SPD admits it broke state law by withholding May Day memo

By Steve Miletich

The Seattle Police Department has admitted it violated the state Public Records Act by withholding from The Seattle Times an internal memorandum about the department’s response to the violent demonstrations of May Day 2012, and has agreed to pay $20,000 to the newspaper and its attorneys to avoid a lawsuit over the issue.

In a settlement agreement signed by Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel, the SPD “acknowledges that it had a duty to either produce the [report]” or cite a valid Public Records Act (PRA) exemption to its release.

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Comments: ILLEGAL THEFT OF LIBERTY BANK (KEY BANK BRANCH 24TH AND UNION)

ILLEGAL THEFT OF LIBERTY BANK (KEY BANK BRANCH 24TH AND UNION)
Posted on May 21, 2013 by africatown

Source: http://www.centraldistrictnews.com

The Africatown Community is seeking to gain back control of “Liberty Bank”.

The origins of the first black owned bank in the central district dates back to 1968, when the property was built at 2320 East Union Street Seattle 98122, the former home of Key Bank.

The Africatown Community are working to have the property declared an Historic,and Cultural
Preservation site.

Over this past weekend May 19(Malcolm X Birthday), two signs were placed at the bank: “Liberty Bank” and “Africatown/CD”.

On the morning of Tuesday May 21, a worker presumed to have been sent over by key bank, was there taking down the two signs. Omari Tahir-Garrett, who’s father was a founder of Liberty Bank was across the street and saw the worker. Omari walked over and requested that the worker leave the signs in place, and that they not be removed. The worker was also informed of Omari’s association with the bank and Africatown’s current plans for the property.

The worker informed Omari that he would call his boss, and the police. At the same time, there happen to be two SPD cars and an ambulance 1 block west of the bank. A female officer approached the worker, then the officer approached Omari. The officer was informed by Omari of the Africatown Community’s involvement and plans. Omari also stated that the signs, if taken down, must be placed back into his possession. The officer informed the worker, that this is a ‘civil’ matter.

There are two brief video clips of what happened:

Video of May 21, 2013 encounter with Key Bank(?) worker removing “Liberty Bank” and “Africatown/CD” signs.

http://www.youtube.com/user/AfricatownChinatown2

ORIGINAL LAWSUIT REGARDING THE LIBERTY BANK OF SEATTLE:

940 F.2d 465: Federal Deposit Insurance corporation, As Receiverfor Liberty Bank of Seattle, Plaintiff, v. Sim Henderson, et al., Defendants.j. Thomas Wood; Barbara Wood, Husband and Wife, Defendants-counter-claimants-plaintiffs-appellants, v. Thomas Oldfield, Counter-defendant-appellee.

The Full Lawsuit can be read below:

https://africatownchinatownnewsdigest.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/illegal-theft-of-liberty-bank-key-bank-branch-24th-and-union/

Also see:

Liberty Bank – FDIC Certificate #: 27268
http://www2.fdic.gov/idasp/confirmation_outside.asp?inCert1=27268

The Africatown Community

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16 thoughts on “ILLEGAL THEFT OF LIBERTY BANK (KEY BANK BRANCH 24TH AND UNION)”

Pat on May 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm said:

Remind me again – who owns the property? And why are they not allowed to make their own decisions about their property, in terms of use, appearance, and other?

Seems similar to home squatters that decide to take ownership of a property that’s not theirs.
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Tom Fucoloro on May 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm said:

Our most recent report on the building: http://www.centraldistrictnews.com/2013/01/keybank-at-23rdunion-to-be-redeveloped-as-affordable-housing/
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Ian on May 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm said:

True colors at their finest.
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PP on May 22, 2013 at 8:21 pm said:

Isn’t Garrett the same guy that struck former mayor paul Schell in the face with a megaphone?
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grumboue on May 22, 2013 at 8:36 pm said:

Yes. Twice actually. But he is reformed now
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Omari on May 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm said:

Omari on May 23, 2013 at 9:15 am said:

THE LIBERTY BANK AFRICATOWN BRANCH IS GOING TO BE THE SUBJECT OF EXTENSIVE LITIGATION IN ADDITION TO BEING OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS THE HISTORIC CULTURAL BUILDING BASED ON IT BEING DESIGNED, BUILT AND OPERATED AS THE ONLY AFRICAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTION IN THE PACIIFIC NORTHWEST. THE BANK WAS STOLEN BY BANK REGULATOR OLDFIELD BECAUSE THE AFRICANS WERE UPPIDITY ENOUGH TO TRY TO OPEN UP A BRANCH IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE IN THE FORMER RHODES BUILDING ON 3RD AVE. AND VIRTUALLY GIVEN TO “KEY BANK” THROUGH THE “EMERALD CITY BANK” RICO RACKETEERING SCHEME. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH FOR FACTS AND STOP RELYING ON “EUROPEAN SETTLER COLONIAL “JUDEO-CHRISTIAN” TERRORIST SUBJECTIVE “I HAVE THE MOST AND BIGGEST GUN” THINKING!!!! ETHNIC CLEANSING / GENTRIFICATION WILL FAIL IN AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT AS IT FAILED IN THE WARSAW “GHETTO” IN NAZI GERMANY??? Omari Tahir, FOUNDER / VICE PRESIDENT AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND CULTURE CENTER, CO-CHAIR OF BLACK ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION (1970 TO PRESENT) AND AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT HISTORIAN
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CDSam on May 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm said:

I think that your CapsLock is on (Right above the Shift key).
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Grumbo on May 24, 2013 at 6:01 am said:

It is time for autonomy of disenfranchised CD culture. Time for Africa town to govern itself and be free of the crushing boot of America. Time for a reservation owned and governed by a select group of elders that know best and can pass on tradition and value to successive generations of Amafritowineans. Let’s not be stingy. Let’s declare a “broad strip” of land from Madison to Buckley a reservation for the great people who built this country and want to be seperate from it.
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Ian on May 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm said:

Omari – Before you tell anymore more Asians to “Go back to Asia!” here is some history for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BNBaKH_ZZQM
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Omari on May 26, 2013 at 9:41 am said:

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN?? I DIDN’T TELL ANYONE TO GO BACK TO ASIA? ASIANS ARE ALSO ORIGINATED IN AFRICA??? CHECK THE INTERNET SITE “THE AFRICAN ORIGIN OF THE CHINESE??? THE ISSUE WHO STOLE LIBERTY BANK FROM THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY AND WHY THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY IS RECOVERING STOLEN PROPERTY ON BEHALF OF THE NATIVE AMERICANS WHO ASIANS AND AFRICANS???? THE MAIN THREAT TO WORLD PEACE TODAY AND YESTERDAY IS “EUROPEAN COLONIAL SETTLER ‘JUDEO-CHRISTIAN’ TERRORISM”. IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME GO READ YOUR FALSE HISTORY BOOKS??? EVEN THEY HAVE THE TRUTH ABOUT THE “13 COLONIES” AND USA (UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA) APARTHEID HISTORY??? Omari Tahir, FOUNDER / VICE PRESIDENT AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND CULTURE CENTER, CO-CHAIR OF BLACK ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATION (NOT USA NAZI APARTHEID TRAINING AND INDOCTRINATION / RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY (GUN-NUCLEAR BOMB VIOLENCE). I AM ALSO A WORLD TRAVELER HAVING LIVED IN ASIA, AFRICA, EUROPE AND HERE IN COLONIZED “INDIAN COUNTRY”???????

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CDSam on May 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

CapsLock is still on!
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Waylon Washington on May 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm said:
ENJOY YOUR THINKING

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Waylon Washington on May 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm said:

Mr. OMari
Omari on May 26, 2013 at 10:32 am said:

AS THE BEATTLE”S SING “PS I LOVE YOU” :ASIANS AND “CHINATOWN / INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT / LITTLE SAIGON (I WAS IN BIG SAIGON / HO CHI MIN CITY IN 1967), JAPAN, CHINA, SINGAPORE, THE KOREAS ETC ARE DOING MUCH BETTER THAN “AFRICAN AMERICANS” AND NATIVE AMERICAN “INDIANS”????? THAT IS WHY WE ARE HONORING AND PAYING TRIBUTE TO OUR ASIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS BY FOLLOWING THEIR “CHINATOWN / INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT” CULTURAL PRIDE MODEL WITH “AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT MODEL TO ELEVATE AND LIBERATE AFRICAN CULTURE (AFRIVATION) TO PROMOTE LIFE SUSTAINING CULTURAL / ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR AFRICANS AT HOME (AFRICAN CONTINENT) AND ABROAD (DIASPORA)!!!!!!! “HOMELAND SECURITY” ???? THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS THAT “WHITE” PEOPLES HOMELAND IS IN EUROPE??? WHY DO YOU THINK THEY START HISTORY WITH “THE CAVEMAN” FROM THE CAUCUS MOUNTAINS “CAUCASIAN” ( OR DO WE WANT TO GO BACK TO “CAUCASOID, MONGOLOID NEGROID”??? SIDE NOTE “WHITENESS” WAS CREATED IN USA (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA??? IN EUROPE PEOPLE ARE FRENCH, GERMAN, RUSSIAN, ITALIAN, ENGLISH, DUTCH ETC. FIGHTING AND MURDERING EACH OTHER (WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II MOST RECENT EXAMPLES??? WHITENESS IS A FALSE SOCIAL CONSTRUCT TO UNITE WARRING EUROPEAN COLONIAL SETTLER TERRORIST AGAINST THE “NATIVE ABORIGINAL PEOPLES WHOSE LANDS AND RESOURCES THEY PLAN TO STEAL AND ENSLAVE / GENOCIDE??? Omari Tahir, CLEAR ANTI-COLONIAL THINKER, AFRICATOWN / CENTRAL DISTRICT HISTORIAN ( LIVED WITHIN 10 BLOCKS OF 23RD AND UNION FOR 60 YEARS) ???
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ian on May 26, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

Around 2:55…..”you belong in Asia” “well go to Asia”
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Omari on May 27, 2013 at 9:20 pm said:

IF ALL OF THE EUROPEAN COLONIAL SETTLER “JUDEO-CHRISTIAN” TERRORIST FOLLOWED THEIR ANCESTORS BOAT LIFT AND BACK TRACKED TO EUROPE, I AM SURE THE NATIVE AMERICAN “INDIANS” WOULD BE VERY HAPPY AND DO MUCH BETTER? WHAT IS SO DIFFICULT ABOUT RETURNING STOLEN PROPERTY PARTICULARLY WHEN “IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO BUY OR SELL STOLEN PROPERTY”? IS ASIA FOR ASIANS? WHY DON’T EUROPEANS GO BACK TO NORTH KOREA, VIETNAM OR EVEN CHINA??? PLEASE READ YOUR HISTORY AND THEN GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR?????

TO PLEASE EVERYONE THIS QUOTE FROM MAN’S RISE TO CIVILIZATION PAGE 6 “There is great difficulty in finding a fitting word t describe the various peoples, mostly from Europe but also from parts of Asia, who came to the New World, made contact with the native inhabitant, and ultimately destroyed their cultures. Some writers describe the explorers and settlers as “Europeans,” but such a word would include such peoples as the Swiss who obviously were not a European colonial power; the use of “Europeans” also ignores the important influence of Asiatic Russians who made early contacts with Eskimo bands and Indians from Alaska southward to California. Other writers have used the word “white” (spelled with a lower case “w”), but that is unsatisfactory also. In this book I am not pointing an accusing finger at all members of a particular race; that would be quite unfair to Caucasoid population of Ceylon,for example, who of course played to part in the conquest of North America. So, with much reluctance (and with an avowal that no racism is intended), I have settled upon “White” I hope the fact that I have spelled it with a capital letter imparts to the reader that I am really not talking about any particular Caucasoids but about an abstraction–a composite of social,political and economic attitudes by certain people, whose skin is usually whiter than most of the world’s population and who behave in a certain way toward primitive peoples wherever they were encountered around the globe. The White is a colonizer who early developed an advanced technology; he is an exploiter of human and natural resources; he has destroyed, often intentionally, almost every alien culture he has come in contact with; and he has imposed an iron rule on the remnant peoples of these cultures.” WAS JUST READING THIS TODAY IN BOOK MAN’S RISE TO CIVILIZATION BY MR. PETER FARB. “Mr. Farb for the past several years has been serving as consultant to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and is Curator of American Indian Cultures at the Riverside Museum in New York City.”

JUST SO YOU WON’T THINK A LITTLE IGNORANT COLORED BOY IS MAKING THIS “EUROPEAN COLONIAL SETTLER ‘JUDEO-CHRISTIAN’ TERRORISM ” HIS-STORY UP??? WHOSE STORY??? Omari Tahir, FOUNDER VICE PRESIDENT AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND CULTURE CENTER AT THE FORMER COLMAN SCHOOL SITE
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Citizen groups dismayed at being barred from african union summit

As the African Union prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), AU officials have for the first time refused access to their high-level summit by citizen groups, civil society organizations and foreign diplomats, among others.

Fugitive in Cuba: Joanne Chesimard, First Woman on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

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For the first time, a woman has been added to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list: Joanne Chesimard. The FBI and the state of New Jersey are now offering $2 million for information leading to her capture.

Chesimard was already wanted for several felonies, including bank robbery, when she was accused of killing New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster execution-style 40 years ago this month. She was convicted in 1977 and served prison time but escaped in 1979 by using a prison van in a dramatic jailbreak. By 1984, she surfaced in Cuba and was granted asylum by Fidel Castro. She remains there to this day.

To her supporters, Joanne Chesimard is Assata Shakur, unfairly targeted and convicted by the United States government. She has also become something of a cultural hero. Not only is she the step-aunt and godmother of rapper Tupac Shakur, but she has written an autobiography and was featured in a documentary while in Cuba. Hip-hop and rap artists have sung about her cause, including “A Song for Assata” by the rapper Common.

“It’s unfortunate that someone involved in the murder of an officer, kidnappings, hostage takings and robberies in a 14-year span is revered by a segment of society,” said Aaron Ford, the special agent in charge at the FBI’s Newark division, in an interview with Christiane Amanpour.

“For us, justice never sleeps, justice never rests,” Ford continued. “We’re looking to bring her to justice because she committed a heinous act. She is a member of an organization which espoused hate against the U.S. government.”

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The New Kind of Senegalese TV

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by Jacques Enaudeau

“There are no foreclosed destinies, only deserted responsabilities” has become one of the mottos of the collective of Senegalese singers and journalists known as Y’En A Marre (“Enough is enough” in French). In the wake of the 2012 presidential elections, the group gained international recognition for leading the charge against then President Abdoulaye Wade, who was seeking a third term at age 86 while reportedly scheming to hand over the presidency to his son Karim Wade. Y’En A Marre’s international minute of fame may have passed with Macky Sall’s victory but its engagement as a new kind of political watchdog hasn’t faded since the ousting of Abdoulaye Wade. For its purpose is bigger: to form a united front against social injustice in Senegal and to shift the public debate away from politician bickering and back to the issues of ordinary Senegalese. Read more of this post

ILLEGAL THEFT OF LIBERTY BANK (KEY BANK BRANCH 24TH AND UNION)

Posted to Central District News – on May 21, 2013 by africatown

The Africatown Community is seeking to gain back control of “Liberty Bank”.

The origins of the first black owned bank in the central district dates back to 1968, when the property was built at 2320 East Union Street Seattle 98122, the former home of Key Bank.

The Africatown Community are working to have the property declared an Historic,and Cultural
Preservation site.

Over this past weekend May 19(Malcolm X Birthday), two signs were placed at the bank: “Liberty Bank” and “Africatown/CD”.

On the morning of Tuesday May 21, a worker presumed to have been sent over by key bank, was there taking down the two signs. Omari Tahir-Garrett, who’s father was a founder of Liberty Bank was across the street and saw the worker. Omari walked over and requested that the worker leave the signs in place, and that they not be removed. The worker was also informed of Omari’s association with the bank and Africatown’s current plans for the property.

The worker informed Omari that he would call his boss, and the police. At the same time, there happen to be two SPD cars and an ambulance 1 block west of the bank. A female officer approached the worker, then the officer approached Omari. The officer was informed by Omari of the Africatown Community’s involvement and plans. Omari also stated that the signs, if taken down, must be placed back into his possession. The officer informed the worker, that this is a ‘civil’ matter.

There are two brief video clips of what happened:

Video of May 21, 2013 encounter with Key Bank(?) worker removing “Liberty Bank” and “Africatown/CD” signs.

http://www.youtube.com/user/AfricatownChinatown2

ORIGINAL LAWSUIT REGARDING THE LIBERTY BANK OF SEATTLE:

940 F.2d 465: Federal Deposit Insurance corporation, As Receiverfor Liberty Bank of Seattle, Plaintiff, v. Sim Henderson, et al., Defendants.j. Thomas Wood; Barbara Wood, Husband and Wife, Defendants-counter-claimants-plaintiffs-appellants, v. Thomas Oldfield, Counter-defendant-appellee.

The Full Lawsuit can be read below:

https://africatownchinatownnewsdigest.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/illegal-theft-of-liberty-bank-key-bank-branch-24th-and-union/

Also see:

Liberty Bank – FDIC Certificate #: 27268
http://www2.fdic.gov/idasp/confirmation_outside.asp?inCert1=27268

The Africatown Community

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