"The mayor, the city council and a federal judge eventually prohibited the police from using tear gas against protesters. When the officers scaled back their response, the demonstrations, for the most part, broke up without intervention, showing what can happen when the police approach a situation intending to keep the peace."#^Opinion | Watch This Protest Turn From Peaceful to Violent in 60 Seconds
As a former police officer, I’ve handled large protests. What I saw in Seattle disturbed me.