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1:04 PM yesterday Charlie Mas commented on Man Tased, Arrested for Crime of Being Black in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Has the man who was tased filed a complaint? Was he arrested? We could use some basic facts here.
6:54 AM yesterday Charlie Mas commented on Anita Sarkeesian Threatened with Rape and Murder for Daring to Keep Critiquing Video Games.
It's time for internet trolls to learn that online threats are just as illegal as threats by any other medium. The authorities need to start taking them a lot more seriously.
Aug 27 Charlie Mas commented on Seattle Police Officer John Marion Is At It Again, Apparently.
Can Chief O'Toole do anything more than say tsk tsk? Hell, I can do that.
She, on the other hand, has the authority to change the way that White Center is policed. So why doesn't she see this as a policing problem instead of a PR problem? Why doesn't she pay attention to the original concern? This response from her shifts the focus from where it belongs - how White Center is policed - to a distraction - what a bunch of internet trolls are working for the police department.
Aug 23 Charlie Mas commented on Seattle School Board President Deliberately Misses the Point on Rape, Again.
@20, It doesn't fucking matter. The protests were not about holding the boy accountable. The protests were not about the boy's actions.

Try to pay attention: the protests were about the district's failure to follow the law and their own policies and procedures in response to the incident.

All of this talk about whether a rape actually occurred or whether the boy's guilt can be proven in court is a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from the real issue: the district's failure.
Aug 22 Charlie Mas commented on Seattle School Board President Deliberately Misses the Point on Rape, Again.
She still doesn't understand that the protests were not about the boy's actions but about the district's actions.

Is she so blind to the district's failures here?
Aug 22 Charlie Mas commented on School Board President's Comments on Alleged Garfield Rape Case "Appall" and "Dishearten".
@26, You are resolutely determined not to understand, aren't you?

The federal prosecutor didn't ignore the case. The federal prosecutor exercised his or her discretion about whether or not to prosecute. That's not neglect. What the school district did, however, was neglect. They had a duty and they refused to fulfill it. Moreover, they lied about it.

Also, the school district wasn't getting legal counsel from any outside source. How odd that you should think this is either true or relevant.

How about you set your off-topic interests aside for a moment and focus on the primary issue here: the school district failed/refused to fulfill their duties before and after the incident. Can you take a moment and look at that? Whether there ever was an actual sexual assault, there definitely was a report of one. The district has a legal duty to take specific actions in response to such a report and they failed to take those actions. Get it now?
Aug 22 Charlie Mas commented on School Board President's Comments on Alleged Garfield Rape Case "Appall" and "Dishearten".
@21, You're not getting it. This is not about holding the boy accountable. No one really cares about that and it is just odd that this is your focus.

The bigger problem, the one that everyone else is focused on, the one that the story and the protest, and all of the work is about, is holding the District accountable for their utter and complete failure to fulfill their duties, both before and after the incident.

Can you see that?

And, yes, by diverting the attention away from the District's responsibility, you are siding against the victim because that's her effort.
Aug 21 Charlie Mas commented on School Board President's Comments on Alleged Garfield Rape Case "Appall" and "Dishearten".
One of the saddest and most complete failures by Seattle Public Schools it has ever been my sorry duty to report.
Aug 11 Charlie Mas commented on (Formerly) Blue Video Watch.
Where was the angst when Hollywood Video went out of business - for exactly the same reasons?
Aug 11 Charlie Mas commented on Could This Help Seattle Understand How Traffic on an Escalator Works?.
If people can't follow the law on the highway (Keep Right Except While Passing) or comply with the frequent, explicit signs on the path around Green Lake, what makes anyone think they are going to pick up on this subtle indication of courteous behavior?

It's common courtesy - nothing more. The people who break this rule (or linger in doorways, or stop and talk on crowded walkways at public events, or any of the other self-absorbed, clueless, traffic jamming behavior we see every day, are simply too rude to acknowledge the humanity of those around them.
 
 

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