Friday, November 11, 2016

Protests and racist graffiti in the wake of Trump's election, Hutto charged with murder, and other news to start your day

Posted By on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 9:54 AM


NEWS: Trump's victory comes with an asterisk from Spokane. The president elect earned 48 percent of the vote here, which is less than George W. Bush in 2004, John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. Clinton earned 42 percent, but 10 percent of Spokane County voters chose neither.

MUSIC: Sturgill Simpson's alt-country sound blasted the Knitting Factory. Here's our review.

FOOD: A shiny new retro donut shop in North Spokane.


• Protests over this week's election turned violent in Portland, Oregon. Police called it a riot. At least 29 people were arrested, according to news reports. Protests in Los Angeles, Philly, Denver, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Dallas and Oakland continued as well. CNN reports that about 185 protesters in LA were arrested last night.

• Fueled by Tuesday's election of Donald Trump, students across the country have been caught on video chanting "white power" and "build the wall." Pictures of racist graffiti also surfaced, including spray paint on the back of a baseball dugout near Wellsville High School in New York that reads: "Make America White Again" with a swastika. Demonstrations at WSU were "loud but peaceful."

• David Earl Hutto is now facing murder charges in the death of William "Bo" Kirk, who was shot and killed in Kootenai County last month. Prosecutors have said the encounter between Hutto and Kirk escalated from a road rage incident, but have been otherwise tight lipped. Only a portion of the case file is available to the public. (Spokesman-Review)

• Hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest released their sixth and final album, We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your service. Stream it here.

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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.