Thursday, May 26, 2016

New charges for man who shot CdA pastor, revenge on Gawker and is Spokane really THAT dangerous?

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 9:39 AM


• These three bike cops know downtown better than anyone

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• An LA school district also settled a pricey lawsuit for sexual misconduct by a teacher. (Context: last week's cover story explores how local districts fail to protect students from predatory teachers. You should read it.) 

• Actually, Spokane might not be one of the most dangerous cities in the country (unless you're a bike). 


• Kyle Odom, the former Marine who shot Coeur d'Alene Pastor Tim Remington in March will not face attempted murder charges. Prosecutors amended Odom's charges to aggravated battery, which carries the same maximum 15 year sentence in Idaho but has a lower standard of proof. (Spokesman-Review)

• A federal judge in Brooklyn understands how a felony conviction can cripple a person's status in society. Yesterday, Judge Frederic Block sentenced a woman to probation rather than jail time for a drug offense, basically saying the label "felon" is punishment enough. He pointed to the nearly 50,000 federal and state statutory penalties on felons outside of prison. 

• Trump is OFFICIALLY the GOP nominee; Inexplicably, Bernie and Trump will debate; Meanwhile Hillary's catching some flack from the State Department's inspector general for her use of a private email server

• U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced earlier this week that she will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the white man who walked into an African American church in South Carolina and killed nine people as they worshiped. Here's writer and author Ta-Nehisi Coates on why Roof shouldn't face capital punishment

• Remember when Hulk Hogan (aka Terry Bollea) won $140 million from the gossip website Gawker 'cause they published a sex video of him? Well this week we learned that tech billionaire, Peter Thiel, picked up Hogan's legal bills to the tune of about $10 million. Thiel is a cofounder of PayPal and one of the earliest investors in Facebook. Gawker outed him as being gay nearly a decade ago. 

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.