Seattle crime http://kplu.org en Seattle Police tackling neighborhood hotspots with ‘directed patrols’ http://kplu.org/post/seattle-police-tackling-neighborhood-hotspots-directed-patrols <p>With 20 fatal shootings so far, just over half way into the year, Seattle&rsquo;s murder toll has already topped the number of homicides for all of last year.</p><p>The city is stepping up police patrols in crime hot spots they&rsquo;ve identified and getting officers out of their cars more to increase visibility.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:56:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5652 at http://kplu.org Seattle Police tackling neighborhood hotspots with ‘directed patrols’ Kalebu to testify wearing shock sleeve http://kplu.org/post/kalebu-testify-wearing-shock-sleeve <p>When a disruptive defendant testifies at his murder trial in Seattle he&#39;ll wear an electroshock sleeve that will zap him if he gets out of line.</p><div><p>King County Superior Court Judge Michael Hayden approved use of the device Tuesday at a hearing setting guidelines for testimony Wednesday by Isaiah Kalebu.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 17:43:19 +0000 The Associated Press 1967 at http://kplu.org