Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Weekly meeting 7/30 7-9pm (by Zoom)


Take our discussion from last week, come up with a specific work plan, and assign tasks.

Here are some of the things that will likely end up on that plan:
  1. Follow up on the community rep ads we discovered last week. Are all of them from agencies in the Valley IIT?
  2. Identify Next Steps positions on police accountability issues that are likely to see action in the near future
  3. Develop written versions of those positions
  4. Draft a template letter on those issues that our members can send to their state legislators.

If you have some topics you'd like to see on our agenda/workplan, please come prepared to discuss, thx!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Meeting Thursday July 16, 7-9pm (Zoom)

This Thursday we will be meeting with the Algona PD Chief James Schrimpsher (and possibly one or more Chiefs from other departments in the Valley IIT).  The main topic of discussion will be the Community Reps on the IIT.

As we discussed 2 wks ago, this will be a bit more of a scripted meeting than usual.  
  • Annalesa will lead off with a few comments, and then ask Chief Shrimpsher to speak about his aims for meeting with us.  
  • After that, those of you who volunteered to address one of the issues we  talked about at our last meeting will be asked to speak on behalf of the group.  Brief and clear :)
    • Howard: Confidentiality Form
    • Amy: Training needs
    • Carla: Recruitment process
    •  Neal: Remaining credible with the community  

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Meeting 7/2/2020 (Zoom) 7-9pm

AGENDA:  Prepare to talk to the Chiefs in the Valley IIT about community reps at our meeting next week

1. Format of meeting with the Chiefs:  Annalesa and Fred  -- meeting will also be by Zoom.
2. Prep for the input we want to give.
  • Our concerns about the community rep position
    • Confidentiality form
    • Volunteer burdens and ability to be credible with the community
    • Training
    • Recruitment process
    • ETC -- let's discuss what else.
  • Questions we have for them
    • What is the interim position, given the Governor's task force
    • ETC -- let's discuss

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Meeting 6/25/2020 (Zoom)

NOTE: We are meeting 30 min earlier tonight, so that we can end by 8:30, which is when the Black Collective Facebook Live session (which includes Fred) will be broadcast.


6:30  Welcome to new members (a group of Tacoma attorneys, and the rally they have planned for next Th 7/2)

6:45  Recap of what's happened in the last 2 weeks (will send out a list later this afternoon) (Martina)

7:00 Community rep request for the Valley IIT (Fred)

7:15  Deborah Jacobs from OLEO on elected vs. appointed Sheriff option being considered for King County

Short background points for you to read is on the google drive: 

7:45 Group discussion of Next Steps:  Some ideas to consider, please suggest others
Request list of 30 investigations the AG's office has announced it will review
Continuing to monitor investigations of incidents that will happen in the "gap":  after the 30 that the AG's office is reviewing, but before/if the LETSCA law is changed
Monitoring the AG's review process 
How do we work with the Governor's task force

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Charleena Lyles vigil: 6/18/2020

This Thursday NextSteps is going to the Charleena Lyles vigil

For those of you on FaceBook, you can RSVP here:

For everyone:

Place:  Magnuson Park -- just north of UW Seattle in NE Seattle.  Off of Sportsfield Dr NE  
Time:  6-9pm
  • Those of you who came the last time (2 yrs ago) -- it's in the same place.  The baseball diamond across from the apartments where she was killed.
  • For the rest -- We're at the red location marker in the map below. Closest coordinates are  47.678561, -122.260576.   This is a big park.  The plan is to have  signs pointing the way from the entrance(s), but if that fails you can text me at 206 898 8462.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

We need a logo!

There are probably some great graphic artists in our midst, so send us some ideas!

To get this started, here's a couple of ideas  note, there are two options, so scroll down.

Meeting 6/11/2020 7-9pm (Zoom)

Hi folks,

It looks like we may have a lot of new members joining us this week.  So, welcome!  We have quite a bit of work to discuss, so we'll probably have to keep introductions short and sweet :)

Said Joquin investigation: updates and strategy going forward (Annalesa/Fred)
Donations (Martina)
Website: About Us section, Annalesa and Fred video, logo? (Martina)
Update from Vancouver (Joyce and Rheta)
Next Steps List of Demands? (Pauly)

Email us for the zoom link if you need it.