If you support Black Lives Matter, there’s no room for encouraging ad hoc militias
“These armed groups regress our community’s justice, complicate the work of our law enforcement officers, reduce the feeling of safety of our neighbors who are People of Color, and their net effect does not make our community more just.“
Letter from Kennewick Mayor Pro-Tem raises questions regarding city’s approach to ad hoc militias and police use of force
In response to Black Lives Matter protests and a public petition against the emergence of ad hoc militias defending the area from a still-unseen wave of violent instigators rumored by social media posts, Kennewick Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Lee sent a letter today to Kennewick City Manager.
Before allegedly intimidating protestors with a gun, man posted “I want to get down to business with y’all” in Defend the Tri group
Ad hoc militia leader Dylan Tafoya vowed to protesters that his members would not come armed to this weekend's Black Lives Matter protests. Hours later, Defend the Tri member Brandon Bourne was arrested by Richland police for intimidating protestors with a firearm.
“A tidal wave is picking up speed” and Tri-Cities hospitals aren’t immune to shortages seen elsewhere
“We are doing the best we can with the limited resources we have, but the most important factor in our success is out of our hands. It’s up to everyone in our community to make the effort to reduce transmission and flatten the curve,” said one physician.
Catholic Charities letter calls Pasco council decision “categorically and inexcusably, discrimination” and the state’s Civil Rights division is taking interest
Pasco City Council received a stiff rebuke for voting down the land sale that could have become 52-unit apartment complex serving those struggling with chronic homelessness.
Pasco City Council narrowly votes down sale that would build 52-unit apartment for those struggling with homelessness
A split Pasco City Council voted down the sale of property Catholic Charities hoped to use to build a 52-unit apartment for people and families who have experienced chronic homelessness.