Tag Archives: Seattle Police Department

“Sue the Pants Off ‘Em!” Inside the Broken System of Police Accountability

 

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

News Gleams: District Councils Hit Reset, Ballots Coming, SPOG President Leaving

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

News Gleams: Free ORCA Cards for Students, Mayor’s Telephone Town Hall

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

Emerald in the Rough: “Hello City Hall”; Violence Continues Unabated in the South End

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