commented on Seattle Police Union Goes to Court to Block Release of Officer Photos
The claim that these photos could be used to replicate access cards is ridiculous on its face.
When making fake access cards -- something one actually does in my line of work, no kidding -- you use photos of *yourself* so the picture on the fake badge matches you. The last thing you want or need with a fake badge is a picture of somebody else on it.
commented on Veteran Seattle Police Sergeant Arrested on Charges of Child Abuse
Whether or not it was a lawful arrest is a separate question from whether the use of force was appropriate. If the officers stated that he was under arrest, or that he would be arrested, merely for refusing to identify himself, then the stop became illegal at that point.
But, honestly, I don't know the timing of the incident - maybe the kid tried to walk away while he was still only being detained, in which case, an obstructing arrest was arguably legal. Or maybe they told him to show his ID or be taken downtown, in which case the arrest was unlawful.