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Riots Break Out in Cities Across US Over Decision in Breonna Taylor Case

Rioters smashed windows, set fires, and assaulted police officers in cities across the United States overnight Wednesday after a grand jury returned charges against one of the three officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting in Louisville. Activists wanted the officers charged with murder but…

Trump Is a Feudal Lord

The Trump administration named New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, “anarchist jurisdictions” on Sunday, threatening to slash federal funding due to protests against police brutality and property damage. The announcement built on an earlier order that accused several cities of “permitting anarchy, violence, and…

Portland, Seattle, NYC Permitted Violence, Destruction of Property: DOJ

Officials in Portland, Seattle, and New York City permitted violence and destruction of property and have failed to undertake measures to counteract criminal activities, the Department of Justice said Monday. Ongoing unrest in the cities since late May has led to deaths, looting, and buildings…

How Jimi Hendrix’s London Years Changed Music

“It’s so lovely now,” Jimi Hendrix said in his muzzy mumble, his topplingly elegant, close-to-gibberish, discreetly space-traveling undertone, onstage one night in 1967 at the Bag O’Nails in London. “I kissed the fairest soul brother of England, Eric Clapton—kissed him right on the lips.” This…

Photos of the Week: Tinside Lido, Log Climber, Dragon Temple

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, a hammock on Australian ski slopes, wildfire damage in Oregon, scorched wetlands in Brazil, flooding in Florida from Hurricane Sally, continued protests in Belarus, smoky skies over Seattle, scenes from the Crimean Fashion Week, and much more. 0…

Recall Efforts Against Socialist Seattle Councilwoman Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Efforts to recall Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant can move forward, a judge ruled Wednesday. Four of the six charges filed against Sawant are legally sufficient, King County Superior Court judge James Rogers ruled. The two dismissed charges alleged that Sawant used her official position to…

Small Landlords Sue Seattle and Washington to End Eviction Moratorium

Small landlords in Seattle are suing the city and Washington state over the eviction moratoriums that prevent them from displacing residential tenants during the ongoing pandemic. The lawsuit, known as El Papel LLC v. Inslee, was filed in federal court in Seattle. It names Washington…

The Democrats May Not Be Able to Concede

This is the era of expecting the worst while hoping for the merely tolerable. Some might say that the worst is already happening—economic disaster and 190,000 dead from a pandemic—while the president and his surrogates insist, in a feat of self-delusion, that the “best is…

Man Charged With Burning Seattle Police Cars During Seattle Riot

The Department of Justice on Sept. 9 charged an Edmonds, Washington, man with setting police vehicles on fire during a violent protest in downtown Seattle on May 30. Kelly Thomas Jackson, 20, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged (pdf) in U.S. District Court with two…

22 Arrested During Labor Day Riot in Seattle

Twenty-two people were arrested during a violent demonstration in Seattle on Monday. Police officials said people in the crowd committed arson, assault, and obstruction, and failed to disperse. As officers arrested people, rioters hurled rocks, bottles, and explosives at them, according to the Seattle Police…

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