Cops Sep 16, 2022 at 10:57 am

Mayor to Choose Between a Reformer and Two SPD Veterans

(L-R) SPD Interim Chief Adrian Diaz, SPD Assistant Chief Eric Greening, and Tucson Assistant Police Chief Kevin Hall. CROUTON



The candidate applying to be the chief of the dept is not a police abolitionist? Wow, what a shock! I did get a chuckle out of the "peaceful" protests description. I would guess the families of those killed in the CHOP, the business owners who had their stores vandalized and destroyed not to mention the officers who the "peaceful" protestors tried to burn alive might disagree.

If you repeat a lie often enough and big enough it eventually becomes the truth....


Keep your pants on.


The only problem is if they expect the local media to just regurgitate police statements, or deal with reality.

Remember, after action analysis correctly confirmed that the instigators were literally mostly white kids who don't live in Seattle, not local youths.


Another irony is that Seattle did have many peaceful BLM protests, but the Stranger never mentions them. In West Seattle, we had them daily at the Alaska Junction for awhile, and we had two large ones, shutting down California Avenue for almost the entire length each time, with a large rally at the Junction afterwards. SPD provided escort both times.

SPD habitually attacks protesters at protests downtown, in Belltown, and in the Pike/Pine corridor. It does not matter if the protesters are peaceful; they get attacked anyway. SPD has done this repeatedly since WTO, and to the best of my knowledge, no oversight agency or the City Council has ever tried to discover why SPD behaves this way.


@9: Can you please provide a link or further explanation to support your assertion that SPD habitually attacks protesters downtown?


@10: No, because I lived it. I was at WTO when some elements in the SPD attacked some of us marchers; I escaped only by good luck. I lived in either Pike-Pine or Belltown for almost a quarter-century, and the pattern held throughout that entire time. Experiencing BLM at the West Seattle Junction felt like I’d moved to another country.

(Thanks for the ironic chuckle, though; after you have spent literally thousands of comments stating your opinions as facts, you’ve suddenly discovered the need for actual facts. Baby steps.)

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