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Title: Antifa Protesters Sue Seattle Over 'Forced' Armor Upgrades
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URL Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/political ... tle-over-forced-armor-upgrades
Published: Aug 5, 2020
Author: Tyler Durden
Post Date: 2020-08-06 21:04:22 by BTP Holdings
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Views: 19
Comments: 4

Antifa Protesters Sue Seattle Over 'Forced' Armor Upgrades

by Tyler Durden

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 23:30

A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Seattle by several protesters, who claim that the Seattle Police Department's "indiscriminate" us of chemical and less-lethal crowd control measures forced them to buy "expensive" protective gear in order to withstand the tactical response to their violent resistance, according to KIRO7.

Oakland, CA Antifa members John Cookenboo and Vincent Yochelson aren't doing much better...

"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," reads the legal complaint, filed Monday. "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 suit, filed on behalf of five protesters who attended the July 25 protest on Capitol Hill that police later declared a riot, seeks an order from a judge to stop the city from using controversial crowd control tactics on protesters, including blast balls and pepper spray.

It’s the latest lawsuit against the city of Seattle for its handling of protests that have continued in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. In response to a separate case related to these tactics, involving Black Lives Matter Seattle- King County, the city has argued officers’ actions were directed at individuals and were not indiscriminate. - KIRO7

"But 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," the lawsuit continues.

The Seattle City Attorney's Office told KIRO7 that they would be looking into the claims, adding "The relief these plaintiffs seek is related to recent orders issued by Judge Robart and Judge Jones, so we’ll be filing a Notice of Related Cases with the court."

Perhaps they need to speak with their Comrades to the South and borrow some shields and whatnot:

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Burning and looting businesses and preventing paramedics from rendering aid to shooting victims are not Constitutionally protected activities.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

LOL, yeah, and Indiana State Police "forced" me to buy a Lambo because my V6 Mustang couldn't outrun highway cruisers.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-08-06   21:07:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Dakmar, 4um (#1)

Indiana State Police "forced" me to buy a Lambo because my V6 Mustang couldn't outrun highway cruisers.

It's red, isn't it?

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2020-08-06   21:19:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Esso (#2)

Yellow is the only proper color for a Lambo.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-08-06   21:21:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Dakmar (#3)

Yellow is the only proper color for a Lambo.

Great, now my new girlfriend wants your phone number. I guess my white Testosteroni isn't good enough all the sudden. I knew I should've gotten that silver Scion IQ. Damned WuFlu.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2020-08-06   21:38:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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