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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.

Questions?

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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: “Best Of Behind the Scenes

Stephanie Vigil is a luscious, juicy babe that looks a LOT better that the other ugly anchors.

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Posted by Smarg on 03/28/2015 at 2:13 PM

Re: “A Simple Plan

Sorry, John, but some of us have values and do not like liberal Federal judges ruling by decree.

And those of us that do have values understand that homosexuality is a filthy, disease-ridden practice explicitly condemned by God.

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Posted by RobCravenJr on 03/28/2015 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Defending the System

You're comments are totally misplaced in that you are comparing apples to oranges. There are literally thousands of articles about victims, but this article is not one of them; this article is about the defense attorneys who represent an accused's constitutional right to have representation of those rights. It is not about celebrating criminals and in fact, I don't remember ever reading an article with the purpose of celebrating criminals.

Even so, what in this world makes you believe defense attorneys don't have concern for the victim? Most victims are extremely thankful for the defense attorney, as it is s/he who is in the best position to ensure the victim and/or their family's receive closure. The author specifically stated:

"These public defenders are not bleeding-heart liberals. They don't condone stealing, wife-beating, murder or any of the crimes that someone charged before the court may face. The public defenders are there to assure that the constitutional right to a fair trial is available to everyone, regardless of financial status."

Do you realize that if we don't have public defenders innocent people are imprisoned while true perpetrators run at large to attack again? I don't know where you come off equating the representation of someone's constitutional rights with "adoration" of his person and his crime, but it is extremely offensive. So while you are certainly entitled to grieve your fathers horrible death, you are in no position to state a criminal's lawyer is an accomplice to his crime.

Here are some recent victim based articles you may be interested in reading:

http://www.khq.com/story/28589339/after-22…

http://www.khq.com/story/28608350/ex-prose…

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Posted by Rose Evans on 03/27/2015 at 11:18 AM

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: “Defending the System

What about the victims? While every nearby progressive runs to the defense of the next cop killer or child rapist I wonder if they ever thought about the victims of their beloved charges? It is touching to see the local leftist celebrate when a rapist is set free to rape again or a local scumbag with 31 felony convictions destroys a local bakery. These people are after all, just democrats looking for a little support from the taxpayer for their ills.

But my concern is for the victim of the robbery, the child who is assaulted by the molester our local progressive are hugging and clapping on the back. I worry about my family as they are locking every door and window in hopes of keeping the democrats from helping themselves to my hard earned property.

I'm sure some leftist lawyer was hugging the 8-time convicted drunk driver who killed my Dad and telling the loser how he was a victim of a terrible disease. All the time failing to explain how alcoholism causes driving without a license. Never mind that he had killed before and left a thirty year trail of carnage in his wake. He was and is still an adored victim of something for the leftist community.

I have a hard time celebrating the criminal and his lackey lawyers after being a victim of their crimes. Why is their NEVER an article in the rag about the thousands of Spokanites harmed by the criminals it celebrates every week?

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Posted by Jon Smith on 03/27/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Those Teeth Are Sharp

I wonder why the left adores Clinton this time, when they threw her under the bus eight years ago? She is the same criminal she was then, she still uses any government office for her own personal enrichment and gain. She is as corrupt as any politician in the last two centuries. She lies constantly, destroys records, hides emails and leave her ambassadors to be anally raped to death in mid-eastern countries. Her whore-mongering husband will be back at it full time in the Offal office.

The racist left will be destroying a Cuban American for daring to believe in God and a balanced budget. I am willing to bet, Ted Cruz has a college transcript, unlike some other Ivy League president.

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Posted by Jon Smith on 03/27/2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Those Teeth Are Sharp

I'd like to see Elizabeth Warren. Although it seems we put too much weight on the presidency. The title is the target for national outrage no matter whose in office. Easier to but blame on whatever someone is unhappy about, on one person. Of course the president is important, but it's electing Congress we should use our brains for.

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Posted by bgriff4 on 03/27/2015 at 6:13 AM

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

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  • Re: A County Ombudsman?

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

    • on March 28, 2015
  • Re: Odds And Ends

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

    • on March 28, 2015
  • Re: Four Days A Week

    • Another Inlander attack on Idaho. "A lot of our kids are from single parent households,"…

    • on March 28, 2015
  • Re: Best Of Behind the Scenes

    • Stephanie Vigil is a luscious, juicy babe that looks a LOT better that the other…

    • on March 28, 2015
  • Re: A Simple Plan

    • Sorry, John, but some of us have values and do not like liberal Federal judges…

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