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A dash cam video from the officer who shot and killed deaf Native American woodcarver John T. Williams was released Friday, showing Williams ambling slowly across the street in a crosswalk before the officer opens fire.

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Tension Escalates During Seattle Police Protest

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From Tragedy Comes Beauty: Memorial Pole Erected for John T. Williams

A storm of outrage ripped through Seattle after the shooting death of Ditidaht First Nation carver John T. Williams on August 30, 2010 by a city policeman. There were marches in the streets, angry demands for justice and an investigation by the police department. The officer resigned after he had been cleared of all criminal charges by the King County prosecutor’s office, and a U.S. Justice Department investigation found widespread use of excessive force by Seattle police, a report released in December 2011 said.

In honor of John T. Williams who passed August 2010

John T. Williams
by Jason Margos

John T. Williams, 50, died after being shot four times by a Seattle police officer. John, a woodcarver from Canada, crossed the street in front of the officer’s vehicle while carrying a knife and a large piece of cedar. The officer approached John and ordered him to drop the knife. Within seconds of the command the officer fired five shots at John, hitting him with four, one being a fatal shot to the chest.

The police claim that John had advanced toward the officer, but eyewitness reports contradict that description. In an attempt to sway public opinion the Seattle police department referred to John as a drunk with a record. The community responded with anger toward the department and the officer resigned. This however did not calm tensions between the police and citizens of Seattle.

Twitter Users Create #NativeLivesMatter In Response to Killing of Unarmed Native American Men

Twitter Users Create #NativeLivesMatter In Response to Killing of Unarmed Native American Men

We’ve seen #BlackLivesMatter and now #MuslimLivesMatter, but there’s yet another hashtag bringing awareness to marginalized people who are constantly subjected to unwarranted violence, Native Americans. The hashtag #NativeLivesMatter brings to light the sheer volume of Native deaths at the hands of police that occurred last year and years prior.

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Remember John T Williams murdered by a police officer in Seattle 3 years ago today.

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“Woodcarver” by A Tribe Called Red

Contains sound from the dash cam footage of the murder of John T. Williams in 2010, including the gunfire that killed him. One of the most powerful songs I have ever listened to.

police brutality against black and brown people we're in thiz together

police brutality against black and brown people we’re in thiz together

Native people are the most loving people in the world. And it makes sense—so many of us have seen this movie before.

We got our own problems, right?  Still, ever since the Michael Brown tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, I’ve received hundreds of Facebook messagesand emails—Native people understanding the connection between black folks’ interaction with law enforcement and Native folks’ interaction…

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Police Brutality Against Black and Brown People: We're In This Together

Police Brutality Against Black and Brown People: We’re In This Together

Gyasi Ross

8/22/14

Native people are the most loving people in the world. And it makes sense—so many of us have seen this movie before.

We got our own problems, right?  Still, ever since the Michael Brown tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, I’ve received hundreds of Facebook messages and emails—Native people understanding the connection between black folks’ interaction with law…

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