OAN Newsroom UPDATED 7:57 AM PT – Tuesday, August 11, 2020 The city of Seattle will defund the police following the approval of a new…
The FBI is pursuing more than 300 domestic terror investigations related to protests and riots, following the death of George Floyd. That’s according to U.S. attorney Erin Cox who spoke Tuesday at a hearing on Antifa on Capitol Hill.
Several Seattle residents have spoken out against the “defund the police” movement as city council members come closer to reaching a decision on the policy. Hundreds of people signed up for public comment during the city’s budget meeting this week.
Seattle police declared Black Lives Matter protests a riot after demonstrations turned violent. On Saturday night, 45 people were reportedly arrested and 21 officers were injured.
Seattle is facing a lawsuit, following the death of a 19-year-old male in the city’s former CHOP zone last month. The victim’s mother, Donnita Sinclair Martin, filed a wrongful death claim against the city on Monday.
Small business owners in Seattle have taken action against the city for its failure to dismantle the police free autonomous zone sooner. One Americas Allysia Britton takes a look at that lawsuit.