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Day after Council votes to slightly reduce police funding, officer rolls bike over person’s head and neck

A Seattle Police officer was caught on video intentionally rolling their police bicycle over the head and neck of a man lying face down in the street last night as people protested the lack of charges against the officers who … Continue reading

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Seattle independent journalists stand together to oppose SPD’s subpoena

We are independent news organizations, editors, reporters, photojournalists, and freelancers working in Seattle, and we are coming together to oppose the Seattle Police Department’s subpoena seeking unpublished photographs and video taken by journalists at the Seattle Times, KIRO 7, KING … Continue reading

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Effort to recall Mayor Durkan passes court hurdle, needs more than 55K Seattle voter signatures

Mayor Jenny Durkan has failed in her basic duty to protest the people of Seattle from a police force under her control. She has lost the confidence of the people, and continues to demonstrate that she is not the leader … Continue reading

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What could traffic enforcement look like with no or fewer armed police? SNG task force wants to find out

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has created a “Re-Imagining Traffic Enforcement Task Force” to research best practices and organize with community to develop ways to enforce traffic safety without or with fewer police and to rethink which traffic laws are keeping people … Continue reading

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Saturday: Peace Peloton rides to support Black-owned businesses

The third Peace Peloton ride meets 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Cafe and Juice Bar in the Central District. At noon, the ride will travel ten miles before ending at Fat’s Chicken and Waffles. If you plan to attend, fill … Continue reading

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Why do armed police enforce traffic laws?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Yes Segura was already researching the role of policing in traffic enforcement before I started working on this story. So I worked with him over the past week to put this piece together. As the city opens the … Continue reading

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Protest statements from local transportation orgs

As massive protests against racist and brutal policing pass the half-month mark, the City Council has passed some significant limits on police weaponry and use of chokeholds. The Council is also developing major changes to the city budget through new … Continue reading

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The Seattle Bike Brigade keeps protests safe, but doesn’t want the spotlight … so why am I writing about them?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Seattle Bike Blog supports the demands led by the King County Equity Now Coalition, including dropping charges against protesters, defunding Seattle Police, and investing in Black-led community organizations and community safety. The Seattle Bike Brigade has been serving … Continue reading

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Saturday: The 2nd Peace Peloton will ride to Black-owned businesses, promote economic reform

The second Peace Peloton ride starts 10 a.m. Saturday at Tougo Coffee on Yesler Way near Broadway. Organized by Doc Wilson, the first Peace Peloton drew more than 300 people for a ride from Alki to the CD. Wilson hopes … Continue reading

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Noon Thursday: Ride For Justice with Estelita’s Library

Dress in black, grab your bike and join the Ride for Justice noon Thursday at 23rd Ave S and the I-90 Trail. The ride will end at Cal Anderson Park. Details from event organizers Estelita’s Library, a non-profit “justice focused … Continue reading

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City Councilmembers show the leadership our city needs + Mayor Durkan should resign

EDITOR’S NOTE: Seattle Bike Blog supports the Defund Seattle Police effort initially led by a large group of community organizations and leaders, including No New Youth Jail, Decriminalize Seattle, Block the Bunker, Seattle Peoples Party, COVID-19 Mutual Aid, Trans Women … Continue reading

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Noon Saturday: Ride in the ‘Peace Peloton’ starting in Alki

The Peace Peloton will ride 20 miles around the city from Alki Beach to the Northwest African American Museum in the Central District Saturday to “bring awareness to and bring about positive change for black, brown, marginalized, and disenfranchised populations … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan failed

EDITOR’S NOTE: Seattle Bike Blog supports the Defund Seattle Police effort being led by a large group of community organizations and leaders, including No New Youth Jail, Decriminalize Seattle, Block the Bunker, Seattle Peoples Party, COVID-19 Mutual Aid, Trans Women … Continue reading

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‘Safe streets’ must include safety from racist police

Right now, Seattle’s Police Department and Mayor Jenny Durkan are trying to get out of a Federal consent decree in place since 2012 following a pattern of police violence. The current Seattle Police contract is not in compliance with the … Continue reading

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NYC safe streets organization: We Stand with Black Lives Matter

Ever since the election of Donald Trump, we’ve been asking what this means for safe streets organizations. The need for groups to recognize the obvious intersections of safe, healthy streets and social justice is nothing new, but threats and rhetoric … Continue reading

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