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First lady Melania Trump promotes anti-bullying campaign

First lady Melania Trump promotes anti-bullying campaign

First lady Melania Trump is headed to the Detroit suburbs Monday to speak to middle school students and participate in a ‘No One Eats Alone’ anti-bullying event.

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Rangers will patrol Cal Anderson, Occidental parks

Seattle Parks Head Park Ranger Corby Christensen, right, and Ranger Sandra Wilcox patrol Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

Full-time rangers will patrol Seattle’s Cal Anderson and Occidental parks this summer, and police will have emphasis patrols at both, Mayor Mike McGinn announced this morning.

“We heard from the community that they’re concerned about their safety in the parks, and we want to address that,” McGinn said.

The rangers are not police officers, but “They’re present, they can keep an eye on the park, they can resolve small disputes.” McGinn said. They also will help facilitate the use of ball fields and, the mayor said, will call police, when necessary. They will work as a pair, moving between the two parks.


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Capitol Hill: Local performer says no one helped when he was attacked, robbed


From: www.komonews.com

SEATTLE — Members of a local community say it’s unacceptable that nobody stepped up to help when a man was attacked in broad daylight in a busy Capitol Hill intersection.

Local performer Robbie Turner was walking on the corner of Pine and Harvard Thursday afternoon when he said he was attacked.

“I was hit in the face before I even said hello,” Turner said.

Police say the attacker caught Turner off guard and punched him in the face.

In February, Turner actually hosted a self defense course after several people were attacked in Seattle. But all that training couldn’t protect him from a knife.

“He literally almost cut my throat,” Turner said.

On top of everything else, Turner said no one tried to help him as the attacker stole his phone and ran away. Shaken, Turner went to a nearby store and called police.

“It made me feel really alone. If something were to happen, no one would come to your aid,” Turner said. “The police officer told me I was the only call that came in.”

Police say witnesses either didn’t want to get involved or didn’t see what was happening.

“In situations like this we don’t want people to put themselves in harm’s way, but be a good witness and call 911,” said Renee Witt with the Seattle Police Department.

Turner hopes the next time someone sees an attack, they take action. In the meantime, he said people should learn self defense.

“So you know you’re safe, because at the end of the day the only person looking out for you is you,” he said.

Social Outreach Seattle is planning a May 22 Rally and march on Capitol Hill as a sign of solidarity and a sign that no one should feel alone in a dangerous situation.

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2013 Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day Monday, February 11

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Tentative Advocacy Day Agenda

Check-in and coffee and light breakfast at United Churches

2013 Legislative Agenda Pep Rally

Advocacy Workshops

Lunch and legislative district planning meetings

Walk to the Capitol Building with your Legislative District

Meet with your legislators

Back to United Churches for a debrief session

Click here for a more detailed agenda

About Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day (Advocacy Day)

Are you passionate about ensuring that everyone in Washington has the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, and affordable home? Do you want to unite with others to end homelessness in our state? Are you ready to join over 500 other advocates from around Washington to tell your elected officials how you feel?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then please join the Housing Alliance on February 11 in Olympia for our annual Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day!

The day includes:

Inside information and timely updates on affordable housing and homelessness legislation.
Workshops on how to talk to your elected officials and be the most effective advocate possible.
Meetings with your lawmakers for which you’ll be armed with key messages, supporting documents and facts to help share your story.
And an opportunity to feel the power of a strong and growing movement for affordable housing and an end to homelessness.

This year’s theme is “2-11: Hear the Call for Housing and an End to Homelessness.” Advocacy Day will help connect powerful advocates to elected officials in order to make the call to increase access to affordable housing and services and programs that prevent and end homelessness. This year’s theme was chosen in recognition that our date (2-11) is the same phone number (2-1-1) that struggling individuals and families call when trying to get connected to critical resources. This year lets all come out to Olympia and make the call together to ensure our message is heard loud and strong!

Can’t Attend? Take the Advocacy Pledge!

Even if you are unable to make it to Olympia on Monday, February 11, you can still make a huge difference and be an advocate for safe, healthy, affordable homes.

Click here to sign the pledge to call your legislator on Monday, February 11, and ask them to support the Housing Trust Fund.


Chinatown ID crisis center an alternative to jail or ER

Bill Hobson, executive director of the Downtown Emergency Service Center, shows off 16 cubicle-style beds during a tour of Seattle’s new Crisis Diversion Center, which will open to clients Monday.

On Monday(August 6), a 16-bed facility designed for adults experiencing a mental-health crisis, including those accused of minor crimes, will open near Seattle’s Chinatown International District.

By Jennifer Sullivan
Seattle Times staff reporter

A mentally ill man is wandering around Seattle’s Pioneer Square, mumbling to himself. He’s been accused of stealing a candy bar from a nearby convenience store.

For Seattle police, the options for dealing with the man are few. They can book him into the King County Jail, where he’ll be housed in the facility’s mental-illness/suicide ward. Or they can have him admitted into an already overcrowded Harborview Medical Center.

Either option, says King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, will yield the same result: The man soon will return to the streets and back to his cycle of mental illness.

But on Monday, a 16-bed facility designed for adults in King County who are experiencing a mental-health crisis, including those accused of minor crimes, will open near the Chinatown International District. The Crisis Diversion Center will give police and paramedics a place to bring people where they can connect with mental-health experts and services and receive medications.



Concerns of crime, lack of support for neighborhood homeless – Part One

(photo credit:Stephen Miller)

Seattle Action Network wish to thank Mr.Stephen Miller, editor of the Capitol Hill Times for his article Concerns of crime, lack of support for neighborhood homeless – Part One on Seattle Action Network.

Please citizens do not become too ‘passive’ about serious issues. Lets get to work. Thank you again Mr.Miller and we love the great reading in the Capitol Hill Times!

Seattle Channel: Mayor`s Media Availability: SPD East Precinct Summer Safety Patrol 7/19/2012 19:24
Mayor Mike McGinn is joined by Seattle Police Department representatives at the East precinct to talk about public safety. Watch the Mayor here as he talks about public safety.

Read about the death of young Victor Duffy. I hold community churches, at-risk youth groups, etc as also being responsible for not having monitored Mr. Duffy after his first experience with the police. I’m sure there will be an investigation into the Tukwila Police Department.