police http://kuow.org en Emergency 911 Service Restored In Washington After Morning Outage http://kuow.org/post/emergency-911-service-restored-washington-after-morning-outage <p></p><p>Emergency 911 service has been restored for the state of Washington after an outage affected dispatch centers throughout the state and parts of Oregon.</p><p>The lines were restored in Washington and Oregon after separate, but unrelated problems, according to CenturyLink. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:27:24 +0000 Patricia Murphy 32268 at http://kuow.org Emergency 911 Service Restored In Washington After Morning Outage Dear Police, The Department Of Justice Is Watching You http://kuow.org/post/dear-police-department-justice-watching-you <p></p><p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Samuel Walker, author of "The New World of Police Accountability," about when the Department of Justice intervenes in local police operations and what happens if the police don't comply. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:39:18 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 32084 at http://kuow.org Dear Police, The Department Of Justice Is Watching You Jim Pugel Reflects On 31 Years With The Seattle Police, From WTO To Drug Policy Reform http://kuow.org/post/jim-pugel-reflects-31-years-seattle-police-wto-drug-policy-reform <p></p><p>After 31 years with the Seattle Police Department, Jim Pugel is leaving. But he has no plans to retire. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:18:27 +0000 Amy Radil 31761 at http://kuow.org Jim Pugel Reflects On 31 Years With The Seattle Police, From WTO To Drug Policy Reform Seattle Officials Probe 'Twilight Zone' Of Police Discipline Reversals http://kuow.org/post/seattle-officials-probe-twilight-zone-police-discipline-reversals <p>Seattle officials plan to seek changes to the obscure union appeals process that has allowed reversals of police misconduct findings. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:06:09 +0000 Amy Radil 30019 at http://kuow.org Seattle Officials Probe 'Twilight Zone' Of Police Discipline Reversals Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit http://kuow.org/post/side-effect-legal-pot-police-budgets-take-hit Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.<p>But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a funding source for police: property forfeitures from drug dealers. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:34:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 26982 at http://kuow.org Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit Shooting In Ravenna, Suspects At Large http://kuow.org/post/shooting-ravenna-suspects-large <p><strong>UPDATE: 11:10 a.m. PT</strong></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/NatashaYChen">KIRO's Natasha Chen</a> reports that three area Seattle Public Schools that had been in "shelter in place" mode are now functioning as normal.</p><p><strong>UPDATE: 10:42 a.m. PT</strong></p><p>According to the<a href="http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/"> Seattle Police Department blotter</a> two suspects are involved and the victim is 56 years old. If you have information about the shooting please call the SPD tip line at 206.233.5000.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:16:00 +0000 Editor 20060 at http://kuow.org Shooting In Ravenna, Suspects At Large Rick Williams On Grief, Talking To Cops And WWII Incarceration http://kuow.org/post/rick-williams-grief-talking-cops-and-wwii-incarceration <p><strong>Rick Williams: On Anger, Grief And Gifts</strong></p><p></p><p>In 2010, woodcarver John T. Williams was killed by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk. Controversy over the shooting led to much anger and distrust for the police department. In 2012, a <a href="http://www.thejtwproject.org/">34-foot memorial totem pole</a> was raised in John T. Williams' honor. Steve Scher talked with John T. Williams’ brother Rick Williams at the site of the totem pole.</p><p></p><p><strong>Talking To Cops</strong></p><p></p><p>Back in 2012, the Seattle Police asked the public for help. Deputy Chief Nick Metz urged people to talk to the police to help stop what he called a “huge increase” in shootings. That's counter to a strong "don't talk to the cops" mantra espoused by many. Steve Scher talked with columnist Larry Mizell and singer Choklate Moore about why many individuals think talking to the police is unsafe and unwise.</p><p></p><p><strong>Stories Of WWII Incarceration </strong></p><p></p><p>Within 48 hours of the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the FBI began arresting the Japanese-Americans they considered subversive. In its second wave of action, the rest of the Japanese-American community along the West Coast was forced to leave their homes and move to incarceration camps. These actions are a strong, vivid and very recent part of our city's history and the legacy of the Japanese-Americans living here. Steve Scher talked with <a href="http://http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2011/10/01/woman-in-famous-wartime-photo-celebrates-100th-birthday/">Fumiko Hayashida</a> and Sam Mitsui about their own experiences at that time.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18674 at http://kuow.org Rick Williams On Grief, Talking To Cops And WWII Incarceration Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-decision-revives-washington-state-debate-over-dna-collection <p>A legislator in Washington state says she will revive a bill that would make it easier for police to collect DNA samples. That’s in the wake of a US Supreme Court ruling Monday. The five-to-four ruling upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA samples at the time of arrest from people who are charged with certain violent crimes or sex offenses.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:52:51 +0000 Deborah Wang 14259 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection Inslee Signs Law Allowing Fictitious Driver License Program To Continue http://kuow.org/post/inslee-signs-law-allowing-fictitious-driver-license-program-continue <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/052113AJ_LicensesAuthorized_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed a law that will allow the state’s fictitious driver license program to continue – but only for undercover law enforcement activities. At the bill signing Inslee backed away from a previous statement that he would apply a broad definition of the term “law enforcement.”<p>Under the old program, the Central Intelligence Agency obtained 288 of these so-called confidential driver’s licenses from Washington’s Department of Licensing. Wed, 22 May 2013 17:22:05 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13544 at http://kuow.org Inslee Signs Law Allowing Fictitious Driver License Program To Continue Wash. Supreme Court Considers SPD Dash-Cam Video Policy http://kuow.org/post/wash-supreme-court-considers-spd-dash-cam-video-policy <p>Washington Supreme Court Justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that spotlights the Seattle Police Department’s policy regarding public access to dash-camera video footage. The lawsuit, brought by KOMO News against SPD, comes at a time when the police force faces heightened scrutiny about transparency and public accountability.<br> Thu, 16 May 2013 00:45:23 +0000 Liz Jones 13162 at http://kuow.org Wash. Supreme Court Considers SPD Dash-Cam Video Policy If Calling 911 Is So Easy, Why Are People Doing It Wrong? http://kuow.org/post/if-calling-911-so-easy-why-are-people-doing-it-wrong <p>A new public service announcement by the state’s Emergency Management Division urges you to always “know your location” just in case you have to call 911. Emergency dispatchers say they often get calls from people who can’t describe where they are or even how to get there. With 70 percent of 911 calls coming from cell phones, it’s much harder for operators to pinpoint a specific location. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:11:14 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11559 at http://kuow.org If Calling 911 Is So Easy, Why Are People Doing It Wrong? Seattle Police Using Data-Driven Program To Prevent Property Crime http://kuow.org/post/seattle-police-using-data-driven-program-prevent-property-crime <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seattle Police Department is using a new software program designed to help predict where crimes are most likely to occur in the city.</span> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:42:51 +0000 Patricia Murphy 8950 at http://kuow.org Seattle Police Using Data-Driven Program To Prevent Property Crime Puff, Puff, Pass A Sobriety Check? The Science Of Marijuana Intoxication http://kuow.org/post/puff-puff-pass-sobriety-check-science-marijuana-intoxication <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State toxicologist Fiona </span>Couper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently stated that violations for driving under the influence of marijuana have not gone up since the passage of Initiative-502. But marijuana legalization is still in its early stages and to be charged with a DUI the driver has to get caught with </span>5 nanograms per milliliter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of active THC in their bloodstream. David Hyde talks with Dr. Marilyn </span>Huestis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and tries to make sense of the science of marijuana intoxication. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:17:00 +0000 David Hyde 7932 at http://kuow.org Puff, Puff, Pass A Sobriety Check? The Science Of Marijuana Intoxication Seattle's Gift Cards-For-Guns Event Sells Out http://kuow.org/post/seattles-gift-cards-guns-event-sells-out <p>Hundreds of people came out on a chilly Saturday morning to exchange their guns for $100 and $200 Amazon.com gift cards in the first guy buyback event held in Seattle in 20 years. People stood in line holding rifles in camouflage cases and shot guns wrapped in blankets among other things. Traffic clogged up city streets near the parking lot where the event took place.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Allie Ferguson 7234 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Gift Cards-For-Guns Event Sells Out Cars Caught Speeding On Camera Now Get $189 Tickets http://kuow.org/post/cars-caught-speeding-camera-now-get-189-tickets <p>Starting Monday, drivers who speed past any of four Seattle schools will get tickets in the mail. Vehicles that go more than 20 miles per hour when school is in session are caught on camera.</p><p>The four schools with speed cameras are Thurgood Marshall Elementary on the I-90 lid, Gatewood Elementary in West Seattle, and Olympic View Elementary and Broadview Thomson K-8 in the north end.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:08:49 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 4153 at http://kuow.org