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April 2, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Review of May Day violence criticizes Seattle police planning, response

Assistant Police Chief Mike Sanford trips on his way to confront black clad protesters on May Day in Seattle, several minutes after individuals used flag poles and rocks to break windows in the downtown area. (Alex Garland Photography) An independent review of the violence that rocked Seattle’s business core during last year’s May Day protests…


Comments | Topics: May Day, Seattle Police Department

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…


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…


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

May 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Rocks thrown through windows of Mayor Mike McGinn’s home

One of the two suspects who threw rocks through the mayor’s windows overnight waved at his wife before walking away, according to a police report about the incident. The Seattle Police Department is looking for two suspects who threw rocks through windows of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn’s home in Greenwood early this morning, his spokesman confirmed….


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: May Day, Mayor Mike McGinn, protests

May 2, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Some arrested on May Day could face felonies

Four of the eight demonstrators arrested by Seattle police during May Day protests Tuesday could face felony charges, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Eight people were arrested for investigation of crimes, including vandalism and assault. Prosecutors said this morning that they are eying some of the cases for felony assault charges. Police said…


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

May 2, 2012 at 8:31 AM

‘No rhyme or reason’ to the May Day mayhem

Michael Wiggins, a Real Change newspaper vendor, stood across the street from boarded-up shop windows near Fifth Avenue and Pine Street, shaking his head. “When they go through and break a bunch of windows, what’s that supposed to do? I supported the peaceful protest. But these guys with clubs breaking windows, they’re just being rebellious…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: May Day, Real Change, vendor

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