Brendan is looking into the details and should have more later today, but in the meantime, here's the latest on this morning's raid from the blog Kasama Project:
Early morning, July 10, SWAT police forced their way into the Seattle apartment of organizers from the Occupy movement. The sleeping residents scrambled to put on clothes as they were confronted automatic weapons.
The neighbor Natalio Perez heard the attack from downstairs: “Suddenly we heard the bang of their grenade, and the crashing as police entered the apartment. The crashing and stomping continued for a long time as they tore the place apart.”
After the raid, the residents pored over the papers handed them by a detective. One explained: “This warrant says that they were specifically looking for ‘anarchist materials’ — which lays out the political police state nature of this right there. In addition they were looking for specific pieces of clothing supposedly connected with a May First incident.
The Seattle Police Department did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
UPDATE: On its blog, the SPD says the raid stems from investigations into the May Day protests that left downtown awash in property damage. "There may be more search warrants in the future," today's post says.