Seattle police praised for handling of Obama rallies


By Casey McNerthney and Scott Guiterrez
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

SEATTLE — Across Seattle, on Web sites, in bars and in coffee shops, people were still abuzz about Tuesday's historic election and the celebrations that spilled into streets in Seattle and elsewhere after Barack Obama was elected to become the 44th president of the United States.

The thousands who took to Seattle's streets Tuesday night also gave police something to appreciate: There were no arrests and no reports of vandalism.

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