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Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

For the record, the posts in this illuminating discussion contain 14 comments from 12 people who have worked for Curley. None of those comments is from someone with no experience with him. Meanwhile, the number of people defending him is, what, three? Who claim obvious falsehoods such as "these people don't even know Rob!"

You do the math, Spokane. We are praying for the Lilac City.

Posted by GoCurley on 07/02/2016 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Supreme Court declines to rehear public sector union case

The case is dead, and the 13th amendment is at least wounded. Apparently involuntary servitude is fine if it's mandated by a union.

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Posted by muddydog on 07/01/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

I've worked at the Wichita Eagle, Sacramento Bee, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Rockford Register Star and now at the Orange County Register. I worked with Rob Curley since 2013 and I've found him to be an passionate journalist and leader during some of the most difficult times in the history of our paper. Rob cares deeply about his staff and his community and of course, journalism. Most of these negative comments are posted anonymously, by people who haven't worked with Rob. It's kind of sad. I can go on, but all I'll say is any newspaper would be lucky to have Rob Curely at the helm.

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Posted by Chris Soprych on 07/01/2016 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Supreme Court declines to rehear public sector union case

"Supreme Court declines to rehear public sector union case"

"In March, the U.S. Supreme Court tied 4-4 on Friedrichs, allowing a lower court’s ruling in favor of the union to stand."

"Nelson notes that similar cases have been filed around the country and the issue will likely come up again."

Seems the title of the piece is very misleading....typical Inlander....

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 06/30/2016 at 8:18 PM

Re: “R.I.P. Scotty Moore, Elvis's right-hand man and one of rock's pioneers

Just a truly amazing guitarist, truly!!

Posted by schmidty on 06/30/2016 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Stuckart's running for Mayor, city spokesman knew Straub's job was in danger, and other headlines

The worst elected official in Spokane's 130+ year history.....

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Posted by Spokane Life on 06/29/2016 at 5:25 PM

Re: “City Council President Ben Stuckart has already filed to run for mayor — in 2019

We have had enough of Stuckart and his childish dictatorial behavior. It will take a decade to undo the damage he has caused.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Let him and his lemmings waste their money on a mayoral campaign.

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Posted by Born in Spokane on 06/29/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

Maybe he can take a selfie at an Otto Zehm/police misconduct forum. Those things can get pretty tense.

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Posted by GOBEAVS on 06/29/2016 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Supreme Court weakens protection against unlawful searches, local criminal justice players react

Good story…but…
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Here's what they had to say:
• Spokane Police Asst. Chief Craig Meidl:

"I don't see policing changing across the nation, and Washington state especially can be more restrictive in what it allows police officers to do," Meidl says. "We need probable cause for arrest, and we will continue to follow the Terry v. Ohio guideline, which says in order for us to stop someone a crime has to have occurred, is occurring or is about to occur."
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To have the Interim Chief of the Spokane Police Depart make a completely false statement like this just goes to show where they stand at this point in their history. The “Stop and Frisk Law” (Terry v Ohio) does not in any way require that a “a crime has to have occurred”, “is occurring”, “or is about to occur”.

The abuses of “Stop and Frisk” have been widely reported over the past two years so it is obvious Meidl needs to bone up on the law, New York is a prime example. Stop and Frisk via Terry v Ohio only requires that a cop has “reasonable suspicion” that criminal activity is afoot. It DOES NOT require that a crime took place, is taking place, or is about to take place. The entire issue of Stop and Frisk centers around whether or not a “Reasonable Police Officer” had “Reasonable Suspicion” to stop and detain an individual under the 4th Amendment. The reasonable suspicion standard is far below the “Probable Cause” standard necessary to establish a crime has occurred, is occurring, or is about to occur. Because there is always a question of what is/was reasonable under the totality of the circumstances as well as what constitutes a reasonable police officer every cop knows that because there is no bright line it becomes a matter for the court to decide if their actions were legal, and that has opened the door for all of the very well-publicized abuses. The Washington State Supreme Court has almost always ruled in a more restrictive way toward law enforcement when it comes to the Washington State Constitution and our 4th Amendment Rights. Stop and Frisk standards, arrest and search warrant standards for Washington State LEOs are far more restrictive than most other States, however that does not mean that all LEOs follow the State Law, and time and again cases are dismissed here in Washington because they haven’t been. The are a volume a State cases decided by the WSSC which establish the Terry v Ohio standards here as well as the more restrictive standards for obtaining arrest and search warrants (Aguilar v. Spinelli).

Back to the books Craig!

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Posted by Brian R Breen on 06/29/2016 at 6:23 AM

Re: “City Council President Ben Stuckart has already filed to run for mayor — in 2019

Stuckart is a proven awful elected official. He storms out of meetings, throws fits publicly, spends public money on his "official" trips to Ireland with his pal and mentor, the worse mayor in Spokane history, Jack 'Riverpark Square' Gerety.

Spokane can't afford Stuckart; arguably the worse council president in Spokane history.

Apparently, birds of a feather do flock together.....

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 06/29/2016 at 4:02 AM

Re: “City Council President Ben Stuckart has already filed to run for mayor — in 2019

As Mayor would Stuckart align himself with the City Council, or would he issue an emergency decree and dissolve it?

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Posted by muddydog on 06/28/2016 at 10:41 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

It's sad that it has come to this. Spokesman editors are looking for a magic pill. I can say with confidence that Rob Curley, the narcissistic, vengeful, thin-skinned little boy ain't it. The paper would be better off divying up his would-be high salary and giving it to the staff. They are the true heros that can help save journalism.

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Posted by Wise up on 06/28/2016 at 10:09 PM

Re: “City Council President Ben Stuckart has already filed to run for mayor — in 2019

We probably need to still have hope, false as it may be, that expedient and ambitious politicians will rescue us. Lesser of two evilism certainly runs deeply entrenched. The last act of the 2015 City Council session was Ben Stuckart attempting to shove the Madison Street give away to mega-corporation Larry Miller Toyota down our throats, throwing in that it would be a nice way to send off councilman Mike Allen whose was at his last council meeting. Stuckart lost the vote. You can look at these facts and ask if -three years out - we can do better.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbi…

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Posted by DavidBrookbank on 06/28/2016 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Can Spokane's police ombudsman weigh in on Ryan Holyk investigation?

Very good article. Perhaps inquest panels would solve this problem?

Keep on digging.

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Posted by Ron_the_Cop on 06/28/2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Spokane cathedral vandalized, Pat Summitt dies and other morning headlines

John Hendricks writes that the ALTER was damaged in the cathedral. KXLY can't check for typos?

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Posted by Andrea on 06/28/2016 at 3:34 PM

Re: “EWU cuts tuition for the second year in a row

The actual cost of higher education isn't going down, and unless federal funding kicks in a large amount, graduate students are the ones who cover the differences. Lower tuition is great, until you graduate and most jobs require a masters, the educational system is a revolving door requiring more and more of students with government just slacking off. This isn't even a band-aid its a superficial fix to give the appearence of affordability without asking our taxes to contribute.

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Posted by unconcerned on 06/28/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “City Council President Ben Stuckart has already filed to run for mayor — in 2019

Let's put things in prospective by changing a few things around.....

I bet a lot of people are wishing they voted for Romney after Obama outright lied to the public about his maneuvering with Benghazi, IRS, fast and furious gun scandal and Obamacare instead of properly investigating the allegations - all so the scandal wouldn't break until after his election. Disgusting!

Romney isn't perfect, but at least he can admit when he missteps and he works hard for the people.

If you agree with the FED UP comment, but strongly disagree with my comment, you better take a good hard look at yourself and your own personal political bias.

----I find it funny how some folks will mindlessly complain and scream about a fly spec and completely ignore a mountain of vulgar, rotting sewage that resulted in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars and peoples lives.

Focus on the real enemy, and don't be such a tool for the electeds.

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 06/28/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “City Council President Ben Stuckart has already filed to run for mayor — in 2019

I bet a lot of people are wishing they voted for Lichty after Condon outright lied to the public about his maneuvering Cotton instead of properly investigating the sexual assault allegations - all so the scandal wouldn't break until after his election. Disgusting!

Stuckart isn't perfect, but at least he can admit when he missteps and he works hard for the people.

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Posted by Fed Up on 06/28/2016 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

I am actually an OC Register subscriber and am an avid attendant of the Book Club which I believe started under his stewardship. The Selfie which is referred to by GoBeavs (I was there), was done to break the clear tension in the room so that all participants could openly discuss the travesty in the Justice System of Orange County.

What is shameful, is seeing "journalists" resort to gossip and trolling, while you should use evidence.

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Posted by Dr.Sands on 06/28/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Will the ousted editor from Orange County take over the Spokesman-Review?

Here's Curley in action. Taking a selfie in front of an auditorium filled with OC's legal community, there to hear about a major criminal justice scandal. https://youtu.be/_4ztrIzzxW0

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Posted by GoBeavs on 06/28/2016 at 5:22 AM

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