In a sign of respect to those people who liberated Capitol hill, this list of requirements is neither short nor overly simple. It’s not a simple request to put an end to police brutality. We demand that city Council and mayor, whoever they were, was brought to life by these political changes for the sake of cultural and historical prosperity of the city of Seattle and to ease the struggle of its inhabitants. This document represents the position of black people who talk about winning at the intersection of 12th Avenue and East pine Street after nine days of peaceful protests, despite a night attack on the part of Seattle police Department. It is the words spoken that night, June 8, 2020.
For the sake of convenience, we have grouped these requirements into four categories: the judicial system, health and social security, the economy, education.
Given the importance of this historical moment, we’ll start with our requirements regarding the judicial system.
1. The Seattle police Department and the associated system of courts are incorrigible. We are not asking for reform, we call for their abolition. We demand that the city Council of Seattle, and the mayor ceased to Fund and abolished the Seattle police Department and related criminal justice apparatus. We mean 100% financing, including pensions for police Seattle. With the same level of priority, we demand that the city authorities banned the work of immigration and customs enforcement in Seattle.
2. During the transitional period, i.e. from now until the abolition of the Seattle police Department, we demand that the use of military force was prohibited. No guns, no batons, no shields police, no chemical weapons — especially against those who use their right to protest under the First amendment.
3. We demand to put an end to the mechanisms that ensure the flow “from school to prison,” and to abolish juvenile prisons. Release the children from prison, get the cops out of the schools. We also require that a new prison for minors, which is now under construction in Seattle, was redeveloped.
4. We demand to the authorities of the city, not the state government, and Federal authorities have begun a full investigation of past and current acts of police brutality in Seattle and Washington state, and resumed the investigation of all closed cases that were reported to the Office for the supervision of the police. In particular, we demand the resumption of the investigation in cases relating to Seattle and Washington state, where justice has not been established, including in cases of Josiah Filetogo (Iosia Faletogo), Damaris Butts (Butts Damarius), Isaiah’s Promise (Isaiah Obet), Tommy Lee (Tommy Le), Sean Van (Shaun Fuhr) and Charline Lyles (Lyles Charleena).
5. We require the payment of compensation to victims of police brutality — later we will decide in what form.
6. We demand that the city of Seattle released the names of those police officers who showed cruelty. Anonymity should not be the privilege of public service.
7. We demand to re-investigate all the people with different skin color, who currently are serving prison terms for violent crimes, and we demand that they should be tried by a jury from among the members of their community.
8. We demand the decriminalization of acts of protest and Amnesty for protesters in General, primarily for those who participated in the so-called “revolt of George Floyd” against a terrorist cell which previously occupied the area and called themselves the Seattle police Department. This includes the immediate release of all protesters who are currently in prison, where they were the result of arrests at the intersection of 11th Avenue and East pine Street on 7 and 8 June, and all the other protesters who were arrested over the past two weeks — it comes to mind the name Evan Rekha (Evan Hreha), which is filmed as Seattle police used tear gas against the girl, and who is now in prison.
9. We demand that the city of Seattle and the state government released all prisoners who are now serving prison terms for crimes related to marijuana, and stripped them of all charges.
10. We demand that the city of Seattle and the state government released all prisoners who are currently serving sentences for resisting arrest, if these people made no other charges, and that all the blame was lifted from them.
11. We demand that all prisoners serving terms of at present, was granted full and unrestricted right to vote, and in Washington state, a law was passed, which abolished the Federal law prohibiting convicted criminals to vote.
12. We demand to cancel the immunity from prosecution for all police officers for the whole transitional period, that is, from now until the abolition of the Seattle police Department and the existing judicial system.
13. We demand the abolition of imprisonment in General, and the abolition of juvenile prisons and private commercial prisons in particular.
14. We demand that instead of existing criminal justice programs were established for recovery and rehabilitation, which should replace imprisonment.
15. We demand that the people have given independence in establishing local systems to combat crime.
16. We require that during the transitional period, i.e. from now until its abolition, the Seattle police Department has returned all property belonging to residents.
17. We demand justice for those who were sexually abused by employees of the Seattle police Department and the prison guards in the state of Washington.
18. We require that during the transitional period, i.e. from now until the abolition of the Seattle police Department, without exception, officers of the Department to include its lapel video recorders and all video recordings made by these lapel video recorders, have become available.
19. We demand that the funds that were previously transferred to the budget with the Seattle police Department, were forwarded: a) to institutions of the health system Seattle; b) the provision of free municipal housing, because housing is a right, not a privilege; C) the public school system, which will reduce the average number of students in classrooms of urban schools and to increase teachers ‘ salaries; d) the provision of services for the granting of citizenship to immigrants who live in the United States without papers (we demand to be called “people without papers”, because no one person can be “illegal”); d) the development of public infrastructure — parks and so on.
In addition, we have economic requirements that must also be met.
1. We demand the de-gentrification of Seattle, starting with rent control.
2. We demand once again begin to Fund the development of culture and art from the city budget to restore the once rich cultural identity of Seattle.
3. We demand free College education for residents of the state of Washington due to the significant positive impact that education has on economic success, but also because of the significant negative impact that poverty has on people of color — as a kind of compensation for the treatment suffered by black residents of this state and country.
4.We demand that from now until the abolition of police Department Seattle police were forbidden to carry out raids on the homeless, which create problems for our homeless neighbors, and we demand an end to evictions.
5. We demand the decentralization of the electoral process to the residents of Seattle had the opportunity to choose candidates for office so that they did not have during the voting process to choose between equally unacceptable candidates. Currently operates a number of schemes and mechanisms that prevent the representatives of the working class to be elected to official positions, and these mechanisms should be abolished — beginning with the abolition of charges that you must pay for the right to participate in elections.
In connection with the economic requirements, we also put forward requirements relating to health and social security.
1. We demand that hospitals and other medical facilities of Seattle hired black doctors and nurses specifically to those working with black patients.
2. We demand that the residents of Seattle was looking for and proudly supported by the enterprises of medium and small businesses owned by black people. Your money is our strength and self-sufficiency.
3. We demand that the city authorities have created a completely separate service, where experts will work in the field of mental health, who will respond to calls to 911 related to psychological crises, and we insist that all employees of this program were thorough, complete training in the field of conflict resolution.
Finally, we turn to our requirements concerning the education system in Seattle and Washington state.
1. We demand that the history of blacks and native Americans were given far more attention in the curriculum of Washington state.
2. We demand the passage of a full-fledged training aimed at the formation of bias, has become a mandatory requirement for employment in education and healthcare and the media.
3. We demand that the city of Seattle and Washington state demolished all the monuments dedicated to the Confederacy, whose treacherous attempts to build an America where slavery was the norm, became an insult to the entire human race.
These requirements were recorded @irie_kenya and @AustinCHowe. Special thanks to Magik for initiating and facilitating discussions with the objective of compiling this list of requirements, Salisbury Omari (Omari Salisbury) for the proposal to allocate requirements by category and Kshama savant (Kshama Sawant), which was the only official of Seattle, have entered into a dialogue with people on the free Capitol hill that night, when he was released.
Although we cleared Capitol hill in the name of the residents of Seattle we must not forget that we are in the land once stolen from the people duwamish the first residents of Seattle, whose brother John Williams (John T. Williams) from the tribe of the NUU-cha-nulth was killed by the staff of Seattle police Department 10 years ago.
Life black important — always.