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Tag Archives: Criminal Justice

George Floyd remembered around the world on the one year anniversary of his murder

Excerpt: At the White House, Floyd's family called for the evenly divided United States Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Book Review: “We See It All” is a good study of current local police capabilities

Excerpt: Read David A. Johnson's review of Economist journalist Jon Fasman's new book exploring elements of technology and practices in modern policing in the United States.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture
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Video: Toshiko Hasegawa on standing up to hate during tremendously challenging times

Excerpt: Watch a video highlight from NPI's 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala featuring Toshiko Hasegawa, Executive Director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Manka Dhingra’s “duty to intervene” police accountability bill gets State Senate approval

Excerpt: Senate Bill 5066 would require officers to intervene when they see a fellow offer engaging in excessive force. It would also require officers to report wrongdoing to their superiors.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Civil Liberties, Legislative Advocacy
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The pro-death Trump regime is executing incarcerated people as fast as it possibly can

Excerpt: As of December 12th, the the Trump regime had, in a few short weeks, executed ten people via lethal injection in Terre Haute. Sickeningly, the regime has even more executions planned before January 20th, 2021, when Trump's term ends. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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House Public Safety Committee reviews ideas for police reform ahead of 2021 session

Excerpt: In a November 30th virtual work session, the Washington State House of Representatives heard from reform advocates as well as representatives of law enforcement.
Written by:Emma Goolsby
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Democratic AGs discuss taking on Trump and building equity at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Attorneys general Phil Weiser, Xavier Becerra, Keith Ellison, and Maura Healey helped kickstart the conference with a substantive panel discussion.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Events
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Trump regime still making trouble for Pacific Northwest cities despite purported exit pact

Excerpt: An overview of late July 2020 developments on the front lines of protests against police brutality in Portland and Seattle, which have drawn a federal response.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Trump’s neofascist regime is targeting Pacific Northwest cities for Donald’s electoral gain

Excerpt: Portland and Seattle are seen as places where they can use fed­er­al law enforce­ment per­son­nel to insti­gate con­flicts that will be help­ful in ril­ing up their base and spread­ing fear.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Activists and local leaders challenge illegal detentions by federal agents in Portland

Excerpt: The people's right to peaceably assemble has been repeatedly infringed upon by federal authorities operating in the Rose City on Donald Trump's orders.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties
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COVID-19 Update: Pacific Northwest embraces mandatory mask directives

Excerpt: As British Columbia makes additional moves to reopen its economy, Washington has mandated the wearing of masks in public and Oregon has completed a special legislative session focusing on COVID-19 and police reform.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Senator Manka Dhingra: Our communities need guardians on our streets, not warriors

Excerpt: Read the remarks delivered by the Vice Chair of the Washington State Senate's Law & Justice Committee at the June 7th Woodinville Peace March for Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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All the people involved in the death of George Floyd have now been arrested and charged

Excerpt: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has upgraded the charges against Derek Chauvin and charged three other former officers involved in the death of George Floyd.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Food, fraud, the homeless, strikes, the courts and miscalculations

Excerpt: In Washington, food processing plants are becoming hotspots for both disease and dissatisfaction, Oregon's Supreme Court has told a circuit court judge to explain at length why he thinks Governor Brown overstepped her authority, and Idaho is implementing a new plan for testing and tracking.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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