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Re: “The Price of Progress

Cathy McMorris-Rodgers has completely lost touch with her constituents in Eastern Washington. We need a representative who cares about what is happening here, not in DC.
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Posted by Lulubelle on 04/01/2015 at 9:23 PM

Re: “The Price of Progress

Bad tribal leadership in the Spokane Tribe. They should have gotten their deal when Tom Foley was Speaker like the Colville Tribe did.

Bummer, dude.

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Posted by Wayne on 04/01/2015 at 4:38 PM

Re: “A County Ombudsman?

Sheriff claims the existence of a Citizen Advisory Board - HOLY SMOKE AND MIRRORS!?! A Top Secret Committee that has been meeting once a month to handle the Sheriff's debacles - now that's a mathematical impossibility! Welcome to the secret, clandestine world of Wizard Knezovich - when the going gets tough, the Wiz simply calls on his secret committee of appointed Wizardettes! Eight to twelve secret members of a secret committee with no public accountability, exposure or involvement serving the secret needs of the Big "K" to assist in re-inventing reality - just waiting on the Wizard to pull a handle from behind the iron curtain while hiding the truth from the public - now that's "transparency!" I wonder if they already "closed' the investigation on the Ryan Holyk murder like the SPD - excluding the admission of Deputy Bodman stating that he did, in fact, strike Ryan? And, the eyewitness testimony of Tim Viall who witnessed Bodman strike and kill Ryan? Shame, shame, shame... what is the Biblical scripture about those who harm the "little ones?" Something like, "you might as well place a bag of rocks around your neck and throw yourself from a bridge."

Makes me want to go and wash my hands - God forgive them.

Scott Maclay

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Posted by Rattlesnakes MotorcycleClub on 04/01/2015 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Shiny New Debt Trap?

Does anyone seriously believe that forcing payday lenders out of the neighborhoods of the people who use them will prevent the borrowers from using them? All it will do is force the mostly unlicensed uninsured drivers into their old , highly polluting vehicles to go where they can get the payday loan. The only real consequence of that prohibition will to put more pollutants in the air. Politicians are such morons, and clearly believe the electorate is, as well.

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Posted by greg victor on 03/30/2015 at 1:39 AM

Re: “A County Ombudsman?

'Bad White Policemen' led by a GOP sheriff need oversight, right?

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Posted by RobCravenJr on 03/28/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Odds And Ends

Community Bill of Rights = 'bad white man' edicts. This should be crushed as whackjob garbage.

'New worker's rights initiative' = Marxist garbage. Marxism doesn't work. It has been proven.


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Posted by MinnieHAHA on 03/28/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Four Days A Week

Another Inlander attack on Idaho.

"A lot of our kids are from single parent households," program coordinator Nati Summerfield says.
^^Translated: The result of leftist liberal values...why be a good parent when the gubbermint will pay for everything?

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Posted by Elvis on 03/28/2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “New Blood

Of course "parts of Spokane already look like Detroit". They are infested with democrats. It was absolutely "a bunch of democrats" who led the economic downturn. Democrats controlled congress and the senate and they fought tooth and nail to stop any reforms of Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac. They created a system that collapsed when left unchecked. Obamacare is a similar system, only this time they will destroy healthcare and not the housing industry.

Real employers are driven away by HIGH taxes and a HIGH work force. Crappy roads and crumbling infrastructure go a long way to keeping industry out of the area. Crime is a problem because leftists refuse to jail and then imprison criminals. If you tire of crime, lock the criminals up once and for all. Yet leftists constantly demand we set them free to prowl the streets ASAP.

If you dislike the sewer you live in stop working so hard to create a sewer. If you worked as hard to fix the stupidity of the left as you did to blame others for it's failures, we would live in the Utopia you are trying to create.

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Posted by Centrist on 03/27/2015 at 10:46 AM

Re: “A County Ombudsman?

The important thing to remember is the City OPO...does NOT have independent investigative authority by any stretch of the imagination based on the Guild contract negotiated by Frank Straub and David Condon. They may however have audit authority allowing them to audit various aspects of the SPD...we shall see.

It is important to also keep in mind that the "body camera legislation" is a law enforcement backed bill that will prohibit public disclosure of video in most cases and also has wiretap language which if passed would allow LEOs to intercept private communications with out being a party to the communication for the first time EVER in the State of Washington. The bill also does not contain the "no other available investigative method" clause currently in RCW 9.73.

I believe the "body camera legislation" is back in rules for a second reading...there is a good likelihood the bill will not pass which will mean that SPD and the SCSO will use the AG's opinion regarding the release of video which will allow nearly all of the video to be withheld from the public as they will need to follow the exceptions to the Public Records Act.

As the Sheriff, Straub, Condon, and Mielke know full well the Citizens Commission overseeing Seattle PD has recommended Seattle PD NOT go ahead with body cameras until proper legislation is passed...something that might be unlikely at this point.

As far as the SPD is concerned it is important to understand the contract negotiated by Frank Straub with the Police Guild gives the Guild complete control of body cameras and prohibits independent investigations by the OPO.

Posted by BRB on 03/26/2015 at 7:06 AM

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