OMG. A person running for office in Seattle’s non-partisan city races once filed to run for a state (sort of partisan) position where she checked “prefers Republican Party.” (Yes, Washington is weird: We have open primaries where people can vote … Continue reading
Category Archives: Policing
The Trial of Derek Chauvin
I had not planned to watch much of the trial of Derek Chauvin (accused of murdering George Floyd in May of 2020). Yet I watched a section yesterday of the prosecution questioning the police chief and training officers, so I … Continue reading
Cop Kills Criminal. CPC Leader Wails.
I’m sorry, but this just makes me angry. A year ago, a black criminal was killed by Seattle police. In the wake of the death of George Floyd, his name was shouted by protesters as an example of our out … Continue reading
Independence Feels Good
I’ve been talking with a new group of people recently. Many of them consider themselves politically independent. Some of them voted for Trump. Some, reluctantly. Some of them voted for Biden. Some, reluctantly. None of them are crazy. They’re diverse … Continue reading
How Much Force is Too Much Force?
People who believe that police used excessive force in the summer of 2020 have crafted bills to limit how police can respond to crowds of protesters. I’m guessing that at least one of those bills, HB 1054 now moving through … Continue reading
Before and After
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Good news! I was not the only person who didn’t like this wall. Other people fixed it before I got there, but I did do a little bit to help it along￼! Yup, I’m now a graffiti artist. My walk … Continue reading
How Biden Wins
Yes, of course, Joe Biden could win the 2020 election. I don’t think it’s a slam dunk, but I do think he could win. Here’s how. I’m going to assume that centrist Republicans who find Trump dangerous will actually vote … Continue reading
Blame Systemic Racism? Maybe.
Systemic Racism: What is it really? Today, some League of Women Voters members on First Hill viewed a program with Tricia Brown and Samuel Rosen discussing systemic racism. I composed some of my thoughts on this prior to the meeting, … Continue reading
Pandemic Reflections #5
Are Public Restrooms Safe? Answer: Apparently not. We took a drive recently over the North Cascades Highway. The “essential trips only” signs are down, but be warned – everybody knows this, so the hills are alive with crowds of people … Continue reading
Seattle City Council Budget Talks
Select Budget Committee timeline (contains a link to sign up for public comment two hours before the council’s August 3, August 5, and August 10 meetings, or a link to submit comments online.) I’ve been listening to the Seattle City … Continue reading