Seattle Police prepare for weekend protests, Chief Best tells officers to not risk safety

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Are expected tonight and through the weekend in Seattle. Hummels met, Markovich says Crew's been fortifying the West Precinct with £1000. Cement blocks. Tactics are changing. There's a court order preventing SPD from using chemical and kinetic methods to disperse crowds and the mayor's request to prevent a permanent ban, passed unanimously by the City Council from taking effect on Sonny was declined by federal judge James Robart, which has prompted an alarming email by the chief of police. To her officers, she writes. I want to be clear that I will never ask you to risk your personal safety to protect property without the tools to do so in a Safeway and I cannot ask any of you to do this work limited on ly to your sidearm, baton and body as tools.

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