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Posts published by “John Chacon”

Warmth and good cheer for America’s economic refugees

Shelter from the storm, refugees caught in the after math of the Bush era wars, no place is safe from the haboob, a desert storm. The kind thing to do is to take in these families of people so other people from the world community can see we in America…

A modern day Christmas Story on a $15 minimum wage increase in Olympia

Dear City of Olympia, citizens, business owners and Olympia City Council people: I currently work for the most minimal of wages at a money lending firm–its sole employee. I am the assistant to a bean counter. I have job skills otherwise I would be unemployed. The value of my labour…

In Olympia the battle for a higher standard of living continues

According to the Olympia city strategic communications office spokesperson, Kellie Braseth, “the city of Olympia council is now in a three part process of evaluating whether or not to pass a city ordnance to increase the minimum wage. Part one, a study session, was conducted Tuesday, October 27. City Councilman…

An argument for Sant to recuse himself

Pasco, Washington Ret. Colonel Felix Vargas of Latino Consejo in a letter written on March 3 asked the Honorable Prosecutor Shawn Sant of Franklin County to respectfully recuse himself from the case involving the shooting of Antonio Zambrano Montes. Latino Consejo said Sant’s experiences as a police officer and a…

There is nothing more unifying than systemic oppression

My paper on judicial democracy and the rule of law is a thought manifested from the unfair maintaining of the law in some places of USA in response to police brutality and a system that allows brutality to happen. A Judicial system that commits a grievous injury against a person,…

No charges against police in Pasco

Pasco citizens also wait for justice in the shooting death of one of their own John Chacon Antonio Zambrano Montes was shot to death by police on February 10, 2015 in Pasco, Washington. He is accused of throwing rocks at the police and resisting arrest. His primary language was Spanish.…

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