James Bible has no faith in the Seattle Police Department or city leadership. The feisty president of the Seattle King County NAACP says that SPD is racist and thuggish and that Mayor Mike McGinn and other city leaders need to be thrown out of office.
The P-I's Casey McNerthney reports that Bible wants a "regime change" in Seattle and that he wants it "by any means necessary":
The president of the Seattle King County NAACP said Thursday he doesn't have faith in the U.S. Department of Justice, called for a "regime change" in the Seattle police department, and slammed Mayor Mike McGinn and the department's civilian-led Office of Professional Accountability.
Bible is upset about numerous incidents involving SPD and minority residents--a topic that's also of interest to federal investigators currently looking into civil rights and use-of-force violations at the department.
Holmes' rationale for dropping the charges had to do with a previously-unseen use-of-force report filed by Lee, which qualified the officer for protection under the "Garrity Rule" a convenient bit of caselaw that allows police officers to avoid self-incrimination. Just last week SPD's use of the Garrity Rule was singled out by the Department of Justice as being abused as a shield to inappropriately shield officers from prosecution.