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November 26, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Police: Seattle protester had cache of weapons in car

Police say a man who was arrested during Monday’s Ferguson protest in Seattle had a cache of weapons, including a handgun, knife, shotgun, semi-automatic rifle, ammunition and powerful fireworks. Jeffrey Alan Acord, 31, was charged Wednesday in Seattle Municipal Court with possession of a concealed pistol without a permit, carrying a dangerous knife and illegal possession…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Fereguson, Seattle City Attorney's Office, Seattle Police Department

November 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM

2 arrested during Seattle protest charged with misdemeanors

Two men arrested by Seattle police during Monday’s night Ferguson, Mo., protest were charged Tuesday in misdemeanor court. The Seattle City Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that Neil Vanderloed has been charged with second-degree criminal trespassing and Devin Dyas-Gordon has been charged with assault and obstructing a police officer. According to the City Attorney’s Office, Vanderloed, 51, was one of numerous…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Ferguson, Seattle City Attorney, Seattle Police Department

November 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Marchers hit the streets in Seattle to protest Ferguson ruling

Update at 1:32 p.m.: Protesters arrived at the U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Seattle at 1:15 p.m. chanting, “No justice, no peace. No racist police ” Many were high-school students, like David Morgan, 16, a junior at Garfield High School. Morgan said he was there “just to support all the black people in the past…

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Comments | More in Education, General news, The Blotter | Topics: Ferguson, protest

November 24, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Seattle protesters block I-5; police use pepper spray

Update at 12:46 a.m: Group is on the move again, heading north on Fifth Avenue. Update at 12:40 a.m.: Protesters have left the old federal building and are standing in the middle of Fifth Avenue singing “We Shall Overcome.” Number has dwindled to about 50. Update at 12:30 a.m.: Protesters gathered outside the old federal building…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Ferguson, grand jury, Officer-involved shooting

November 24, 2014 at 9:15 AM

State AG says police don’t need consent to record with body cams

Update 10:42 a.m.: James McMahan, policy director for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, in a statement Monday, said Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s opinion on police body cameras clears “two major hurdles” faced by law enforcement across the state. “We are pleased that the Attorney General has provided guidance on the privacy implications of body cameras.  Attorney General…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Attorney General Bob Ferguson, police body-cameras, two-party consent

November 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Islamic group: Vandalism at Snohomish County cemetery may be hate crime

Members of the local Bosnian community are calling for a thorough investigation after 15 to 20 headstones at the Islamic Cemetery of the Bosniaks in Woodinville were toppled and damaged. A family visiting the nearly 100-year-old cemetery, located in unincorporated Snohomish County, called other members of Bosnian Muslim community in greater Seattle on Thursday to report the damage,…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: gravestones damaged, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Woodinville

November 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Sawant spends five hours in jail and continues $15 wage push

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant said Thursday that even though she spent five hours in jail the previous night, after a protest outside Alaska Airlines headquarters in SeaTac, her push to raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 will continue. Speaking from her office, Sawant said “last night’s action was really inspiring for everybody.” “We have to keep up the…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: $15 minimum wage, Alaska Airlines, Kshama Sawant

November 17, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Man beaten and targeted with anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill

A man was beaten and was the target of anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill early Monday morning, according to Seattle police. Police say that the victim was attacked by three or four men while he was smoking a cigarette near Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street about 1:30 a.m.. The victim, police said, could not describe his attackers. The…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Capitol Hill, hate-crime, Seattle Police Department

November 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Bicyclist hit by car on Capitol Hill

UPDATE: 10:50 a.m. | The cyclist’s injuries are considered non-life threatening, according to a tweet from the Seattle Fire Department. ORIGINAL POST | A bicyclist was taken to Harborview Medical Center after being struck by a car on Capitol Hill Monday morning. Seattle Fire Department Lt. Harold Webb said the bicyclist was struck at 119 Summit Ave…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: bicyclist, Capitol Hill

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