categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  Illustrations For The Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  Environment/Science
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
 
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Political Information Last Updated: Aug 5, 2020 - 8:53:34 PM


Priceless !! Seattle Protesters 'were forced to buy expensive protective gear' in Protest Tax Lawsuit Against City
By Dominick Mastrangelo
Aug 5, 2020 - 8:50:08 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

https://www.sott.net/article/439295-Priceless-Seattle-protesters-were-forced-to-buy-expensive-protective-gear-in-protest-tax-lawsuit-against-city



Dominick Mastrangelo
Washington Examiner
Tue, 04 Aug 2020
Protester and gear© Washington Post

Organizers of protests in Seattle are suing the local Police Department for what they characterized as "violent" use of force to disperse crowds, forcing protesters to buy "expensive" equipment to protect themselves. Lawyers for the protesters wrote in a lawsuit filed Monday against the city of Seattle:

"Because the Seattle Police Department has acted above and outside the law in dispensing its unbridled force, and the City has failed to prevent same, the government effect is to establish a de facto protest tax.

"Individual protesters subjected to SPD's unabated and indiscriminate violence now must purchase cost-prohibitive gear to withstand munitions - even when peacefully protesting - as a condition to exercising their right to free speech and peaceable assembly."

The lawsuit stems from a July 25 clash between protesters and law enforcement - an event police deemed a riotduring which officers used pepper balls and tear gas to break up crowds of people who were engaged in an unlawful assembly, destruction of property, or other criminal acts.

Police said the event started out as a peaceful march in support of Black Lives Matter but deteriorated into widespread looting, vandalism, and violence against officers. At least 12 members of the Seattle Police Department were injured after being attacked by rioters.

The lawsuit asks a judge to bar police in Seattle from using any anti-riot tactics when dealing with large groups of demonstrators during future demonstrations. The lawsuit says:

"The continued misuse of war munitions by SPD against civilians turns the streets - a public forum and site of protest - into a pay-to-protest racket where only a privileged few who are wealthy enough or popular enough to crowdsource funds to purchase gear akin to that used by the police department they fund can truly be in the streets."

Last week, Seattle police Chief Carmen Best pleaded with the local City Council, some members of which have joined various anti-police demonstrations in the city in recent weeks, to disavow the protesters and help her fight crimes that are being committed amid the chaos. Best said in a letter:

"It is a fact that there are groups and individuals who are intent on destruction in our City. This weekend we know that several events are planned across the city that will foreseeably involve many of the same violent actors from recent days. There is no reason not to assume we will continue to experience property destruction, arson, looting, and attempts to injure additional officers throughout the weekend and beyond."

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement, the resurgence of which has sparked some of the demonstrations in Seattle in the wake of George Floyd's death, but has condemned acts of violence committed by protesters.

Durkan, a Democrat, described some of the demonstrators as "well-organized with this kind of destructive power."




All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2020 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

Political Information
Latest Headlines
"We House-Arrested Some Folks!"
Swedish Journalist Charged With Hate Crime For Article About Muslim-Owned Pharmacies
Mitch McConnell: President Trump’s Nominee to Replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Receive Senate Vote
Track and Trace: DNA Harvested from Coronavirus Tests to be Kept for “National Security” – UK Parliament
NO Emergency Ever Cancels the U.S. Constitution.
Facebook Sued In Federal Court For "Spying" On Instagram Users Through Camera
New Documents Reveal Secret British Efforts To Arm, Assist And Propagandize 'Moderate Rebels' In Syria
Military Confirms It Mulled Deploying Experimental 'Heat Ray' To Protect White House
Exposing War Crimes Should Always be Legal. Committing And Hiding Them Should Not
Another Statue Toppled, Cathedral Set On Fire as Desecration Continues
City Puts 89-Year-Old Grandmother’s Home Up For Auction Over $0.06 in Unpaid Taxes
Study: Up to 95% of 2020 US Riots Are Linked to Black Lives Matter
Support For BLM Falls Further; Americans See "Protests" As Riots, Believe There Is A War On Police
Trump Hate Is Not Enough
‘Utter shambles’: UK Court Told Escaped Prisoner tried to Turn Himself in SEVEN TIMES But Police Refused
Church Launches Sunday School Ad Depicting Jesus as Bearded Lady with Breasts
Watch: CNN (Seriously) Claims That COVID Will Spread At Trump Rallies But Not BLM Protests
When Government Incompetence And Overreach Turns Deadly
Twitter Expands QAnon Censorship to Include Candidates, Elected Officials
Riots Only Help Fuel Urban Impoverishment