Lisa Herbold Biography — Wiki
Lisa Herbold is a Seattle politician and ‘defund the police’ supporter who called 911 after having a rock thrown through the window of her living room – a crime which critics say could be ‘effectively legalized’ under her plans for a so-called ‘poverty defense’.
Herbold called the cops after hearing a ‘loud noise that sounded like a gunshot’ which proved to be a rock, according to My Northwest.
Lisa Herbold Age
Lisa Herbold is 52 years old
Lisa Herbold accused of hypocrisy after calling 911 over an attack on her home
Lisa Herbold is said to have ‘dived into the kitchen for cover’ and did not see the attacker, described by a neighbor as a white man who was ‘unathletic and a bad runner’. The council member is behind a proposal that could see suspects found not guilty if they are ‘meeting an immediate basic need’ or showing ‘symptoms of a behavioral health disorder’ which includes alcohol or drug addiction.
Donald Trump-supporting radio host Jason Rantz accused Herbold of ‘hypocrisy’ after calling in police over the rock incident.
Under a draft drawn up by Seattle lawyers, the legal defense of being under ‘duress’ would be expanded to include ‘basic needs’ and behavioral disorders.
Alternatively, the defendant could argue that they were ‘experiencing symptoms of a behavioral health disorder’.
The proposal was raised at a Seattle committee hearing chaired by Herbold last week, although it has yet to be voted on by the city council.
Seattle’s city attorney Peter Holmes gave partial backing to the idea in an October letter, saying parts of the bill would ‘codify what my office already practices’.
‘No city prosecutor is interested in sending an impoverished new parent to jail for stealing baby food,’ he said.
What we know so far
The proposal, which first surfaced in October, was discussed at a meeting of Seattle’s public safety and human service last Tuesday.
‘If someone punched a child in the face, exposed themselves and stole their bike, charges could be dismissed if they show symptoms of depression,’ it argued.
KTTH radio host Jason Rantz claimed that Herbold’s plans would be effectively ‘handing her perpetrator a free pass’ after the rock-throwing incident.
‘If her proposal was currently the law, prosecutors wouldn’t have a case against him,’ said Rantz.
Herbold last week defended her plans, pointing to the city attorney’s comments to say that ‘this conversation isn’t a consideration of a dramatic new policy’,
She previously responded to criticism by saying that ‘this proposal would not, as some have said, provide blanket immunity from most misdemeanors’.
In a statement to Fox News after the rock-throwing incident, Herbold said: ‘There are no crimes that I am “effectively pushing to make legal”‘.
Lisa Herbold Fast Facts
Seattle was one of the flashpoints during the summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, which saw demonstrators set up a so-called ‘autonomous zone’ in the city.
In July, Herbold was among those making ‘efforts to defund Seattle Police Department so that we can reinvest in evidence-based public safety community interventions’, as she put it.