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I share this concern along w @SPOG1952 that #seattle police, already undermanned, is falling below the 21 uniformed officers per 10K people. I am all for police accountability, but at a certain point we can’t patrol this city with less cops — and that point is now.
I don’t blame the cops, because this is a numbers game. We can redeploy them all we want, I don’t see how we get more coverage with less cops. It’s just not mathematically possible.
And in the last few weeks I’ve toured several parks to see some of the encampments and spoken to residents. Frankly the parks are actually scary because of their isolation. Something is wildly off here.
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We all would do well to sit with Robin DiAngelo's #WhiteFragility and absorb sentences like this: “I believe that white progressives cause the most daily damage to people of color.” Great piece @xwaldie for @NewYorker.…
This: “The most effective adaptation of racism over time is the idea that racism is conscious bias held by mean people.” I've been thinking a lot about this false binary thinking in the context of #MeToo: the notion that there are "good" and "bad" men. We're complex.
Pair this with @MaggieHagerman 's outstanding new research on the stories affluent white parents tell themselves about how they're raising their kids... and why. Definitely the thing I struggle with the most here in #Seattle.…
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Every Wednesday #seattle schools release 75 mins early. Education should be a priority for our city and for our nation. The inequality in education from K-12 hurts us all. I want to fix this.
I want to see equity in education in a meaningful way that allows enrichment for all students.
Rigor is not something achieved without dedicated hours. It’s time to rethink and invest in education.
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Running an ed sys like this is not serving students. One of the biggest problems facing schools is money. Affluent areas are able to fund raise for programs and enrichment, while poor ones are not. We should be focused on equity and equality of education for ALL. #seattle
I worked at Columbia University and Harvard University and spent time at News Corp working on common core. Education and the abysmal way we handle primary education is an issue that I feel passionately about.
One of the chief complaints teachers have is compensation. Teachers should be paid well and we should attract the best and the brightest. But I want those amazing teachers to not just be clustered in affluent areas so they can make more $. That’s not equity.
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Standby for transmission from the Emerald City, where I’m gonna cover the latest protest organized by Joey Gibson & friends. Supposedly this one is gonna be heavy on 3 percenter militia ppl. We’ll see soon.
#AllOutAugust #Seattle #PatriotPrayer #ProudBoys…
I’m here in Seattle at the rally, and people are open-carrying guns although that’s not unusual. Several dozen militia-types at a Seattle City Hall for this rally and march. Lots of 3 perfected patches.
Cops have been brought in from other cities to assist @SeattlePD with the event. And there’s a big ‘ol bus parked around the corner, and it’s special of course.
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BREAKING: Rogue pilot has hijacked an airplane out of Seattle. Air Force fighters are trying to talk him down.
The rogue pilot is threatening to do a barrel roll.
All outgoing flights have been halted out of Seattle Airport as a result of the hijacked plane.
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A white woman confronted a Hispanic dad at a playground by me who was walking his dog and accused him of trying to lure children and threatened to call the police.

Will this never end?
I don’t get it, don’t these people watch the news? Do they think this kind of behavior is ok? #seattle #PermitPatty
The playground in question is in the middle of a park surrounded by baseball fields. There are people walk dogs, picnicking etc by it all the time.

If this was a fenced pg and an adult wo a kid was hanging out that would be a dif story.
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Selected list of #indictments for June 7, 2018
1. Joint Federal State and Local Operation Across Puget Sound Targets Violent Drug Trafficking Organization.
More than 35 Arrested in a series of cases aimed at reducing drug and gang violence in Seattle.
#seattle #drugtrafficking #weaponstrafficking…
2. Former Charity Executive Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Embezzlement Scheme.
Cranford was an executive at Preferred Family Healthcare, a nonprofit corporation. He also operated three lobbying firms.
#bribery #embezzlement #Arkansas…
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Heading out to the @bostonmarathon! This will be my 12th #marathon and 3rd Boston!

When traveling to another city, whenever possible I have a lot of fun making the trip #carfree from door to door! I'll track my trip in this thread! #BostonMarathon #TransitOriented
Leg 1: Walk to Light Rail Station

As I walked down 5th Ave in #DowntownSeattle, catching a glimpse of the @SeattleMonorail going by was fun! Seeing these sidewalks... not so much! They need some TLC to make them friendlier for all users! ♿🚶

Leg 2: @SoundTransit Link Light Rail ride to @SeaTacAirport

I love the nice view of the #DowntownSeattle skyline I see from this train as it ascends from SODO to Beacon Hill!
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This #Easter morning I went on a #TransitOriented #run from Mercer Island to Othello Station! Thanks @SoundTransit for the rides!

Downtown #Seattle ➡️ Sound Transit 🚍 554 ➡️ #MercerIsland ➡️ run 👟 ➡️ Othello ➡️ Link 🚈 Light Rail ➡️ downtown
Thank you @CityofRenton for the gorgeous Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. I really enjoyed running through it!

Looks like someone even decorated these statues with #Easter baskets to celebrate the holiday!
I was delighted and surprised to be able to run on this brand new Eastside Rail Corridor Trail. Thank you @iheartkcparks and @wsdot! The part I ran on seems to be brand spankin' new--I didn't see it on Google Maps when I was planning my route.…
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So tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary that @SciMarchSeattle organizer @SciSwany physically assaulted me as she prevented me from leaving my own house.
Back on January 5th, at the peak of harassment from @SciSwany and her friends, I contacted @SciMarchSeattle to let them know about what one of their co-founders was doing.
I had told one of the other @SciMarchSeattle cofounders about @SciSwany chasing me out of and around the house on multiple occasions. August 2016. October 2016. January 2017. February 2017. One of the most notable assaults came on March 30th, 2017.
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