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Sep 21 long-time reader commented on Guest Editorial: Why You Should Sign Initiative 873 to Change the State Law on Police Killings.
Editor: You have an "it's" in the second to last sentence where you need an "its".

On to the subject matter: Try a thought experiment. Suppose that for a year, all US police secretly agreed to never draw their firearms under any circumstances. How many police officers do you suppose would be killed for lack of self-defence? Probably in the single digits, or a few dozen tops. Compare this number with the hundreds and hundreds of citizens the police kill every year.

Do you really believe the life of a police officer is worth the lives of ten or more citizens? If not, then you have to conclude that the police are too quick to use force in this country.
Sep 19 long-time reader commented on Videos Show Terence Crutcher, Another Unarmed Black Man, Being Killed by American Police.
@33, I'm a daily bicycle commuter. Shitty, menacing drivers scare me shitless more often than I'd like. Shall I start carrying a gun and emptying my magazine at them every time it happens?

No. If you cannot temper your fear with reason and deliberation, you have no fucking business carrying a gun, or being a cap.
Sep 13 long-time reader commented on The Reason Why I Could Not Suggest the Adult Swim Drive-In.
@4, only an imbecile and/or a troll could call the bicycle a "19th-century novelty".
Sep 12 long-time reader commented on The Morning News: Seattle Remembers 9/11 and Slain Woodcarver, Hillary Clinton Scrutinized for Taking Sick Days.
Ignorance about sportsball is something to be lauded and encouraged (says this able-bodied cis het white man).
Aug 26 long-time reader commented on Russian Hacker Convicted in Seattle of Massive Credit Card Fraud Involving Pizza Parlors.
This real/fake/real/fake reporting style is really off-putting.
Aug 2 long-time reader commented on Drones Are Interfering with Range 12 Firefighting Efforts, Crews Say.
Hey, we spend way too much on our military in this country. Let's put them to good use and let the USAF shoot these shits down.
Jul 14 long-time reader commented on The Morning News: VOTE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS, YOU DINGUSES!.
Ah, the old "sorry you were offended, not my intent" non-apology. About as heartfelt as no apology at all.

At least this turd's stepped down, at least. Next (likely) turd's turn, now.
Jul 12 long-time reader commented on The Queen Protester of Baton Rouge: An Art Review.
I agree that the photo makes the police appear foolish.

I disagree that this is "unnecessary". The necessity of making the police appear foolish is the whole reason the photo has captured our attention.

I suppose they were running up to her and coming to an abrupt stop, but, frozen in time, it appears that they're do-si-doing around her.