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May 17, 2013 at 10:35 AM

3 men accused of May Day violence plead not guilty

Three men charged with felonies in connection with Seattle’s May Day violence have pleaded not guilty in King County Superior Court. Marcel Davis pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault and Joshua Irwin-Patterson pleaded not guilty to third-degree assault during their arraignments Thursday. As the May 1 demonstrations turned violent, Davis, an unemployed 21-year-old with a lengthy juvenile criminal history…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, May Day

May 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Media, not anarchists, pack Seattle hearing for May Day suspects

Plans by self-proclaimed anarchists to fill a King County Jail courtroom failed to materialize this afternoon as three men accused of May Day violence appeared before a judge. A post on the web site for Puget Sound Anarchists urged members to “pack the courtroom,” but the media far outnumbered others in the courtroom. However, about 20 people who waited outside…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, May Day, Seattle Police Department

May 2, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Police working ‘feverishly’ to identify May Day suspects

Seattle police detectives are working “feverishly” to find additional people suspected of May Day violence, Capt. Chris Fowler said this afternoon. Fowler, who was incident commander for Seattle police during Wednesday’s May Day events, said detectives and prosecutors are working together to build cases against the 17 suspects arrested last night. So far, six have been charged…

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May 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Six charged with misdemeanor crimes for May Day violence

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office this morning charged six people with misdemeanor crimes connected with yesterday’s May Day violence. They are: Sebastian Harris, 21: charged with obstruction of an officer and resisting arrest; he was arrested at Eighth Avenue and Howell Street; Gregory Husted, 22: obstruction of an officer and resisting arrest; arrested in the 400 block of Olive Way; Bryanna Stader, 27: obstruction…

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May 1, 2013 at 10:26 AM

17 arrested, 8 cops injured as May Day protests turn violent

UPDATE AT 8 A.M.:  Seattle police say the revised number of people arrested in May Day violence is 17, earlier reported as 18. UPDATE AT 11:15 P.M.: Police say they aren’t expecting any more trouble tonight, but will be out in large numbers just in case. At an evening news conference, they showed some of the items…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: May Day, Seattle Police Department

May 1, 2013 at 6:51 AM

Wednesday Memo: Warm, beautiful day in forecast — with a chance of mayhem

Man killed in South Seattle early this morning: Seattle police report that the man was killed in his car near Rainier Avenue South and South Austin Street around 1 a.m. Dang chilly this morning, but don’t give up hope. We’re in for some great sunny and hot weather later today through…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, Morning Memo | Topics: Amanda Knox, May Day, South Seattle

April 2, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Review of May Day violence criticizes Seattle police planning, response

An independent review of the violence that rocked Seattle’s business core during last year’s May Day protests is critical of the department’s planning for the event and said officers on the street were confused over who was in charge and when they could use force to stop the violence. The report, released today and authored…

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August 1, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Activists subpoenaed to Thursday grand jury meeting in Seattle

Two Portland residents say they will appear before a federal grand jury in Seattle Thursday in an investigation of anarchist activity, according to a statement they released on Wednesday. Grand jury subpoenas have also been served to activists in Olympia and Seattle who may be connected to an ongoing investigation of May Day vandalism, according…

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0 Comments | Topics: anarchists, May Day, Seattle Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild

May 4, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Poll finds approval for mayor, police on May Day protests

At least half of Seattle residents approve of the way the mayor and police handled the May Day protests that erupted in violence in downtown Seattle Tuesday, according to a KING-TV poll conducted Wednesday. Half of residents said they approved of how Mayor Mike McGinn handled the protests (35 percent disapproved) and 56 percent approved of…

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0 Comments | More in Government, Politics | Topics: May Day, Mike McGinn, protest

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