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Re: “3 Thumbs, 1 Focus

Thanks inlander...come see us in cheney

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Posted by Michael Schofield on 03/26/2015 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Those Teeth Are Sharp

Hillary will be mollycoddled by a fawning press corps and any Republican--especially the conservative ones--will be personally attacked and demagogued relentlessly. Call me an optimist, but the majority of likely voters will recognize the attempt to fix the race. Hillary is less personable than Bill, and the kid glove treatment will backfire because it will reinforce the perception that she sees herself as entitled and above the rules that lesser people must follow.

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Posted by muddydog on 03/26/2015 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

Re: “New Blood

You know something? There's are many parts of Spokane that already look like Detroit. The economic blight Spokane now faces is the result of your conservative establishment. And don't even go there and tell me that is was a bunch of liberals and it's because of the economic downturn. This stagnation has been going on for years and was caused by the indifference of the real people in control of this town and this county! They have created a system to keep real employers from coming in here especially those who won't do things the way the Spokane "Old Boys" want them to do. They have also failed to address the problem of crime which is the result of economic decay not what some so-called liberals have done! Open your eyes for once! #changespokane

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Posted by spokanelefty on 03/25/2015 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Those Teeth Are Sharp

Gee whiz Tom, we sure have a lot of news and opinion from Idaho in this week's edition. Does your paper really have to cater to Idaho so much? Your readership must almost certainly be overwhelmingly from Spokane County. I don't mind an occasional story about a music thing or some monumental story in Idaho, but it just seems like in recent months you have gone way overboard on Idaho coverage.

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Posted by Isaac on 03/25/2015 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Give Him a Talk Show

Dear Inlander..When are you going to dump this Guy. His consistent Left wing tirades are becoming unbearable and incoherent.

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Posted by rad on 03/25/2015 at 10:21 AM

Re: “New Blood

Just go downtown to see the results of worthless, clueless liberal white governing and judges...huge homeless/itinerant population...property crimes...blight.

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Posted by Smarg on 03/25/2015 at 6:25 AM

Re: “King's Court

Does Phat Panda know how to run a business? I'm sure they're getting lots of help from LE.

Posted by Zelda Krup on 03/24/2015 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Spokane Shock

Great essay, Mariah. I didn't expect to fall in love with this city, but I fell in love upon my first Bloomsday experience and now I know it's my forever home.

Q: What's a sassy little city like you doing way out here in the boondocks?
A: knocking your socks off.

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Posted by Jillian Kuhlmann Wright on 03/24/2015 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Big Boom

Oil tank cars are bombs. Reroute the oil tank cars. Better yet, stop the oil tank cars from getting near here.

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Posted by Barney Larson on 03/23/2015 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Big Boom

Let's play a game. While you're driving down I-90, take a look at all the trucks driving by and take note of the placards posted on their sides. Then go to this site:

http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pv_obj_cache/pv_obj_id_B7F8DEE98FD84C56E80389202FAE7EA34E9C2100/filename/chart%2015.pdf

Then think about how many other trucks drive right through town, right along side you during your commute and some of the really nasty stuff they're carrying. Is there a risk with the oil trains? Sure, just like you're taking a risk driving alongside some of the hazardous traffic that moves through our town every day. I'd argue the risk you take driving alongside those rigs is far greater than the oil train traffic.

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Posted by William Brubek on 03/23/2015 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Spokane Shock

It is important for all of us to think about what kind of city we want Spokane to become and then figure out how to be part of that. Thank you, Mariah!

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Posted by Kelly Rae Mathews on 03/23/2015 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Game Over, Monopoly

The changes are already happening but why should a group like the Downtown Business Partnership or the Greater Spokane Incorporated for that matter hold sway to who can come in and do business here and who can't? This once again, is an example of the Old Boy Network of Spokane at play. One day, there will come a time when they will eventually lose influence and power over this burg. The sooner, the better!

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Posted by spokanelefty on 03/23/2015 at 4:33 PM

Re: “New Blood

@Centrist: And what has the conservative establishment of Spokane done lately to address the problems we have now? Also, what have they done about the problems Spokane has had for many years? Looks like they haven't done squat as far as I can see.

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Posted by spokanelefty on 03/23/2015 at 4:20 PM

Re: “New Blood

I believe the democrats and far left of Spokane can make our city more like Detroit, New Orleans and many of the other crime ridden sewers they govern with glee. With a little effort they could raise taxes and destroy the remaining industrial and technology jobs in this city.

What better than a service economy if naked coffee joints and fry cooks to support our rotting infrastructure and shrinking police force. Turning the place into a cesspool of patchouli stink, reefer smoke, welfare checks and low wage service jobs for all who choose to work would be yet another feather in the cap of failed policy that is the left in America.

Why everyone would be a millionaire if they just gave them a million dollars, right? Never mind the $450,000 Big Mac's and $50,000 sodas(less than 32oz and sugar free per Bloomberg's rules of cola of course)

When your taxes rise 50% and the crime rate goes up 50% and your quality of life drops to that of an Albanian,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thank communism, progressives and the far left for your $350 water/sewer/garbage bill.

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Posted by Centrist on 03/23/2015 at 11:04 AM

Re: “New Blood

The right-wing have had their way for far too long and this is "thanks" to the Old Boy establishment in Spokane and those who agree and support them. It has made Spokane into an insular, inward-looking, moribund, and economically and socially depressed place. It is time to take Spokane in a new direction. We need to make Spokane a open, forward-thinking place with a quality of life to match our fellow Northwest cities like Portland or Seattle. We CAN do this and we WILL do this! #changespokane

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Posted by spokanelefty on 03/23/2015 at 3:31 AM

Re: “A Woman's Worth

Wow. Rachel, ever hear of personal responsibility? "Blame the white man" excuses, after blacks are statistically the most racist, violent, and parasitic ethnicity in America 50+ years after the Civil Rights Movement makes your argument totally absurd.

Sheesh.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by RobCravenJr on 03/22/2015 at 8:59 PM

Re: “New Blood

Hope we can elect some good people with values that aren't morally bankrupt like the leftist progressive types that equate 'diversity' with 'white genocide'.

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Posted by Graybeard on 03/22/2015 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Best Of Behind the Scenes

Listening to Stephanie vigil is worse then listing to palen? Khq is unwatchable, i watch king 5

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Posted by David Paul Voltz on 03/22/2015 at 4:18 PM

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