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“I was trying to make the horse have a baby,” Mendoza explained. “I was thinking it would have a horseman baby.” He added, “I ain’t going to lie, I blew a nut in the horse. I then got off the bucket and put my clothes back on and left. I promise that I have not been back over to the horse since that time.”
So, no more red light cameras?
The non-white areas that aren't rich in West Seattle voted for him, after the Primary.
You really need to learn that West Seattle is not as white as you think it is. Just look at the census data from 2010.
Or the gunfire on Alki beach in the summertime.
I'm no legislator. My suggestions undoubtedly need some fine-tuning. I'll note, though, that as far as I know, red light cameras record only upon indication of wrongdoing on the part of those who are recorded. Though I'd generally prefer to have a human make that decision, such a system is quite different than a network of cameras recording constantly as people go about their almost-exclusively-lawful business.
Today's action is a minor victory. We need to avoid backing down now, and push our representatives to pass meaningful legislation preventing our police from performing surveillance of everyone on the off-chance that some of those recordings will later be of interest. And if Bruce Harrell thought it was wise to prohibit by law our police from putting weapons on two autonomous flying surveillance cameras, he should think it equally wise to make a law prohibiting weaponry on any autonomous data collection device.
Perhaps that's what Seattle requires, a leader?
So out of all these SPD scandals, all it took was a few town hall meetings filled with hyperbolic faux rage about how citizens right to privacy in a public place MIGHT be violated and he instantly kills the program, when all they had to do was enact some laws that kept that program in check. Aside from his about face in supporting the tunnel a month after being sworn in, ive never seen the mayor act so quickly on something and all you have to do is re-elected to keep the drone problem from being resurrected by the next mayor. That is assuming the SPD doesn't find a way to piss away millions on an actual helicopter, doing the exact same thing.
You mean, since 2012 when the drones were brought to light via FOIA request...
This is decidedly only the beginning, as shown by the apparently more "palatable" DHS funded surveillance.
Is he getting a pass because he's a Democrat? Because I'm quite sure if GWB had done the same thing, the Stranger would be calling everyone out into the streets to protest.