Jul 30, 2012
commented on Re: Vote for a New Juvenile Justice Center, Vote Yes on King County Prop. 1
Setting aside the "jail" portion of the building, there are a number of other things that happen in the current building that need a home, including families going through dependency matters--because the parents are abusive, deep in drug addiction, or somethig else. Those people are goig through the worst times of their lives--they deserve a building where they're not at risk of getting shot when there's a gang fight in the lobby, or getting some unknown illness from drinking the brown water.
And the kids who are going through diversionary services with probation deserve the same things. As do the court employees who work to keep at-risk kids safe.
Jul 24, 2012
commented on I Know We Endorsed Bruce Hilyer for State Supreme Court Position 9...
I want judges who are smart and share my general values, but don't go into things with an overt agenda. She has an agenda, and will probably be as problematic as Sanders on a number of issues, including property rights and gun rights. And in her particular field, where people generally respect each other and behave above-board, her "feistiness" has caused her to take steps that have lost her respect among peers.
May 23, 2012
commented on Railroaded
I'd love to see input from the likes of Sharon Tomiko-Santos or Ray Akers on this (although maybe Ray is responsible for comment #4). Sharon, who would probably agree that losing diversity in the neighborhood is a shame, consistently fights any of the efforts that have been proposed to counteract this problem.