Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« Today The Stranger Suggests... | School District In No Hurry to... »

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Does City Money Buy Urban League Support for the Chief?

posted by on June 26 at 11:11 AM

This weekend, I wondered out loud on Slog why James Kelly of Seattle’s Urban League had a double standard when it came to SPD Chief Gil Kerlikowske. That is: Kelly wanted to reserve judgment on Kerlikowske until the investigation into Kerlikowske was complete. That’s rich, given that the investigation into Kerlikowske involves questions about why Kerlikowske exonerated a pair of suspect officers before that investigation was complete.

Well, there may be an explanation why the Urban League is getting Kerlkiowske’s back: The city is a big financial supporter of the Urban League.

Urban League President Kelly has not returned my call yet.

RSS icon Comments


Kelly and Mack's credibility is in the gutter.

James Bible showed some true leadership as the new head of the NAACP. In Mack's day he just loved to have his pic taken with the chief.

Its amazing that he flew back just to help his friend out and Kelly went along with it.

Posted by SeMe | June 26, 2007 11:15 AM

Transportation Choices Coalition is backed heavily by Sound Transit - one of the main reasons for that support.

Posted by arachnid | June 26, 2007 1:20 PM

Follow the money ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 26, 2007 2:32 PM

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 14 days old).