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May 15, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Thursday Memo: Sorority apology … Casey Kasem is here … Another day in the 80s

Remember the sorority girls who relieved themselves in public? The president of the WSU sorority has apologized for what some members did in Coeur d’Alene awhile back, even offering to have the sorority do some community service for the city. Witnesses said drunken members of Kappa Kappa Gamma urinated in a park after they…

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November 29, 2013 at 11:50 AM

15 Black Friday protesters arrested outside Factoria Wal-Mart

MIKE BAKER The Associated Press Fifteen protesters were arrested outside a Wal-Mart store in Factoria as they called on Black Friday shoppers to consider how the retailer compensates its workers. Authorities said about 100 protesters who gathered outside the store Friday were asked to disperse, and those who remained blocking the street were arrested. Casey Hoag, a spokesman…

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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….

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May 1, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Some of the more famous riots/protests in Seattle history

Today certainly wasn’t the only time protests turned ugly – be it intended or not – in Seattle-area history. Here’s a look at some of the more notable events:

Occupy Seattle: The downtown Westlake Park area was the focal point of days of protests in late September/early October of last year. There were dozens of arrests as the city grappled with the legality of demonstrators camping out in the public space. The local protest was part of a national movement aimed at making ecomonic policies fairer for “the 99 percent.” Big banks were a primary target.

Mardi Gras riot: A riot broke out in the Pioneer Square neighborhood on Feb. 27, 2001, when Mardi Gras partying turned violent. One person, Kris Kime, died of injuries sustained during an attempt to assist a woman being attacked.

WTO protests in Seattle.

WTO in Seattle: The meeting of world leaders in November 1999 resulted in a downtown curfew zone after vandals clashed with police and damaged property over a three-day period. A movie about the event starring Woody Harrelson, called “Battle in Seattle,” premiered in 2007. Estimates of the number of protesters ranged as high as 40,000. Police arrested 157 people, but they ended up being released for lack of evidence. The chaos resulted in the resignation of Seattle police chief Norm Stamper a few days later. (Archive: Seattle Times WTO photo gallery and map chronicle.)

The Rodney King verdict: During the early morning of May 1, 1992, about a hundred people were involved in violence downtown that involved broken windows, looting and overturning cars. The following night on Capitol Hill, there was more violence and damage, along with a confrontation between police and a mob outside East Precinct police headquarters. In all, 180 people were arrested, 149 of them adults.

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May 1, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Map: Photos of Seattle May Day protest in downtown Seattle

Protesters have broken windows in several places in downtown Seattle this afternoon, part of worldwide May Day demonstrations and protests, and police were using tear gas and force to stop them. Seattle Times photographers and reporters on the scene have sent many photos from the streets. [do action=”may-day-map” /] Live updates on this story: May…

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April 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Seattle Community Colleges back down from rules on protests

Administrators with Seattle Community Colleges have backed down from proposed rules that would have restricted protests on the district’s three community college campuses — a proposal that in itself brought protests from faculty and students, who questioned the constitutionality of the rules. The proposal would have limited the places on campus where people could protest,…

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April 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM

ACLU questions proposed protest rules at community colleges

The American Civil Liberties Union raised questions Wednesday about the constitutionality of proposed new rules that would regulate protests on Seattle Community College campuses. The Seattle Community College District held the second of two public hearings on the proposal Wednesday. It was preceded by a campus protest. According to the ACLU, the regulations impose prior restraint on…

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December 2, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Judge rules SCCC can evict Occupy Seattle

Occupy Seattle protesters must leave the Seattle Central Community College campus where they’ve been camping, a Thurston County judge ruled on Friday, According to Braden Pence, the attorney for the group and one of the protesters, the judge allowed the college to post an eviction notice at the site on Monday, giving the group three days…

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