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Re: “Some idiot took a Walmart truck on a high-speed chase and our local TV news knew how to handle it

Nice job, I enjoyed it. Wish it could have been the whole pursuit!

Posted by Jubilee1959 on 12/08/2016 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Some idiot took a Walmart truck on a high-speed chase and our local TV news knew how to handle it

Is this today's cheap journalism? What's up with the language?

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Posted by Trece Loren-Turpin on 12/08/2016 at 10:49 PM
Posted by Ambermarie H. Roy on 12/08/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Some idiot took a Walmart truck on a high-speed chase and our local TV news knew how to handle it

Just a bit over dramatic. Made me laugh.

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Posted by stuckherefornow on 12/08/2016 at 8:30 PM

Re: “How local law enforcement plans to use that extra $300,000 to fight property crime

Why not mock this "story"? Why indeed!

I am going to mock this on multiple levels. First there is the fact that this strengthens the chains the masters have clasped over their slaves. Second, there is very little analysis that isn't woefully superficial including the conclusion that the Inlander played a role in this allocation of tax payer money; money that is taken by force from us for them (stolen). I would love to see a snowflake's take on that on that massive theft that isn't some categorical denial that it is theft because the government calls it another name.

We live within a system wherein the people that "enforce" the laws are particularly exempt from their application against themselves. Case in point is the slew of blue-murders where the commissioned cowards mow down civilians because they are "scared" and then are exonerated not by courts of law but by other extra-legal means that are designed so as to prevent them from being accountable for the snuffing out of a sacred life on the account of the fear that they might harmed. Until the police are subject to the law they will remain illegitimate agents of its enforcement.

Criminal statistics in this country are horrible. They lack structure and are not audited effectively, and, they are not collected with any consistency that would lend to the integrity of the dataset. Often they rely on pre-adjudication numbers; and in a country where those that are pre-adjudicated are supposed to be considered innocent; a principle lost on most of these chair moisteners. The fact is most cops are not that intellectual, and a perusal of a sample of police reports will lend credibility to that assessment. Too, a lot of crime is simply ignored or dismissed because these police officers are more apt to express their right to brutalize the people than they are to take the initiative to gather evidence in such a way that would support a guilty disposition in court. The US criminal system has high standards that these morons have to meet in order to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that an accused is guilty and often they fail. Often, too, they cannot be fired for their stupidity, or in the case of Creech's murderer, even killing a man in cold-blood, he got fired for driving his patrol car home without permission. Oh, the humanity! I am sure he got lateral-ed to another PD where he can kill another person with impunity. It is literally an epidemic.

Needless to say, the "police" are an institution that is and has failed. It is an institution that has been directly responsible for the deaths of many people subject to their force, and it has harbored murderers because they have badges and yet prosecuted others, like Gerlach, that did not. It has defied its label! Law is not their concern, hither it be applied them! No, the laws are for us!

The narrative I am trying to establish here is that there is no rule of law in Spokane County and it is the "law" enforcement that is the cause. Daniel would have us believe that it is a matter of resources rather than a mixture of ill-aptitude and depravity. It is not uncommon to see that the solution to a failure of government is to produce to that class a greater amount of flesh from the people to be placed in the trough of the 'servants' so that they can eat out the people's substance for their own benefit. Thomas Jefferson elevated a similar wrong against the once free people of North America when authoring the declaration of independence; and it is truly ironic that the leviathan that emerged from that era is now committing this wrong writ-large against the people she was constituted to protect against this evil. Whom can we declare independence from now? Whither is our liberty and yet whom can deliver it upon us if not this government? The only legislation that can be authored legitimately is that which emerges from the soul and its only regulation is to that of the individual themselves. More broadly, all power is illegitimate that does not respect this domain. At least, that is how I would constitute a free people.

And so I must egress from freedom to that drabness of a socialist police-state that demands my reflexive obedience and my property just for the privilege of existing within its jurisdiction. Hardly something that you could say constitutes a free society, which I hold to be a standard for the degree of moral legitimacy any leviathan can hold. But what toys will this failing class of servants get because of their failure (and apparently the Inlanders coverage of their failure)?

15k will get put right into the bank account of the dept; don't you feel safer already?

60k will go back to Spokane's corrupted and collusive media for an "information campaign" that is given no quantitative justification. And here I would just say that McGruff the crime dog did not prevent any crime. I see this as a partial payoff to Spokane's corrosive and collusive media organizations who will probably directly receive this money. Indeed, they better give good coverage or they may not receive much.....amiright Daniel? lol

90k will be given to a vendor that will provide overpriced equipment that is designed to collect data on the people en masse and without warrant or cause. Moreover, it appears as though the popos already have some of these toys and yet they still cannot resolve reported property crimes effectively. But another will help, correct? You have to spend that grant money on something....

135k, the largest portion of this money, will go directly to the cause of the problem. Ineffective and lazy public servants. In reading the paragraphs subsequent to this subheading I can see clearly what the author has designed for the hapless readers to conclude. We are to conclude that this will be used for taskforces, that taskforces have been used in the past, and that those taskforces lead to quantifiable results that reduced property crime.

People, being individual, clearly have the choice to believe whatever they want but I would be weary of any intellect that is persuaded with that analysis. Obergruppenfhrer Knezovich language is very interesting. This is where my statement on the lack of integrity of criminal statistics comes into play, and this is a normative association for police to makes themselves look like they are holding back the flood-gates of evil.

Daniel didn't quote Knezovich but uses the loose language of "says"; Knezovich 'says' that one of these cute little taskforces 'combated'--see the floodgates here?--burglary. And what were the consequences from the intrepid warriors combating the forces of evil? It lead to 228 "charges". However, the charging is only the first step in a criminal proceeding. Anyone can be charges and, nominally, in the US you are supposed to be innocent until you have been convicted, which means that the "charging" metric will be the least conservative assessment of the impact of the 'combat' from this intrepid taskforce from 2012 and that those people 'charged' we are to consider them innocent. He has given a dataset of nominally innocent people. Classy! Imagine if a grocery store made an accounting of its inventory by counting not whether the customer bought a product, but instead managed their inventory based on whether the customer has placed an item in their cart. From an analytic perspective this assessment, it seems to me, is flawed in very much the same manner.

Keeping the aforementioned in mind, I think it is pertinent to assess the differing priorities and how funding is allocated at the grocery store as compared to the troops quartered among us. There is a reason that the grocery store manages its inventory effectively, they need it to be accurate. Obergruppenfhrer Knezovich, on the other hand, does not bolster his balance sheet by being effective and efficient but rather by the act of obfuscation in furtherance of fear. And so it goes that we get an assessment of effectiveness based on the statistic that is likely to be the highest. Further down in the legal process, like pleading or being convicted, is a better metric but it will be lower. Further, if the charges are compared to the convictions and pleas you can also get a picture of his departments effectiveness in the investigation and pursuing of criminal acts. But wait, there is still an incongruity in this tale. He elevate "charges" when it seems that burglars put away would be more relevant. So why the discrepancy? Well, Daniel is not that great at analysis could be part of the problem, but also the fact that 228 charges could be amongst a pool of only half a dozen people. That incongruity, I think, lends credence to the idea that there is some obfuscation going on here. I only wish that there was some group of people that could examine the public record and do an investigation so as to find out the truth. Unfortunately, the people that have put themselves in that position do not seem capable of that sort of analysis. Oh well, it is fun to mock nonetheless.

Even despite all my prior griping there is still more to this propaganda. If the police are so good at reducing crime in this fashion, if it truly is effective, than why is it not better applied? If it truly reduces crime to have these taskforces why are they not permanent? Instead of at the whimsy of grant solicitations and poorly written Inlander features? I think that if the reduction in crime was as simple as giving a taskforce of chair moisteners a couple hundred grand than it would be easy to use the taskforce to reduce crime and then re-allocate resources because of that reduction into other taskforces that will then reduce crime. In doing so, given the claptrap association Obergruppenfhrer Knezovich and his stenographer have offered, the money saved by reducing crime could be used to make these taskforces permanent and then Spokane would be the first city in the US to eliminate crime and Obergruppenfhrer Knezovich could use his taskforce model to spread peace and order throughout the land. That is, if you believe the association that you are being given here. The association is wrong, the analysis is wrong and all this money will be used for in the end, is to further tighten the shackles that weigh our society down in every aspect. You are not free!

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Posted by Lysander_Spooner on 12/08/2016 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Here's what led up to the closing of Spokane landmark Donut Parade

OK so you can all have opinions but when I read that Vince Dressel was the landlord I knew they were doomed. I am the previous owner of Ruby Street Antiques on Ruby and Mission and I'd still be there today if a member of the Tomberi family had not died forcing the sale of the land. Dressel is a heatless slumlord who singlehandedly is lowering the bar in the Logan neighborhood.
In 2008 I asked for a temporary rent reduction until the recession let up and was denied. The property has sat empty since except for the $400 a month rooms he rents out to unsuspecting studentS.
No matter what they do or how much money they raise I guarantee you that the landlord is not going to budge on a single penny or do any upgrades to the property.

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Posted by Mike Ferguson on 12/06/2016 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Q&A with Yoram Bauman, economist behind carbon tax initiative

- Interesting news Regards Yasur

Posted by Yasur on 12/06/2016 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Attack at Ohio State University, Castro is dead and other headlines

... and still have dumbass gringo leftists swoon at your feet.

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Posted by muddydog on 12/05/2016 at 10:26 PM

Re: “What we know so far about next year's Tinnabulation Music Festival

Who to contact for booking local bands?

Posted by Devonte The-Solution Pearson on 12/05/2016 at 11:14 AM
Posted by Billy Mehaffey on 12/04/2016 at 4:14 AM

Re: “Attack at Ohio State University, Castro is dead and other headlines

If you zoom in and see the title of the book Castro is reading in the above vid, it's

How to be a Brutal, Murderous Communist Dictator for Dummies-- Now with pop-up pictures.....

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Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 12/01/2016 at 3:46 AM

Re: “State auditor's office clears Spokane Valley of wrongdoing in firing of city manager

NO surprise.

The Spokane Valley City Council, man for man is perhaps the most honest and outstanding elected body in WA State.

If only the City of Spokane City Council has such integrity.

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Posted by NotAMemberofTheGreenParty on 12/01/2016 at 2:45 AM

Re: “Trump's cabinet grows, 85-year-old suspected molester and morning headlines

The Ohio State University knife attack seems to be missing some relevant information as to motive. I wonder what it is?

I suspect if some alt-right crazy did it, we'd get that type of relevant information.

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Posted by ptleahy on 11/30/2016 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Trump's cabinet grows, 85-year-old suspected molester and morning headlines

Regarding Trump and flag burning. Back in 2005 Senator Clinton co-sponsored a flag burning bill (S. 1911). Go look it up. Trump is trolling again.

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Posted by ptleahy on 11/30/2016 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Lewis Black brings his standup tour to Northern Quest March 19

Black is always funny, despite his naive political views.

He is a talented comic and should have plenty of material from the 2016 election.

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Posted by Was Moses Lake, now Spokane Valley on 11/30/2016 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Washington students process the election results

For the final insult to injury, the Democrats and the Green Party are attempting to do a pathetic recount. Under the banner of fair elections these scoundrels are raising millions of dollars to pay for it; despite the fact there is no evidence of any kind of any tampering. Notice the recounts are only focused in traditionally democrat leaning states; not Texas or Ohio where there was actually reported problems with voting equipment.

The leaders of the recount effort are going to pocket millions of dollars before this is over.

In the end, Hillary, the democrat party and the green party will look even more pathetic.
Their supporters will have their hopes smashed yet again; and be out millions of more dollars for nothing.

To quote Stevie Nicks:

"... is it over now? Do you know how? Pick up the pieces and go home."

Save you money, go on home.

The POTUS, the US Congress, a majority of state legislatures, a majority of state governors are now all Republican.

The Democrats had their turn in 2008 when the roles were reversed; and the Republicans were on the outside looking in.

The D's failed in epic fashion for all to see.

Our nation is more divided, our economy is stagnate and our standing and credibility in the world is waning.

Now let's see if the Republicans can do better.

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 11/30/2016 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Trump's cabinet grows, 85-year-old suspected molester and morning headlines

"Donald Trump has picked Tom Price, a six-term Republican congressman, as his secretary of health and human services. Price is a leading advocate of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. (New York Times)"

Way to go POTUS elect TRUMP!

Fix, reboot or replace Obamacare with something that works that is actually affordable.

Tom Price is an excellent choice.

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Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 11/30/2016 at 5:46 AM

Re: “Attack at Ohio State University, Castro is dead and other headlines

Black Lives Matter might show up at Ohio State in response to the incident. The officer was white and the assailant was a person of color armed only with a knife, so his shooting was racism by BLM definition, right?

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Posted by muddydog on 11/29/2016 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Attack at Ohio State University, Castro is dead and other headlines

There was no "Shooter at Ohio State University";' The loser hit people with a car then got out and knifed as many as he could.

I wonder how many people called Black Lives Matter when the attack started?

I wonder how many Black Lives Matter people came to defend the good people at Ohio State University?

My guess is NONE.

Wake up alt-'s not Black Lives Matter who puts themselves into harms way when terrorist start killing.....

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Posted by The Alt-Left types are clueless on 11/29/2016 at 3:24 AM

Re: “Attack at Ohio State University, Castro is dead and other headlines

Take a good hard look at modern Cuba everyone; it's a good idea for the world to take note once again; Communism does't work; never has and never will.

Castro was a brutal, murderous, communist thug. Communism is the most deadly from of government ever conceived in world history and the late Castro was it's champion. May it be thrown on the scarp heap of history as Castro settles into Hell.

Maybe the alt-left should honestly look into his murderous life and the very stunted Cuba he led for 58+ years before singing his praises.

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Posted by Castro is dead. on 11/29/2016 at 3:13 AM

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