That’s my first-ever mugshot. That was taken just three days ago after our Chase Bank peaceful direct action. I went back to the jail to request a copy because I wanted to document it here.
Jon Grant’s campaign manager also sent me video of my arrest. She was recording as we were all brought out in cuffs. Here are screenshots from her video of me being arrested:
I also received an email addressed to the 26 of us who were arrested at 13 different Chase Bank branches. The email was from 350 Seattle, the organizers of the anti-Keystone XL Pipeline action. I think what they had to say is powerful so here is their email in its entirety:
I also returned to work this week and have been very busy there. I didn’t tell anyone at work about my arrest, except my friend who’s our director of operations. She told me that she was proud of me. She thought I should tell the rest of the staff because it’s a good story.
In the midst of all this going on, this week has been earth-shaking in terms of Seattle’s mayoral race. Our current Mayor Ed Murray has taken the national spotlight in an extremely disturbing and growing scandal. Just one month ago, Murray was expected to do well in his re-election bid this fall. This week he quit the race amid increasing allegations that he repeatedly raped boys in the 1980s.
This week, amid escalating stories coming out against Murray other major figures have entered the race to be the next leader of our city. I still support Nikkita Oliver and am helping with some organizing for her campaign.
Here are some of those headlines:
Also this week, there has been what is arguably the biggest story yet to come from Trump’s time in office. He fired Director of the FBI James Comey as Comey was trying to ramp-up an investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.
Here are the way the headlines looked on my phone from The Washington Post: