Thursday, May 12, 2016

SPD furniture rebel applies for chief's job, teenage Nazi bait and other news

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click to enlarge SPD Capt. Brad Arleth
  • SPD Capt. Brad Arleth


Violent Femmes co-founder tells the Inlander about rising to fame, writing new material and, yes, that infamous lawsuit. 

• Former City Council member Richard Rush was fired from his job as legislative aid to Candace Mumm after complaints from a female co-workers. But was it fair? 


• SPD Capt. Brad Arleth, who was punished earlier this year for moving furniture, put in for the vacant chief's job. (Spokesman-Review)

• The president of Spokane's genealogical society links the slave trade in 1838 Maryland to present day volunteers. (Spokesman-Review

Vice spoke with a 90-year-old woman who seduced Nazis and led them to their deaths as a teenager as part of the Dutch resistance during World War II. 

• In an unprecedented move, a federal grand jury indicted the South Carolina police officer who shot a fleeing man in the back. Former officer Michael Slager is also facing state murder charges. Attorneys and the family of the slain man, Walter Scott, say the indictment handed down Tuesday could be a "watershed" moment in accountability for questionable use of force by police. 

• Robert Dear Jr., the man accused of shooting up a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial. The proceedings are on hold until he receives treatment. 

• Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer joined an elite club of pitchers when he struck out 20 Detroit Tigers, tying the MLB record. Only three other pitchers in history have recorded 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game (there are only 27 outs for each side). 


• Wanna get funky this weekend? Check out Turkuaz at the Knitting Factory: 

• Feeling more folksy? The Violent Femmes play the Knit Tuesday, May 17. 

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