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One suspect arrested in connection with shooting attack at Seattle college

SEATTLE (Reuters) – At least three people were shot at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, and the suspect was in custody, Seattle police said on social media. Editor’s Note: This story has been updated. Please see below. The Seattle Times newspaper put the number of wounded higher, at seven, none…

ACLU’s legislative counsel tells Congress: ‘Drones are coming to America’

) In this file photo, Seattle Police officer Jim Britt demonstrates an unmanned aerial vehicle during at a meeting where the police answered questions about their drone program in Seattle, Wash. (Colin Diltz, The Seattle Times/AP/File) With much of Capitol Hill riveted by…  …

Loophole allows dealers to hijack Seattle’s gun buyback with makeshift gun show

The so-called gun show loophole which allows guns to be sold without a background check allowed private dealers to effectively hijack a weekend effort by Seattle police to get guns off the street. Following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last month, Seattle raised $120,000 to hold…

Justice Department says Seattle police used excessive force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Seattle police officers used excessive force over the last two years and were too quick to resort to using their batons and other weapons, but were not guilty of systematically victimizing minorities, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The city’s police have been criticized for their…

Seattle police pepper spray 84-year-old woman as ‘Occupy’ crackdowns occur nationally

As much of the national press focused on protesters’ return to Zuccotti Park after their forcible eviction, crackdowns took place on “Occupy” protests nation-wide late Tuesday. During a crackdown on “Occupy Seattle,” an 84-year-old woman and a pregnant 19-year-old girl were among those attacked by police wielding pepper spray, according…

LIVE BLOG: ‘Occupy Boston’ under siege? Seattle? Dallas? Atlanta? St. Louis?

UPDATE: 4:09 A.M. ET — Just tweeted: RT @legalmindedpunk: #OccupySeattle has taken a vote. Motion has passed for protestors to stay and go to sleep. UPDATE: 3:57 a.m. ET — Boston Globe reporters clarify what happened in Boston early Tuesday morning: About 10 minutes later, the first officers entered the…

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