Freedom, Hate, and a Campus Divided

Mahilet Mesfin stood front-and-center at a barricade, one of many spanning the University of Washington’s Red Square last Saturday. The 18-year-old protester and UW student felt she had to be there. The UW College Republicans (UWCR) had invited Joey Gibson, conservative speaker and leader of Patriot Prayer, to campus for a Freedom Rally to furtherContinue reading “Freedom, Hate, and a Campus Divided”

Reporting in dangerous situations

I was asked to speak on a panel put on by the Society of Professional Journalists, UW Student Chapter. The topic: Reporting in dangerous situations. My fellow panelists included former Emergency Communications Officer Jefferson Mok and Photojournalist Alex Garland. Check out the video!

UW Shooting Suspect Admits What Video Already Told Us

More than a month ago, Seattle Weekly reported on a video in which Marc Hokoana can be heard telling his wife Elizabeth Hokoana “don’t shoot anyone” just prior to a shooting at the University of Washington—a fact that seemed to contradict earlier reports that it was Marc who fired the shot that left a man inContinue reading “UW Shooting Suspect Admits What Video Already Told Us”

“Don’t Shoot Anyone.” Another Video of UW Shooting Suspect Surfaces

Yet another video has surfaced showing the suspects in the Jan. 20 Red Square shooting shortly before their violent confrontation with an anti-fascist protester outside a lecture given by Milo Yiannopoulos. The video captures the same interaction as one previously covered by Seattle Weekly, but is in closer proximity to the two suspects, Marc HokoanaContinue reading ““Don’t Shoot Anyone.” Another Video of UW Shooting Suspect Surfaces”

‘They Have to Start It!’: UW Shooting Suspect Seen In Video Shortly Before Confrontation

The suspect’s Samsung has been cleared of data, but police are looking through video from others’ phones for clues to what happened Jan. 20 in Red Square. A video appears to capture the UW shooting suspects, heatedly talking the night of the shooting … “They have to start it! They have to start it,” he yells…Continue reading “‘They Have to Start It!’: UW Shooting Suspect Seen In Video Shortly Before Confrontation”