Holmes describes [recently nominated Attorney General Jeff] Sessions as a “do the crime, serve the time” type of prosecutor, and says “I’ve not had a high degree of regard for him. … Candidate Trump himself said we’re going to return to ‘Law and Order.’ I’m not sure if he knows what that means, but that has a long history which is ‘lock ‘em up.’ There’s not a lot of patience for nuance or stopping and reflecting.”
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In his second term as Seattle City Attorney, Pete Holmes already had a history of police review and advocacy. Pete Holmes review of police started with his appointment in 2002 by City Council as an original member of SPD’s first civilian oversight body, the OPA – Office of Professional Accountability Review Board and served as the departments chair from 2003 to 2008. In his first actions as City Attorney in 2010 Pete dismissed all pending marijuana possession cases and the following year became a primary sponsor of Initiative 502 which …Read More »
I-502’s road to legalization (and Pete’s role in the campaign) is documented in the upcoming SIFF World Premiere of “Evergreen”.
“Travel guru Rick Steves joins ACLU lawyer Alison Holcomb, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, former U.S. Attorney John McKay and an unlikely alliance of politicians in pushing support for I-502 forward. Medical marijuana activist Steve Sarich and local defense attorney Doug Hiatt are the leading voices of the movement opposing I-502.”
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Please join us in celebrating Pete’s Birthday and Campaign Kickoff
March 21, 2013 * 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. (appetizers start at 5:15)
800 5th Avenue – validated parking in building
Garage entrance off Columbia between 5th and 6th
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Seattle filmakers Riley Morton and Nils Cowan are in the midst of post-production for their movie “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington”. In their words:
Travel guru Rick Steves joins ACLU lawyer Alison Holcomb, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, former U.S. Attorney John McKay and an unlikely alliance of politicians in pushing support for I-502 forward. Medical marijuana activist Steve Sarich and local defense attorney Doug Hiatt are the leading voices of the movement opposing I-502.
An intense political campaign season is …Read More »
You can’t accuse lawyer to the city Peter Holmes of playing it safe. In his first term, the Seattle city attorney pushed to legalize marijuana, writing a pro op-ed in The Seattle Times and ending simple pot prosecutions in the city; brought a lawsuit against an anti-tunnel measure, in direct opposition to Mayor Mike McGinn; and strongly backed the Department of Justice on police reforms, another in-your-face stance against the mayor.
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Holmes is a latecomer to politics. After a quarter-century in private practice, he challenged — and walloped — incumbent Tom Carr in 2009. The issue was disclosure of police records. The Seattle Police Officers Guild was strong for Carr. Holmes has been in harm’s way ever since. He announced that marijuana possession charges, by themselves, would no longer be prosecuted. He championed Initiative 502, which legalizes, taxes and regulates the growing of pot in Washington. He urged cooperation with the Justice Department on police accountability, …Read More »
Here’s a great example of Pete using his reach to defend Seattle values.Read More »