American Cities Rebuilding: What Seattle learned from the summer of 2020

NJ Spotlight News | October 22, 2020 | Social
Seattle became a center of social unrest, protest and riots in the wake of George Floyd's death

The live part of the American Cities Rebuilding virtual conference has ended, but NJ Spotlight News will continue to post recordings of its discussions and films in the coming days and weeks. The conference — held Oct. 15-16 and hosted by WNET, NJTV and NJ Spotlight News — examined how cities in New Jersey and nationwide are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic and at a time of social unrest.

In this panel, Metrofocus’ Jack Ford moderates a discussion about Seattle’s recent experiences involving criminal and social justice with Crosscut writer David Kroman; Tara Moss, program director for the Seattle-King County LEAD program; and Norm Stamper, an author and police veteran of 34 years who served as Seattle’s police chief from 1994-2000.