Police/community partnership hand selects appointees, prevent
by Niki Raapana
Seattle, WA - 5/15/02 - There will not be anyone on this Council who
represents me. There will be 24 unelected people who represent our Chief
of Police, former Deputy Director of Grants for Community Oriented
Policing Services in D.C..
This newly formed Community Policing Action Council is 24 people
appointed by the Chief of Police to "represent the people of
Seattle." They will assist the COPS with planning police/community
partnerships strategies that will enhance community oriented government.
In 1999, the North End Neighborhood Action Team Seattle (NATS) was
Seattle's "introduction to" the kinds of strategies allowed to
be used by an ACTION team created to enhance police/community
partnerships. NATS' motto is, "Don't tell us what we can't do, just
tell us how to get the job done." NATS' city members called
our Fourth Amendment requirements for a legal search warrant an
"identified barrier." COPS' agents brought our city
innovative new strategies to get around the Fourth Amendment, ones that
"developed opportunities" for the police.
After I attended two NATS meetings in August and September, and asked
questions about the new COPS' laws they were designing, (including the
Revised Noise Ordinance and The Cross Training), NATS wrote a new policy
about citizen participation. After October 1999, citizens could
only attend NATS meetings if they were selected to participate, in order
to "protect the privacy of citizens under investigation."
Community Policing is, quite simply, a new branch of police who create
and direct new councils that design innovative laws to enforce a more
civil society. The concept was introduced by communitarians like Amitai
Etzioni, who insist, as Stalin did, that people need to be
"taught" how to participate in a good society. COPS'
laws are introduced by COPS and are used by COPS to enhance
Community government is based on the communitarian concept of a new form
of participatory democracy. Across America we are creating new
"councils" under the guise of growth management.. councils who
answer only to other unelected councils, who oversee the new plans.
People are finding out they have absolutely NO say in their plans, nor
is there any way to challenge the actions of these new councils. All new
land use plans and COPS' laws are to protect the "common
In Russian, council, literally translated, means soviet. What part of a
republican form of freely elected, representative government does the
Community Policing Action Council enhance? Is CPAC to become our Supreme
And how soon before this Action Council recommends we all get chipped?
We all need to be safer, don't we? It's about quality of life,
Following is the announcement for the Community Policing Action
Community Policing Action Council
The Seattle Police Department is currently seeking interested
applicants for the Community Policing Action Council. The Community
Policing Action Council (CPAC) is a 24-member council appointed by the
Chief of Police to represent the people of Seattle. CPAC works to
develop programs and strategies that enhance positive community/police
partnerships. CPAC's goal is to identify critical community concerns and
to develop opportunities for police and community members to talk openly
and increase understanding of each other's values and concerns. Help
make Seattle a safer place to live, work, and play! For more information
or to obtain an application, contact Ginny Heller at 615-0062 or email
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