After racial justice protests erupted in New York, Seattle and Portland, Trump attempted to cut the cities' federal funding by labeling them "anarchist."
With the election outcome still unknown, scattered and largely peaceful protests took place from Seattle to New York City.
The suit blasts the action as capricious, lawless, oxymoronic, unconstitutional — and dangerous.
Starting next year, drivers must be paid at least $16.39 per hour in addition to their basic expenses.
The Seattle Police Department has placed the officer on leave while the incident is under investigation.
The primary effects of William Barr's eyebrow-raising designation of Seattle, Portland, and New York City as "anarchist jurisdictions" will, for now, be political.
As deadly wildfires continue to ravage the West Coast, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco have also recorded some of the world's worst air pollution.
“When it’s time, it’s time,” Chief Carmen Best wrote to the Seattle Police Department staff.
Thousands of protesters had initially gathered peacefully in a show of solidarity with fellow demonstrators in Portland, Oregon.
A 27-year-old man was taken into custody for the early morning incident that left a second person hospitalized.