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Eric Arrr
Pike to the Pine
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Liberal n

1. A conservative who has just been arrested.

TMI

  • What do you like to read when you poop?: Slog. (duh)
  • What keeps you up at night?: Those goddammed Cleanscapes trucks
  • What piece of art would you steal?: Lisa Dank's dog.
  • What's your biggest grammatical pet peeve?: 'Dominate' is not an adjective.
  • What song do you want played at your funeral?: Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley

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4:15 PM yesterday Eric Arrr commented on Two Unarmed Black Men Suspected of Stealing Beer Shot by Police Officer in Olympia.
@9,

Is the K your middle initial by any chance?
May 10 Eric Arrr commented on Everything You Know About How Osama bin Laden Was Killed by the US Is "a Hoax," Seymour Hersh Is Reporting.
This jibes with the rumored account that I always thought sounded most credible:

http://www.thespywhobilledme.com/the_spy…
May 6 Eric Arrr commented on What Two Programmers Have Revealed So Far About Seattle Police Officers Who Are Still in Uniform.
TomID2009, you're very confused. It is absolutely positively possible and allowed to fly without ID, otherwise hundreds of hungover groomsmen with lost wallets would be stranded in Las Vegas every day of the year.
May 6 Eric Arrr commented on Dashcam Footage Shows Seattle Police Officers Deriding Black People and Joking About Beating Them Up.
@9,

I don't care what color you are, if you hold the residents of the area you're policing in contempt, then you shouldn't be police.
May 6 Eric Arrr commented on Dashcam Footage Shows Seattle Police Officers Deriding Black People and Joking About Beating Them Up.
And just to be 110% super-clear, when I say "I get joking" that doesn't mean racist fucking jokes.
May 6 Eric Arrr commented on Dashcam Footage Shows Seattle Police Officers Deriding Black People and Joking About Beating Them Up.
@3, yeah, I get joking and all, but you can't make fun of black folks on your way to a scene where you end up hurting a bunch of them, and then credibly say your decision to use force wasn't influenced by racial prejudice.

And you can't make jokes about them being high on crack on your way to the scene, and then expect to be credible when you later say (as Longley did) that using force was necessary in part because they seemed to be on drugs.
Apr 25 Eric Arrr commented on William Wingate Sues Officer Cynthia Whitlatch and the Seattle Police Department Alleging Racial Discrimination.
@9,

The data I have cuts off in the middle of 2013, so for consistency's sake I only counted through EOY 2012.

I forgot to mention that those $4.5mil in payouts from 2005-2012 were spread over 62 incidents. So, averaging them out, we get around $72k per. Which makes big settlements like Williams and Torgerson very much the exception.
Apr 25 Eric Arrr commented on William Wingate Sues Officer Cynthia Whitlatch and the Seattle Police Department Alleging Racial Discrimination.
@7,

It would be, except you wanna guess how much Seattle paid out for police misconduct verdicts & settlements between 2005 and 2012? Total?

Just shy of $4.5 mil.

Now you wanna guess how much SPD employees took home in salary and overtime during those same years? Total?

About $1.5 billion.

Meaning, if we spread the cost of police misconduct verdicts & settlements evenly across the force, we'd be talking about a hypothetical penalty of less than one third of one percent of annual compensation.

That'd totally show 'em.
Apr 24 Eric Arrr commented on William Wingate Sues Officer Cynthia Whitlatch and the Seattle Police Department Alleging Racial Discrimination.
@4, SPD consumes roughly a quarter of the city's ~$1Bn general fund every year, and spends the lion's share of it on staffing.

Compared to what we pay our cops every year, a couple hundred grand would be a rounding error.
Mar 31 Eric Arrr commented on US Department of the Interior Approves Shell's Arctic Drilling Rights.
Hate to say it, but this horse got out the barn when the feds leased the fields to Shell in 2008. For the feds to go back on the deal 7 years later would only have put the gov't on the losing side of a very expensive lawsuit.

And I'd love to pretend the gov't could've told Shell to pound sand back in 2008, except this.
 

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