I didn't realize that this was happening today.
I guess that explains the police officers in SWAT gear holding assault rifles outside.
I know that on that national level Seattle has this odd reputation because of the WTO riots. But this is such a crunchy granola peace loving city that it was a big shock to see that out there this morning.
Of course we have violence. And crime. It is a city, that happens.
But the streets are blocked. Police aren't on bicycles they are in SWAT gear. It is a different world today.