James Matthew Blaine 
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    Mayor Condon plans a review of city salaries; plus, a turned-off body camera and an officer-involved shooting
    • Nov 12, 2014
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Re: “Both Sides of the Badge

If I had 4 years to think about having killed Otto Zehm and been found to have used excessive force instead of murder, I would probably just walk out of prison. Just walk out and go home and feel like I got away with something. BUT really I think we re both missing the point. I hope if that's your only issue with the article, then we agree Spokane can do better on both sides of the badge. And we ll only get there if the citizenenry hold it's police force accountable as they do their mostly thankless but still public job.

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Posted by James Matthew Blaine on 03/04/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “The Bad Wizard

Goodness. Thank you. Now where is the link to Jessie Wuerst's response to ol Bobby s uninformed rant about Avista s 100yr storm response.

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Posted by James Matthew Blaine on 12/17/2015 at 9:16 PM

Re: “White people playing “devil’s advocate” are part of the problem

Every one of her examples was to point out privileged whites playing devils advocate, she wasn t trying to compare gaza directly to ferguson. Ferguson is a predominately black neighborhood, so of course the property damage is to businesses owned by other black people, but you re missing the point. Riots aren t about the businesses being damaged in that case, but about the immediate and provoked community frustration over one of their unarmed members being shot dead. (not to mention previous shootings). The author hasn t said anything of bigotry towards white males, she is basically saying sit down, shut up, and listen for 5 minutes til it,s your turn- you re derailing and bogarting the conversation the rest of us are trying to have here. -matt blaine

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Posted by James Matthew Blaine on 08/15/2014 at 2:24 PM

Re: “The Invisible Industry

One question, does madison have similiar cities pulling at its best and brightest like spokane does with portland, and seattle to the west, and chicago? To our east? Is the CVI in the twin cities or Chicago as high as portland and seattle?
?..and great article luke. To the first commentor, i would polite request you come home now! And help the art scene however you can, dont wait for it, create it.

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Posted by James Matthew Blaine on 03/05/2014 at 10:50 PM

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