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“You can’t brush this under the fucking rug!”

Creativity Not Control

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Those are the words shouted by an opponent of juvenile incarceration while being arrested for protesting against the new $210 Million Dollar Juvenile Detention Facility  on New Years Eve.  Surprisingly, KOMO TV aired this statement in addition to their typical narrative of ‘purposeless troublemakers arrested by valiant SPD officers’.  (See their interpretation of the events here at KOMOnews.com)

On New Years Eve, a group of over 100 protesters and activists met for a “Noise Demo” at the Juvenile Detention Center on 12th and Alder.  The purpose of a noise demo is to show those locked inside that not everyone is willing to let them be brushed under the rug.  The assembled group wanted the children locked inside  to know that people outside were thinking about them and were willing to risk police intimidation, brutality, and even arrest in order to challenge the current system of youth incarceration.

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