The Black Lives Matter movement has reawakened the struggle against racism. In Seattle, the Federal Department of Justice ruled that the Seattle Police Department has a record of excessive use of force and found “serious concerns about biased policing.” I have been outspoken on the city council in defending our civil liberties and demanding police accountability.
● For an elected community oversight board with full powers over the police, including department policies and procedures.
● Invest in rehabilitation, education, and living-wage jobs, not a new youth jail.
● Open the books for a full audit of the $300 million/year Seattle Police Department budget. We need real oversight and transparency over the largest portion of the city budget.