Man gets 3 years prison for burning Seattle police cars

SEATTLE (AP) — A 21-year-old Edmonds man will serve more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to torching two police cars using Molotov cocktails during Seattle protests against racism and police violence last year. The Seattle Times reports Kelly Jackson was identified in video and by witnesses as the person who threw the incendiary devices on May 30, when thousands gathered downtown, most to peacefully protest the police killing of George Floyd. Some in the crowd threw items at police, who reacted with pepper spray and tear gas. Five police cars were burned and businesses were looted and vandalized. Thomas was arrested several days later after police identified him using surveillance video.