Sep 17, 2015
commented on How the Firing of Officer Cynthia Whitlatch Happened: A Timeline
@9 -- You should care because posting her home address was wrong, regardless of her bad behavior. If the police officers who watched Whitlatch harass that poor man were guilty when they didn't say anything, then we're also guilty when we witness or participate in immorality and don't say anything.
I'm sorry to dampen the spirits of this celebratory lap.
Sep 15, 2015
commented on Reprimand for Seattle Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Teacher Jesse Hagopian
@24 -- I don't know who decides if a threat is credible, but I'm sure it's not you.
As to the rest, feel free to amend your interpretation of history to serve your purposes. The facts are clear; she was taken off duty because someone called for violence against her in the comment section of this blog and included her home address as part of that call.
Jul 24, 2014
commented on Seattle's Best Daily Newspaper Editor Says Stop Publishing Daily Newspapers
Dom, your legacy is secure. You don't need to write "See... I'm not terrible" posts. No amount of "I did it first" will negate the damage you did to a Seattle institution nor the distrust you've seeded throughout the city.
A generation of well-read, intelligent people will likely never take the Stranger seriously again. You're stuck with an audience of naive college grads who will ditch you once anything better comes along.
The only positive thing I can think to say regarding the path of your destruction; at least when you fuck up, you fuck up big.
Jul 19, 2014
commented on Council Member Kshama Sawant Responds to Threatened Challenge from Alison Holcomb
Believe it or not, city council members actually have jobs and responsibilities. We don't hire them to lead campaigns or to promote a single agenda. We hire them to pass laws, write budgets and chair committees.
Sawant is a great cheerleader for the working class. She led an incredible campaign but ultimately got played by the Mayor and the business people she refused to compromise with.
Anyone with a poor an attendance record or achievement rate as low as Sawant's deserves to be replaced. Ex-Mayor McGinn has done a terrible job as Seattle's mascot. Maybe we should hire Holcomb for the council and let Sawant debate Republicans on Fox News.