Jan 22, 2008

More from King County Prosecutor about racial diversity hearing, etc.

If anyone is interested in attending the Racial Disparity Project hearing it will take place on 1/25/08 at 9:00 AM at the KENT REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER before the Honorable Sharon Armstrong in Courtroom 4 C. Dennis McCurdy is the King County Prosecuting handling this case. He will be the attorney sitting alone at counsel table. Feel free to introduce yourselves. The hearing may last about an hour. Your presence there may be a topic of discussion.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail on to any other individuals who may be interested in the issues surrounding the negative impact of drug use and sales in our neighborhoods. This hearing presents a great opportunity for us to discuss how best to solve these problems.

1) Below is a article regarding The Highpoint Project, an innovative law enforcement/ community effort to deal with the adverse affects of open air drug markets, drug abuse and committing drug crimes. Should we consider implementing a similar program? Please let me know your thoughts about this.

2) Seattle Police Department Narcotics Captain Meehan sends all of you the following invitation regarding a holistic approach to treating meth use and meth trafficking in neighborhoods.

"The Tucson Meth Free Alliance is committed to reducing the negative impact of methamphetamine at all community levels through legal, legislative, grassroots, and personal action, and through active partnerships"

Hello All, Save the Date - February 7, 2008 We welcome you to the King County Meth Action Team Winter
Meeting to be held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC - The Academy) in Burien. More details will be forthcoming. We are fortunate to present guest speakers from the Tucson Meth Free Alliance. In the break-out sessions, you'll hear from Tucson Police Captain David Neri, Meth Free Project Manager Tania Capin and Dennis Embry, Ph.D. Their presentations will show how their regional Alliance has coordinated efforts among law enforcement, public information, prevention and intervention.
Planned Events 10:00 am - Noon General Session Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch provided (please RSVP by responding to this email) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Break-out Sessions
This will be an exciting meeting that will give provide us with ideas for our own Meth Action Team. Please feel free to invite others.

Cindy Petitt, Division Secretary, Criminal Investigations Division, King County Sheriff's Office, 401 Fourth Ave. N, Room 1BRJC - SO - 0104 Kent WA 98032 Phone (206) 296-7549 Fax (206) 296-0913
E-mail address:cindy.petitt@kingcounty.gov
3) Below is a blog site posted by the Stranger regarding the upcoming hearing. It addresses some of the issues behind the Racial Disparity Project and provides the opportunity to comment.

(It references a recent Miller post)

Ellen O'Neill-Stephens
Senior King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

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