Seattle to Slash Police Budget as Homicides Hit Highest Level in over a Decade @ National Review, 12/1/20. One has to wonder whether the continued "softening" of the stance against crime is going to erode or strengthen the RKBA in the state of Washington. Seattle doesn't appear to be heading in a safe and sane direction. I hope that Seattle residents who value their ability to withstand violent crime are arming-up, 'cause it's likely to get a lot worse before anything improves. If Oregon's path is any guide, Washington's going to have a rough time in terms of the RKBA. All the worse for Washington State citizens. According to the Seattle Mayor: "We have rightly put forward a plan that seeks to ensure SPD has enough officers to meet 911 response and investigative needs throughout the city, while acknowledging and addressing the disproportionate impacts policing has had on communities of color ..." 911 response. And "investigative" needs. No mention of protection, outright. Which implies folks are largely on their own. Perhaps Seattle residents will finally get the picture. They are on their own, on the instant things occur; always have been, and always will be. They're about to find out how true that is, I suspect. Even if it kills them.