Police & Public Safety

Progressive Trend Emerging in Late Primary Election Returns

Primary results have been a Rorschach test for pundits, with moderates divining a moderate resurgence and lefties seeing progressives well-positioned. Late returns have strongly...
Bruce Harrell sits at a desk signing some orders at City Hall with a dozen supporters looking on.

Centrists Turn to Old Formula: Crime Fears and More Money for Cops

The progressive wing of Seattle politics is having a vigorous debate about the future of the city with plenty of new policy ideas bouncing...
A wall of police with riot shields outside East Precinct.

OPA Advises SPD to Fire Two Officers Who Stormed Capitol, Lets Other Four Off

The Seattle Office of Police Accountability (OPA) has advised that two Seattle police officers should be fired for their role storming the Capitol at...
Mayor Jenny Durkan gave soon-to-retire Police Chief Carmen Best some flowers to express her gratitude during a press conference about blocking police budget cuts in the Norm Rice room at City Hall. (Seattle Channel)

Durkan Destroys 10 Months of Text Messages in Apparent Coverup

It was well known that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is running a secretive administration, but a whistleblower complaint last week revealed a bombshell revelation...

Conservatives Seek Right to Kill Protesters with Their Cars

Last week, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an anti-protest bill into law, enshrining the right to run over protesters with automobiles and kill...

Leslie Kern’s ‘Feminist City’ Offers Critical Corrective to Patriarchal City-Making

Leslie Kern teaches feminist geography, but she is under no illusion that straightforward solutions can magically cure the imbalance and violence baked into our...

Chauvin Convicted, but the Struggle for Justice and Black Lives Continues

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's conviction for murdering George Floyd led many to breath a sigh of relief. It was the first time a...
A row of skyscrapers behind a row of trees at a Bellevue park.

A Perspective from the City Across the Lake

It was fitting for my first full day in the Pacific Northwest to start off with a cold and rainy January morning. As I...