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  •  this is the same Seattle Police Department... (8+ / 0-)

    that is acting under federal oversight from the US Department of Justice following DOJ's determination that the SPD has long engaged in a systematic pattern of excessive force.

    So, yeah, this is good hearing it come from the SPD.  

    But they have a long way to go to prove themselves to the community.    Hopefully no longer busting marijuana smokers will be easy for the SPD, and help them on their long process of regaining trust of the community.

    However, what will really help the community is if the SPD stops its violence against its own citizenry.

    •  Over 6000 cases for minor possession were (2+ / 0-)
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      kyril, jessical

      prosecuted (or as some might say, persecuted) in Seattle last year. The DA and SPD are both anxious to see this go away. The DA has already dropped pending cases for minor possession of marijuana ahead of the Dec 6th date.

      To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

      by ontheleftcoast on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 10:05:07 PM PST

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