By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The white Wisconsin lawyer and the black preacher from Georgia strode into the Senate hearing room together and took their seats, shoulder-to-shoulder, at the witness table. Veteran lawmakers and experts in civil rights law, they had been here before.
The shooting of Trayvon Martin and the inaction of the Florida police that followed angered the world, but here in Seattle, we’ve been brimming over with frustration and anger over the excess of unwarranted violence from our own police force. These cases often result in an officer stepping down, but that consolation is not enough. […]