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Lisa Herbold, a member of the Seattle City Council who has actively tried to pass laws indicting the city police, called 911 on Dec. 11 and said she heard gunshots through her window.
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Herbold told a 911 dispatcher
My Northwest reports that Herbold told a 911 dispatcher that “she was on the west side of the living room near the kitchen when she heard a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot and plunged into the kitchen house”.
The officers arrived at Herbold’s house and found that someone had thrown a stone through a window into the legislature’s house. Although Herbold did not see the suspect, a neighbor said the suspect was an “unsportsmanlike man and a poor runner” wearing jeans and a black hoodie.
The neighbor said he would recognize the suspect when he saw him again.
Herbold reportedly added that his employees had received threatening calls in the past.
Following a suggestion from Herbold, the same suspect who threw a stone at his house could potentially avoid prosecution. Herbold urges that many wrongdoing charges be dropped if a defendant lives in poverty, is dependent, or has a mental illness.
“It gives people the opportunity to tell their stories and judges and jurors the opportunity to hear those stories and make a decision based on our city’s values,” Herbold said Tuesday.
Earlier this year, a Seattle Times report said that if the new directive were passed it would “legalize the crimes that kill thousands of Seattle residents each year.”
State Representative Roger Goodman added that the city’s new policies would ultimately do more harm than good.
Herbold had previously responded to criticism, saying the new policy “would, as some have said, not offer blanket immunity from most crimes”.
Earlier this year, Herbold announced plans to “fire officials in order of seniority in order to preserve the jobs of people of color,” reports KIRO 7.
The request was met through resistance from thousands of people who signed an unofficial petition against Herbold, with Police Chief Carmen Best asking Herbold to cooperate with the police, not against them.
“We can’t lay off because of the race,” Best said. “I would love it if Councilor Herbold works with us, not against us, to make sure we have a sustainable number of officials.
Following the stone throwing incident, Herbold told Fox News that reports that she tried to make crimes illegal were incorrect.
“There’s no crime I’m actually pushing to make it legal,” she said.