- Goldy | The Stranger
- None shall pass! East Precinct officers at 11th and Pine, preparing to defend their clubhouse against rowdy anarchists.
Dangerous radicals are gathering down the street at Seattle Central Community College for a May Day protest, but don't you worry, the police are safe, having cautiously cordoned off the streets and sidewalks in a one-block radius surrounding the East Precinct headquarters at 12th and Pine.
Barriers are being manned at 13th to the east, Pike to the south, 11th to the west, and whatever that street is one block to the north of Pine.
The officers I questioned, all of whom say they aren't authorized to talk to the press ("That's okay," I assured them, "according to the attorney general I'm not the press." They still wouldn't talk), thought the cordon might remain for a couple hours or more... a bit of an inconvenience to the businesses in the neighborhood, not to mention the poor chumps who've parked their cars there.
In the meanwhile, if you're craving a gelato or maybe a Montreal-style wood-fired bagel, fuck you.