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Aug 5 The Third Rail commented on What Happened After an Undercover Cop Elbowed Me at a Protest and Lied About It.
The comparison of peaceful protestors to drug dealers is seriously disturbing.
Apr 2 The Third Rail commented on A Few Political Notes.
Isn't the Menendez case exactly the kind of thing the Supreme Court has said is not actually corruption? I highly doubt anyone can point to a direct quid-pro-quo link between the money and the favors, in which case, it's not corruption. No doubt he's wrong on the ethics, but hard to see how he could be wrong on the law under the current Court.
Feb 12 The Third Rail commented on Spokane Councilman Blames Contagious Diseases on Illegal Immigrants.
Pretty sure he's just mad that someone took his stapler...
Jan 16 The Third Rail commented on Women's College Cancels Annual Production of The Vagina Monologues....
Just. Fuck. This. I can't even.
Dec 24, 2014 The Third Rail commented on Seattle Police Union President Vows to Fight for Discredited Disciplinary Process.
So it's naïve to think that people selected by the mayor and/or the chief can be objective, but not naïve to think that an officers colleagues can be objective?

Should have nailed Ron to the wall with that question.
Dec 4, 2014 The Third Rail commented on I, Anonymous.
@10 ftw
Nov 11, 2014 The Third Rail commented on Paseo Is Closed and Now the Best Sandwich in Seattle Is Gone.
@7 - Yes, because news should only ever be reported in a single place.
Oct 23, 2014 The Third Rail commented on Sniff Your Urine Carefully, Then Vote Johnson for Justice.
I'm going to legally change my name to "Justice Judge" and then put my name in for the next election. I like my chances!
Oct 23, 2014 The Third Rail commented on Garfield High School Black Student Union Marches on Seattle Police Station.
Lacking in emphasis here is the "what are they doing for society" snark. To me, this just shows how deeply ingrained the racism is in the department. That a black cop in a leadership position could make that statement seemingly without any self awareness is shocking. This seems to be the mentality that cops bring to every interaction with minorities - "you don't contribute anything to society, you have no rights."
Aug 13, 2014 The Third Rail commented on What's Your Favorite Haruki Murakami Novel?.
I've read them all, but Wild Sheep Chase always sticks out for me. Maybe just because it was the first one I read...