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Friday Talking Points -- Chasing The Scooby Van

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.

Retired Police Officers Supporting BlackLivesMatter Movement Head to DC

Cheryl Dorsey | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Cheryl Dorsey

Accountability will put an end to bad behavior - yesterday. This will be the focus of discussion next Wednesday with Rep. John Lewis. Singularly, it's easy to ignore the cry for justice.

Nick Wing

What The Justice Department Finds When It Investigates City Police Is Truly Disturbing

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

What might they find if they investigated more city police departments?

Former Seattle Police Chief Travels to Anchorage to Campaign for Alaska Initiative to Legalize Pot

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Despite years of advocating for marijuana legalization across the country, there's one thing former Seattle Chief of Police Norm Stamper hasn't done. The 34-year law enforcement veteran has never gone door-knocking for a political campaign.

Saki Knafo

New York Plan Misses The Whole Point Of Drug Policy Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Three years ago, police officers in Seattle took a chance on a radical and unprecedented approach to the city's drug problem: They stopped automatical...

Saki Knafo

Change Of Habit: How Seattle Cops Fought An Addiction To Locking Up Drug Users

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

Jeremy Bradford and a friend were walking through downtown Seattle one summer night in 2011, looking for a place where they could share the co...

Seattle Cop Who Issued 80 Percent Of Marijuana Tickets Removed From Duty

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE, July 30 (Reuters) - The Seattle Police Department has reassigned an officer who single-handedly issued abo...

Man Pushing Shopping Cart Full Of Meat Arrested

AP | Posted 05.31.2014 | Weird News

Police say the sight of a man pushing a shopping cart full of meat down a south Seattle street in the middle of the night drew an officer's attention....

'I'm Not There Yet'

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Norm Stamper

A recently retired interim police chief in Seattle replied, "I'm not there yet" when asked by a local reporter whether he could support an end to drug prohibition. As these leaders continue to dither, we will continue to experience a steady stream of exasperating, heartbreaking incidents.

Police Admit Breaking Laws

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Police Department acknowledged it broke public records laws when it withheld from The Seattle Times an internal memo about its ...

May Day Rally Turns Violent In Seattle

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime

SEATTLE — Police used "flash bangs" and pepper spray against some protesters who pelted them with rocks and bottles late Wednesday, as violence ...

Seattle Police Department Chills Out A Little On Pot Use By Cops

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime

* Previous pot use cut to 1 year from 3 years * New rule follows state legalizing recreational pot use By Jonathan Kamin...

Shandy Cobane, Seattle Detective, Kicks Innocent Man, Hurls Racial Epithet (VIDEO)

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Seattle police officer offered a tearful apology after being caught on camera kicking an innocent man and using a racial epithet. The video shows a...

Do We Have the Courage to Consider Alternate Vantage Points?

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Byron Williams

Police officer Ian Walsh is caught on camera punching a 17-year-old girl. But to view this strictly as a case of police brutality is to ignore that the law was broken and that those who broke the law escalated the situation.



Hey, Handgun Fans: These Gun Victims Were Heavily Armed

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mann

The four Seattle-cops were armed, and it didn't stop them from being shot. The "if-only everyone-were-armed" argument was crazy and reckless before this. Now it's been proven beyond a doubt to be ridiculous.

Ambush of a Cop

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

In almost every cop killing, there is something that could have been done differently. But Timothy Brenton's killing could not have been prevented, not unless he'd picked a different line of work.