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Tag: Seattle Police Departmemt


MAY DAY: Seattle police woefully unprepared

Occupy (name the city) has been so emboldened this last year that it loudly announced its intentions to disrupt and destroy in the name of the “oppressed” 99 percent. Obviously it intention was to hijack another peaceful march set to observe May Day and immigrant labor.

So how could Seattle cops look so woefully and inadequately prepared to protect an area they are charged to serve? Total mayhem reigned, and businesses and taxpayers are again on the hook to pick up the pieces.



POLICE: Murder is legal if killer has a badge

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced Wednesday that he would not charge Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk in the fatal shooting of the homeless man John T. Williams (TNT, 2-17).

The law the prosecutor cites states that a police officer cannot be charged for homicide as long as he acted in good faith and without malice.

The police department’s Firearms Review Board said in its report that the shooting was unjustified and that Birk did not follow his training.

By not following his training he was not acting as he knew a police officer should. The only

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