Eric Arrr
Pike to the Pine
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Liberal n

1. A conservative who has just been arrested.

Jun 15 Eric Arrr commented on A House Track I Discovered Yesterday: Bob Moses' "All I Want".
Thanks for this, Charles. Discovering these albums has been the delight of my evening.
May 14 Eric Arrr commented on Seattle Police Union Goes to Court to Block Release of Officer Photos.
@7,

Nah, he's not trying to be anonymous. His name really is Jack Clyde.

May 13 Eric Arrr commented on Seattle Police Union Goes to Court to Block Release of Officer Photos.
The claim that these photos could be used to replicate access cards is ridiculous on its face.

When making fake access cards -- something one actually does in my line of work, no kidding -- you use photos of *yourself* so the picture on the fake badge matches you. The last thing you want or need with a fake badge is a picture of somebody else on it.
May 12 Eric Arrr commented on Gates Foundation Divests From Another Oil Company, Selling $187 Million Stake in B.P..
Not a fan of divestment. Selling your stake in an evil business on the cheap just means you're giving somebody else - probably an asshole - a great deal on owning a piece of an evil business.
May 6 Eric Arrr commented on Two May Day Protesters Were Charged With Third-Degree Assault.
@5,

Mainly, you throw a molotov cocktail at someone as a way to drive them out of a confined space, like a vehicle or a building. On the open street, you'd be better off trying to kill someone with a rock.
May 6 Eric Arrr commented on Two May Day Protesters Were Charged With Third-Degree Assault.
@1,

Not if you actually want to secure a conviction. Good prosecutors pick charges they can win with. (Which isn't to say that every assistant city attorney here in Seattle necessarily measures up to that standard...)
May 3 Eric Arrr commented on Seattle Mourns the Loss of Cleveland Stockmeyer, One of Its Greatest Attorneys.
@2,

How is it so bad? I rather like what it has done for both campaigns and governance...

p.s. We miss you, Cleve.
Apr 28 Eric Arrr commented on Meanwhile in Oklahoma: Court Rules Rape Isn't Rape If Victim Passed Out Before Rape Commenced.
@11,

Happily, Oklahoma has a criminal statute apposite to the case: sexual battery! Unhappily, the prosecutor did not charge the perp with sexual battery.

https://popehat.com/2016/04/28/regarding…
Apr 27 Eric Arrr commented on Local MC Spekulation Sees Red Over Uncle Ike's Green.
@1,

Hey, KBR & Halliburton didn't invade Iraq, either.
Apr 17 Eric Arrr commented on Veteran Seattle Police Sergeant Arrested on Charges of Child Abuse.
@38,

Whether or not it was a lawful arrest is a separate question from whether the use of force was appropriate. If the officers stated that he was under arrest, or that he would be arrested, merely for refusing to identify himself, then the stop became illegal at that point.

But, honestly, I don't know the timing of the incident - maybe the kid tried to walk away while he was still only being detained, in which case, an obstructing arrest was arguably legal. Or maybe they told him to show his ID or be taken downtown, in which case the arrest was unlawful.