The North Precinct and new affordable housing

Council member Kshama Sawant has been stumping non-stop for her plan to kill off the last vestiges of the North Precinct police station plan, and to divert the funds to build 1000 units of affordable housing. Her proposal came up for discussion in the Council’s budget discussions yesterday, and it didn’t fare well.

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Good news for the Seattle Police Department

Some good news for the Seattle Police Department today.

The monitoring team watching SPD since the consent decree between the City and the Department of Justice commissioned a survey of Seattle residents’ views of the police.

The results were released today. Overall, Seattleites’ approval of the police continues to rise. People are seeing officers display more of the good behaviors, and less of the bad ones.

There’s still a lot of work to do. According to the report, most Seattle residents believe that African Americans and Latinos are still being mistreated by police.  Still, it’s progress.

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