So angry today…. SPD using a SWAT team with battering ram and flash bangs raided the home of some of my friends looking for “anarchist materials” and “clothing”. So many things wrong with this….
First off, since when is reading material illegal? Or for that matter black clothing? They gonna start hassling everyone in Seattle with a black hoodie?
Second, the people who were raided are not anarchists, Red Spark Collective is a communist group. Hey SPD, might want to learn a little about political ideologies before you start labeling people. Of course, anarchists are always used as a boogie man….
Third, their excuse for this is related to the vandalism on May 1st. Since when is breaking a window cause for a no-knock, early morning raid with flash bangs and automatic weapons? We all know that these kinds of raids frequently go wrong and people, often completely innocent people, get shot and killed. Is vandalism worth risking the lives of innocent people? Is it worth the expense and man power when SPD is cutting back services due to budget constraints?
When will they come for you due to your beliefs and thoughts?
Fuck the SPD!