Studio 2.8, Westlake Park Seattle, September 29, 2019, A Close Encounter of the Jamal Williams Kind
This Studio 2.8 photography photograph was produced on Sunday September 29, 2019 at downtown Seattle's Westlake Park, where a group of Seattle Republicans held a political rally and march that day. A group of Seattle area anarcho-communists counter-protested, including numerous participants in the Seattle area anarcho-communist domestic terror cell network known as the "Antifa Black Bloc" (sic).
In this gallery of Studio 2.8 photographs, an infamous Seattle area anarcho-communist political protester named Jamal Williams decided to engage in a close encounter with several Seattle Police officers. Tangentially, Jamal Williams apparently prefers to be referred to as "Jamal X", in apparent homage to the famous "Black Nationalist", "Nation of Islam" leader "Malcolm X" (Malcolm Little).
At about 3:30 PM, half an hour before the Seattle area Republicans had scheduled to begin their political rally and speeches, Jamal Williams suddenly made himself "center stage" as he began to shout various political slogans while gyrating and gesticulating for this audience of anarcho-communist counter-protesters. The commotion that Williams created drew the attention of some of the many Seattle Police officers nearby. Numerous Seattle Police officers re-positioned themselves and moved near Williams response. While dozens of Seattle Police officers setup perimeter cordons, a group of Seattle Police officers that included officers Duus, Marshall, and Bourdon, approached and tried to persuade Jamal Williams to conduct himself in a less alarming manner. In this gallery of Studio 2.8 photographs, and in the related video clip below, as decorated Seattle Police officer John Duus, (Medal of Valor), spoke to Jamal Williams in a near whisper while Jamal Williams responded with the conduct these photographs and video document, Seattle Police Officer John Duus repeatedly said, "You need to demonstrate over here", apparently meaning closer to the other anarcho-communist counter-protesters who were standing further toward the south inside Westlake Park.
Less than ten minutes after the encounter presented in this gallery of Studio 2.8 photographs, when Jamal Williams tried to repeat his antics on the nearby 4th Avenue sidewalk, the Seattle Police officers there didn't have any patience with his conduct. On the 4th Avenue sidewalk, just outside Westlake Park, the group of Seattle Police officers there decided to arrest Jamal Williams. The Seattle Police apparently arrested Williams primarily because they believed he was interfering with a bus stop at the 4th Avenue intersection. To arrest Jamal Williams, several Seattle Police officers scooped Williams up by his arms and legs and carried Williams to their waiting jail transport van. The arrest of Jamal Williams caused a massive ruckus in which dozens of police officers created multiple layers of cordons around their paddy wagon van, as the mostly anarchist/communist political counter-protesters swarmed forward and repeatedly shouted "Let him go! Let him go!".
Two weeks after the events memorialized by these Studio 2.8 photographs, the subject of these photographs, anarcho-communist hooligan Jamal Oscar Williams, was arrested again. Jamal Williams was arrested again because the King County Prosecutor's office has charged Williams, who is African American, with allegedly making criminally harassing threats toward, and allegedly committing a felony hate crime against, a group of orthodox Jewish people in the Seattle, WA area. Jamal Williams is currently being held in the King County Jail on $100,000.00 bail. The King County Superior Court felony hate crime (RCW 9A.36.080) case against Williams is case number 19-1-06866-0, for which case information is available via the court clerk's website.