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 …

Seattle Police sweep homeless from Cal Anderson Park

Seattle Police sweep homeless from Cal Anderson Park

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailby Renee Raketty The Seattle Police Department and crews from the Seattle Parks Department swept Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill shortly after 10am on Tuesday, September 1, of its unhoused residents and shut down volunteer-led mutual aid efforts that had provided services. The Shelterhouse area and nearby bathrooms …

Durkan Digest: Updates on COVID-19 relief and the 2020 budget

Durkan Digest: Updates on COVID-19 relief and the 2020 budget

Share this…Facebook0TwitterLinkedinReddit0emailSEATTLE- Our city has faced urgent challenges, including a pandemic,?a civil rights?reckoning,?skyrocketing unemployment, the closure of small businesses, a $326 million shortfall to our budget,?and immense needs in our community.?While?our?challenges are truly unprecedented, Seattle has led?the way?in?pioneering and supporting so many new programs to address the needs of our …

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 …

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 …