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Tuesday Mar 3 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Police say a man who fired a shot into the air Monday evening in West Seattle fled into a drug store. The gun had been stolen. Comment?
Monday Mar 2 | via West Seattle Blog
IN THIS MORNING: Early today, a car was broken into in the 3800 block of Beach Drive SW, its side and rear windows smashed, and, writes Mary , "a very important work suitcase was stolen. The alarm went off & we saw a white car take off driving." Comment?
Friday Feb 27 | via KOMO News
Andrew Enyeart normally bikes to his barista job in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood, but a bike thief put the brakes on that. Enyeart attached his white bicycle to a street sign in front of his apartment with a U-lock. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 25 | via Ballard News-Tribune
On Feb. 10, Seattle police officers responded to an assault at the 5400 block of Leary Avenue Northwest. Officers found a man with a bloody nose and a swollen face. Comment?
Saturday Feb 21 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A Seattle man caught selling high-powered firearms and heroin from his basement apartment was sentenced on Friday to six years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. When Jorge Carlos Camps was arrested in May, officials seized a dozen weapons, including a machine gun and silencer. Comment?
Friday Feb 20 | via KHQ-TV Spokane
Shoshone County Sheriff Mitch Alexander says he was relieved when he got the phone call Thursday night that escaped inmate Roy Bieluch was in custody. "I was really happy, I was born and raised here, everybody knows everybody, it's like everybody's family. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 17 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle police believe a 15-year-old West Seattle student attempted to rob two teens, jacked a package from a porch and crashed a stolen getaway car before returning to class earlier this month. It began with the teen stepped out from a silver minivan in the 6900 block of 34th Avenue Southwest and followed two 17-year-old walking on the street, according to Seattle police reports. Comment?
Thursday Feb 12 | via Capitol Hill Blog
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Monday Feb 9 | via The Stranger
William Wingate, center, was arrested by a Seattle police officer in July while using a golf club as a cane. On Saturday, he marched with protesters against biased policing. Comment?
Saturday Feb 7 | via Magnolia Voice
Once isn't enough for rip-offs in the Village, it seems. Following a burglary in December, Magnolia Paw Spa gets hit again this week with the perpetrator entering through the same back window. Comment?
Saturday Feb 7 | via Times-Standard
Former NFL player Sam Adams failed to pay wages and health care premiums for workers at his fitness clubs in Washington state, leaving one employee unable to buy Christmas presents for her children and another to incur massive medical bills after she was diagnosed with cancer, investigators say. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Friday that his office had charged Adams, 41, with theft and tax-fraud charges and that it would seek a sentence above the normal prison term of three to nearly five years. Comment?
Friday Feb 6 | via Ballard News-Tribune
At the end of 2014 Seattle Police department announced they will be conducting a yearlong pilot study to test body cameras worn by officers. A dozen East Precinct officers wear the cameras, and what the study finds could set the standard for camera use. Comment?
Friday Feb 6 | via Seattle Gay News
Protest and walk to end bias policing scheduled for Saturday, February 7 by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor Chad Goller-Sojourner - author of Riding in Cars with Black People & Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness, the story of what happens when a black boy, raised by white parents 'ages out' of honorary white and suburban privilege and into a world where folklore, statistics and conjecture deem him dangerous until proven otherwise, and author of Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy - has organized a protest and walk this weekend, in conjunction with #BLACKLIVESMATTER, demanding an end to what he says is law enforcements racism towards black men, called 'Walking While Black - Always Dangerous Until Proven Otherwise.' Comment?
Thursday Feb 5 | via Seattle Times
A Seattle police officer who arrested a 69-year-old man for carrying a golf club she viewed as a weapon expressed strong displeasure with prosecutors for not pursuing an additional charge of obstructing a public officer, according to newly disclosed emails. The emails shed new light on the actions of Cynthia Whitlatch, a white officer whose July 9 arrest of a black man, William Wingate, along with a racially charged Facebook post, has triggered a wide-ranging internal investigation of Whitlatch's work history and led to her being placed on paid leave at home. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 4 | via KHQ-TV Spokane
Kootenai County Sheriff Deputies are looking for an arsonist, after a fire at Harrison Elementary and Junior High School in Post Falls on Wednesday. Students went home early after smoke filled the boy's bathroom. Comment?
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