This article has some real punch as The Stranger is our leading civic expert on just plain making stuff up.


So, when I was walking home terrified after SPD said to watch out for Proud Boys, who would beat the shit out of me for being Trans, that was just them trying to make me feel safe?


All Cops Are Proud Boys #ACAPB


So SPD trolled CHOP anarchists using proud boy bait? Not very professional.


It was a pretty lame tactic and as @4 mentioned unprofessional but saying it was the primary reason CHOP formed and that the protestors wanted to protect the East precinct is comical. I suppose this is also the reason 2 young men lost their lives in that fiasco.

On the cop shooting the tv news just reported the suspect has a knife and machete and used it to kill the police dog and stabbed an officer in the face before he was shot.


7, I find it a lot funnier when I read about unvaccinated right wing scumbags suffer for weeks and die from covid.


The Stranger are certainly the local experts when it comes to making shit up! Hahaha...perfect.


@10 no one has defunded the police, they are just throwing a hissy fit because people dared to ask for some accountability

Having said that, cop sounds pretty justified in this shooting based on the current info. I'm not going to lose any sleep over someone who hurts or kills animals being killed themselves.


@7: Then why do you bother to read The Stranger, Miss Cock-a-Doodie-come-lately?

@8 meebe: +1 So do I. For me, the recent passing of Doug Ericksen from complications with COVID while dodging an El Salvadorian drug cartel was a blessed sigh of relief. We'll see from the pre-selected group of GOP incompetents who fills in for Dougie until a real senator from the 42nd District gets rightfully elected.


@8 @12


giving one's ALL
to fake Billionaire
trumpf only to find
out he's well-Vaxxed &
you Shouldda been too?

whatta Hard
way to



More hysteria from the dynamic duo. Wish "progressive" journalism would get professional. Progressive politics, for that matter.


The stranger is on par with the national enquirer, a combination of biased news and entertainment. The comment section is hilarious! How could anyone take this rag seriously?


Guys please, my "cops lie" sources folder is getting TOO thicc


I’m sorry guys, but we are gonna need more evidence about this whole “CHOP happened because protestors were protecting the precinct from Proud Boys” thing. Yes I’m old and out of the loop, but I have never heard that theory before.

Regardless, it’s still totally fucked up that cops lie all the damn time, and SPD has no legitimate excuse for this bullshit.


We really need to stop freaking out about case counts when it comes to Omicron. I know we’ve been conditioned to connect rising cases with overwhelmed hospitals, but so far this doesn’t look at all like previous incarnations of the virus. Yes, hospitals are stretched and a few are truly over capacity. But we are not in FEMA trailer territory. All signs are that this wave will be steep, but also short.

Stay vigilant, but calm down a little.


You can tell you've struck a cord when unhinged members of spog show up in the comments. It's nice to see, too long has it been since anyone in the media held their feet to the fire.


As we always suspected, the cops and The Stranger are kindred spirits... both appear to make things up and use misinformation.

Its time to embrace your "kissing cousins" over at the SPD and all cum together.


@21 Good catch. Clearly numerous members of the Seattle Police Officers Guild have:

Read the Stranger yesterday evening.
Created accounts to comment.
And proceeded to comment.

The only thing I can't understand is how all these SPOG members managed to have such a lengthy history of prior comments on the SLOG, and regularly comment on topics that have nothing whatsoever to do with policing. Any idea on how they managed to pull that off? Like, was that all fabricated, or have they been lurking here all along, just waiting for this moment? I thought that was the most intriguing part of the conspiracy you uncovered.



Sure, some of them created accounts years ago, but they also tend to comment very rarely. I suppose they just weigh in on specific issues (e.g. police over-reach, abuse or accountability) in an attempt to make it appear that there's more support for SPD here than there would be otherwise. I mean, it's not like SPD doesn't regularly engage in undercover/cointelpro activities, so this is just more of the same.


Maybe they got the idea for this from Sawant. Remember when she blamed the murders in CHOP on the right wing. Her statement at the time:

Our deepest condolences go out to the loved ones of the black protester who was tragically killed this morning by gunfire at the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP). Socialist Alternative and I stand in solidarity with the family and friends of the victim, and with the injured protester now in the hospital, as well as with all community members and fellow activists.

Though we await confirmation of the details of the killing, there are indications that this may have been a right-wing attack. If so, this would not be the first such attack on the Capitol Hill Black Lives Matter protest.


@14 kristofarian: B-b-b-but-COUGH!--gasp!---WHEEZE---hack!!---they was fahtin' fer their Free Dumbs! And now the MAGA Church of Whatever It Takes will claim at the funeral services for all their departing unwashed masses on FOX TEEVEE for $3,000.00-a-seat that it "was their TAHM for Mein Kampf!" Film updates at 11! Selfies with QAnon goons! Key Lyme disease! Texas tea! F-450s for coal rolling! Really look like an idiot with Marjorie Taylor Greene!
Meanwhile, back at Mar-a-Lunatic Swamp the Orange Turd is laughing its fat, white vaccinated ass off in its paranoid lil hide-y-hole. Maybe if we're lucky Wally Gator will finally get him if COVID and its variants don't do so first. The $64,000.00 question now is who will be the poor sacrificial Floridian reptile willing to Take One For What's Left of Our Democracy?

Oh, and I hear Orange Turd's loyal protector, Ron DeSantis, after an unexplained brief disappearance isn't feeling too GREAT, lately in the Sunshine State. Maybe he got too close to Dougie's alleged private Medevac in from El Salvador? 'Say hello to my leetle friend!'


@24 COMTE: I know this is so another previous comment thread, but, re the Seattle Film Industry thread, if you really are one day up visiting at the WWU campus, I would like to give you a business card and possibly share some mp3s. All the best in your stepson's current program.


@27: What a lovely thought. Madam will pardon me but I hope you understand that it may be difficult to ascertain your contact information in order to receive your gracious hospitably, unless by some extraordinary means you have already taken care of that.

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