By Lou Marzeles

Online petition asks for police defunding

Some plan police "gratitude campaign"



STRIKES A NERVE: This cartoon exemplifies the controversies swirling around the dominant social issue of the day. Some found it spot-on as a satire on the extremes of police defunding. Some complained the victim in the cartoon was white and thought the intruder was black,despite no skin coloring showing.

A petition is circulating online demanding that the Klickitat County commissioners act to defund the Sheriff's Office and move funds instead to health and safety concerns. The petition does not specifically identify what those alternative measures should be.

The measure is circulating even as some people are planning "gratitude campaigns" to tell police officers on the job that they're appreciated. Sources choosing to remain anonymous have told The Sentinel they will stop any time they see a police officer, so long as it doesn't interfere with their duties, and tell them they are wanted and respected.

The petition does not identify source organizers. Although it draws figures from the cou...

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