Op-Ed: What the Whitlatch Case Reveals About Police Reform Efforts

by Tammy Morales

The safety of our community and the mistrust between community members and our police force are among the most pressing issues we face in Seattle. Despite the Seattle Police Department (SPD) being under a US Department of Justice consent decree since 2012 these issues still plague us. Continue reading Op-Ed: What the Whitlatch Case Reveals About Police Reform Efforts

This Weekend In South Seattle: Walk Away Day, Meaningful Movies, and Walk & Run for Sickle Cell, and

Events this weekend in the South Seattle area

Friday, September 18th

Movies: Opening Day of Black Mass Details: Starring Johnny Depp.  In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.Time: 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:40pm-Where: 4816 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118. More Info:  http://www.arklodgecinemas.com Continue reading This Weekend In South Seattle: Walk Away Day, Meaningful Movies, and Walk & Run for Sickle Cell, and

Seattle City Council Committee Passes Radical Resolution to End Youth Detention

by Reagan Jackson

Yesterday the City Council’s Public Safety committee unanimously voted to send resolution 31614 to the full City Council for approval, a measure that will effectively end youth detention in Seattle as of January 2016. The resolution, sponsored by Councilman Mike O’Brien, was a part of a recommendation made in a report by the Office of Civil Rights that implored Seattle to envision a city without youth incarceration. “We have to center this work in the communities that are directly affected,” explained Councilman O’Brien. To that end the resolution was drafted in partnership with members of Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) and Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC).   Continue reading Seattle City Council Committee Passes Radical Resolution to End Youth Detention

Mayor’s Find It, Fix It Walk Highlights Hillman City’s Concerns, Improvement

by Staff Writer

On Saturday, more than forty Hillman city residents joined Seattle City Mayor Ed Murray along with representatives from the Department of Neighborhoods, the local fire station and the Seattle Police Department’s South Precinct for a jaunt around the South End neighborhood’s ten blocks to catch the ear of the mayor while making city officials aware of needed area improvements. Continue reading Mayor’s Find It, Fix It Walk Highlights Hillman City’s Concerns, Improvement

An Open Letter to Progressive White People of Seattle

 by European Dissent

What does White Supremacy look like in Seattle? Often, when we hear that term we think of the KKK or overt individual acts of racial bias and prejudice. But White Supremacy is also embedded in our City government and in our own actions as progressive White people who believe in racial justice. In the past month, the ugly face of White Supremacy has manifested itself loudly and clearly in the actions of Mayor Ed Murray and other White Seattle City leaders. What have we done as progressive White people to interrupt these racist actions? Continue reading An Open Letter to Progressive White People of Seattle

Student and Parents Rally Despite Agreement for School to Resume Thursday

by Reagan Jackson

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Seattle teachers, students and parents march in Pioneer Square at this mornings demonstration. Photo Credit: Reagan Jackson

After five missed school days Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association have come to a tentative agreement that may end the teacher’s strike. Though full details haven’t been released as of yet, The Seattle Education Association’s board of directors and its representative body voted to recommend the agreement reached this morning by deal makers for the the union and district. Continue reading Student and Parents Rally Despite Agreement for School to Resume Thursday

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