In Zambia, unnamed roads in unplanned settlements slow police response

Some Zambians live in areas outside of cities without officially recognized roads, making it hard for police easily reach callers reporting crime.
May 29, 2019

Sexual assault nurse examiners want safe, patient-centered process

The examination procedure is sensitive and detailed. Examiners do everything they can to help survivors feel comfortable.
Dec 18, 2018

State finds 6,000 untested rape kits in Washington

The state found 6,460 untested kits in an audit of 208 law enforcement agencies across the state.
Oct 31, 2018

Deaths of Thai students ruled murder-suicide

The women were identified as Kornkamon Leenawarat, 25, and Thiti-on Chotechuangsab, 32. Both were law students at the University of Washington.
Sep 7, 2018

Thai students found dead in apartment near University of Washington

A Seattle woman said her friend in Thailand had asked for help looking for one of the women the day before two women were found dead at a University District apartment.
Sep 6, 2018

It’s time for South Asians to “get stuck in the gossip”

A Tamil saying goes "don't get stuck in the gossip," i.e., mind your own business. But in the current political climate, this could do more harm than good.
Mar 24, 2017

Shooting of Sikh man in Kent investigated as possible hate crime

A witness told police that a man allegedly told the victim to "go back home" before shooting him. The victim is recovering.
Mar 6, 2017

Facebook Live video leads to hate crime charges against Seattle-area woman

King County prosecutors say a woman chased a driver, made angry statements about the driver's Latina ethnicity and posted video of the incident on Facebook.
Jan 11, 2017

Charges filed against Seattle-area developer accused of EB-5 fraud

Lobsang Dargey, a former Buddhist monk turned developer, was accused of defrauding Chinese investors seeking U.S. residency through the EB-5 visa program.
Jan 3, 2017
The sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound mosque in Redmond was vandalized for the second time in a month. (Photo by Redmond Police Department via Facebook)

Redmond mosque sign vandalized for the second time in a month

The sign was vandalized twice in the past month and Redmond police are investigating the incidents as possible hate crimes.
Dec 21, 2016

Victims of violence in Mexico get help from unique university program

Academic program offers victims' families legal and mental health help, and in some cases publicity to pressure the government to investigate crimes.
Sep 20, 2016

Civilian police group tries to curb sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo

Nearly 40 percent of women in Eastern DRC reported being exposed to sexual violence. Most of them said rape was the most common form of the violence.
Aug 16, 2016

Scam targets UW international students from China

Students were told they would get a 5 percent break on their tuition if they paid through an organization, police say.
Aug 2, 2016

Anti-Black Lives Matter letter investigated as hate crime

A threatening and racist letter referencing Black Lives Matter activism is being investigated as a hate crime, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Jul 27, 2016

Seattle police investigating after assault spurs hate crime concerns

According to Black Owned Media Broadcasting, Seattle police declined to say whether the attack was being investigated as a hate crime.
Jul 15, 2016

After prison, programs help with tough transition home

Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education (HOPE) will host a panel discussion Monday on prison education and its role in the criminal justice system.
May 20, 2016

Police say no hate crime in Hamza Warsame’s death

People in Seattle's Somali and Muslim communities felt the the 16-year-old's death was not investigated seriously until after community outcry.
May 10, 2016

Bellevue man sentenced in Ponzi scheme appears in “Panama Papers”

Robert Miracle, who pleaded guilty in 2011 for mail fraud and tax evasion, was among the Americans named in a massive leak of details on offshore companies.
Apr 7, 2016

Muslim students call for greater scrutiny on Indiana shootings

Students questioned whether lack of public response to shooting of three young black men in Indiana — two of whom were Muslim — was due to race or religion.
Mar 4, 2016

Sheriff: Korean women freed after bust of Seattle-area sex trafficking ring

The King County Sheriff's Office say that 12 women, mostly from South Korea, were freed from being trafficked in a prostitution ring that investigators busted this week.
Jan 7, 2016