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2020-06-02 2:19:43 PM  
A curfew was in place for the city of Seattle from 6 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Criminalizing something that's not really a crime still creates real criminals. If you're going to be arrested for just standing around anyway, why not get some bang for your buck?
 
2020-06-02 3:23:30 PM  
The police started the riot by trying to seize a girl's umbrella and she tried to hang onto it, reflexively.

This was resisting and they attacked. They are all farking scum.
 
2020-06-02 3:24:25 PM  
Seattle Police declare Capitol Hill protest 'a riot.' Apparently, a good time was had by all

Well, politics does make for some funny reasoning.
 
2020-06-02 3:24:28 PM  
I declare.......a riot!!!
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2020-06-02 3:26:16 PM  
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2020-06-02 3:28:04 PM  
Seattle has a rather poor record dealing with peaceful protests.
 
2020-06-02 3:28:27 PM  
ella....ella....ella......
 
2020-06-02 3:28:39 PM  
Anti-Flag - Seattle was a riot(Lyrics)
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Something something subby something something missed opportunity something something Anti-Flag reference.
 
2020-06-02 3:29:25 PM  
I lived just off Pine St where Capital Hill and Downtown met back when they had the WTO riots and a freaking National Guard tank outside my apartment building lobbing tear gas canisters

And you know how much "change" those riots accomplished?
FARK ALL
 
2020-06-02 3:29:30 PM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: Seattle has a rather poor record dealing with peaceful protests.


WTO, anyone?
 
2020-06-02 3:29:31 PM  
As always, if you want a riot, bring out the riot police.
 
2020-06-02 3:31:35 PM  
I don't know how to add the fancy twitter links, but here is a link to the moment that triggered the Cops to attack:


https://twitter.com/izaacmellow/statu​s​/1267679820600668161?fbclid=IwAR3tD8BO​IBGV2DkKq2W7HTdeFym6RK9JcBXRSZ74LnkuvF​4bIV0T8BySdW0
 
2020-06-02 3:33:29 PM  

Noctusxx: I don't know how to add the fancy twitter links, but here is a link to the moment that triggered the Cops to attack:


https://twitter.com/izaacmellow/status​/1267679820600668161?fbclid=IwAR3tD8BO​IBGV2DkKq2W7HTdeFym6RK9JcBXRSZ74LnkuvF​4bIV0T8BySdW0


The police in Seattle have been absolutely atrocious.
 
2020-06-02 3:33:35 PM  
I was there. The police's excuses are crap.  Protesters remained completely peaceful for 6 hours, tried to divert around the cops twice, and were blocked. The pepper spray and flashbangs were thrown before a single water bottle. They masked up about a minute beforehand too, after sprinting over from where they got their pizza delivery. This was in a residential block with countless recordings from multiple angles confirming it:

https://twitter.com/heidigroover/stat​u​s/1267722104511684610

https://twitter.com/jxyzn/status/1267​6​84722341064704
 
2020-06-02 3:33:37 PM  
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Riot! Riot!
 
2020-06-02 3:33:46 PM  

LessO2: 89 Stick-Up Kid: Seattle has a rather poor record dealing with peaceful protests.

WTO, anyone?


I lived in Seattle between 1999 and 2019 and WTO was just one example.
 
2020-06-02 3:34:28 PM  
Every day is a riot there. Ever tried to parallel park on Broadway?
 
2020-06-02 3:37:08 PM  
A mostly peaceful protest turned tense Monday evening in Seattle.

It didn't turn "tense" it turned violent, and "mostly peaceful" is still a riot.  If you are part of it, you are a rioter and need to be arrested.
 
2020-06-02 3:40:10 PM  

Lucky LaRue: A mostly peaceful protest turned tense Monday evening in Seattle.

It didn't turn "tense" it turned violent, and "mostly peaceful" is still a riot.  If you are part of it, you are a rioter and need to be arrested.


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2020-06-02 3:41:33 PM  

koder: A curfew was in place for the city of Seattle from 6 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Criminalizing something that's not really a crime still creates real criminals. If you're going to be arrested for just standing around anyway, why not get some bang for your buck?


If the people in charge are actually serious about police and justice reform, they need to understand that the less police interact with the general populace, the less chance something stupid is going to happen.  They need to stop passing laws that just make more criminals out of people engaged in harmless activities.  We really should do our best not to arrest people and throw them into the justice system.  You would think that would be obvious, but I don't think our politicians get it.
 
2020-06-02 3:44:38 PM  
It's Capitol Hill. If you just took the cops in riot gear away the people would wander off to drink and smoke weed before too long.

But if you put a bunch of the people they are protesting against all around them, and make them do the sort of thing the protesters are protesting against, no shiat things are going to escalate.
 
2020-06-02 3:49:51 PM  

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And boom goes the dynamite
 
2020-06-02 3:52:37 PM  

Lucky LaRue: A mostly peaceful protest turned tense Monday evening in Seattle.

It didn't turn "tense" it turned violent, and "mostly peaceful" is still a riot.  If you are part of it, you are a rioter and need to be arrested.


You're correct, all those cops that turned it into a riot absolutely should be arrested.
 
2020-06-02 3:53:44 PM  

Jeebus Saves: koder: A curfew was in place for the city of Seattle from 6 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Criminalizing something that's not really a crime still creates real criminals. If you're going to be arrested for just standing around anyway, why not get some bang for your buck?

If the people in charge are actually serious about police and justice reform, they need to understand that the less police interact with the general populace, the less chance something stupid is going to happen.  They need to stop passing laws that just make more criminals out of people engaged in harmless activities.  We really should do our best not to arrest people and throw them into the justice system.  You would think that would be obvious, but I don't think our politicians get it.


It's how the ruling class keeps the under classes oppressed.
They aren't concerned with having a world where people are "citizens".
They want cheap labor and powerless people who are dependant on them for daily survival.
Do you really think that Trump and his kind care ? These folks are PROUD to be oppressive swindling hucksters. To them, it means they are powerful and smart.
Once you become "criminalised" good luck finding employment and housing.
It's the way they like it -- puts us in our place - it's "divine right" it's "manifest destiny"
God said they could - see the Bible he's holding??
 
2020-06-02 3:53:52 PM  

NobleHam: It's Capitol Hill. If you just took the cops in riot gear away the people would wander off to drink and smoke weed before too long.

But if you put a bunch of the people they are protesting against all around them, and make them do the sort of thing the protesters are protesting against, no shiat things are going to escalate.


Don't get me wrong, I'm with the protesters, but I lived and worked on the hill for over 20 years (ending just last year). If you go to the hill (pike/pine corridor) on a weekend night you will see violence. Even most week nights. Granted the people starting the violence generally aren't hill folk, but it is there.

/glad I moved before the Rona hit
 
2020-06-02 3:54:00 PM  

bingethinker: As always, if you want a riot, bring out the riot police.


Same deal with the assholes in my local Fire Department. I swear every time I see a building burning there is a firetruck close by.
 
2020-06-02 3:54:14 PM  
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2020-06-02 3:54:18 PM  
BigSquibowski:

You're correct, all those cops that turned it into a riot absolutely should be arrested.

The chant before the cops opened up? "Take off the riot gear, we don't have no riot here." So they decided to start one.
 
2020-06-02 3:55:13 PM  

Lucky LaRue: It didn't turn "tense" it turned violent


Yeah, when police started the violence, apparently because people were committing the crime of holding umbrellas.

If you are part of it, you are a rioter and need to be arrested.

Agreed.  All of the police on that line should be arrested.
 
2020-06-02 3:58:03 PM  
"You can't flashbang me! Do you know how many Instagram followers I have?"

/much less gritty than downtown last weekend
//still fighting the good fight though
 
2020-06-02 4:01:01 PM  
As liberal of a place as Seattle is in the imagination of the rest of the country, the cops here are savagely violent.
 
2020-06-02 4:01:21 PM  

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Reality, coming to a riot near you:
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2020-06-02 4:03:09 PM  
Seattle needs to reach out to the UN, we're under occupation by SPD
 
2020-06-02 4:05:48 PM  

Jeebus Saves: koder: A curfew was in place for the city of Seattle from 6 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Criminalizing something that's not really a crime still creates real criminals. If you're going to be arrested for just standing around anyway, why not get some bang for your buck?

If the people in charge are actually serious about police and justice reform, they need to understand that the less police interact with the general populace, the less chance something stupid is going to happen.  They need to stop passing laws that just make more criminals out of people engaged in harmless activities.  We really should do our best not to arrest people and throw them into the justice system.  You would think that would be obvious, but I don't think our politicians get it.


They get it.
They know exactly which solutions work. They ignore them intentionally for optical and financial reasons.
 
2020-06-02 4:05:59 PM  

Lucky LaRue: A mostly peaceful protest turned tense Monday evening in Seattle.

It didn't turn "tense" it turned violent, and "mostly peaceful" is still a riot.  If you are part of it, you are a rioter and need to be arrested.


Agreed.

So, when do they arrest thr officers for being violent?
 
2020-06-02 4:06:45 PM  

rcain: I lived just off Pine St where Capital Hill and Downtown met back when they had the WTO riots and a freaking National Guard tank outside my apartment building lobbing tear gas canisters

And you know how much "change" those riots accomplished?
FARK ALL


It shut down the WTO meeting and their ministers fled in terror.

After more than a decade of virtually no public protests, it kicked off a protest movement that continues to this day.

It opened a lot of people's eyes, in Seattle and worldwide.
 
2020-06-02 4:07:45 PM  

HerptheDerp: Seattle needs to reach out to the UN, we're under occupation by SPD


I've said before the police have acted more and more like a hostile occupying force lately.
 
2020-06-02 4:08:27 PM  

ace in your face: Noctusxx: I don't know how to add the fancy twitter links, but here is a link to the moment that triggered the Cops to attack:


https://twitter.com/izaacmellow/status​/1267679820600668161?fbclid=IwAR3tD8BO​IBGV2DkKq2W7HTdeFym6RK9JcBXRSZ74LnkuvF​4bIV0T8BySdW0

The police in Seattle have been absolutely atrocious.


They're mostly white assholes from Bellevue that make more than 100k thanks to overtime and come into Seattle to police it.

They're scum.
 
2020-06-02 4:09:59 PM  

rcain: I lived just off Pine St where Capital Hill and Downtown met back when they had the WTO riots and a freaking National Guard tank outside my apartment building lobbing tear gas canisters

And you know how much "change" those riots accomplished?
FARK ALL


No one was listening.
 
2020-06-02 4:14:56 PM  

Medic Zero: rcain: I lived just off Pine St where Capital Hill and Downtown met back when they had the WTO riots and a freaking National Guard tank outside my apartment building lobbing tear gas canisters

And you know how much "change" those riots accomplished?
FARK ALL

It shut down the WTO meeting and their ministers fled in terror.

After more than a decade of virtually no public protests, it kicked off a protest movement that continues to this day.

It opened a lot of people's eyes, in Seattle and worldwide.


"Raised awareness" is the non-denominational "thoughts and prayers."
 
2020-06-02 4:17:07 PM  

Lucky LaRue: A mostly peaceful protest turned tense Monday evening in Seattle.

It didn't turn "tense" it turned violent, and "mostly peaceful" is still a riot.  If you are part of it, you are a rioter and need to be arrested.


I guess freedom of association doesn't count when associating with black people.
 
2020-06-02 4:18:15 PM  

Medic Zero: rcain: I lived just off Pine St where Capital Hill and Downtown met back when they had the WTO riots and a freaking National Guard tank outside my apartment building lobbing tear gas canisters

And you know how much "change" those riots accomplished?
FARK ALL

It shut down the WTO meeting and their ministers fled in terror.

After more than a decade of virtually no public protests, it kicked off a protest movement that continues to this day.

It opened a lot of people's eyes, in Seattle and worldwide.


Shut down is a funny way of saying postponing
They had rthe meeting a few weeks later elsewhere

And if you credit the WTO riots for kick starting "protesting"... you are clearly lacking an education
Riots as a form of protest go back to antiquity

Hell, the big innovation in protesting this Century was peaceful protesting, where we don't riot
Funny how the two big proponents of that both got killed
 
2020-06-02 4:19:09 PM  
I just drove through Ryot, Pennsylvania, so I'm getting  kick out of this.
 
2020-06-02 4:21:10 PM  
ACAB, and their families too.
 
2020-06-02 4:22:06 PM  

Boojum2k: Medic Zero: rcain: I lived just off Pine St where Capital Hill and Downtown met back when they had the WTO riots and a freaking National Guard tank outside my apartment building lobbing tear gas canisters

And you know how much "change" those riots accomplished?
FARK ALL

It shut down the WTO meeting and their ministers fled in terror.

After more than a decade of virtually no public protests, it kicked off a protest movement that continues to this day.

It opened a lot of people's eyes, in Seattle and worldwide.

"Raised awareness" is the non-denominational "thoughts and prayers."


There's a time and place where information has to precede wider action. The WTO's structuralism wasn't really widely understood outside of some niche movement and academic circles until the Seattle protests kicked off, so "raising awareness" wasn't a bad outcome.  On top of the other things Medic Zero listed, not in all a bad outcome.
 
2020-06-02 4:22:07 PM  

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2020-06-02 4:22:54 PM  
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2020-06-02 4:23:10 PM  

ace in your face: Noctusxx: I don't know how to add the fancy twitter links, but here is a link to the moment that triggered the Cops to attack:


https://twitter.com/izaacmellow/status​/1267679820600668161?fbclid=IwAR3tD8BO​IBGV2DkKq2W7HTdeFym6RK9JcBXRSZ74LnkuvF​4bIV0T8BySdW0

The police in Seattle have been absolutely atrocious.


Yup, i agree that once they geared up all they wanted was even a small excuse to start it off.  Grabbing that umbrella and the guy not letting go gave that cop the excuse and once he started they all went off like dominoes.

The Mayor needs to own up to it and the cops need to have their toys taken from them.
 
2020-06-02 4:25:51 PM  

BigSquibowski: Lucky LaRue: A mostly peaceful protest turned tense Monday evening in Seattle.

It didn't turn "tense" it turned violent, and "mostly peaceful" is still a riot.  If you are part of it, you are a rioter and need to be arrested.

You're correct, all those cops that turned it into a riot absolutely should be arrested.


This. Send them to jail.
 
2020-06-02 4:26:04 PM  
So the police got dressed up for a riot and when they didn't get it they started it on their own?

There was a study years ago about having cops in riot gear near people was liable to make things tense. So just keep regular cops by the protest and keep the riot cops around the block in trucks in case the crowd goes nuts.
 
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