Thursday, February 17, 2011
ONCE AGAIN COP KILLS, WALKS FREE...
Demonstrators filled the lobby of Seattle's City Hall, and marched into traffic late in rush hour yesterday. They were protesting news that Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk would not be charged by King County Prosecutors for killing Native American woodcarver John T. Williams last year. Prosecutors claimed they could not charge Birk because they couldn't show malice. Hogwash!
Lem Howell is a longtime civil rights attorney in Seattle. He disagrees with that reasoning.
Howell: "Saying we can't prove malice. The police officer had his gun out before he ever approached Williams. It was right there on the film. Satterberg is disappointing. His conduct is outrageous. Not even negligent homicide? That's inexcusable. He does not deserve to be a prosecutor."
The following is from NWCN News.