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At Cal Anderson the #seattleprotest gardens by @blackstarfarmer@twitter.com are still there but the nut tree saplings planted in commemoration of specific deaths are gone.

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Here’s a heron in Lake Union for everyone who needs to know today that there are still herons and turtles in Lake Union.

(For those of you who don’t live in #Seattle, this is close to downtown in the neighborhood that Amazon has pretty much taken over.)

(Thanks to @eldang who took this picture, because I couldn’t get my phone out without rocking the kayak too much.)

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Followed up with unmarked police vans circling the area shining bright lights at everybody #seattleprotest

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The #SeattleProtest at West Precinct just got charged by bike cops in riot gear, anyone know if there's a reason? From what I could see it was just the usual pass the mic and then suddenly they were chasing everybody

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Have watched at least 4 peaceful protestors be arrested tonight at #seattleprotest for peacefully being a foot or two over a line on the ground

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I guess SPD decided this would be a good way to spend time money and energy again #seattleprotest

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Another cop was asked how much injury to cops would be acceptable to keep the public safer.

His answer?

None.

He also thinks all officers should carry guns in response to every call.

I think they haven't heard us yet, #seattleprotest

#DefundSPD #endQualifiedImmunity

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Talked to a cop today, asked him about his civic responsibility to fight institutional racism.

After a lot of lines about volunteering at soup kitchens and other hypotheticals he gave me a straight answer:

He feels no responsibility to fight racism.

#DefundSPD #seattleprotest

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This guy with his mask in his pocket instead of on his face in the middle of a pandemic #seattleprotest

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This is approximately the perimeter the police are holding at the moment #seattleprotest

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Seattle City Council votes in committee to advance new tax on big businesses

The Seattle City Council took a major step Wednesday toward adopting a new tax on big businesses, voting in a budget committee meeting to advance a proposal expected to raise more than $200 million per year for affordable housing, business assistance and community development.

A final vote by the full council is planned for Monday, and passage would mark a turning point at City Hall.

Only two years ago, the council — under intense pressure from corporate critics such as Amazon and the prospect of a voter referendum — repealed a $47 million-per-year big business tax enacted less than a month before.

#Seattle

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