‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove is sponsoring a community meeting called ‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Tyee High School cafeteria, located at 4424 S. 188th Street in SeaTac.

Upthegrove will be joined by King County Sheriff John Urquhart, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and a panel of community leaders for an “open conversation about race, culture and the community’s relationship with law enforcement.”

The panel will take questions from the audience and discuss:

  • Militarization of the police
  • Law enforcement’s relationship with our diverse communities
  • Lessons learned from recent events in Ferguson, Missouri

TV Host Enrique Cerna will serve as moderator for the event.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the panel discussion will run from 7-8:30 p.m.


One Response to “‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10”
  1. Michael T Kovacs says:

    Why in SeaTac?

    Is this 2014 polical election activity?

    Strange that Dave Upthegrove is chairing this. His polices in the Washington State legislature helped create the poverty in SeaTac that has led to dramatic increase in cirme over the last few years. Put a heaping policy load of Julia Patterson tenure as King County Counil member helped contribute to this rise in crime. Also lets not forget about the 5 SeaTac Council members that do not care about the safety of our citizens. Collectively this people have only catered to the unions for minimum wage initiatives.

    The SeaTac Police department has failed to communicate at large about the rash of “strong arm” robberies occuring for the last two months on the SeaTac, Des Moines, Kent borders.

    Remember when you vote in November, all 3 Democratic-Liberal-Progressive candidates from the 33rd Legislative district should be voted out of office.