Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Seattle Police Who Believe Restricting ‘Use of Force’ Violates Their Rights

By: Tuesday October 21, 2014 12:04 pm

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by nearly one hundred Seattle police officers, who claimed a “use of force” policy adopted in response to a Justice Department lawsuit violated their constitutional rights to defend themselves. The Justice Department found that the Seattle Police Department “engaged in a pattern or practice of using unlawful force [...]

The Hyper-Wealthy Own Us (Literally)

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 8:20 am

When people talk about income inequality in the U.S., it often involves big, big numbers. For example, last year eight Americans — the four Waltons of Walmart fame, the two Koch brothers, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett — made more money than 3.6 million American minimum wage workers combined. The median CEO pay in America [...]

The Use of Force by Seattle Police at the May Day Demonstration

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 2:29 pm

Police in Seattle “took the actions that they took” last night and “adjusted the forces necessary to be able to disperse the crowd,” according to Captain Chris Fowler. Police during a press briefing asserted an “unpermitted” march with anarchists or “anti-capitalist” demonstrators was allowed to march downtown from the east precinct of the city. The [...]

Subpoenaed Portland Activists Intend to Resist Grand Jury Investigating Anarchists

By: Friday August 3, 2012 2:08 pm

Leah-Lynn Plante refused to share any other information besides her name at a federal grand jury in Seattle on August 2. Plante had been subpoenaed in July at the same time the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) raided three homes in Portland. She was issued a new subpoena to appear at the grand [...]

Interview: GreenIsTheNewRed.com’s Will Potter on FBI Raids, Grand Juries & Political Repression

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:34 am

A series of paramilitary-style raids were conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against activists in Portland, Oregon, on July 25. Grand jury subpoenas were issued to individuals targeted in these raids. There were also individuals issued subpoenas in Olympia and Seattle in Washington. The subpoenas informed individuals they were to appear before a federal [...]

Grand Juries & the FBI’s Targeting of Anarchists in the Occupy Movement

By: Friday July 27, 2012 11:41 am

(update below) A series of paramilitary-style raids conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against activists in Portland, Oregon, and in Olympia and Seattle in Washington occurred on July 25. The FBI seized computers, black clothing, and any “anarchist” literature they could find. Multiple people were reportedly issued subpoenas to appear before a federal grand [...]

SWAT Team Raids Occupy Organizers’ Apartment in Seattle

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 9:39 pm

Early in the morning, on July 10, a SWAT team from the Seattle police department raided an apartment where organizers from the Occupy movement have been living. A warrant shown to the four people that were sleeping in the apartment at the time indicated the police were looking for “anarchist materials” and the raid was [...]

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