BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

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By Nadia Kounang and Tony Marco, CNN

The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country.

Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death of pop star Prince.

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This new drug is 10000 times stronger than morphine (and might be resistant to Narcan)

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Carfentanil or carfentanyl is an analog of the synthetic opioid analgesic fentanyl. It is one of the most potent opioids known and the most potent used commercially. Wikipedia

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SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

By: Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the Communities of Opportunity Initiative

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SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

a partnership of Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the Communities of Opportunity Initiative

No Registration Necessary! All Individuals & Families Welcome!

Attend this great event for:

FREE Backpacks*
Door Prizes
Raffle Drawings
Job Opportunities
Employment Services & Job Training
Education Resources
Financial Services
Home Ownership Resources
Healthcare Resources

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

40 Participating Employers**, including:
ABM
Aegis Living
Airport Jobs
Anderson Construction
Burger King
CBRE
FedEx Express
First Student
Goodbye Graffiti
Ivar’s Restaurants
city of Kent
King County Sherriff’s Office
King County Transit
Korean Women’s Association
Manpower
New York Life
Puget Sound Energy
QFC
R&T Hood and Duct Services
ResCare HomeCare
Ross Stores
Safeway
Seattle Police Department
Sound Generations
Sysco Seattle
Terra Staffing Group
Town and Country Markets
UPS
UW Neighborhood Clinics
Uwajimaya
Visiting Angels
Washington Care Services
Washington State Patrol
Wells Fargo
World Vision

More to Come!

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

50 Participating Resource Providers, including:
Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW)
Coordinated Care
First Financial Northwest Bank
Guided Pathways – Support for Youth & Families
Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County
HDSP/Poverty Action
Hopelink
King County 211/Crisis Clinic
Literacy In the Community (LitCom)
Neighborhood House
Northwest Consummer Law Center
Rebuilding Together Seattle
Seattle Central College
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
Seattle Fire Department
Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI)
Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Seattle Goodwill Job Training
Seattle-King County Public Health
Solid Ground – Family Assistance Program
Solid Ground-Tenant Services
Sound Generations (Formerly Senior Services)
South Seattle College
Susan G. Komen Puget Sound
Ventures (formally Washington CASH)
Washington Access Fund
WA State Department of Licensing (DOL)
WA State Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS)/Division of Child Support
Year Up-Puget Sound
YWCA Economic Empowerment

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

MANY MORE TO COME!

*Child(ren) must be present to receive a backpack. While supplies last!

**Employers interested in participating at this event
contact: Sharon Afforde, safforde@esd.wa.gov

SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

WHEN
Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT) –

WHERE
Rainier Community Center – 4600 38th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118 –

More Information: SEATTLE-KING COUNTY RESOURCE DAY & JOB FAIR

Reform advocates upset over pushback over changing malice law

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Members of the legislative task force formed to recommend policy to next year’s Legislature on how to reduce violent interactions involving law enforcement listen Tuesday to executive director Sue Rahr of the state Criminal Justice Training Center during their meeting at the Burien facility. Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com

When an effort by state lawmakers to make prosecuting police for improper use of deadly force easier stalled last year, legislators compromised.

They agreed to let a task force study the issue and recommend policy to next year’s Legislature on how to reduce violent interactions involving law enforcement.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article92684372.html#storylink=cpy

But some on the state-appointed committee, which had its second meeting Tuesday, say lawmakers overseeing the panel are filibustering even a dialogue about changing controversial state law regulating police use of deadly force.

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Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

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LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) caseworker Tim Candela, right, attends a LEAD meeting at the SPD West Precinct

From: CapitolHillSeattle

In recent weeks, East Precinct officers have been trained to participate in the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program. LEAD now joins the already functioning Multi-Disciplinary Team program on Capitol Hill in giving law enforcement new options and resources for dealing with addiction. Officials are looking at ways the two programs can work together.

According to Public Defender Association director Lisa Daugaard, all East Precinct police officers will be trained to participate in LEAD by the end of the month. Until now only West Precinct officers have been able to recommend people for LEAD participation. There was initial talk of only expanding the program to Capitol Hill, but “Capitol Hill community leaders actually pushed for inclusion of the rest of the precinct on racial justice grounds,” because, according to Daugaard, community leaders felt that parts of the East Precinct with a higher percentage of minorities than Capitol Hill should also benefit from the program. Daugaard said she anticipates that once East Precinct officers have been trained, “there will probably be significantly more referrals” for the LEAD program.

Mayor Ed Murray announced the planned expansion of the MDT and LEAD programs to Capitol Hill in fall 2015. MDT was expanded to Capitol Hill in January, and Metropolitan Improvement District vice president Dave Willard said so far results have been “pretty encouraging.” Outreach workers for MDT joined East Precinct officers on patrols, and now those officers are being trained to do some outreach of their own.

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VOCAL Washington on Seattle Capitol Hill This Week

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From: CapitolHillSeattle

Meanwhile, another potential public health intervention for chronic drug users is making the rounds in Seattle. A mock safe consumption site for drug users set up by VOCAL Washington is making stops on Capitol Hill this week. The site targets users who inject and provides low-threshold access to a supervised space to consume pre-obtained illicit drugs, clean equipment, emergency care in the case of overdoses, and referrals to healthcare and drug treatment services if desired by the user.

On Monday, the site was set up in Cal Anderson from noon to 7 PM. Advocate Ashley Hempelmann said safe consumption sites cut down on transferrals of drug users to hospitals and public disorder. There are no cities in the U.S. currently using safe consumption sites.

VOCAL’s Patricia Sully said the pop-up site in the middle a city park is a way to make it easy for lots of people to learn more about how the resource would work — not demonstrate an actual working consumption site.

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Saturday July 16 – East Precinct Community Picnic

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You are invited to a community picnic with the Seattle Police and the neighborhood surrounding Powell Barnett Park next Saturday, July 16, 1pm to 4pm, at Powell Barnett Park, MLK JR Way, between E Yesler and E Cherry. This is a community policing/fun activity — music, hot dogs and ice cream, entertainment and door prizes.

East Precinct Community Picnic

WHEN: Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 1:00 pm @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Powell Barnett Park
Powell Barnett Park
352 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle, WA 98122

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