Dec 12, 2014 kmq1 commented on Undercover Cop Pulls Gun on Protesters in Oakland.
Inciting a crowd to violence does not give the officer justification to pull a weapon and aim at a photographer in an act of intimidation. Anyone who carries, police or citizen with a concealed weapon, knows you if it comes out of the holster and is pointed at someone you must be prepared to fire it. How can anyone argue he is holding that gun in a position to be used? One handed, sideways, and just a few inches from his face and eyes? Careless and reckless. Put him back in uniform.
Nov 24, 2014 kmq1 commented on No Charges Against Officer Darren Wilson in the Death of Mike Brown; Seattle Protesters on the Move.
Read through the released transcripts. You don't have to go through all of them tonight... just the last set. You will see exactly how a prosecution manipulates a grand jury. The key in the mind of the jurors was the question of lawful arrest which comes down to the assault on Darren Wilson... the only evidence was light swelling on his cheek. Darren Wilson was alone for a period of time from when he left the scene, by himself, until when his supervisor arrived at the precinct. In his own testimony he stated he was in the bathroom, alone at the precinct. He could have given himself the bruising injury, something that needed to be cross examined with forensic analysis.
Nov 24, 2014 kmq1 commented on No Charges Against Officer Darren Wilson in the Death of Mike Brown; Seattle Protesters on the Move.
The prosecutor is in sole control of the presentation of all the evidence to the grand jury. The raw evidence and witness accounts mean nothing if he doesn't release the full transcript of every word said in front of the jury, including their instructions on MO law. There is a possibility he threw every witness he could find, no matter their credibility, to give the jury witness fatigue.
Aug 27, 2014 kmq1 commented on Kirk Cameron Has Finally Saved Christmas, Once and for All.
Because the liberals out there are trying to take away your frigging turkey!
Aug 27, 2014 kmq1 commented on Seattle Police Officer John Marion Is At It Again, Apparently.
They do have every right to give their opinions. It's just that their tendency to troll the internet, including here, with sophomoric comments makes us really question their judgment. They are actively trolling for any negative comments on the SPD and instead of challenging them with any sort of facts they resort to name calling.

A peace officer, especially being paid over 100K, should really be much more professional.

Since I believe 99% of them are, why can't we just rid of the few that aren't.
Aug 27, 2014 kmq1 commented on What Kind of Idiot Gives a Nine Year Old an Uzi?.
Comparatively lightweight gun, grip too big for small hands, and the volume of firepower in automatic mode. Each little burst adds up rather quickly. Simple physics.

Is it bad that I am much more concerned for the child living with the consequences than the instructor losing his life?
Aug 18, 2014 kmq1 commented on Washington State Court of Appeals Will Take Up Legal Fight Over SPU Surveillance Video.
Sounds like one of those debates on ethics in a journalism classroom. When are the rights of privacy for the victim(s) overridden by the need for the media to be a watchdog for keeping our society open and free?
Mar 20, 2014 kmq1 commented on NRA Power, Spineless Dems, and the Death of Vivek Murthy's Nomination.
The ironic thing is that members of the NRA, those pillars of independence, are being played by the gun manufacturers. No other industry has carte blanche to make a crappy product without any consumer recourse. My gun fanatic friends are constantly posting messages about avoiding this firearm or that one because of shoddy construction. Once they take your money there is no consumer recourse other than giving them a bad internet review.

With that kind of product liability protection you can virtually sell any piece of crap you want. It mis-fires? So what! It jams? Tough!

But that is how the NRA likes it....
Feb 17, 2014 kmq1 commented on Dangerous Black Kids.
Granted that the media often identify trials with an easy identified moniker, but the "loud music trial" does imply that the youths had some sort blame of being inconsiderate enough to play their music too loud. To me it is the equivalent of describing a rape trial by the dress the victim wore. Would we really stand for the "short red dress" trial?
Feb 11, 2014 kmq1 commented on State Admits Fixing Tunnel Machine "Will Take Months".
Is it really a possibility that the plug can be pulled on the project? Is that why they are so hesitant to give any information that can be interpreted as negative? It would take strong political leadership to push for killing it and I just don't see anyone out there with the clout.

I really don't care if it's a tunnel, surface streets, a bridge, or what ever as long as something replaces the viaduct, at least in part, so we can get rid of the damn thing. I see that the real issue is that we have a project being mismanaged. I strongly suspect that same mismanagement would translate to any project they tried to build.

It is not really the project itself that is f****d up. It is this monster called WSDOT that we continue to feed without any reform.