Seattle Protests for Civil Rights
KUOW covers the ongoing protests against police violence that has occurred nationwide and in the Seattle area.
We know who made the call to leave Seattle Police’s East Precinct last summer, finally
Recall June 2020. George Floyd has been murdered by police in Minneapolis, and the video of his death is so shocking that people across the nation pour onto the streets in protest. In Seattle, demonstrators face off with police at their outpost in the freewheeling Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Many protest-related misdemeanors on hold, says Seattle City Attorney
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes: Protest-related cases “have not been given a pass. They have not been declined,” he said. “But we will get to them when the court can handle them.”
December 8th | Should we be prosecuting crimes of poverty?
Prosecutors and advocates say this is “the unfinished work” of overhauling the criminal legal system that was set off by this summer’s protests for civil rights. This week’s talk with King County Executive Dow Constantine. A look at the challenges and surprising upsides facing Seattle Public Schools. And: why isn’t anyone using Washington’s coronavirus tracing app, CovidSafe?
From the Black Panthers to the No-Cop Co-op, the long history of American mutual aid
When systems fail marginalized groups, mutual aid is a way for them to take collective action and make change.
Seattle police officers used excessive force in punching and pushing protesters, accountability office finds
The findings, released on Friday, include those from a case in which an officer punched a man several times in the torso amid an arrest, and another in which an officer pushed a demonstrator to the ground twice, causing injuries to their head and face.
October 22nd | Bad Boys: COPS is back, this time in Spokane
COPS returns to production – just not for a US audience. How rural idyll became a permanent playground for the wealthy. And this week’s chat with Seattle’s mayor Jenny Durkan.
A King County detective mocked a protester's death online — then his boss took him down
A King County Sheriff’s detective could be terminated for eight social media posts and comments he made over the summer relating to the protests for civil rights and racial justice in Seattle.
What Black liberation looks like: 40 acres in Auburn, Washington
For Nyema Clark, Black liberation looks like 40 or so acres in Auburn, Washington.
Protesters, Summer Taylor's family sue Seattle and WA state for wrongful death and injuries
A group of protesters is suing the city of Seattle and state of Washington for wrongful injuries, and, in one case, a wrongful death in the recent Black Lives Matter protests.
September 24th | Who investigates the investigators?
A conflict of interest in the investigation of Manuel Ellis’ killing at the hands of Tacoma Police. Marshallese Islanders slipping through the cracks widened by COVID-19. And a chat with the head of the city’s legislative and executive branches on their competing visions for the future of policing in Seattle.
September 23rd | American Girl dolls explore the strange history of… the 80s
Courtney is here, and she’s coming to a mall near you. Also, what really happened at last night’s city council meeting and how UW professors are preparing to return to the classroom.
September 22nd | What do you do with that patch of land when summer ends?
COVID victory gardens, come through! A look at intense city hall lobbying around defunding the police. And the right to die old, wise, innocent – and black.