Just over a year ago, a Seattle police officer gunned down native woodcarver John T. Williams. The senseless and defenseless act was part of a striking run of local police actions that appeared to target people of color. Rather than upholding public safety, there is a growing fear that our law enforcement officers threaten public safety.
So, what are our elected officials and candidates for office in the fall elections planning to do about it?
To find out, Solid Ground is joining dozens of community-based, social justice, peace, faith and other organizations to co-sponsor a Candidates Forum on Police Accountability and Public Safety on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 6pm. Here are the details:
What: Candidates Forum on Police Accountability & Public Safety
When: Thursday, September 29, 2011 (dinner served at 5pm; forum starts at 6pm)
Where: New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118
Childcare and interpretation services are available.
This event is free as a public service to the community.
For more information please contact K.L. Shannon at 206.854.5462.