Thursday, May 31, 2018

"Cathy's conundrum," NIC professor arrested, best of Seattle's film fest and other morning headlines

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NEWS: Is Trump-fueled progressive passion enough to shake up the 5th District? Lisa Brown hopes so. On the cover this week, we dig into the race for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' seat.

FILM: The Inlander saw a bunch of films in Seattle last week, and now we're going to tell you all about them. Well, the best ones, at least.

MUSIC: The Inlander's Volume Music Festival is this weekend. For two days, downtown Spokane will be jam packed with bands for just about every musical appetite.


'I'm gonna be the next school shooter of 2018'
Nikolas Cruz recorded those days before he killed 17 people in a high school in Parkland, Florida. Authorities released three recordings Wednesday of the 19-year-old announcing how many people he hoped to kill and reveling in the infamy his crimes would bring him.

Although police have not revealed what they believe are Cruz's motivations, in the videos, he speaks of living an isolated, meaningless life. He says he is tired of others calling him an "idiot" and a "dumb ass." More and more, investigators and researchers are seeing evidence that school shootings are modeled after the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. The rampage is studied and celebrated in some crevices of the internet by so-called "Columbiners," as an ideology. (Washington Post, New York Times)

13-hour standoff
A King County sheriff's deputy barricaded himself in his Seattle apartment following reports that he assaulted his male domestic partner. Members of the SWAT team blew the locks off the door and maneuvered a remote-controlled robot into the deputy's apartment. Officers eventually arrested the suspect deputy in his bathroom. The deputy has been on paid leave from the Sheriff's Office since March, pending an internal investigation. (Seattle Times)

Hidden shower camera
A North Idaho College professor is accused of filming his male roommate and another woman with a hidden camera pointed through a shared bathroom wall. Jonathan Downing is facing felony voyeurism charges. (Spokesman-Review)

'I get you hi if u should come over'
A 56-year-old father allegedly texted to a 14-year-old friend of his daughter. Charles Green Jr. is facing felony charges for sending sexually explicit text messages to underage girls. Police are also investigating whether he gave them drugs. (Spokesman-Review)

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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.