There aren’t a whole lot of innocent applications for bear mace — and all of them involve bears.
Spike strips, meanwhile, have a peaceful use if you’re a law enforcement officer and trying to stop a car.
Fireworks and nails have peaceful applications, of course. However, when they’re found in combination with the first two, the tendency is to believe that their application probably doesn’t involve a pyrotechnic celebration after you fix up the deck.
All of which is to say that while the “mostly peaceful” protests in the Pacific Northwest have gotten plenty of digital media inches, almost no attention has been paid to a van during a riot in Seattle last Saturday in which authorities found all of these things.