Representatives from various City of Seattle departments met with the Chinatown community on Sept. 18 at the Chong Wa Benevolent Association. Residents wanted to expressed their concerns over the homeless, garbage, public safety, and the Navigation Center.
By GENE JOHNSON ASSOCIATED PRESS SEA.TTLE (AP) — On July 16, the mayor of Seattle picked interim Police Chief Carmen Best to lead the department on a permanent basis as it tries to sustain reforms designed to eliminate biased policing and unnecessary force. Best is the first Black woman to lead the department, and if […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The news release about the announcement of the top three finalists for the Seattle police chief job stated that it would happen on a Friday afternoon before the three-day Memorial Day weekend. That meant three days of government offices being closed, and no one to take calls from the […]
SEATTLE (AP) — Community members — including one critic who helped vet candidates in the official search — rallied at Seattle city hall on May 29 after interim police chief Carmen Best was passed over for the permanent job. Community leader Frank Irigon said he was “shocked.” “The thing about bringing an ‘outsider’ is laughable,” […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Starting on Jan. 24, Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon will all be in the same police precinct. “I’m excited about it,” said Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best. “It’s been a long time coming.” Best said that about a year ago, the Chinatown-International District (C-ID) Public Safety Task Force […]
“I grew up in Louisiana. North, rural, segregated Louisiana. It wasn’t in the cards for me to be standing here, talking to you,” said Taylene Watson