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Jan 30, 2015 imoncaphill commented on Ex-Girlfriend Says Golf Club Cop Cynthia Whitlatch Is "a Racist" Who Once "Stole Marijuana" from SPD Evidence.
@93 Police don't have the right to give you unlawful orders without probable cause and it is perfectly legal to disobey unlawful order by a police office. In fact it is perfectly legal for you to use force against a police officer who is making an illegal arrest. And if more people started turning the tables on this idiotic police maybe they would start complying with community standards. What this officer did to this man can't be described as anything less than a human rights violation. He wasn't doing anything, she had no probably cause. She falsely imprisoned him. She should be tried, convicted and jailed. And from her Facebook comments it is reasonable to presume that the only reason she targeted this elderly man was because his skin was black.
Jan 30, 2015 imoncaphill commented on SPD Officer Removed from Street Duty as Elderly Vet Says He Was Arrested Because He's Black.
@30 I completely agree. We need to move the dialogue forward. I believe this officer deserves a chance at redemption (though not as a Seattle Police Officer). Attacking her personally (her looks, etc.) is just as ignorant as what she did. That just causes her and others like her to dig in their heels and double down. You help legitimize their victim mentality.

The only people who can change the culture of our police department are the City Council, Mayor and Chief. We need to be holding their feet to the fire (in a decent and respectable way) via protests, civil disobedience, video taping every police interaction with the public. We also need to create a culture in the police department where the supposed majority "good" cops are the ones who are calling out the "bad" cops instead of having their backs at all costs. The SPOG needs to go or seriously change its attitude regarding bad cops.

What we need are solutions and a path forward. Not name calling and she said she said claims from former lovers. Seriously, if hearsay isn't good enough for a court of law why is it good enough for the court of public opinion. This officer needs to be fired. All officers need to be re-trained on how to deescalate and we as a community have to continue to move forward towards creating a just society for everyone. EVERYONE.
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Jan 29, 2015 imoncaphill commented on Was This Racist Post Written by the Cop Who Arrested an Elderly Man for "Walking in Seattle While Black"?.
Was officer Reo also reported for his clearly racist views as well? It's surreal to me that this is happening in 2015 in one of the most progressive cities in the world. Incomprehensible.
Sep 24, 2014 imoncaphill commented on Balagan Theatre Shut Down By Its Board After Being Blindsided by Debts.
If you are operating a non-profit and your board doesn't have at least one CPA on it then you are negligent. And with a small company like this only a board member should have access to any bank accounts or at the very least it should require one board and one staff signature on all checks. So many non-profits are ripped off either deliberately or by ignorance of basic business principals and by a totally negligent board of directors. I hope this board has some good Directors and Officers insurance. Otherwise these creditors are free to come after the assets of the board members personally. The number one responsibility of a board is the fiduciary responsibility of the company they are running. This board failed and should be held accountable.
Jul 24, 2014 imoncaphill commented on No, No, NO: Seattle's Hurricane Cafe Is Closing.
I've lived here for 20 years and never heard of this place. Oh well.
Jun 4, 2014 imoncaphill commented on New Column!.
I heard her make similar statements at a rally at Westlake during the election, so it wasn't obvious that it was a parody. While her and I agree on many things policy related, she is very clearly just a publicity hound who likes to use provocative rhetoric. And this is not obviously satire in any way.
Jun 4, 2014 imoncaphill commented on New Column!.
Ms. Sawant, you're an idiot and I cannot wait to help you lose in the 2015 election. Thank goodness we passed the new council district laws so that your term will only be 2 short years. I'm 100% in favor of the $15 wage campaign, but your rhetoric in the above piece is beyond the pail of acceptable language for someone who represents me. You are a disgusting representative to this great city.
Mar 26, 2013 imoncaphill commented on Gay Marriage.
Amen, sister!
Mar 11, 2013 imoncaphill commented on The Canterbury Is Closing at the End of the Year, But....
It's good to see that an important non-profit like CHH is being run by sensible people whose sole responsibility is to make sure that the organization is run in a sustainable manner. They provide a very important service to Capitol Hill and to the City and should not be burdened with a commercial renter who cannot be bothered to pay her rent on time.
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