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February 2, 2015 at 12:41 PM

Kirkland man pleads guilty to threatening ex-Ferguson cop

A Kirkland man has pleaded guilty to a single felony for making an interstate threat against the life of former Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson and his family. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, entered the plea Monday morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue in Seattle. Two other counts are set to be dismissed at sentencing, which is set for June…

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January 12, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Anti-police brutality protesters disrupt Seattle City Council meeting

The Seattle City Council temporarily suspended its weekly briefing Monday morning after people upset with the Seattle Police Department’s handling of recent anti-police brutality demonstrations began shouting and singing. Several council members left the council chambers after audience members broke up a presentation by representatives from the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Many people who had shared concerns…

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December 9, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Policing for recent Seattle protests cost nearly $600K

Demonstrations in Seattle that followed recent grand juries’ decisions to not indict police officers who killed unarmed men in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City have cost the city nearly $600,000. Services, including planning for and providing public safety during the demonstrations, cost $585,970 from Nov. 13 through Dec. 2, leading the city to request organizers of marches…

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December 8, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Murray thanks SPD for handling of protests, but complaints under review

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray gave police a pat on the back Monday, thanking them in an email for their work during weekend street protests over police brutality. In an email to all Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers, Murray wrote, “I’m writing to express my thanks for your professionalism and restraint as you helped facilitate protests over…

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December 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Crowd gathers downtown to protest Ferguson, Garner rulings

About 100 people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday night to protest against police brutality and racial inequality in the wake of the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand-jury rulings. As of Sunday night, Seattle police had made one arrest. Marchers carried signs and chanted “I can’t breathe” as they walked through the downtown core, stopping…

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December 7, 2014 at 9:01 AM

‘I have to be mayor on more than one issue,’ Murray says of absence

Mayor Ed Murray is not in town this weekend to personally oversee the city during street protests. But in an interview Friday, Murray said he was confident that the city’s policing strategy would be successful in his absence. “We have spent hours and hours, a significant amount of time, preparing our response and getting our policing ready…

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December 3, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Seattle protest targets New York grand jury decision

UPDATE AT 10 P.M.: Most of the protesters have dispersed. A Seattle police captain said one person was arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer. ORIGINAL POST: A group of protesters is marching in downtown Seattle Wednesday night, protesting another grand jury decision involving a white police officer and the death of a black man. The group gathered first…

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December 3, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Handful of protesters gather at Seattle City Hall

There’s a heavy police presence at Seattle City Hall Wednesday in advance of an expected protest. Thus far, only a small group of protesters have gathered in the lobby. But police and security guards are staked out near elevators, in the lobby and outside. Police outnumber those who say they are there to protest. People planning to protest…

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December 2, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Kirkland man charged in threats to kill Ferguson cop, family

Federal prosecutors have charged a Kirkland man with making interstate threats against the life of former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and his family. Jaleel Tariq Abdul-Jabbaar, 46, is identified as a convicted felon with drug and firearms-related convictions who is accused to trying to purchase a firearm over Facebook, telling the seller that he was “going to…

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December 1, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Portland protesters file complaints against police

The Associated Press PORTLAND — At least two dozen activists in Portland have filed complaints against the city’s police as a result of last week’s Ferguson protests and other events. Officials said more than 25 complaints were filed Monday with the city auditor’s Independent Police Review Division. About 30 protesters rallying in chilly weather at City Hall said they…

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