Follow up on my testimony on Monday’s (11/13) City Council Meeting
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by SCAR Staff
2w ago
The post Follow up on my testimony on Monday’s (11/13) City Council Meeting appeared first on Spokane Community Against Racism ..read more
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Point of Disorder
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by Scott Mueller
2w ago
On Monday night, an activist read a transcript of a city council meeting at a city council meeting. The entire city council walked out. The post Point of Disorder appeared first on Spokane Community Against Racism ..read more
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Faith leaders call on Woodward to formally support separation of church and state
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by SCAR Staff
1M ago
The letter comes after the mayor appeared at a Christian nationalist event in Spokane. The post Faith leaders call on Woodward to formally support separation of church and state appeared first on Spokane Community Against Racism ..read more
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Racist statue removal stalled: ‘Who is this wait worth it for?’
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by SCAR Staff
1M ago
The Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander community has asked for the removal of a monument they call ‘racist and misleading.’ A mayoral veto and an empty city council seat stand in the way. The post Racist statue removal stalled: ‘Who is this wait worth it for?’ appeared first on Spokane Community Against Racism ..read more
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Why not try real solutions?
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by SCAR Staff
1M ago
Spokane could just decide to love its community more. Everyone wants less crime, but leaning on police to do all the work just creates more prisoners. We need to actually invest in our community; in each other. The post Why not try real solutions? appeared first on Spokane Community Against Racism ..read more
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As Larry Stone stonewalls, Spokane City Council grudgingly invests in shelter he owns
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by SCAR Staff
1M ago
Members of the Spokane City Council say it has become increasingly clear that developer Larry Stone, of the Stone Group of Companies, has no intention of selling the Trent Avenue property that has become Spokane’s largest homeless shelter. The post As Larry Stone stonewalls, Spokane City Council grudgingly invests in shelter he owns appeared first on Spokane Community Against Racism ..read more
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Haskell Backs Off — The role of systemic racism (Part 2)
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by SCAR Staff
1M ago
This is a reposting, originally published via Substack by Jerry Leclaire on May 24th, 2023. On Monday, May 22nd, Kip Hill’s article in the Spokesman reported “Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office won’t retry Black man whose convictions prompted charge of racism by appellate judge.” This development needs extended context. Darnai Vaile, the “Black man” of the headline, was convicted of two counts of resisting arrest in a Spokane County Superior Court jury trial and sentenced to six months probation. The post Haskell Backs Off — The role of systemic racism (Part 2) appeared first on Spokane Commun ..read more
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Prosecutorial Discretion and Racial Prejudice (Part 1)
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by SCAR Staff
1M ago
This is a reposting, originally published via Substack by Jerry Leclaire on May 22nd, 2023. In criminal legal cases (as opposed to civil cases) it is the County Prosecutor’s decision to “bring charges” on behalf of the state against a potential criminal defendant—or not. Either way, a County Prosecutor’s decision to level charges sets a course for the accused that is a punishment in itself. Prosecutorial decisions have the potential to ruin lives. The post Prosecutorial Discretion and Racial Prejudice (Part 1) appeared first on Spokane Community Against Racism ..read more
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“I’ve seen situations where cops need to protect themselves … This wasn’t one of them.”
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by SCAR Staff
1M ago
Rough arrest of unhoused man sparks demands of reform and questions of why de-escalation protocols weren’t followed. The post “I’ve seen situations where cops need to protect themselves … This wasn’t one of them.” appeared first on Spokane Community Against Racism ..read more
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Sexual assault, harassment reports at Trent highlight dangerous oversight gaps at Spokane shelters
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by SCAR Staff
1M ago
The city doesn’t have regular quality control measures, or guidance and protection for whistleblowers. The post Sexual assault, harassment reports at Trent highlight dangerous oversight gaps at Spokane shelters appeared first on Spokane Community Against Racism ..read more
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