Lisa Herbold Biography, Lisa Herbold Wiki
Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, who has been aggressively trying to pass a law to defund the police in the city, called 911 on December 11 and said she heard gunshots coming through her window.
My Northwest reported that Herbold told a 911 dispatcher that “when he heard a loud sound like a gunshot, he was on the west side of the living room next to the kitchen and plunged into the kitchen to hide.”
Officers came to Herbold’s house and decided that someone had thrown a stone from the window in the deputy’s house. Although Herbold did not see the suspect, a neighbor said the suspect was an “athletic and evil runner” male wearing jeans and a black hoodie.
The neighbor said they would recognize the suspect if they saw him again.
Herbold added that his staff had received threatening phone calls in the past.
According to a proposal by Herbold, the same suspect who threw stones at his house could possibly avoid prosecution. Herbold is pushing for numerous charges of misdemeanor to be dropped if a defendant lives in poverty, has addiction or mental illness.
“It gives people the opportunity to tell their stories and gives judges and juries the opportunity to listen to these stories and make a decision based on our city’s values,” Herbold said on Tuesday.
Earlier this year, a report published by The Seattle Times stated that the new policy would “legalize the crimes of misdemeanor that victimize thousands of Seattle residents every year” if adopted.
State Representative Roger Goodman added that the new policy will ultimately do more harm than good to the city.
“Those who are concerned about this can use this as a talking point to undermine what I believe are responsible justice system reforms at the state level.”
Herbold has responded to critics earlier and argued that the new policy “will not provide a definite immunity from most misdemeanors, as some say.
Earlier this year, Herbold announced that it was pressuring “to fire officers in order of seniority as a way of protecting black people’s jobs,” KIRO 7 reports.
The demand was met with resistance. After thousands signed an unofficial petition against Herbold, police chief Carmen Best pleaded with Herbold to work with the police, not against them.
“We cannot make layoffs based on race,” Best said. “I would like Councilman Herbold to work with us, not against us, but to make sure we have enough officers.”
After the rock-throwing incident, Herbold told Fox News that the reports claiming he was trying to make the crimes illegal were untrue.
“There are no crimes I have effectively forced to legalize,” he said.
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