I believe that having discussions throughout the classrooms in this country while the Ferguson issue is still going on is a great idea. I strongly agree with Christine Armario’s article “Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision” [Nation & World, Dec. 2]. In order to change the problems in this country to make a better country…More
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In the article posted about the militarization of police forces, I found a few of the points intriguing [“Obama pushes body cams and broad police reform,” Nation & World, Dec. 1]. I think that there needs to be greater trust between police officers and civilians. I think that the transparency that would be provided…More
The Seattle Times editorial “Seattle’s Ferguson-related protests are doing more harm than good” [Opinion, Dec. 3] perfectly illustrated the misconceptions that have surrounded the Ferguson protests. While there have been hundreds of people protesting peacefully the murder (and yes, the fatal shooting of an unarmed boy should have been termed murder), The Seattle Times…More
The editorial decrying the violence and vandalism of Seattle protesters over events in Ferguson, Mo., is absolutely correct as far as it goes, which is unfortunately not nearly far enough [“Seattle’s Ferguson-related protests are doing more harm than good,” Opinion, Dec. 3]. Yes, this is about Ferguson. Yes, it is about police brutality seriously…More
The points explored by columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. in his column “America needs to re-examine systemic racism after Ferguson shooting” [Opinion, Nov, 30] carry much weight in the discussions of the events in Ferguson, Mo. Undoubtedly, racism is still prevalent in America. As examined by Pitts in his column, the conversation seems to turn…More
Rev. Jesse Jackson is doing nothing more than attempting to incite protests and riots over the Michael Brown verdict even though all of the facts have been presented and released [“Jesse Jackson urges crowd in Seattle to keep protests going,” Local News, Nov. 30]. The Ferguson police officer did not commit a crime, but…More
When will some individuals wake up and realize that destroying other people’s property is not a form of protest? [“Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies,” Nation & World, Nov. 27]. It does nothing but devalue the cause they are protesting against, and it seems to occur time and time again. From white…More
One question we should be asking after the Ferguson grand jury decision is: “Should a police badge be a license to kill?” [“Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies,” Nation & World, Nov. 27]. No doubt following accepted police protocol with respect to use of deadly force, officer Darren Wilson twice used his gun…More
With regard to the article “SPD to test body cameras on a dozen officers,” [Local News, Sept. 24] I think it important to further highlight Councilmember Bruce Harrell’s leadership and vision on this issue. For more than five years, he has been actively advocating the use of police body cameras.
Several weeks ago The Hill, the D.C.-centric political website, provided this partial summary of the White House’s position on body cameras: “The White House on Monday signaled itsMore
The editorial board misses important things in its analysis of the causes of the mayhem in Ferguson, Mo. [“Racial disparities are behind Ferguson unrest,” Opinion, Aug. 21] The good citizens of Yakima have no one to blame but themselves for the makeup of their city council. You want someone with a certain look to…More