Seattle is considering adopting a law that would excuse suspects from most misdemeanor crimes if they can be linked to poverty, mental illness, or addiction.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is set to sign a city budget that includes an 18 percent cut to the Seattle Police Department.
Public comments during an hour-long session preceding the vote were mostly in favor of the Council's cuts.
More rapes, robberies, and murders; less inequality from traffic stops.
“This was a difficult decision for me, but when it’s time, it’s time,” Best wrote to officers in her resignation letter.
Seattle Police Chief Urges City Council to Stop Protestors’ Intimidation Tactics after Group Visits Her Home
“These direct actions against elected officials...are out of line with and go against every democratic principle that guides our nation.” Carment Best wrote.
The Seattle Civil Rights Office has developed a curriculum on "institutionalized racial superiority" that appears designed to train white people only.
Mayor Jenny Durkan had rejected the deployment of tactical forces sent to the city last week, saying it did not have the consent of local officials.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against an asinine Seattle law. Unfortunately, the legal theory underlying the order is weak.
Seattle Times Editor Objects after Judge Orders Paper to Turn Over Riot Footage to Police Investigating Gun Thefts
King County Superior Court Judge Nelson Lee ruled on Thursday morning that the footage was critical to police investigations of arson and theft.