Sex Predator Placed On Seattle Homelessness Board That Includes 1 Of His Victims

Los Angeles, CA - September 23: A view of a homeless encampment on Skid Row on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. A federal appeals court on Thursday unanimously overturned a a judge's decision that would have required Los Angeles to offer some form of shelter or housing to the entire homeless population of skid row by October. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
  • The co-chair of a King County Regional Homelessness Authority committee defended a registered sex offender’s appointment to a committee. But the committee includes one of his alleged victims. When the victim spoke up, she was loudly shouted down.
  • Thomas Whitaker, who goes by the Native American name Raven Crowfoot, was nominated for a seat on the King County Regional Homelessness Authority.
  • After the nomination was approved, one of the board members put it on the record that she was one of Whitaker’s victims. “We have a code of ethics on this board and Thomas Whitaker Raven Crowfoot is a sex offender, a repeat sex offender and I have had a bad experience with him,” she said.