Seattle police did well but could have made more arrests I, for one, was happy to see the increased police action at this year’s May Day marches [“Day of peaceful protests turns rowdier at night,” page one, May 2]. While citizens have the right to “peacefully” assemble, they in no way have any right to do so…More
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Pair deserved jail time Nobody likes to be a snitch, and solitary confinement may have been too harsh in this case, but Katherine Olejnik and Matthew Duran were rightfully imprisoned for contempt of court [“Pair jailed over May Day in ’12 steer clear — again,” NWThursday, May 2]. I don’t believe for a minute the contention that…More
Violence distracts from protesters’ message A little night music at the May Day rally yesterday, and the next morning, all they’re talking about is the violence [“Day of peaceful protests turns rowdier at night,” page one, May 2].We won the eight-hour workday, 40-hour workweek, sick leave, medical care, competitive-wage scales and safe working conditions because labor…More