Federal Agents Poised Near Seattle
Mayor Jenny Durkan said she feared what has happened in Portland — nightly, violent clashes between protesters and camouflaged federal agents — could happen here.
Jul 30, 2020, Thursday
Seattle Mayor Says Federal Deployments Are Part Of A Darker Political Goal : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice : NPR
Jenny Durkan described the administration's sending of federal agents to U.S. cities to quell gun violence "a dry run for martial law" and warned the operation risked disenfranchising voters.
Jul 24, 2020, Friday
Federal judge blocks ordinance to ban tear gas, other tools to disperse crowds
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order, blocking an ordinance that would ban the use of tear gas, pepper spray and other tools used by Seattle police to disperse a crowd.
Federal Judge Blocks Seattle Law Banning Crowd Control Weapons As City Braces For Tumult | The Seattle Times
The U.S. Department of Justice, citing Seattle's longstanding police consent decree, argued that banning the use of crowd control weapons could actually lead to more police use of force.
Jul 23, 2020, Thursday
Jun 15, 2020, Monday
Seattle City Council Bans Police Use Of Tear Gas And Chokeholds As Protests For Black Lives Continue | The Seattle Times
Protests over police killings yielded some initial legislative results in Seattle on Monday as demonstrators continued to honor people slain by officers and press for systemic changes — not only in a Capitol Hill zone that's attracted nationwide attention, but...