A father of four, Will Yurek, reportedly lost his life in Seattle due to a lack of police officers assisting medics, under the stunned gaze of his 13-year-old son Drew, who called for help on Nov. 2.
The tragedy would have been avoided had it not been for the shortage of officers, which delayed the provision of services, according to the testimony of first responders, reports the Nov. 23 New York Post.
Will Yurek suffered a heart attack and his son, Drew, called for help, which arrived within six minutes, but medics were unable to treat him in time because they were told they had to wait for police. An old warning alerted them to the aggressiveness of a previous occupant of the house.
Although first responders started CPR and applied a defibrillator, even before the police arrived, they were unable to save 45-year-old Will’s life.
Drew’s mother, Meagan Petersen, is preparing to sue the city administration.
“People need to know how the city let this happen,” she said, adding, “They could have saved Will if the system was working like it should.” Petersen, had divorced Will and now lives in the state of Utah.
Seattle has a shortfall of 500 police officers required to reach a sufficient number to adequately meet the needs of the residents.
In this regard, the demonstrations promoted by members of the BLM movement after the death of George Floyd last year, in which they demanded the defunding of police departments, were encouraged by the Democratic mayor, Jenny Durkan, and progressive members of the City Council, according to the New York Post.
A few weeks after the riots, the Seattle City Council voted to cut the corresponding budget.
Protests against the police affected the entire country. At least 3,700 other police officers walked out. In addition, two dozen other police chiefs or senior officers resigned, retired, or took disability leave in the 50 largest U.S. cities.
Another consequence of the numerous police officer departures was an accelerated increase in crime. Despite this, initiatives to further defund the police persist.
One of the promoters is billionaire speculator, George Soros, who donated $1 million to the progressive Color Of Change PAC on May 14.
This is the leftist’s largest political donation in the 2021 election cycle, and his first to a political action committee since 2016.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Color of Change, which bills itself as the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, strongly advocates defunding police departments.
Soros’ investment is the latest in a long string of financial contributions to groups or candidates that advocate for police defunding or are pro-crime, the Washington Examiner reported