Category Archives: John T. Williams

Some Thoughts on George Zimmerman and John T. Williams

by Frank Hopper As the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman was announced on July 13 I couldn’t help thinking about a similar shooting here in Seattle that was also caused by racial profiling, the shooting of First Nations carver … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Vigil for John T. Williams – One Year Later Memorial – 8/30/2011

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One Year Anniversary of the Shooting of John T. Williams – It’s time to throw off this Empire

From AI/AN ATS Love, prayers and blessings to the family of John T. Williams. We cannot bring your loved one back. No one can. We can demand justice, but even if criminal charges were brought against Officer Ian Birk, it … Continue reading

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NO CHARGERS FOR OFFICER IAN BIRK

John T. Williams was gunned downed on the streets of Seattle on August 30, 2010. His killer, Ian Birk, gave the 50 year old, partially deaf man carrying a 3 inch pocket knife approximately 5 seconds to drop his knife … Continue reading

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It’s not murder when the government kills you

An article about the killing of John T. Williams by one of my favorite critics of the police state, William Norman Grigg. John T. Williams was a First Nations wood carver who was shot to death on the streets of … Continue reading

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When is Murder Not Murder?

Answer: When a police officer is “protecting and serving” a victim. King 5 News of Seattle reports that high level police sources have revealed that charges will not be brought against Officer Ian Birk in the killing of John T. … Continue reading

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John T. Williams Shooting Ruled Not Justified

Read about it at the Seattle Times Seattle Police Chief John Diaz and the department’s Firearms Review Board have reached a preliminary finding that an officer’s fatal shooting of woodcarver John T. Williams on Aug. 30 was not justified, according … Continue reading

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