‘Simply put, the legislation gives officers NO ability to safely intercede … in the midst of a large, violent crowd,’ the chief says.

Businesses and police precincts in Seattle boarded their properties in preparation for expected violent ANTIFA and Black Lives Matters riots this weekend. The protective measures were taken after Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best sent a letter to Seattle businesses and residents that police, having been stripped by the City Council of standard non-lethal riot control tools, will not be able to defend property from rioters.

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