In 2021, the Washington Legislature passed a suite of police reform laws – developed in conjunction with city and police officials – that certain law enforcement leaders have been hollering about since.
Once again, in the resolution of a lawsuit that raises allegations of misconduct in the justice system, there will be a payment to the victims’ family, but no real answer for the public on a crucial question.
She was there when I awoke, smelling of Downy, fiddling with the heart-lung machine, cloaked in baggy blue scrubs, masked and wearing a surgical cap with a pattern of watermelon slices on a field of light blue.
The day after a U-Haul full of masked, militarized white supremacists were arrested on their way to riot during a Coeur d’Alene Pride Day event – complete with written plan! – the city’s mayor insisted, “We are not going back to the days of the Aryan Nations.”
An audit of attitudes about race among deputies in the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office crashed and burned last year, because so few deputies bothered to respond that auditors could not accurately draw conclusions.