Apr 4, 2014
commented on The Man Seattle Police Killed Yesterday: 26-Year-Old Chef Cody Spafford
So the guy had cross-dressed as a disguise to rob a bank and subsequently crashed his car. Obviously he was a bit desperate about something. BUT - he only had a knife and was hiding in a friggin bush -surrounded by police.
Where was the mental health check? Where was the de-escalation training? Why did the police gunshot have to be a killer gunshot? Why can't we marry police intervention with patience and compassion? Why could there be no chance for Cody? Everyone deserves a chance.
And where is the statement by police and/or Mayor Murray on a day that the SPD was getting a public review on its reform efforts? The duck and cover from the Mayor and the SPD is both farcical and tragic. What a waste ---Cody's life, the police action and the city's response all.
Feb 25, 2014
commented on Chief Bailey Lets More Cops Off the Hook
As I said yesterday, Murray is taking an Olympic-size dive into an Olympic-size hole on this one. How can a guy who campaigned as being the "adult" who would fix McGinn's "adolescent" leadership jump so fast and so publicly into the abyss?
Astonishing feat. Tryouts for 2018 begin now.