Do Black Lives Matter in Watched Neighborhoods?

"Neighborhood watch by neighbors who care sponsored by Fairfax County Police Department" Source: Wikimedia Commons

I live in a sleepy Seattle neighborhood that’s known for its historic, small-town charm and strong sense of community. Renting is the exception, not the norm, and many of my neighbors have been here for decades. I once described where I live to someone in the area, and he responded with, “Oh! You mean the rental unit?”

My neighborhood is also dotted with Neighborhood Crime Watch signs, a fact I was only peripherally aware of until a few weeks ago.

Caitlin Foskey
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How You Can Support The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the resources our team has been relying on to educate ourselves and take action. This is a working list and will be edited as more resources are brought to our attention.

Take Action


Contact officials and representatives to demand action and accountability:

  • Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (612-673-2100)
  • Minneapolis District Attorney (612-348-5550)
  • Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (
  • Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (here and here)
  • Seattle Police Department/Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best (206-648-8797 or
  • File an employee complaint to the Seattle Police Department (here)
  • Senator Patty Murray (here)
  • Senator Maria Cantwell (here)


Follow Black Activists & Creators

Educate Yourselves


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