"National leadership, frankly, has been caught napping, and so there are other leaders, other organizations who have risen up and who are speaking out," Roland Martin told Newsweek.
A video shows an unidentified officer reveal to someone who appears to be a Black Lives Matter protester: "I'm leaving, you guys won."
On report said the police's use of less-lethal munitions "served no clear law enforcement purpose: they did not prevent property damage, effectively disperse the crowd, or allow peaceful demonstrators their right to protest."
Petitioners alleged that Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan "endangered the peace and safety of the community" by allowing police to use tear gas against protesters in June.
Crime statistics show that homicides are up in big cities, including New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, as well as smaller cities like Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"This was a difficult decision for me, but when it's time, it's time," Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best wrote to her department Monday night, which was obtained by Newsweek.
The lone "no" vote came from Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, and she only voted no because she wanted more drastic cuts to the SPD. The reduction could affect as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition.
Black Lives Matter protesters allege that only those who can afford to "purchase extensive protective gear can engage in 1st Amendment speech in the streets of Seattle," in a new lawsuit filed against the Seattle Police Department.
"You're gonna come out here cussing, saying I'm filming women, really?" the man asks. The woman replies "Yes!" as their argument continues.
The federal agents left Seattle after pushback from Mayor Jenny Durkan.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said President Donald Trump has "clearly targeted cities run by Democratic mayors" as more federal forces are deployed across the country.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. local time, the Seattle Police Department declared Saturday afternoon protests a riot, due to a fire at a construction site and smashed windows at local businesses.
The directive for officers not to use tear gas which is set to go into effect on Saturday, July 25, but the DOJ says it violates a 2012 federal agreement with Seattle police.
"DHS now says they have a limited number of agents in the area on standby to protect federal buildings," Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan wrote.
"We don't work in concert with government," said Seattle Times executive editor Michele Matassa Flores.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said the city is "prepared to pursue every legal recourse" if federal agents intervene in this weekend's protests.
The name, logo and colors of the NHL's 32nd franchise are expected to be announced on Thursday at 12 p.m. ET.
Seattle police said protesters broke windows, vandalized buildings and looted businesses before throwing rocks and bottles at officers outside a police station.
"Mayor Durkan has shown no ability or desire to rein in the SPD [Seattle Police Department] or protect peaceful protesters," read the resolution from the 36th District Democrats.
A man who is suspected of shooting two Bothell police officers, killing one and wounded another during a traffic stop Monday night has been arrested and is expected to be taken to the King County Jail sometime Tuesday, according to investigators.
Alaska Airlines Flight 422 was forced to return to Seattle-Tacoma Airport shortly after a male passenger was filmed saying he would "kill everybody" on the plane.
The Seattle Police Department said many of their newly hired, non-white officers would be the first let go should the city continue with drastic, politically motivated talks of budget cuts.
Dawit Kelete drove his car the wrong way down a freeway exit ramp and slammed into two protesters, killing one and severely injuring the other.
Mike Brown was placed on administrative leave after the King County Sheriff's Office was alerted to posts he made on social media after two protesters were struck by a car on Interstate 5.
Diaz Love, 32, was seriously injured when the driver of a white Jaguar barreled into a crowd of protesters on a closed freeway.
Dawit Kelete, 27, a Black man, plowed his white Jaguar into a crowd of protesters on Interstate 5. Summer Taylor, 24, has died while Diaz Love, 32, sustained serious injuries.
Summer Taylor, 24, died after being struck by a vehicle that plowed into a crowd of protesters on Interstate 5.
Diaz Love, 32, was hit by a car that was driven into a crowd of people protesting on the closed Interstate 5. Summer Taylor, another protester who was also hit, has died.