Seattle police plans hiring campaign amid plan to beef up downtown presence

The Seattle Police Department plans to launch another recruiting campaign in the coming weeks amid a plan to ramp up their downtown presence after a shooting in downtown and several other high profile crimes. Read more HERE

De Blasio pleads to Trump for help with homeless crisis

Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded with President Trump on Sunday for help with the burgeoning homeless situation wreaking havoc throughout the city. Read more HERE Also… Trump slams New York City, California over ‘tremendous’ homeless crisis “California and New York must do something about their TREMENDOUS Homeless problems,” he wrote. “If their Governors can’t handleContinue reading “De Blasio pleads to Trump for help with homeless crisis”

King County Sheriff: Warning – high school students died from fentanyl overdoses.

See the Video HERE of Ballard student who died, his parents and doctor speaking.. King County Sheriff issuing public safety warning after two Sammamish high school students died from fentanyl overdoses. Here she shows an example of the counterfeit pills they’re finding on the street. Fentanyl is extremely dangerous and potentially deadly. Ballard HS studentContinue reading “King County Sheriff: Warning – high school students died from fentanyl overdoses.”

BEWARE: Fentanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in Wash., health officials say

Photo from Public Health Seattle & King County shows pills containing fentanyl that were sold on the streets of Seattle. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of people who died from an overdose of illicit fentanyl increased nearly 70 percent this year over last in Washington state, health officials said Wednesday. NARCAN SPRAY Read more HERE

Public libraries and YMCAs to get Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses

Narcan, that drug meant to help prevent an opioid overdose, is becoming more readily available. Seattle police carry it. It’s available at CVS and Walgreens without a prescription. And now, it’s going to be available at thousands of public libraries and YMCAs nationwide. Every day, 115 people in the U.S. die because of opioid overdoses.Continue reading “Public libraries and YMCAs to get Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses”

Seattle Office for Civil Rights at the 2018 RSJI Summit at Seattle Center

Deadline for registration for the summit and all workshops is Friday, October 19th, 2018 DESCRIPTION Please join the Seattle Office for Civil Rights at the 2018 RSJI Summit at Seattle Center for two days, October 23rd-24th, of in-depth workshops, art, and presentations about The State of Race and Justice in Seattle. We will explore theContinue reading “Seattle Office for Civil Rights at the 2018 RSJI Summit at Seattle Center”

Prison Reform and Redemption Act 2018

LIVE: President Donald Trump Delivers Remarks At Prison Reform Summit – May 18, 2018 | CNBC Summary: H.R.3356 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text) There is one summary for H.R.3356. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Introduced in House (07/24/2017) Prison Reform and Redemption Act This bill directs the Department of Justice to developContinue reading “Prison Reform and Redemption Act 2018”

Seattle Police Department: MAY DAY INFO

Seattle Neighborhood ‏ @SeaNeighborhood 9h9 hours ago If you live or work downtown or in nearby neighborhoods, plan for potential traffic disruptions and for larger than normal crowds along march routes during May Day event tomorrow. More info at http://frontporch.seattle.gov/2018/04/27/may-day-2018-tips-information/ …. #MayDaySEA More Information from the Seattle Police Department

The Seattle Police Department’s Strategies for the Future

Plan Overview The Seattle Police Department has achieved remarkable progress in the eyes of our federal and local government officials, the people of Seattle, and the women and men of the Department. This work began when Mayor Murray took office, and during the past two years has been guided by SPD’s four pillars of policingContinue reading “The Seattle Police Department’s Strategies for the Future”

Reform advocates upset over pushback over changing malice law

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 makeContinue reading “Reform advocates upset over pushback over changing malice law”