Topic: police brutality
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October 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM
Protesters burned an American flag and sprayed stink spray on a television crew at a rally against police brutality on Seattle’s Capitol Hill Tuesday night.
Aside from an unhappy cameraman, whose coat reeked, there were no casualties.
Leaders speaking at the rally called for a revolution to bring justice for hundreds of people killed by police across the country every year. The rally preceded a march to the Seattle police’s East Precinct and wound up at the intersection of East Olive and Broadway, where it dispersed around 8 p.m.
At its peak the rally drew around 70 people, fewer than in recent years. After nearly an hour of different speakers talking about the various problems in America, it dwindled to about 40 before the march began.
Those burning a flag and spraying TV crews weren’t too interested in the speakers.
“More,” one said excitedly to another, who was pouring rubbing alcohol on the burning flag. “What else are you gonna do, listen to them (the speakers)?”
During the march, a heated argument broke out between anarchists and communists in the group over whose revolution would be most effective.
An Occupy Wall Street protester set up a tent at the corner of Broadway and Olive, successfully blocking traffic for about 10 minutes until officers ordered him to move, and he complied.
Check out a photo gallery of the rally and the march.
October 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM
A march during Tuesday’s National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality is expected to clog some Seattle streets.
More than 100 participants are expected for for an hour-long rally that begins 5:30 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College.
At 6:30 p.m., the protesters will march from the college and head south on Broadway to East Pike Street. The march will then head east on Pike to 12th Avenue, south on 12th to East Union Street and east on Union to 13th Avenue.
The march will then head north on 13th to East Pine, west on Pine to 12th Avenue and north on 12th to East Olive. The march will head west on Olive to 11th Avenue, head south on 11th to East Pike , west on East Pike to 1oth Avenue. Marchers will turn north on 1oth and head to East Pine, where they will march west on Pine back to Seattle Central Community College.
Seattle police will escort the marchers. Motorists should anticipate possible traffic delays especially on Pine, Pike and 12th Avenue, according to the City of Seattle.
May 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM
The Associated Press
SPOKANE — The city of Spokane will pay $1.67 million to the family of Otto Zehm, who was beaten to death at the hands of police in 2006.
An out-of-court settlement reached today also called for the city to formally apologize for the death of Zehm, and to implement better training for police officers.
The settlement follows two days of mediation efforts by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Hogan of Oregon.
The civil lawsuit was filed by attorneys Jeffry Finer and Breean Beggs on behalf of the mother and estate of Zehm, a mentally ill janitor who died two days after the beating.
The civil case is separate from a criminal case filed in federal court over the death of Zehm.
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