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Protesters Demand Justice for Brothers Thompson and Chaplin and Other Victims of Police Violence

News
May 25, 2016
by Felix Chrome Saturday May 21 marked the one year anniversary of the shooting of Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin by Olympia Police Department Officer Ryan Donald. One year later, Officer Donald remains on the police force and Thompson and Chaplin are being charged with assault. Community member organiz...


Andre & Bryson’s Trial Ends

Jury Deliberation Began Friday, May 12

News
May 24, 2017
By Felix Chrome The trial for brothers Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin, which began Monday, April 10, has finally drawn to a close. Closing arguments wrapped up Thursday, May 11, and jury deliberation began Friday morning. As of the morning of Tuesday, May 16, no verdict has been announced. Thompson and ...


Trial for Andre & Bryson Begins

News
April 26, 2017
By Chloe Marina Manchester The trial for brothers Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin, two young black men who were both shot by white Olympia Police Officer, Ryan Donald, in May 2015, finally began Monday, April 10, almost two years after they were shot. Both Thompson and Chaplin survived the shooting but C...


Trial for Andre and Bryson Delayed

News
March 2, 2017
By Chloe Marina Manchester The trial for brothers Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin, two young black men who were both shot by white Olympia police officer, Ryan Donald, in May 2015, has been delayed again, with no new date set and no judge assigned. Thompson and Chaplin were shot by Officer Donald after b...


Spring Arts Walk

Olympia Welcomes Spring with the Weekend Long Event

Arts & Culture
May 8, 2017
By Ruby Love Photographs by Tari Gunstone Spring Arts Walk kicked off this past weekend, flooding downtown Olympia with crowds of people. A long-overdue break in the rain on Friday likely contributed to the crowds, as the city seemed to wake from its long hibernation. We started off our art-seeing, music-l...


Fuck Civility!

Student Response to Police Chief Stacy Brown’s Comments on Campus Protest

Letters & Opinion
March 2, 2017
By Georgie Hicks The last issue of this publication included an interview of Stacy Brown, the new Evergreen chief of police. Within that article Brown made several comments that I found unacceptable and in need of dissection. Brown says that in her time as a student at Evergreen–she graduated in 2006– she ...


Fuck Civility!

Student Response to Police Chief Stacy Brown’s Comments on Campus Protest

Letters & Opinion
February 2, 2017
By Georgie Hicks The last issue of this publication included an interview of Stacy Brown, the new Evergreen chief of police. Within that article Brown made several comments that I found unacceptable and in need of dissection. Brown says that in her time as a student at Evergreen–she graduated in 2006– she ...


Initiative-837 Rally for Safer Policing

News
November 8, 2016
By Tari Gunstone Around 200 people gathered on the steps of the Capitol on Thursday, October 22 to demand accountability for police violence, specifically against black lives and native lives in Washington state. The gathering focused on promoting Initiative-837 (I-837), which would rephrase a Washington s...


Nazi Truck Spotted in Olympia

Only the Most Recent Illustration of White Supremacy in the Pacific Northwest

Community
September 27, 2016
By Arash Muntazir Neo-Nazi activist Jimmy Marr has long been on the radars of national organizations on both ends of the political spectrum, from the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that monitors and combats anti semitism to the white supremacist hate group, The White Genocide Project. His flamboya...


OPD Clears Officer Ryan Donald

Activists Look at What’s Next

News
October 7, 2015
By Felix Chrome On Wednesday, September 30, the Olympia Police Department (OPD) released a statement that exonerating Police Officer Ryan Donald in the shooting of two unarmed men, brothers Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin. According to their report, “no policies had been violated by Officer Ryan Donald d...