On Jan. 24, officers from the Seattle Police Department (SPD)’s West Precinct delivered red envelopes to more than 70 businesses in Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon to celebrate Lunar New Year.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced on Oct. 22 the promotion of two members of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to Assistant Chief. Steve Hirjak will assume the role of Assistant Chief of Homeland Security/Special Operations and Deanna Nollette will serve as Assistant Chief of the Criminal Investigations Bureau. […]
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As people around the city of Seattle and the nation celebrated and observed Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, the topic of diversity and API representation in the Seattle Police Department (SPD)’s top ranks entered my mind. A study entitled “An Assessment of the Seattle Police Department’s Community Engagement: Through Recruitment, Hiring, and Training” released […]
Police brutality, misconduct, and shootings have dominated news headlines in the past few years and Seattle has been no exception.
FROM JACL PRESIDENT: To the Honorable Mayor Ed Murray, the Honorable Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and the Honorable Seattle City Councilmembers: The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, is deeply alarmed by the lack of Asian Pacific Islander (API) representation in the […]
At the beginning of January, it feels natural to do a retrospective of the year before, take lessons, and think on how we’d want 2016 to look different. Here are five of our wishes: Wish 1: For no more senseless deaths in the ID There have been three known homicides in the International District (ID) […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A pair of Nike Air Jordans may have been the reason that 24-year-old Si Phu reportedly killed his 14-year-old niece Christy Phu. Si Phu was arrested by the Seattle Police Department on Tuesday after leaving the scene on Sunday. According to Christy Phu’s father, Si Phu’s brother, she texted […]
International District icon and Seattle resident Donnie Chin was shot and killed in the early hours of July 23. As the investigation continues, members of Chin’s family and community remain in the dark about the status of the investigation despite a commitment from the Seattle Police Department to provide progress updates. State and local public […]
By Marie Wong Northwest Asian Weekly It has been almost four months since the murder of Donnie Chin. The sensationalism of the story has waned from the general media as other stories have come to the forefront of the news. But for the people who live and work in the Chinatown-International District (C-ID), the profound […]