NORM STAMPER & MARTI JONJAK at Hugo House
This evening is a discussion and reading: ‘Life After Death: Norm Stamper and Marti Jonjak on the Reverberations of Violent Crime.’ In 2013, a man walked into the Central District’s Twilight Exit, shot two people, and then was killed by police. Marti Jonjak was there that night and explores the crimes through conversations with other witnesses in her 33-part series for McSweeney’s, “Inside Witnesses: One Crime’s Many Narratives“—their “version of Serial.”
Pulitzer Prize recipient Eli Sanders described the series as “fascinating and important,” and New Yorker writer Vinson Cunningham said, “This column is fantastic.” Images of Kelly Bjork‘s original illustrations, which accompanied “Inside Witnesses,” will be displayed as Jonjak reads selections from the column.
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, author of To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police and Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing, will also read. Stamper’s career reflects his commitment to police reform and social justice, and he has served as a trainer, consultant, expert witness, and keynote speaker.