News Gleams: Vigil Planned Outside South Precinct, Chief Librarian Wants South End Feedback, Beach Gets A New Clothing Store

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Faith Groups to Hold Vigil Outside SPD’s South Precinct

Clergy members from diverse faiths will hold a vigil outside of the Seattle Police Department’s South Precinct (3001 S Myrtle St, Seattle, WA 98108) on Wednesday at 6pm to honor Michael Taylor.

Taylor was killed one year ago by an SPD officer during a sweep of the Jungle homeless encampment.

In a statement the group says it is inviting clergy of “every stripe to come garbed and keep a circle of protection for those more vulnerable, as well as holding space for our remembrance. People of privilege, we invite you to come listen and stand on the line between police and unhoused people, displaced people, and people of color.”


Chief Librarian Visiting Rainier Beach Branch For Feedback

Library lovers will get a chance to shape the future of The Seattle Public Library by sharing their ideas with Seattle’s Executive Director and Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Rainier Beach Branch( 9125 Rainier Ave. S.)

The free event will provide an opportunity for community members to:

  • Tell the chief librarian how the Library can better serve you and your neighborhood
  • Learn about innovative programs and services
  • Understand how the Library’s Strategic Direction supports the needs of the community.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


New Clothing Store in Beach

Rainier Beach will soon have a new place to pick up some stylish threads when Moe’s Urban Wear and Accessories opens later this week.

The clothing store will sell men’s, women’s, and children’s hip-hop fashion and will also print custom t-shirts.

Moe’s is located at 9431 Rainier Avenue South.


Detectives Seeking Leads in Drive By Shooting

Gang unit detectives are still investigating the case of a man shot in the Rainier Beach neighborhood last Wednesday night.

Police say witnesses began calling 911 just after 8 p.m. after hearing shots fired near Rainier Avenue South and Seward Park Avenue South.  When officers arrived they found a 34-year-old man at a bus stop with a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers provided the man with first aid until Seattle Fire Department medics took him to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information on the case to please call the non-emergency line at (206)625-5011 and request to speak with an officer.

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