VIDEO: Students from WELS High give public comments at Council meeting

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Students from Waskowitz Environmental Leadership and Service (WELS) High School gave public comments at Monday night’s (Nov. 19) Burien City Council meeting, and we’ve edited together their comments in a video below.

Students spoke – often with passion and personal stories – about local youth relationships with police, and ended with the following group “ask”:

  • We advise that you include community voice, especially the voices of youth in the training of police such as student-led training
  • Also, we suggest more events that push police officers to meet, connect with and bond with our community

All Councilmembers then gave verbal responses to students at the end.

Running time of their comments – edited only for time – is 18:26, and it’s worth a view:

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