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Task Force 2.0 - General Meeting (2nd Friday each month) - Shared screen with speaker view
Dave Keenan (he/him)
Tuesday, May 18, 202112:00 pm - 1:00 pm PTZoomLogin instructions will follow upon registration
Dave Keenan (he/him)
This program will remind us that racism has come from decisions of courts we still appear before, in buildings we still work in, and from positions which, while occupied today by different people, still exist. Through a discussion of three cases—United States v. Hirabayashi, Price v. Evergreen Cemetery Co. of Seattle, and O’Meara v. Wash. Bd. Against Discrimination, we will ask, given that these courts and positions still exist: What has changed? What hasn’t changed? What is our responsibility to tell the truth and seek reconciliation? How has racial segregation in Seattle left a lasting impact on access to local courts?
Dave Keenan (he/him)
robert Boruchowitz
Friday 06/02/21Supreme Court Symposium:The Mass Incarceration of Women and Girls of Color https://www.courts.wa.gov/subsite/mjc/docs/symposium%20flyer%202021%20v7.pdf
Kate Miller (she/her)
Lillian Hawkins
almost doubles
Clayton Mosher
recent article in social forces looked at this issue specific to incarceration for drug offenses at the federal level - disparity almost reduced to zero, but similar to what Bob is pointing out, this was at least partially due to increases in incarceration rates for white drug offenders
Cynthia Delostrinos (she/her)
I think the COVID numbers are helpful though because it shows that we don't need to incarcerate as many people as we have been doing pre-covid
Tarra Simmons
I also think COVID releases were more whites actually.
Clayton Mosher
I absolutely agree with you Cynthia - this may show that we don't need to incarcerate so many people
Jaime Hawk (she/her)
There was almost a 50% reduction in overall jail population in 2020, but much smaller reduction in prisons as Bob is discussing.
Jessica Manca
There was a significant increase in violence in most major cities 2020 but the reasons are complex, including the impact of COVID on essential community-based programs. https://www.npr.org/2021/01/06/953254623/massive-1-year-rise-in-homicide-rates-collided-with-the-pandemic-in-2020
Chelsea L Moore
The violent and property crime rates reported by Seattle PD and Spokane PD have been pretty par for the course in 2020.
Clayton Mosher
hear hear, Carl!
Tarra Simmons
Professor Dean Spade has a lot of research on hate crimes.
Jessica Manca
Resource from Council on Criminal Justice RE: COVID and violent crime: https://covid19.counciloncj.org/2021/01/31/impact-report-covid-19-and-crime-3/
As an activist, I find the work by all of you very inspiring. I am grateful to all of you!