A Wild Waves tragedy: After an altercation, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the Federal Way amusement park's parking lot. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center and has since been reported in stable condition. Talk about putting the fright in Wild Waves' October Fright Fest. There have been three shootings in Federal Way in the past week.
Hello, Trump's tax returns: Donald Trump submitted an argument in the face of a subpoena that would release eight years of his tax returns. Trump's defense was that sitting presidents are immune to criminal investigations. But a federal judge has rejected that block, and the Manhattan district attorney will move forward. However, Trump's team of lawyers will likely appeal the ruling, which will cause more delays. Maybe we'll get to see tax returns and, more importantly, evidence of hush money coverups through a reimbursement paid to Trump's old lawyer Michael Cohen, who paid adult entertainer Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged Trump affair.
IMPORTANT: The New York judge who dismissed Trump's tax return suit also took a huge swing at the DOJ memos that say a sitting president can't be indicted. He says the legal weigh given to these OLC opinions is "not warranted." >>>>> pic.twitter.com/sqH9EWIpZf
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 7, 2019
Seattle may be rich, but the Eastside is straight rolling in it: They're Scrooge McDucking it over there. Swimming pools full of cash in Sammamish, I'm sure of it. Sammamish, according to Census data, has the highest median household income ($183,000) out of all the 650 cities surveyed. The next five slots behind Sammamish are populated by rich California Bay Area cities.
Three King County kids have died from fentanyl-laced pills: The pills, some stamped with "M30," were given to the teens. They were told that they were Oxycodone. Spoiler: The pills were laced with the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The teens died of overdoses related to the pill. With fentanyl, even the smallest dose can be deadly. Public Health officials are warning teenagers—and anyone really—to not take pills that they don't receive directly from a pharmacy.
Maybe a spot of rain? The weekend was lovely. Bring on some doom and gloom to remind us to abandon all hope—it's Monday.
Rain showers around today as a front slides through! Temperatures will generally be in the upper 50s to mid 60s across the area. #WAwx pic.twitter.com/jlJm3nQS5O
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) October 7, 2019
My kind of crime: A man broke into a downtown Seattle office building. He rearranged a painting and then ate $200 worth of chocolate—described as a "stunning amount of chocolate"—in a bowl of sweets. The man then took off his coat, his shoes, and his watch and took a nap on the couch. Police arrived and found him like that. "You will have to kill me to take me to jail," he said. They took him to jail without incident.
Anti-gay flyers in Olympia: Someone left a bunch of flyers in and around Olympia businesses that requested the owners to take down their gay pride flags in storefront windows. “You are in violation of natural laws of decency," the flyers said before making the request. Police are investigating. The owner of a salon who received a flyer was asked if she would be removing the flags. "No, no," she told the Olympian, "We're getting bigger ones."
Washington teen planned school attack for next April: A College Place, Washington, teenager was turned into the police by his mother for a plot he had hatched to carry out a school shooting. The mom found her 17-year-old's journal and read the part where he wrote in intense detail how he would ignite pipe bombs and execute survivors at his school on April 20, 2020—the anniversary of Columbine.
The US is backing away from Syria: Against the advice of the Pentagon and the State Department, President DonaldTrump is abandoning American-backed Kurdish forces. He is pulling American support for the Kurds at the Syrian border in favor of a Turkish military operation in Northeast Syria. The Kurds, or Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), have been America's best partner in fighting the Islamic State thus far. However, they are seen as terrorists by Turkey. The move comes after Trump's phone call with Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And it makes you wonder considering recent history, if Erdogan asked for this, what is Trump going to get in return? The decision could extend the Syrian conflict, especially if the Kurds join forces with the Syrian government to fight Turkey. More likely, they will be wiped out by Turkey.
BREAKING: In an extraordinary Sunday night statement, the White House announces that the US "will no longer be in the immediate area" of Northern Syria, allow Turkey to launch an invasion in the region and give Turkey responsibility for captured ISIS fighters in the area. pic.twitter.com/Ytu8t3BLUg
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 7, 2019
There's a second whistle-blower: The same legal team representing the first Trump-Ukraine phone call whistle-blower has now said it is representing another one. This person supposedly comes with "firsthand" knowledge. The official who has come forward has yet to file an official complaint but has been interviewed by the intelligence community’s inspector general. This information may nudge an impeachment case along, since Trump's criticism about the first whistle-blower was that the information was secondhand. Meanwhile, the lawmakers leading the impeachment inquiry will hear from two senior American diplomats this week.
This is definitely something my neighbors would do: Why are people convinced that they own the street in front of their house?
People in Wallingford have a obscene fixation on parking pic.twitter.com/0rvT4FhFhg
— P Chapman (@PoulChapman) October 5, 2019
A Mexican arms race: Millions of Mexicans have guns despite strict laws against private gun ownership. The number of guns skyrocketed in 2006 after the Mexican military went to war with the cartels. Those firearms are mostly smuggled in from the United States. While exact numbers are hard to come by, according to a study, "more than 750,000 guns were purchased in the United States between 2010 and 2012 to be smuggled into Mexico." Additionally, according to a Los Angeles Times report, "of the 132,823 guns recovered at crime scenes in Mexico from 2009 to 2018, fully 70% were found to have originated in the US."
I love that this is news: A cat at a Chinese pet hotel is now on a glucose drip because he had sex with five different female cats in one night and is all tuckered out. An actual quote from this story: "Between around 10:40 p.m. and 5 a.m., my cat mated with five female cats. And those are only the ones I could see in the CCTV footage."
My new favorite video: "Eat your heart out, Tonya Harding."
I can’t stop watching this pic.twitter.com/MNYH2rxdW1
— Alyssa Baltierra (@AlyssaBaltierra) October 6, 2019
Today's EverOut picks are: The beginning of the second week of the Earshot Jazz Festival, Bleached, and a Silent Movie Mondays screening of The Scar of Shame (1927). See more on our EverOut Things To Do calendar.