by S. Annie Chung
Over the past six years, since voters in King County passed a tax levy to pay for a new “Youth and Family Services Center,” opposition has been steadily and relentlessly growing. Hundreds of organizations and countless community members have been part of the No New Youth Jail campaign. As pressure mounts to stop construction, I want to make sure people are thinking not only about the youth jail the County continues to build this very minute, but also about the court facility that is part of the same construction project.
Continue reading Stop the Jail, But Also Stop the Racist and Punitive Family Court System
by Guy Oron
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity
Daron Morris is a 20-year public defender. He is running for King County Prosecutor to unseat Dan Satterberg, a two-and-a-half-term incumbent. I sat down with Morris in a Beacon Hill coffee shop to ask him about his background and stance on important issues affecting Seattle’s South End.
Continue reading “I don’t think any child should be in a jail” — An Interview With Daron Morris
by Neal McNamara
(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission.)
SEATTLE, WA — The three candidates for the open Seattle police chief job met the public Wednesday night at a forum at the Seattle Vocational Institute in the heart of the Central District. The police reform group Not This Time organized the event, which was largely an opportunity for Seattle’s black community to ask the candidates about issues like racism, profiling, and officer-involved shootings.
Continue reading At Forum, SPD Chief Candidates Answer Tough Questions On Race
by Andrew Harris (Updated Apr 4 at 9:15pm)
Seattle police officers responded to calls originated by community members of a man suffering from gunshot wounds near 57th and Waters Avenue South at about 7:00pm last night (Apr 2). Several residents in the neighborhood provided assistance to the man prior to police arriving.
Continue reading Homicide Investigation Opens After Shooting Near Waters Avenue
Originally published in the Seattle Times
A Cleveland High School student was killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon on North Beacon Hill. Continue reading Cleveland High Student Killed in Drive-by Shooting