By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Mt. Zion Baptist Church was nearly overflowing Friday, Jan. 17, when hundreds gathered for the <!–more–>40th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, presented by Seattle Community Colleges. Celebrants included school children, a contingency from the Seattle Police Department, Mayor Ed Murray, council members, and other dignitaries. The […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Mayor-elect Ed Murray answered questions concerning the Asian Pacific Islander community at a luncheon on Monday,
About 200 people showed up to honor local police at the 2013 Ethnic Community Awards Banquet on Nov. 12 at the Filipino Community Center. The “Community Achievement Award” was given to Sergeant Jay Shin, and also to Mayor Mike McGinn for all he did for the ethnic community over the years.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) voted on Sept. 11 to officially
The office of the Mayor and Seattle Central Community College announced a new partnership between the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and Seattle Central Community College to offer a free five-credit course entitled “Introduction to Community Policing.” The course will cover basic policing skills with an emphasis on collaborating with the community, as well as help […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Kip Tokuda, a former four-term state representative from the 37th district and community activist who founded the Asian Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), was past president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and served on the Mayor’s Seattle Police Department 20/20 initiative passed away on July 13. He was 66.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly In 2011, a committee of International District stakeholders came together to install a system of surveillance cameras in the neighborhood. Nearly two years later, the system has already made an impact and is set to be improved and expanded.
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly In a department that is being constantly scrutinized for ill behavior toward people of color, creating a more diverse workforce has become a major concern.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Chief Jim Pugel took over the reigns of a police department in transition when he was appointed interim police chief two months ago. How does he plan to address the APA recruitment and promotion problem and other issues currently affecting the police department? We sat down with him to […]
John Diaz retired as Seattle’s Police Chief last Monday, after four years marred by mishandlings of unrest, overuse of violence, and resistance from the Police Department to mandated reforms.