January 7, 2011
Prize winning journalists Ken Armstrong and Jonathan Martin from the Seattle
Times will discuss their book, The Other Side of Mercy, on January 19. Martin and Armstrong covered the 2009
killings of four police officers as they sat in a Lakewood coffee shop.
shootings devastated a community and swept up everyone from judges in Tacoma to
prison officials in Arkansas to candidates for president of the United States.
The story of that morning's violence spans decades and ripples across state
lines. It is a story of our nation's racial divide and the political risks of
mercy; of southern prison farms and an act of grace; of festering hate and
missed opportunities to stop a man going mad.
its coverage of the shootings and the manhunt that followed, the Seattle Times
won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. Now the newspaper's staff goes
deeper, telling the story of a charismatic felon, a minister with his eyes on
the White House, and what can lie on the other side of mercy.
and Martin discuss The Other Side of
Mercy on January 19 at 6 p.m. in the LeRoux Room in the Student Center.
This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the College of Arts and SciencesCriminal Justice Department which offers a Master’s degree
and undergraduate majors and minors in criminology, forsenic psychology,
administration of justice, and forensic science and a certificate in crime
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