MS13GANG, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, HAMAS, THEY SEE NO LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS HAPPENING. WHAT DO YOU THINK THEIR GOING TO DO?

  15. Mr Barr, I am getting sick of just hearing that you are “concerned”, or “disappointed” or chide a beleaguered police chief for quitting in the face of a take-over of the government in her city by Marxist radicals. Your job is not to tell us how you feel. I could care less. I EXPECT YOU TO DO SOMETHING! THIS IS NOT A “DO NOTHING” BUSH ADMINISTRATION! THIS IS TRUMP, WHO REPRESENTS A REVOLUTION OF ITS OWN. WE EXPECT YOU TO RETURN EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW! Why are people in the FBI/DOJ still working hard to block publication of documents related to CLINTON’S email server abuses, purchasing salacious and false dossiers, and the FBI cover-up of the “Crossfire Hurricane” corruption of the FBI! YOU HAVE “DEEP STATE” ACTIVISTS IN YOUR DEPARTMENTS. CLEAN HOUSE, OR DELEGATE IT TO SOMEONE WHO HAS THE STOMACH FOR IT! HOW ABOUT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE POLITICAL BIAS IN THE DOJ/FBI?

    1. Mr Barr, where’s Durham? Why hasn’t the 82nd and 101st Airborne with 2 Ranger Battalions gone into Seattle and Portland and cleaned house and arrested all city council officials and the mayor’s of these 2 outlaw cities that have failed to follow our posted laws? Send in the troops after you fly gunships down the streets. Take all of them out. Anyone looking for couriosity isn’t needed. So all attending are part of the problem. Then put Marshall Law into effect. If this isn’t done, I’m afraid you will soon see civilian run militias soon become involved and do what our government is afraid to do, “clean house”.

  16. While I can understand why Chief Best has resigned, it’s unfortunate the Mayor and other local officials are so short sighted, and under the circumstances, had no choice. I will say though, there will come a day when the city of Seattle will regret these ridiculous decisions. The sad part is that the law abiding citizens are the one’s that will suffer from their incompetency.

  17. If I was a Police Officer in Seattle, I wouldn’t wait to be laid off, I would quit, and tell the city council to kiss where the sun don’t shine!

    Why in the world doesn’t the people in Seattle, get rid of this warped city council, before they get an untold number of innocent citizens killed?

    How totally Stupid, Stupid, Stupid, getting rid of 100 police officers!

  18. SEATTLE AND MAYOR/GOV ARE TRAITORS TO THE POLICE/AMERICA ,AND ALL ITS CONSTITUENTS, THAT CITY AS WELL AS OTHER BLUE STATES NEED ALL THE CITIZENS TO FLIP EM A FINGER ,AND LEAVE DODGE. WE IN RED STATES DONT HAVE ANY OF THIS HIGH TAXES,POLICE HATERS,WHITE HATERS,INDOCTRINATORS IN POWERS .OUR GOVERNORS ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE LAWFULLY,AND PAY TAXES GET SMART AMERICA,THIS IS NOT ABOUT HELPING THE POOR UNDERDOG,THATS BS,ITS ABOUT THEM GETTING POWER AND DESTROYING WHAT THEY PERCEIVE TO BE A WHITE BUILT SOCIETY. ALL THESE IMBECILES NEED TO BE OUSTED OUT OF POWER. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE BAR IS SET LOW.

  19. The demonrats / communists think they can take over by intimidation of the right wing the true American patriots will have there revenge on these ante America traitors they haven’t herd from the silent majority yet but now is the time to let them hear your voice
    TRUMP 2020 2024 SEMPER FI.

  20. The city’s decision to defund Seattle’s police department is a terrible mistake. They had a good police chief in Carmen Best. Now, she as other police chiefs are resigning. The city wants them to put their lives on the line every day as they try to do their jobs. If they do arrest anyone, the criminal is promptly released. this sends a message to rioters and looters to go out and do the same thing again. The destruction of property causes a loss of jobs and a place for people to shop in their own neighborhoods. Recently the news was saying the blacks were doing this, but most of them are organized whites. When are these democratic leaders going to realize that this destruction of property costs money? Then they will want the government to give them money to clean up the mess.

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