Is law enforcement in Washington getting close to not enforcing non-violent crimes? That is what one Texas police association president is asking officers to do in Austin, Texas. He apparently has told the association’s members to only respond to assigned calls because it’s what the Austin city leaders and the public at large seem to want, as evidenced by recent local elections. The citizens of Austin, Texas, elected a district attorney that ran his campaign on the principles of prosecuting police and not non-violent crimes, including traffic laws and drug offenses.
Given the recent political climate in-and-around Washington, it would not be surprising to see Washington police organizations (i.e. – the Seattle Police) preaching the same guidance to their members – ‘answer your calls, that is it.’ Time will tell, of course.
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