Seattle Police Celebrate Pride by Attacking, Pepper-Spraying Crowd Outside Gay Bar
The Seattle Police Department, currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for…I dunno…killing an unarmed Native American, pepper-spraying an old lady, countless acts of vile racism caught on video, beating the “Mexican piss” out of a man, etc., took to the gay streets of the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood to show the world exactly how little they’ve learned from their federal rebuking over the past year.
Police surrounded a group of LGBT Pride celebrants outside of the Madison Pub, a low-key gay sports bar, and proceeded to attack and pepper-spray the group.
Happy Pride, y’all!
SPD claims that the group was blocking traffic and that an officer was kicked by a Pride-goer. Multiple videos and eyewitness accounts offer a very different story.
You should have seen them after. The blocked off the street from sidewalk across to sidewalk. Waiting for a move. This one cop was one of only a few with his billy club drawn. He would occasionally hit it into his other hand with a snide look on his face. Almost like he was hoping someone would make a false move.
Real talk, you have to be insane to trust a single thing that the Seattle Police Department tells you. And this is coming from someone now living in New Orleans. I think it’s safe to say that I know a thing or two about police corruption.