by John Helmiere
I recently won a civil lawsuit against the Seattle Police Department. I felt varying degrees of satisfaction from: receiving the money, giving all the money away (Mothers for Police Accountability was a primary recipient), winning the lawsuit, and knowing that the officer who brutalized me would have a note in his file. Continue reading “Sue the Pants Off ‘Em!” Inside the Broken System of Police Accountability
Changes to District Council System
Drastic changes to the city’s District Council system are expected after Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an
executive order earlier today. Murray says that the order will bring about greater equity to the city’s system for promoting public engagement among residents of Seattle’s neighborhoods. Continue reading News Gleams: District Councils Hit Reset, Ballots Coming, SPOG President Leaving
Seattle’s looking to build a $160 million three-story police station that would be among the most expensive in the country. Comedian Brett Hamil takes you behind the scenes for a sneak peek into what absolutely necessary amenities those dollars might buy.
Continue reading Brett Hamil: Seattle’s New Police Bunker (Sneak Peek!)
School Board Unanimously Approves Program to Provide Free ORCA Cards to Students
In a unanimous vote that took place last night, all seven board members of Seattle Public Schools voted to approve the ORCA Passport program yesterday. The program will provide thousands of low and middle income students with free bus passes. Students from Rainier Beach High School and other South End area schools where
heavily involved in advocacy for the program. Continue reading News Gleams: Free ORCA Cards for Students, Mayor’s Telephone Town Hall
by Cindi Laws
Special to the South Seattle Emerald
All that happened on Tuesday at Seattle’s “Last Chance High School”, the Interagency High School at 3528 South Ferdinand Street in Columbia City, was a lockdown. A 17-year old student had been openly carrying a gun in the school hallway.
Continue reading Emerald in the Rough: “Hello City Hall”; Violence Continues Unabated in the South End
by Staff Reporter
Kiro News is reporting that Seattle police are investigating a shooting that took place this morning in the Beacon Hill area. You can read more at: