Chief Carmen Best's resignation must not distract from the work of overhauling public safety and investing in Black communities.
Death investigations in some Washington counties are vulnerable to corruption. It’s time to transform them.
Lasting change in policing and public safety will not flow from feel-good funding shifts. Social services must be transformed, too.
The young lives of James and Jerome Taafulisia were beset by poverty and neglect when they committed their violent crimes. So was mine.
Let's transform the Seattle Police Department by addressing both racial injustice and the enduring need for fair and effective policing.
Subverting the law to uphold it is nothing new for Seattle’s 'troops.'
City council members and community groups are pushing for a third way to help people in crisis, which may involve some firefighters.
A new exhibit wants to validate the importance of graffiti, while graffiti 30 minutes away is destroyed by city officials.
At demonstrations here and across America, police and protesters face two fundamentally unequal fears.
By now school districts should know: Police presence in schools has negative consequences for marginalized students.
From the WTO protests to now, the interests of the Seattle Police Officers Guild haven’t aligned with the people they are meant to protect.
Like many white Americans, I grew up unencumbered by the punitive presence of law enforcement. Black Americans deserve this, too.
Amid scattered calls for Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign, the Seattle City Council will discuss the once-radical call to redirect funds from the police department to social services.
The police chief's decision comes in response to demands from oversight and community groups that are demonstrating against racism and police brutality.
Social unrest, shattered glass and spilled blood have always been a part of the Seattle region's history
By pinning the destruction on white men, Durkan trivializes deep grievances and provides cover for police escalation.