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Center for Justice, others voice new concerns with SPD body cam policy

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Originally published by the Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/07/16/center-for-justice-others-voice-new-concerns-with-spd-body-cam-policy) Posted By Jacob Jones on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 5:16 PM Police accountability advocates today voiced several new concerns about the Spokane Police Department’s proposed usage policy for officer-worn body cameras, taking issue with vague recording requirements and a perceived lack of public input. The Center for Justice […]

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Stopping the Spiral of Violence: PJALS’s Shar Lichty on Praxis Radio

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“Host Taylor Weech talks with Shar Lichty, organizer at the Peace and Justice Action League, about the upcoming rally and march “Stop the Spiral of Violence: End These Endless Wars” in Spokane and the issues of U.S. imperialism and cultural violence that will be addressed there. In the second half of the hour, they are […]

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Israel’s hypocritical claim of “self defense” goes largely unquestioned in U.S. media

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Originally published by the Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/07/12/israels-hypocritical-claim-of-self-defense-goes-largely-unquestioned-in-us-media) Posted By Taylor Weech on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM Five days ago, when I interviewed Ayman Nijim, a Gazan masters student working on his degree in Vermont, the bombardment of his neighborhood and other major population centers in Gaza had barely begun. Since then, he has […]

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Photos: Iraq Anti-War Protest

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Originally published by the Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/06/20/photos-iraq-anti-war-protest) Posted By Matt Weigand on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM Approximately 30 Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane activists met on the median between Ruby and Division at North River Drive on Thursday during rush hour to protest the possible threat of bombing Iraq. The group […]

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A Part of Us All

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Originally published by the Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/spokane/a-part-of-us-all/Content?oid=2300159) By Rachel Dolezal “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday,” seemed to be the call of more than 100 protesters lined up to march in Spokane last week, seeking urgent immigration reform. “We have written letters, gone on hunger strikes, made phone calls and are marching again to send a message to Cathy […]

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Chapter Closed – For Now

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Originally published by the Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/spokane/chapter-closed-andmdash-for-now/Content?oid=2266227) by Heidi Groover Even as some took the tone of a chapter closing, others left the council chambers thinking only of the work left to be done. “I think we’re on the edge,” said local civil rights attorney Breean Beggs following an emotional city council meeting. At its meeting […]

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City Council approves new Spokane police contract, oversight law

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Originally published by The Spokesman-Review (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/feb/11/city-council-approves-new-spokane-police-contract/) by Jonathan Brunt Three more months of public debate, news conferences and negotiations have led to the Spokane City Council’s approval of a new police oversight law and union contract. After unanimously rejecting a proposed Spokane Police Guild contract in November, the council approved a five-year labor contract Monday […]

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City announces new police contract agreement

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Originally published by the Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/02/04/city-announces-new-police-contract-agreement) by Heidi Groover City and Spokane Police Guild negotiators have reached a new tentative contract agreement they hope will satisfy the city council, which rejected an earlier agreement and has repeatedly called for more authority for the police ombudsman. The new agreement maintains the current structure in which the […]

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