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Seattle Police and Dept of Justice Oversight

I received a letter from the US Attorney for Western Washington today. In it US Attorney Moran said the Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed with the Seattle Police to remove ONE HUNDRED paragraphs from the Consent Decree that applied controls of oversight by the DOJ, over the Seattle Police Department (SPD).

The four-page letter essentially said SPD had reduced its use of “serious” force by 60% and “Further, out of all 2,252 uses of force, only 12 (or 0.5 percent) were determined to be out of policy.”. From the tone of the letter, one would imagine SPD was moving on a direct path of compliance and was now as friendly as possible. Continue reading

May 18, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Trayvon Martin: A Case for Muslim Parents

 It is time I spoke with my self-confident teenage son about a few unpleasant realities.

  • He is a man
  • He is in the teen-to-30’s age group
  • He is Muslim
  • We are in America
This promises to be a most painful conversation for both of us.
 
For me, because I don’t want my son to be hurt or killed because his name says he is a Muslim. Continue reading

March 22, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments