Police Union: May Day protesters are ‘coddled like children’
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Police Department said it is prepared to make arrests should annual May Day demonstrations get out of hand on Sunday, despite the fact that less than half of previous arrests have resulted in criminal convictions. Of those who are found guilty, the many are given plea deals to avoid jail time – a result that has the city’s police union accusing the court system of coddling violent protesters “like children.”