A progressive Seattle lawmaker known for her efforts to defund police claimed local cops ignored a series of politically-motived feces flinging attacks on her house
City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, 49, wrote in a letter that the Seattle Police Department was “failing to investigate” six incidents in which the human excrement was tossed into her yard, KCPQ-TV reported Friday.
“As a socialist City Councilmember who has participated in Black Lives Matter protests, I am being told that my case of six threatening incidents involving human excrement doesn’t merit even a serious investigation, let alone protection,” she wrote to city officials.
One of the incidents was accompanied by a threatening email sent to Sawant’s office, in which someone called her “the queen of s–t” and invited her to “sit on your throne of human excrement,” according to the local outlet.
Sawant, a self-described “activist, organizer, and socialist,” claimed that when her husband informed the police about the fourth attack on Oct. 8, they responded, “What do you expect us to do?” and did not open an investigation.
She also said cops refused to put a police detail in front of her house for protection, the TV station reported.
“There is obviously a glaring inconsistency between this approach and the way in which former Mayor [Jenny] Durkan, after a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest was held a short distance from her mansion, was provided with a 24-hour stakeout for a full year,” Sawant wrote.
Police called on the public to help them track down the poop-tossing suspect in an Oct. 20 blotter post that identified the victim as a politician, but left out her name.
“Friends of the victim were watching the home when the suspect threw a plastic bag, containing several individual bags of suspected human feces, into the yard,” the post read.
“The department takes incidents involving public officials seriously, and investigators have canvassed for evidence, gathered information from witnesses and reviewed everything collected thus far.”
Sawant claimed that police tipped off “right-wing outlets,” including the police-run website Law Order, about the attacks and implied they were “justified,” the Fox affiliate reported.
She blamed Seattle’s “Democratic Party establishment” for supporting the department’s purported apathy and said she was filing a complaint with the Office of Police Accountability.
Sawant is a member of the party Trotskyist Socialist Alternative, and is the party’s first and only member to be elected to public office.
The lefty pol was at the forefront of the city’s “Defund the Police” movement over the last few years and proposed cutting the department’s budget by $85 million in 2020, KIRO-TV reported.
She narrowly beat back an unusual recall election last year after being accused of misusing city resources for personal political gain and among other administrative violations, according to The Seattle Times.