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Feb 19, 2013 someone_in_seattle commented on Children's Book Author Says Libraries Are Stealing His Money.
Paul, not that I don't necessarily agree with you, but this post is intellectually lazy. You go straight to calling Deary a "dipshit" and "clueless" without spending a single word on why you believe he is substantively in the wrong. Is your opinion really so all-powerful that it need not even be mentioned, to be right?
May 12, 2009 someone_in_seattle commented on Police Arrest Man for Taking Photo in REI.
OK so @9 says perhaps the basis for the arrest was the crime of obstruction. @49 points out that WA courts say, refusal to present ID can't in itself be the basis for an arrest for obstruction. So, what was the basis of the arrest?
May 12, 2009 someone_in_seattle commented on Police Arrest Man For Taking Photo in REI.
RCW 9A.76.020: Obstructing a law enforcement officer:

(1) A person is guilty of obstructing a law enforcement officer if the person willfully hinders, delays, or obstructs any law enforcement officer in the discharge of his or her official powers or duties.

Seems pretty vague. Regardless, I notice Shane wasn't actually *charged* with anything. I wonder if that means anything about the validity of the arrest in the first place...
May 12, 2009 someone_in_seattle commented on Police Arrest Man For Taking Photo in REI.
I was under the impression that the cops could only arrest or detain someone if they had cause to suspect that a crime had occurred. Did the Stranger ask the Seattle PD what Shane was suspected of when he was arrested? Your writeup only says that he was "uncoopoerative", so they arrested him. Is being uncooperative a crime?