Tag Archives: SPD

Recap: First Hill streets to get a makeover, contempt of the homeless is thinly veiled by hygiene concerns, and SPD protest tactics deepen mistrust of police

01.25.15

This overdue post brings you a smattering of recent projects that I’ve produced or worked on in some capacity over the past three weeks:

  • My photography was published alongside several nimby stories in the January 14th issue of Real Change News: one on the ACLU condemned attempt by the City of Burien to criminalize poor hygiene, and the other regarding Ballard residents squawking at the prospect of having low-income or homeless people frequenting a under construction urban rest stop in the area. Both articles were written by RCN staff reporter Aaron Burkhalter.

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Late post: #Blacklivesmatter protest at Seahawks game

12.16.14

“Black lives matter, and not just on the field.”

On Sunday December 14th, organizers of and supporters of the local #Blacklivesmatter movement took to Century Link field and stadium to not only protest systematic racism and police brutality at the popular and well attended Seahawks versus the SF 49er’s football game, but to also highlight the innate hypocrisy and racism present within the NFL and NFL fan bases. The protesters occupied the street adjacent to the stadium on its west side, and held a sit-in where numerous speakers spoke about the movement and racism in Seattle and America as a whole.

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Photos from first 12.06 #Blacklivesmatter protest on Publicola Morning Fizz

Some of my shots from last saturday’s first 1000+ person #Blacklivesmatter protest featured on today’s Morning Fizz on Publicola. Will have a complete photo essay from that rally up soon.

‘This protest is over’: Second #Blacklivesmatter protest meets heavy police response

12.07.14

Following the original permitted a #Blacklivesmatter protest that started at Garfield High school and ended with a sit-in outside the Seattle Police Department Headquarters, a breakaway protest formed and headed North through downtown Seattle. The march chanted, dodged SPD bike squads & cars, twice attempted to access the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and conducted a largely peaceful protest. Protesters were apprehended during the course of the march – SPD reported making seven arrests – and use of force was frequently employed via pepper spray, tackle take downs of protesters, shoving, and other forms of aggression. This reporter witnessed no property damage or physical assault of police officers committed by protesters. Below are photos and video taken during this protest.

SPD officers guard off ramp from Alaskan Way viaduct.

SPD officers guard off ramp from Alaskan Way viaduct.

“Who is paying you guys to be here?”  asks SPD officer guarding Alaskan Way viaduct off ramp. Crowd laughs.

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East precinct commander gives updates on Pike/Pine push

09.19.2014

Latest piece for CHS on SPD’s update regarding their response to the recent crime surge in the Pike/Pine and Cal Anderson park areas. Murray’s response? More officers and money for SPD to address issues in Capitol Hill and Downtown. Hopefully the CD, which has seen numerous recent shootings, will get some of that attention. Stay tuned.