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    An image of activist Angela Davis is displayed above the entrance to the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, vacated June 8, and now surrounded by streets reopened to pedestrians forming an area named the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington on June 12, 2020. The Seattle Police Department (SPD) said they would lay off more than 50-percent of their Black, Indigenous and other non-white officers in response to the Seattle City Council’s proposed budget cuts. Those substantial cuts,...
    A majority of Seattle’s city council backs a plan put forth by advocates that would defund the police department by 50%. Three council members added their support to the proposal Thursday, meaning that seven of the nine now back the idea, according to the Seattle Times. This comes after Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan pointed out that Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” caused “a staggering 525 percent spike in crime as a result of the violence that swept through,” the NY...
    A veto-proof majority of the Seattle City Council backed a proposal Thursday to defund the Seattle Police Department by 50% — including a proposal to remove 911 dispatchers from police control and to “imagine life beyond policing.” The Seattle Times reported: A majority of Seattle City Council members now say they agree with a high-level proposal by advocates to defund the Police Department by 50% and reallocate the dollars to other community needs. … That means seven of nine council members...
    A vehicle plowed through a protest-related closure on a Seattle freeway, striking multiple protesters, including two women who suffered serious injuries, police said Saturday. SEATTLE POLICE ARREST 10 AFTER CLASHES IN CLEARED CHOP ZONE The hit-and-run incident occurred shortly before midnight on Interstate 5 and the two victims, both in their 20s, were rushed to Harborview Medical Center,  Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter. Video of the crash on social media showed a white car striking the women, who flew into...
    COPS have revealed stunning footage of Seattles forceful CHOP zone cleanout after violence surged inside the autonomous zone where 13 people were arrested. Seattle Police shared videos of the chaos which took place in the citys occupied zone - Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP). 8 Officers told get out of the Cal Anderson Park on July 1Credit: AP:Associated Press 8 City crews work to dismantle the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) on July 4Credit: Getty Images - Getty 8 Police...
    Seattle police arrested 23 people Wednesday morning after the mayor ordered protesters at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone to vacate within 48 hours, according to the Seattle Police Department. Police said they arrested the individuals for failure to disperse, obstruction, resisting arrest and assault after Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan issued an emergency executive order labeling CHOP as an unlawful assembly. As of 7:45 AM, officers have made 23 arrests in the #CHOP zone for failure to disperse, obstruction, resisting...
    By Gregory Scruggs SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle crews on Tuesday used heavy machinery to remove some barricades around the citys autonomous zone, as die-hard anti-racism demonstrators camped out for a fourth week despite legal and political pressure to end their protest. Following four nights of gun violence in the last 10 days that left two black teenagers dead and two more people hospitalized, the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) outside an abandoned police precinct has diminished in size and scope....
    Seattle Department of Transportation crews on Tuesday began removing concrete barriers marking the entrance to the area protesters are calling the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP. A crew used heavy machinery to remove the concrete barriers at 10th and East Pine Street. Seattle Police officers were also at the scene to assist crews in case protesters intervened. Protesters almost immediately began to construct a makeshift barricade to take the concrete barrier’s place, moving furniture, trash cans and plywood...
    Seattle police said Monday officers are investigating a shooting near the area protesters are calling the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP. Two males suffering gunshot wounds arrived at Harborview Medical Center’s Emergency Department. They are both in critical condition, Susan Gregg, a hospital spokeswoman, told Fox News. The first male arrived at about 6:15 a.m. (ET) by private vehicle followed by the second male about 15 minutes later via Seattle Fire Department medics. The Seattle Police Department said officers...
    Authorities in Seattle are investigating a series of suspected arsons near construction sites that has put local residents on edge, according to a Thursday. Between Monday and Wednesday there at least eight arsons along or near Rainer Avenue South in South Seattle, Komo News reported. An interactive map from the Seattle Fire Department showing where suspected arsons have taken place.  (SFD) Three of the eight fires were set near construction sites, while the remaining were set in debris...
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday is expected to propose cutting $20 million from the city’s police department budget for the remainder of 2020 to offset the costs of the coronavirus pandemic. The city anticipates spending $233 million on its response to the public health challenge and economic impacts created by COVID-19, “focusing on the needs of the most vulnerable and BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and People of Color] communities.” Police will face the largest budget cut among all department...
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) will propose cutting $20 million from the Seattle Police Department’s budget in the second half of 2020 as the city works to dig itself out of a $400 million hole fueled largely by costs surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes as protesters call for funds to the department to be slashed in the wake of widespread demonstrations over systemic racism and police brutality. Protestors have called for the department to face a 50 percent cut,...
    The Seattle Police Department refused to provide evidence Wednesday supporting the chief’s claim that the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest area is not a cop-free zone. Police Chief Carmen Best claimed “there is no cop-free zone in the city of Seattle” during a press conference on Monday, Kiro 7 reported, though the apparent premise of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone, formerly called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, was to create an cop-free area protected by numerous armed citizens, the Daily...
    (CNN)Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best denied claims that officers in her department have been instructed not to respond to 911 calls in the citys Capitol Hill neighborhood autonomous zone, also known as the CHAZ or CHOP.One business owner in the area told CNN affiliate KIRO that despite numerous calls to 911 Sunday night following a break-in, no police officers or firefighters showed up. The police department told the affiliate that it did respond to the scene and provided a case...
    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to bar police from using tear gas, pepper spray and several other crowd control devices after officers repeatedly used them on mostly peaceful demonstrators protesting racism and police brutality. The 9-0 vote Monday came amid frustration with the Seattle Police Department, which used tear gas to disperse protesters in the city’s densest neighborhood, Capitol Hill, just days after Mayor Jenny Durkan and Chief Carmen Best promised not to. The council...
    Seattle’s Police Chief told her department on Thursday that it was “not my decision” to abandon a precinct in an area of the city now taken over by protesters — and blasted city officials for giving in to the demonstrators. In a video address published on the department’s YouTube page, Chief Carmen Best said the city “relinquished to severe public pressure.” “You fought for days to protect [the precinct]. I asked you to stand on that line. Day in and...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Just days after Seattle’s mayor and police chief promised a month-long moratorium on using a type of tear gas to disperse protesters, the department used it again during an overnight protest — bringing severe criticism Monday from City Council members, vows to overhaul the department and an additional call for the mayor’s resignation. “How many people need to write in about being gassed in their own homes? How many people have to be sprayed in the street...
    On 8 June, after a number of increasingly dangerous clashes between protesters and law enforcement, police officers in a popular area of downtown Seattle abandoned their precinct. Hundreds of activists, who had been demonstrating against police brutality since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, then flocked to the neighbourhood and set up a peaceful occupied protest. There, they distributed free food and medical supplies, planted community gardens, and held film screenings and workshops. One small group...
    Livonia Police Department (Google Maps Street View) The Livonia Police Department launched a new website that will provide the public with insider information about its policies and procedures. This development comes after a billboard reading, “Driving While Black? Racial Profiling Just Ahead. Welcome to Livonia,” was put up. A grassroots group installed a digital billboard in Redford Township to highlight the problems that black drivers face. i still can’t believe this is a REAL ass billboard in MY fucking...
    On Friday’s broadcast of KTTH’s “Jason Rantz Show,” Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best stated that the proposed 50% defunding of the city’s police department would “decimate public safety for the city of Seattle” and would result in the loss of 1,100 employees or 50% of the police workforce, and would result in “hundreds” of fewer officers who can respond to calls for service in the city. Best said, “I think you — the word ‘plan’ is rather loose here. They...
    A Five Guys restaurant in Alabama has fired or suspended employees who refused to serve police officers. Three officers of the Daphne Police Department went to a Five Guys restaurant on Tuesday. The cops entered the burger joint and realized there was a mandatory mask policy at the restaurant, so they reportedly went back to their vehicles to retrieve face masks, according to AL.com. However, once they went to place their order, several employees turned their backs...
    BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A man was found fatally shot early Saturday outside a Berkeley gas station, police said. Officers from the Berkeley Police Department got called to a shooting at the PetroMart station at 12:40 a.m, said Sgt. Benjamin Granda of the St. Louis County Police Department. Police found the man lying on the pavement near a vehicle in front of the gas station with at least one apparent gunshot wound, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He was taken...
    A group of Five Guys employees were fired or suspended this week after refusing to serve police officers. The incident happened in Daphne, Alabama, on Tuesday night when three officers entered the restaurant, according to WHNT 19 News, which noted the employees then allegedly turned their backs. Police told the outlet that six or seven employees were involved, and one of them said, “I’m not serving them.” The police officers left and went to another restaurant. The restaurant posted a...
    Los Angeles (CNN)Three Los Angeles police officers face charges for allegedly falsely identifying people as gang members or associates, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorneys office.Officers Braxton Shaw, Michael Coblentz and Nicolas Martinez each face one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, and multiple counts of filing false police reports and preparing false documentary evidence, according to a 59-count criminal complaint filed by the district attorneys office.The officers are accused of falsifying identities and information, some of which...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Dozens of Chicago-area students who were unable to experience a traditional graduation because of the COVID-19 pandemic were celebrated for their accomplishments Friday.Some 30 students from different schools, ranging from kindergarten to high school, walked across the stage Friday.Tamon Taylor was one of them.My mom didnt graduate high school. Being able to do this for my mom and my family in general is something special to me, Taylor said.The 18-year-old St. Ignatius grad is heading to the...