Protest volunteer medics claim abuse by SPD, delays in critical medical care

Protest volunteer medics claim abuse by SPD, delays in critical medical care

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty The presence of volunteer medics at Black Lives Matter demonstrations and in the former Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) became known after several high profile incidents and protester injuries were reported in the press. During those early days, volunteer medic teams and unaffiliated independent street medics …

Police break up Labor Day march for Black Lives with show of force

Police break up Labor Day march for Black Lives with show of force

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Chris Rojas and Renee Raketty A Labor Day demonstration in Seattle Sept. 7 in support of Black Lives drew hundreds of people who marched from the International District Light Rail Station to the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) building in the 2900 block of 4th Ave. S. The …

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March On Washington, D.C. -August 28

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March On Washington, D.C. -August 28

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Chris Rojas An estimated 50,000 people from all across America attended the “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” March on Washington. It was hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August …

Transgender cousin of Jacob Blake receives anti-LGBT threats

Transgender cousin of Jacob Blake receives anti-LGBT threats

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty It was difficult enough for Elliot Chafetz, 20, to tell his own family he was not only Transgender but Gay as well. However, Chafetz found himself thrust before the public eye when his cousin, Jacob Blake, was shot at seven times and hit in the back …

Remarks by Julia Jackson, Jacob Blake’s mother, made on August 25

Remarks by Julia Jackson, Jacob Blake’s mother, made on August 25

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailEDITOR’S NOTE: In response to Jacob Blake being shot four times in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Rusten Sheskey on August 23, 2020 resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down and sparking nationwide protests, Julia Jackson made the following statement: How dare we hate what …

Riot declared as Black Lives Matter protesters march on Seattle Police Officers Guild

Riot declared as Black Lives Matter protesters march on Seattle Police Officers Guild

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty A Black Lives Matter march to the Seattle Police Officers Guild building in the 2900 block of 4th Avenue South on Sunday resulted in multiple injuries and arrests. One officer was hospitalized but later released. The march was organized to bring attention to the police union’s …

Black Lives Matter: Water lanterns remember lives lost to police violence

Black Lives Matter: Water lanterns remember lives lost to police violence

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailBy Renee Raketty Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at Green Lake on Sunday, August 9th, to remember those lost to police violence. Water lanterns bearing the names and familiar movement themes were released out into the lake. Later, volunteers sought to be good stewards of the environment and retrieved …

Black Lives Matter protesters march on Mayor Durkan’s home

Black Lives Matter protesters march on Mayor Durkan’s home

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Chris Rojas with Renee Raketty Black Lives Matter protesters brought the protest to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s doorstep on Saturday, August 8th. The assembled group were participants of the “Every Day March” (EDM) and had gathered at Magnuson Park before caravaning in two long rows of approximately 50 …

Statement on hateful speech at protests from Louise Chernin, GSBA President & CEO

Statement on hateful speech at protests from Louise Chernin, GSBA President & CEO

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailTo our members and community: During this time of great racial unrest, emotions are high, anger is rightfully at the surface and understandably spilling out. Given the urgency of the times, it feels like there is no time for politeness, not when people’s lives and their humanity are at …

Durkan Digest: Initial actions to transform the Seattle Police Department and reimagine community safety

Durkan Digest: Initial actions to transform the Seattle Police Department and reimagine community safety

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE – In recent weeks, [Seattle Police Department (SPD)] Chief Carmen Best and I [Mayor Durkan] have taken a hard look at the Seattle Police Department’s budget and made a series of changes to policing. We believe we can build a new model for community safety in Seattle by …