Tag: Seattle

Seattle Sues Trump Over 'Bullying' of Sanctuary Cities

Seattle has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in response to the crackdown on sanctuary cities, the city’s mayor Ed Murray announced on Wednesday. “Let me be clear about the president’s executive order: It is violating the law,” Murray said during a press conference. “It is unconstitutional.” Earlier this…

Shooting of Sikh Man Being Investigated as Hate Crime

The shooting of a Sikh man outside his home in Kent, Wash., is being investigated as a potential hate crime the second shooting believed to be motivated by hate in two weeks. Deep Rai, 39, was shot in his driveway Friday night by an unknown masked assailant who allegedly told…

Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against Blacks with 'African American-Sounding Names'

Researchers found that ride-sourcing companies are not exempt from practicing racial discrimination. By Sheryl Estrada Uber and Lyft drivers discriminate against Blacks with frequency especially Black males with “African American-sounding names,” according to a new study. The new ride-sourcing phenomenon hasn’t served as a break from the transportation industry’s history…

Racist Cop Fired

Officer Cynthia Whitlatch on Tuesday was fired from the Seattle Police Department. Whitlatch garnered some unwanted attention last July when she arrested William Wingate, a 69-year-old Black veteran for leaning on a golf club as a cane. According to Whitlatch, the man swung the club at her; however, subsequently released…