Jacob Michael Gaines was filmed attacking the USMS deputy with the DeWalt hammer on Saturday, after he attempted to bring down a US Courthouse barricade. In the video, Gaines can be seen waiting with the hammer raised as the officers came through a door, then swinging it as they came through.
Not only has this year’s race drawn two Democratic candidates, but one of them — a retired Sheriff’s Office communications maintenance supervisor named Eliseo Santana — has raised more than $25,000 in a few weeks thanks to donors outside Florida and left-leaning political organizations.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that Seattle police will be returning to its abandoned East Precinct building “peacefully and in the near future,” following a weekend in which three men were shot in the protest area that has emerged around the building.
Mayor Byron W. Brown announced changes to police policy following days of protests that were sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and fueled locally by resentment of police treatment of black and brown people in Buffalo's poorest neighborhoods.