Cops Sep 20, 2022 at 4:14 pm

Mayor Harrell Picks Interim Chief Diaz after National “Search”

Of these three finalist, Mayor Harrell picked the one he already has. CROUTON



@1 agree.

Will, this isn't a done deal yet. The council still has to approve of the chief as well. I'm pretty sure the progressive wing will be voting no so it will come down to Herbold, Lewis and Strauss.


@1 we call them "cop riots" as they were completely instigated and perpetuated by the members of our community who have a monopoly on violence: the SPD. While it's probably true that about 25% of the population prefers totalitarian solutions to ordinary problems, the rest of us are pretty skeptical of the daily riot definition of the human condition.


@1 cops managed that public expression of outrage by using chemical weapons and flashbangs on one part of the crowd, ignoring the other; forming shield walls and baton rushing certain kinds of protesters, containing and monitoring others into a protest zone they could control. They absolutely refused to allow any crowd to march peacefully past the E precinct, preferring to kettle and arrest any group forming outside of the SPOG headquarters or any other place they saw fit. They depoliced the CHOP and funneled vigilantes into the same area, Dude, where you there?


@7 that's pretty much what Chief Diaz and Bruce Harrell think about the citizens of Seattle: 'shut up, sit down, respect the badge, don't talk back, we know what's best for you'. If you have to deal with the SPD on a daily basis it's pretty obvious they only care about protecting property and enforcing laws that you didn't get to write.

People who actually live here; like those who have to park their car, walk across the street, go to parks, drink in public houses, and don't wear uniforms have to deal with these control freaks who regard them as the enemy. All they want is to define who is 'nonviolent', who is a 'vagrant', who is 'loitering', it's pretty obvious they are after people who look like George Floyd and people in Seattle know this.


I'm so happy that you never see cops, I'm guessing your life in Ballard hasn't been criminalized like Che Taylor, Charleena Lyles, ect. Just don't protest in the street, do what you're told, don't act like a person of color, carry on my friend, you're life is charmed.


@11 just stop.

What you hear about things on KOMO & KIRO is not the truth.

Were you there actively in the protests or as a legal observer? I assume not, as it was clear as day that the police were the main instigators in the majority of situations in the summer of 2020.

Even outside of active protests, SPD continued to harrass and people they knew were activists while they were even just walking on the street in the middle of the day.

It’s also on record that they purposefully created fake reports of Proud Boys in the area in order to seed fear and distract.

They repeatedly used chemical weapons and blast balls regularly even after there was a ban placed on it, which not only caused physical damage to people (who are more important than property) but also seeped into homes of people in the neighborhood. They have assumed absolutely no responsibility for this.


Good choice... now if we can get back to policing our city, upholding the law, arresting criminals, vagrants and that lot .... we might actually have a city one would enjoy living in. Those of us who pay taxes, own homes, abide the law and expect to be able to walk down a street without violent crime, drug deals, violent protests which trash downtown businesses will welcome law enforcement.

@12... Just stop... you are simply baiting the police and pretending the situation lends itself to singling out an observer from a violent protestor. NEWS FLASH... it doesn't work that way.

Hopefully in the future, there will be "no ban on tear gas, blast balls etc" and they will let fly on violent, law breaking protestors who set fires, destroy property, interfere with the lawful commands of an officer of the court to disperse. If you happen to be in that crowd, you might expect to get sprayed or hit by blast balls or bean bags.... when you walk into harms way... there are consequences,...


@12 You have to admit @15 makes a lot of good points.

You've done more to shift the balance of power to the republicans than any other group in Seattle history.

Funny how fate tends to bite one in the arse.... we commend you on your fine efforts.

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