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"washington coalition" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Crew will apply de -icing to arterial street bridge decks and hills in the coming hours catholic community services will expand its overnight capacity at nativity house on south 14th street by 80 beds today through sunday that's como four's kelly koopmans it's 5 36 a homicide investigation continues in federal way after a twenty five -year -old man was gunned down as he walked to his car in a strip mall parking lot northwest news radios carline johnson talked with the city's mayor about the increasing violence it was about nine and stay evening the victim who works in the city walked out of the store at three twenty fourth and pacific highway south window riley's and came back when he came back out he was you know he was ambushed by multiple armed people and that's just horrible federal mayor jim farrell says detectives are working the case around the clock just the latest murder in this city along with recent assaults on elderly women in store parking lots stolen vehicles break -ins and other crime he knows citizens don't feel safe he blames lawmakers who have tied the hands of police specifically the restrictions on pursuits since that law was passed there have been over 600 incidents in just the city of underway in which our officers were unable to pursue based on this law federal weight has hired several officers over the last two years farrow says the defunding movement and lacks drug laws have created a serious public safety crisis carlene johnson northwest news radio a police accountability group laid out its priorities yesterday on how it will try to change state law when officers try to use deadly force or accused of misconduct couple force joel morano has an early look at their legislative agenda it's called the washington coalition for police accountability however the top priority is to establish an independent prosecutor to handle deadly police shootings when those cases head to court one of the people advocating for a change in state law is trishandra pickup pickup says the daily working she ships local prosecutors have with those local law enforcement officers it makes it hard for them to be impartial and unbiased i don't think that it's right that the law is set up so that prosecutors would even be put in the position to have to prosecute their fellow worker the person they depend on traffic stops are a second area of focus for the washing coalition for police accountability they want to prevent officers from pulling people over for things like equipment failures or expired tabs they just want police to focus on their resources on high risk driving behaviors like DUI or speeding the third item that they have for the legislature they want to bring forward is to have the attorney general in charge of investigating systemic or ongoing complaints of misconduct within a police agency the pilot accused of trying to crash an alaska airlines flight from washington appeared in federal court yesterday and we get the update from como4's jeremy harris new documents that were filed in court show joseph emerson the pilot who's accused of trying to crash that plane did not fight the request from federal prosecutors to keep him in jail for the time being in a new fbi david filed in court it outlines what investigators have been able to put together since sunday when this all happened emerson said he was in a mental health crisis at the time that he tried to deploy the fire suppression system on the plane's engines the fbi says emerson also admitted to using psychedelic mushrooms before the flight it doesn't matter to the 83 or 84 passengers on the flight whether this person was suffering from a psychotic incident or a drug -induced incident it really doesn't matter if their lives are in danger and it doesn't really take the danger away and the impact of the crime away the federal court calendar now says that he will be he will be back in court for an arraignment hearing on november twenty second and he will be staying in custody for now but if he's convicted he looking at potentially decades in prison jeremy aris como news it's a blue friday we'll get to the seahawks the and rest the your sports in justice about thirty seconds mid -five thirty nine for electric -based renewable energy in all your your electrical needs international brotherhood of electrical workers i b e w local forty six are your true power professionals for your home your business and large -scale commercial projects
"washington coalition" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Park was sexually assaulted at gunpoint police and said happened while she was out on a walk with her dog. More from Northwest News Radio's Taylor Vansize. This happened Monday evening around 6 15 near the intersection of Southwest 170th Street and 16th Avenue. That's woman where the was apparently forced into a blue or dark colored sedan with silver or aluminum wheels driven a short distance away and assaulted. Police say they're looking for a 30 to 35 year old man about 5 '5 driving that dark car. car. They're canvassing the neighborhood for evidence and video footage. Taylor Vansize, Northwest News Radio. A death investigation is is underway in Parkland. This is Pierce County Sheriff Sergeant Darren Moss. The caller reported their roommate was The suspect had already been arrested but deputies did not know reporting. He had murdered his roommate. The call came in on Wednesday but the incident actually goes back to Monday. And that is when on the driver. We're trying to carry out a welfare check on a six -year -old girl. During the check, investigators arrested and During the investigation, the child told deputies that her father also strangled his friend. What deputies didn't realize the suspect. He was found. Murder charges have since since been added to the original assault charge. A police accountability group laid out its priorities today officers tried to use deadly force. Or are accused of conduct. Como 4's Joe Moreno has an early look at their legislative agenda. It's called the Washington coalition for police accountability however the top priority is to establish an independent prosecutor to when when those cases head to court. One of the people advocating for about law is chashandra pickup. Pickup says the daily working relationships local prosecutors have with with those local law enforcement officers. It makes it hard for them to be impartial and unbiased. I something like £cus. A seven % Sir Hail. Fear I don't don't think that it's right that the law is set up so that prosecutors would even be put in position the to have to prosecute their fellow worker, the person they depend depend on traffic stops are a second area of focus for the Washington coalition for police accountability. the police. Like equipment failures or expired tabs they just just want police to focus on their resources on high risk driving behaviors like DUI or speeding. The The third item that they have for the legislature they want to bring forward is to have the attorney general in charge charge of investigating systemic or ongoing complaints of misconduct within a police agency. KOMA4's Joe Marino. 734 let's get another 5 South traffic is
"washington coalition" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money
"You know, you have the rise of these bottom up coalitions that are generally focused on low wage workers, which means usually workers of color, and the ways in which this is kind of, I guess, been able to make connections with these other kind of urban dwellers, right? These urban dwellers that are contributing pretty accurately to inequality with the rise of gentrification. The pushing out of the pore, the rise of homelessness and in a lot of cities. And these sorts of things that are seemingly like in many ways they would be contradictory, but then, you know, you see ballot measures in these cities where Seattle, Chicago, or anywhere else, pretty overwhelmingly supporting things like significant minimum wage gains. And so I'm wondering sort of the ways in which these coalitional politics work when they move past just the organizing level and into the broader political realm, given the relative success in places that are in fact incredibly unequal. Yeah, I mean, I think this is, I think you raise a really important point. And I think this goes in our mind to the power of the racial justice framing. Because I think if you look at these questions as kind of pure kind of materialist questions of what the kind of class politics are of some of these things, I think it's not clear that a lot of these cities that have these kind of yawning inequalities that these sorts of policy discourses would gain a lot of traction, but I think what you've seen is the kind of effective mobilization of racial justice as a framing narrative here. And I would just give a kind of an example that we don't talk about in the book, but is from our my little space here in Portland. The passage of a ballot measure to fund universal pre-K for that is funded at the county level on a tax on high income households and a big part of what was really successful in that narrative, not just the provision of this public good, but actually very robust labor standards and workforce development infrastructure. It's really quite amazing, actually. Was the use of a clear narrative about the disproportionate impact of the low wage work in the care labor that was borne by women of color. And that's sort of intersectional narrative of class and race was actually really important for getting a broader buy in. From folks who don't have kids or who have the ability to pay otherwise and who may not be mobilized just on the class or they're kind of material use value benefit to make come from it. So I think to me that's a really important part of what we tried to capture in this book is why that narrative in that discourse really matters. And it feels to me like it's been very successful. I mean, I don't think you guys mentioned this directly, but I mean, one of the discussions right now among labor writers, you know, is this kind of social movement unionism that you've seen where you have all these teacher strikes around the country in the last 5 years and how many of them, you know, they're being very supported by the plot by the public because they're not just, you know, they're not just about wage gains, right? They're about the schools themselves about the infrastructure about having nurses about air conditioning in schools and these sorts of things. And you've seen this hospital workers strike recently as well. You're seeing a lot of public support in the cities themselves by people pretty not that connected necessarily with these workers. And I'm wondering, you know, is this kind of framing around we have these broader based problems in these cities around inequality and this is our strategy to kind of raise to raise these standards has been really successful politically. And so is it that these wealthier voters perhaps are seeing these problems and are, you know, and because of this sort of cross sectional analysis and there's social justice unionism that it's leading to these significant victories for unions in cities. I think there's two aspects to this. I mean, the first is. We're all very attuned to the backlash idea when you start talking racial justice, right? And this goes beyond the times endless diner safaris they're doing. Although we could pile on those here, of course. But, you know, if you look at the Chicago mayoral election, the white north side lakefront, which was the kind of part of Harold Washington's coalition. That broke for valis pretty hard, right? They were for the cops in privatization yet. And I do think a major part of this that we might overlook is that a racial justice narrative is really effective in mobilizing communities of color or a huge part of the electorate. And a lot of when you talk to these organizations, if you talk about racism, directly, you learn things you didn't know. So in the book we talk about fiscal fiscal justice group in Colorado where I'm from. In Colorado has its own basically prop 13, just completely smothering. Public revenue, and this organization, you know, was trying to put together an old fashioned rainbow coalition to raise revenue, and they realized that community organizations from northeast Denver, the Blackheart part of Denver, were not on board. And they went to talk to them, is part of this, you know, kind of do gooder racial outreach. And basically learn the charter schools have been so pervasive in northeast Denver that community was not seeing any was not seeing any impact from public spending, and that because Colorado has a regressive tax code that we're paying all the taxes. And there's a why the hell should I raise my own taxes so you white do gooders can take the money and go find your own schools? That conversation started a lot of kind of to sound really millennial about it, reparative work. That rebuilt the coalition, which then in 2020 swooped in and got the state of permanent earned income tax credit out of the cares act. So it's a roundabout story. But basically, I think you don't want to assume that lefty left leaning economic coalitions can adequately mobilize communities of color. Without this, because they're bad at talking to them, and they kind of go in quite often. They say go in because it's separate, which is a problem. And they quite often have this kind of orthodox class analysis which misses segregation and the effects of uneven public spending. And which I think, by the way, also leaves people really cold, right? We build the middle class, which is what the union, the labor movement always talked about. It's pretty abstract, right? And if you're talking about, but if you're talking about segregation in the kind of hot edge of racism, you're speaking to people's
"washington coalition" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Atmosphere we're facing right now in Olympia. Yeah, I think it was an executive privilege. They had or there was legislative privilege, now they're saying constitutional privilege, how are they even differentiating there? Well, many of us believe that there is no such privilege that they're calling it a legislative privilege, but they're saying it's sort of based on an executive privilege that the governor has and it's a rather tortured analysis as far as I can tell. And there is a lawsuit pending on that. So I guess we'll find out from the courts. Now this is an issue as we've been talking about as being debated at the state level, but it's something that is just as big of a concern in local politics, right? Absolutely. Yes. A good number of public records, problems that we hear about are in cities, counties, school districts, local level governments. I think it's interesting, too, that one of the issues that they bring up is the fact that when you have a smaller jurisdiction, they don't have the personnel. They don't have the money to put public disclosure systems in place. But I really feel like we should be able to leverage technology here. I mean, if we have electronic records to begin with, then there's no effort that needs to be made to categorize or distribute or whatever, they're already available there. What efforts are being made to leverage technology in that way and what's stumbling blocks or hurdles or are you finding? There actually is a state law that encourages governments to proactively post records online to the extent possible and that that's a mantra, the Washington coalition proven government, please just make it easy on yourselves, put the commonly requested records on your websites. And then you don't have to worry about processing public records requests. It would make a lot of sense for governments to do more of that and I can't speak to what kind of resources they have for that. But there are some good examples that the city of Seattle, for example, has proactive posting of police reports. The high concern incidents. Yeah. That's a good example. And there are other examples where you don't have to make a request for a particular record you just go online and there it is. And that would make life easier for entities as far as belonging with public attack. But it is true. There is some truth to the fact that the public records act is an unfunded mandate, you know, the voters passed this broad disclosure requirement and there isn't a line item in the state budget for local governments to comply with that. So there is some truth to needing more resources than our provided. I don't know what the answer to that is. It's political issue and it comes down to what are the priorities and unfortunately too often responding to public
"washington coalition" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"We've been telling you, it is rather shocking a couple of weeks ago. On our show, a attorney announced a federal lawsuit against the city of Seattle for giving up parts of Capitol Hill giving up the East Precinct for Chazz Chop. We had two teenagers who were murdered during that time. The mother of one of those victims is now suing the city of Seattle, but shockingly not only have months of Jenny Durkin's text messages, including June of last year vaporized that disappeared. But same is true for June of last year for former police chief Carmen Best Fire chief Harold Scoggins. Toby Nixon is with Washington Coalition for Open government. He's there. President emeritus. He joins us here on the door in months and show Hey, Toby, It's good to talk to you this afternoon, my door E. It's a pleasure. So tell me because he's open records. Laws are so important. For those of us whether it's in the media or private citizens who want to be watchdogs of government. They're so important and so tell me about this violation and how significant you find it today. Well, there are two separate parts of the law. The first is retention that the records have to be kept for certain periods of time. And the second is the disclosure. The disclosure laws, the public records Act. And the key issue here is that the records were not kept as long as the law requires them to be kept, and it's simply Irresponsible to set any kind of records device any device that can contain records to automatically delete them after any period of time. There needs to be control over that. And there was a serious mistake made here well, And that was Johnny Durkin's excuse is Jenny Turkey and six you. She said that her cell phone was set to delete text messages automatically after 30 days. Should she have known better should you have known exactly what the law said? Absolutely all public officials in Washington state are required to receive training. And records, retention and disclosure, and there's really no excuse to not be aware of the fact that based on the content of records, they have to be kept for some period time and There certainly is one category of records called transitory records that only have to be kept as long as they're useful. But the vast majority of records, including All communications by elected officials have to be kept at least two years and in many cases forever. After that, two years, they have to be assessed by the state archives for their historical value. That just didn't happen here. Well, Jenny Durkin says she doesn't know who sent her phone to auto delete after 30 days. Is that a reasonable excuse? If she just says somebody else set my phone? I have no idea what's happening. Well, I would say that it's Every individual's responsibility who is a creator or custodian of records to ensure that the right thing is happening, especially when it's the mayor who is the chief executive of the city who oversees everybody in the city to make sure that the records they're being retained for as long as the law requires. Apparently, there are lots of other public officials is there mentioned Carmen Best chief Scoggins, all their text messages from June of 2020. When we were at the peak of Chazz chop, they have all disappeared. Which leads a lot of us, Toby to think that there's some conspiracy going on. You've been dealing with this for a long time You have been at the at the Vanguard. Of making sure we have open records for a politician. So what's your reaction just from either personal or professional level? When we hear about all these top officials who were the primary decision makers in giving up these precinct, giving up Chad's job? What's your reaction when you hear that all of their text messages? Are gone from June of 2020. It is absolutely very suspicious story. Um it's one thing for one senior official. The same iPhone was accidentally set wrong, but for All of the ones who were involved in these critical decision making process is to somehow say all all my messages were accidentally lost. That stinks to high heaven. Jenny Durkin says she has some digital forensic people trying to recover the messages she is telling us now. That she's happy and eager for those messages to be recovered. Should shouldn't they be able to whoever wants tax them whether that's the the attorneys who are filing a lawsuit against city can't they just go to the phone company? Aren't they stored on some server with all these cellular providers? That is correct, I I'm on Verizon, for example, and I can go to v tex dot com. And see all my text messages, however, once they're deleted on the phone there also deleted on the server, so it's like the server. Is a backup for messages that have not yet been deleted. So for example, if you lose your phone You can restore the messages that had not been deleted. Uh, but I'm not sure if there's any permanent archives kept on those servers. Ah, lot of agencies use third party software that Daily goes up to those wireless carrier servers and downloads all the messages and stores them separately, and the state archives advises agencies to do that. No. Jenny Durkin is telling us that she hopes the recovered because we're not gonna find any smoking gun. What if we do? I mean, if if they do somehow recover them or if they never recover them. What is the punishment for public officials violating the law like this? So it depends on which portion of the law for the records retention law, it's to knowingly willfully intentionally delete records. Eyes a felony. Depending on the nature of the records. It can be a Class B or Class C felony on D You can also be found guilty of failing to perform a duty imposed upon a public official. That's a Mr Meter. You could be subject to recall on the basis of this. Obeying those laws. Um, in terms of the public records Act that disclosure part of it. There are two individual penalties for those, the agency can have to pay a penalty of up to $100 per record per day. On. Unfortunately, that means the taxpayers are paying that penalty, not the individual officials, but for destroying records before the law allows them to be destroyed. There are individual criminal penalties for that. Well, if my memory serves correct, Toby I think a Class B felony has penalties up to 10 years in prison. A classy up to five years in prison. Is there any chance Is there any chance At the Seattle mayor, the former police chief, the fire chief, if it is determined that they willfully deleted these messages to keep things from the public, is there any chance they'd go to prison for this? It's small, and the reason is that you have to convince a prosecutor Do you actually file those charges and pursue them and Would Pete Holmes or dance? Satur Berg really do that? I have my doubts where we've seen this law used in Washington in the past, and this is why I think there is some chance of it. Is, if it can be shown that the official was having records destroyed, you know, directing their staff to destroy the records or destroying them themselves. In order to cover up Personal wrongdoing. That is when prosecutors around the state have used this law in the past. Yeah. Could Holmes there Satur Bird be convinced to do that? I don't know. Well, I mean, come on. We're a one party state. They all give protection rackets to each other all the way to Bob Ferguson. But the ages office there's no way that they would ever try to put Jenny Durkin in prison. It's just and that's what's so frustrating to me told me that you know, all of us are expected to obey the law, all of us face punishment. But man there is so much cronyism and protection rackets that are going on with things like this. I you know, I agree with your initial reaction. There's no way the dance Saturday, Berg Or or Pete Holmes would do that. The only way it could happen or with Bob Ferguson as well is if the public rose up kind of the way the public rose up and demanded that Governor Isley Vito The Legislature's exempting itself from the public records law, right if if there was enough political pressure from the general public put on these prosecutors To take the right action to do the right thing and if they were thinking ahead to their political futures Then maybe they could be persuaded. So what you're saying is it's up to me to rile up the public on this. You're very good at that. Dorie Toby. It's really great talking with you Appreciate your time this afternoon. You're welcome. Thanks. All right. Toby Dixson is the president emeritus of the Washington Coalition.
"washington coalition" Discussed on KOMO
"And to help communities recover. The proposal has the support of East Pierce fire chief but backer whose team battled the wildfire in Bonney Lake this September. He was called the summer great Fire argue politics all you want, but it is happening. Whether it's climate change forced management or more people moving into the force that areas they all contribute to the threat. Frances Wildfires are more frequent, intense and now affect both Eastern and western Washington. The state Legislature is now considering the proposal. Charlie Harder come, O'Neill's law enforcement advocates warn police used to force might become even more deadly if certain forceful tactics are banned. Como's Corwin Hague, with more house Bill 10 54 would make certain kinds of police equipment and a number of control and restraint tactics illegal statewide. As we see it, choke holds and neck restraints are way too risky to Shandra pickup is with the Washington Coalition for Police Accountability, and the data shows that they are prominently. Used on black and brown people. But James McMahon, with the State Association of Sheriffs and Police chief says the bill removes tactics police use instead of guns, choke holder and neck restraint could be employed to avoid the use of deadly force. The interest of public safety demand that these techniques be available along with choke holds, the bill would ban officers from firing on moving vehicles. It would prohibit police use of tear gas armored vehicles and unleashed canine officers. Corwin Hague Co. Moh news new research suggests the corona virus pandemic could cost twice as much homelessness is the great recession. Did Economic Roundtable took a closer look at unemployment and homelessness and Los Angeles County? In coming up with its findings, though the head of the organization tells the Seattle Times the pandemic will likely have similar long term effects in Seattle, another major American cities. According to the study. The number of people who lose work and become homeless.
"washington coalition" Discussed on KOMO
"The resource is we need Prevent and respond awhile. First. France says wildfires are more frequent, intense and now affect both eastern and western Washington. The state Legislature is now considering the proposal. Law enforcement advocates warn police use of force might become even more deadly if certain forceful tactics are banned. Come most. Corwin hate has more House Bill 10 54 would make certain kinds of police equipment and a number of control and restraint tactics illegal statewide. As we see it, choke holds and neck restraints are way too risky. Trish Sandra pickup is with the Washington Coalition for Police Accountability, and the data shows that they are prominently used on black. Brown people. But James McMahon, with the State Association of Sheriffs and Police chief says the bill removes tactics police use instead of guns, choke holder and neck restraint could be employed to avoid the use of deadly force. The interest of public safety demand that these techniques be available along with choke holds, the bill would ban officers from firing on moving vehicles. It would prohibit police use of tear gas armored vehicles and unleashed canine officers. Corwin Hague Co. Moh news, Washington added another 2214 new cases of covert 19 on Sunday number's expected to remain high and possibly climb higher is the new numbers are released this afternoon, too. Get his commas, Brian Calvert tells us a newly elected sheriff says that he won't be enforcing a mask mandate. On the same day, Idaho's governor touted the status making tons of progress on the covert front. Newly sworn in Kootenai County Sheriff Robert Norris says he and his deputies will ignore the mandate issued by his own health district. He tells Kay Axl why news? I've never enforced any law on somebody who is not doing anything wrong, so to enforce a mask mandate on a healthy person. Kind of goes against the fundamentals of us that Idaho Constitution, the implications could be far reaching for not just northern Idaho. But nearby neighbor Spokane County. Sheriff Norris says those at risk should take precautions on their own, and that it is not law enforcement's job to quote get between you your health and your doctor. Period. Brian Calvert CAMO News Democrats want to keep a security fence around the Capitol building in Olympia as long as there is a threat, but Republicans want that fence removed. Camo skeet Eldridge has the story. Atlanta What happened at the U. S Capitol like governor in Capitol security have no plans to take down the fencing. And the Washington State, Senate and House Democrats have no plans on retreating from their plan to have a virtual session. I wish we were not in the middle of a global pandemic, but we are and we have to follow. The best guidance we have from the experts that we have in this state and so my constituents instead of having to drive 10 hours round trip over a snowy mountain pass, too. You, uh, testify for a minute or two now conducive that from the safety and convenience of their kitchen table Co most Keith Eldridge reporting. Here's how to access the legislative session. Virtually if you want to do that. T V W, the TV channel for the state of Washington is gonna broadcast every meeting as well as floor session and press conference. Remote testimony could be arranged on any bill up to an hour before the committee meeting and zoom meetings can also be scheduled to speak directly with legislators. The T V W website is really the easiest way to see the schedule of everything coming up. To be able to tune in. For all those individual hearings. Couple news time now to 10. It's time for an update on sports from the Beacon Plumbing sports desk. The Seahawks make a very important offseason move. With other football teams like the Detroit Lions, knocking on the door with authors Seattle ownership Make sure general manager John Schneider is staying around. The Hawks announced a contract extension, keeping Schneider through the 2027 draft. John Schneider last season made some bold moves, giving up a pair of first round draft picks to get the Jets. Jamal Adams. You know what your windows of opportunity look like? You know, we just felt like we should go for it. And you can't sit here and preach that you're gonna be a consistent championship caliber football team and not being something like this and then go for it. Schneider's explanation on the Peter King football Morning in America podcast. Former Seattle assistant and Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley has been hired as the Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator. Free construction accident damaged the Seattle crackers New hockey training facility at Northgate Mall. The club is hopefully will not delay a mid July opening date and Stevens pass resorts as several ski and snowboard runs, including double Diamond and Jupiter are closed today because of avalanche concerns Sport to 10 and 40 after the hour. Else works come on him, even after an unbelievable 2020 2021 for 12 days now has been off to a pretty rough start The hills read. Wilson has been covering the right of the U. S. Capitol and the aftermath. He spoke with Cuomo's Tom Cutler for everyone who wanted to move on for 2020 Be careful what you wish for. Let's start with events from a week ago. Tomorrow, January 6th at the U. S Capitol. Where were you? And what was your reaction to what you're hearing was going on. Well, I was at my house, which is about 10 blocks away from the Capitol Building. A lot of my colleagues were in the building itself, and it was a pretty shocking day I'm stacking is is putting it mildly to see You know, The citadel of American democracy overrun by rioters on blue ders is just is just horrifying. And in talking to members of Congress in the days after, I mean, some of these stories are horrifying. People were literally calling their spouses and saying I love you in case I don't get to say that, Yeah. Wow, from what we originally saw on TV or heard on the radio. I'm sure as you mentioned among your colleagues, there were more horrific things that came to light in the aftermath of this uprising. What are some of the things maybe Our listeners are not aware of. Well, you know, there were moments of extreme heroism among some members of the Capitol Police Force. One member of 11 officer in particular, intentionally drew the mob away from the U. S Senate chamber, while some of the doors were still open that prevented what could have been an absolute catastrophe. That would have made an already horrific day. Even worse. On the other hand, this is emblematic of a pretty substantial security failings in what is supposed to be one of the most secure buildings in the world. I got to Washington D. C just a couple of weeks before September, 11th. And in the intervening 20 years, billions of dollars have been spent to secure this city. The fact that these writers could just overwhelm the police, so seemingly so easily, is a massive failure that people are going to need to investigate. Already, the top security officials on Capitol Hill have all been fired because they were so bad at their jobs and now a huge presence of incoming protection if you will, from national Guard and more With these FBI warnings that came out yesterday. What? You're chilling? Yeah, As a matter of fact, I spent some time yesterday talking to state legislative leaders across the country, including Washington State Senator Karen Keiser. There were some protests in Olympia. These state capitals are are preparing for their own round of protests. Next week on the tensions are growing even higher. This is this is a really troubling and scary moment for the country when so many people feel so calm, walking around with a high powered automatic weapons in the seat of our government's Reed, Thanks so much stay safe, and we'll talk against him. Let's go most. Tom Cutler, speaking with Reid Wilson from the Hill..
"washington coalition" Discussed on KOMO
"And 19th Street When they arrived, they found a 36 year old man with stab wounds. He died at the scene. 43 year old man has been arrested and booked into jail for first degree murder in Tacoma, Frank Lindsay Co. Moh news and police trying to figure out what led up to the stabbing. Someone set a Kent police car on fire yesterday afternoon, Chief Rafael Padilla spoke with us. This incident was witnessed by a bystander here on City Hall campus, one of our Kent employees and to them I want to say thank you. They're quick actions to report. This allowed us to respond quickly and take the mound of custody. Damage is said to be limited. Nobody injured. Law enforcement advocates warn police use of force might become even more deadly if certain forceful tactics are banned. Camilla's court would hate has more house Bill 10 54 would make certain kinds of police equipment and a number of control and restraint tactics illegal statewide as we see it, choke holds and neck restraints are way too risky for Shandra pickup is with the Washington Coalition for Police Accountability, and the data shows that they are prominently used on black and brown people. But James McMahon, with the State Association of Sheriffs and Police chief says The bill removes tactics police use instead of guns, choke holder and neck restraint could be employed to avoid the use of deadly force. The interest of public safety demand that these techniques be available along with choke holds, the bill would ban officers from firing on moving vehicles. It would prohibit police use of tear gas armored vehicles and unleashed canine officers. Corwin Hague Co. Moh news to Seattle police officers are under investigation now because they were in Washington D. C for the insurrection of the U. S. Capitol comes Michelle Esteban talked to the director of the Office of Police Accountability and Admire Berg. Meyer Berg says photos allegedly put the officers in D. C and they're working right now the isolators many third party videos as possible. From the day of the attack. They'll also interviewed the officers to ask them. What happened. Both Opa and the chief say the investigation is about public trust and transparency, and it is possible that the two officers were exercising their First Amendment rights said nothing else, but the chief also wants his department policies upheld. Opa is also investigating whether those officers violated SPD is professional and discretionary policies. And not undermine public trust. What was the intense What was their purpose in going? I think those are the questions that we really want to look at. Michelle Esteban come on, is the FBI warning about plans for armed protests at all? 50 state capitals and in Washington, D C leading up to President elect Joe Biden's inauguration and internal FBI bulletin warns that the nationwide protests may start later this week. And extend through January. 20th. The Washington State Fusion Center works with federal and local agencies on counterterrorism, Lieutenant Kurt Boyle says they're gathering intelligence, and we have to make sure that if we sing something that the media threat, we can get it to the right people as quickly as possible. With the most accurate information. We only have one chance to get it right. The FBI says it respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. And it's focuses on those threatening their safety and the safety of other citizens with violence and property destruction. Come on, Whose time 12 09. By the way, if you were wondering about how you can access local legislative sessions, virtually t V W is gonna broadcast every meeting floor session and press conference of this session, which started just yesterday. Remote testimony could be arranged on any bill up to an hour before the committee meeting. Zuma meetings can also be scheduled to speak directly with legislators. It's 12 10 a coma time for an update on sports.