Counteracting Activist Attacks: A Reality Check from Seattle

In the wake of the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting late last year, Seattle's police chief resigned, the mayor is under siege, and there are lots of embarrassing questions, all because they and their city appeared naive about the true nature and behavior of activists. The city underestimated the threat, overestimated its ability to deal with it, and acted under the delusion that a "good city" like Seattle could hardly be ground zero for what did happen.