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Feb 23 libertine commented on The Witch Isn't Scary, Sean Nelson, It's Trying Too Hard to Be Scary.
Art house movies trying desperately to look meaning filled and suspenseful are no more "horror" than tawdry gorefests are. Both are extremes that allow the audience to detach themselves from the narrative. After the credits roll, five minutes later these movies are forgotten.
Good horror keeps you engaged, leaves you uncomfortable, and lingers in the mind. It fills the liminal spaces. Most modern horror flicks shoehorn poor quality crap into the liminal spaces and call it good.
Feb 22 libertine commented on Seattle Police Release Video of Che Taylor Shooting.
@79 while I was willing to admit the man was no saint even if the conviction was overturned and I don't quite have the search results for his criminal record back yet, I am willing to admit I am likely wrong on this one. As I do not consider this place to be one where I need to pump up my ego, am willing to admit when I have erred.
Feb 22 libertine commented on Seattle Police Release Video of Che Taylor Shooting.
@77, you're off. That is concerning the 1997 denial of appeal. The witnesses hadn't recanted yet. That link is to the case in general. The appeal mentions it was procedural, concerning only the use of a previous robbery conviction. There is no mention of the recanting witnesses (because they didn't recant until just a few years ago).
Feb 22 libertine commented on Homeless Encampment Allowed to Stay at Dearborn Site Over the Weekend, Could Face Eviction This Week.
@5, that Issaquah site was a haven for drug users and damaged the local ecosystem, but it wasn't 4 miles from a bus stop. The 208 stops right there at Exit 20. That's why I know it was a haven for drug users. My ex lives out that way and they love to brag about the meth, pot and alcohol while on the bus. They were also crossing I-90 and camping near/pissing in a protected salmon creek on the north side of the freeway.

They're still using all the drugs and laughing about it, too. They just got pushed further out, near Snoqualmie Ridge and the interchange up there with 18.

If those are Morrow's camps, I want absolutely nothing to do with him at all.
Feb 22 libertine commented on Seattle Police Release Video of Che Taylor Shooting.
@72, I don't think so. State vs. Taylor, 1992 conviction, 1997 denial of appeal. That's the case that was overturned. The overturned charges were first degree rape, four counts of first degree robbery, and two counts of second degree assault. His prior robbery convictions still stand, as do prior drug charges.
Feb 22 libertine commented on Homeless Encampment Allowed to Stay at Dearborn Site Over the Weekend, Could Face Eviction This Week.
@3, cannabis isn't criminal anymore. There is no reason to ban the stoned from meetings. It might not be illegal, but it is certainly uncalled for and draconian.
Feb 22 libertine commented on Seattle Police Release Video of Che Taylor Shooting.
@66, wait one minute. I can almost guarantee The Times is including those overturned convictions, as they frame his release from prison as a standard release as opposed to rectifying a miscarriage of justice. Hardly a NPoV.
Feb 22 libertine commented on Seattle Police Release Video of Che Taylor Shooting.
@66, I know he had a criminal record not including the overturned convictions, but some people here are including them anyways. It was an honest question, not a condemnation.
Feb 22 libertine commented on Seattle Police Release Video of Che Taylor Shooting.
@64, you are so out of touch it is funny. Approaching a minority with guns drawn is practically SOP. The DoJ isn't here for nothing.

Approaching a vehicle with guns drawn due to past history is not legal. If there is no reason to believe an aggressive crime is actively being committed the cops have no cause to pull their guns. Prior convictions of the individual or prior experiences from the officer do not change that. If the officer can't separate the two incidents in their own head they have no business on the force. Period. They are being paid and given the license to kill because they are supposed to be that professional.

Feb 22 libertine commented on Seattle Police Release Video of Che Taylor Shooting.
@63, the man spent 22 years behind bars for a series of crimes, the conviction for which was overturned. Society failed this man decades ago. Should we not have sympathy for those society has broken? Should we not defend a person from character assassination? Are not the dead also innocent until proven guilty? Or do we now convict corpses?