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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: crime/justice
June 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Crime in America: Many more of us afraid to travel abroad

I’m saddened by the tone of columnist Sarah Stuteville’s reference to the recent tragic incidents of gun violence in our country [“Visiting students taken aback by easy access to guns in U.S.,” Local News, June 26]. To those students from India who reportedly were “afraid of getting shot in Los Angeles, It would have…


Comments | More in crime/justice | Topics: crime, Dee Tezelli, gangrape

May 19, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Seattle crime: ‘De-policing’ a troubling trend

I read that police actions on low-level crime have declined by huge percentages over the past few years [“Report cites plunge in SPD enforcement of low-level crime,” Local News, May 14]. Either everyone in Seattle has gotten much nicer, or police are avoiding contact in potentially incendiary situations. After the multitude of accusations, investigations,…


Comments | More in crime/justice | Topics: crime, Cynthia M. Cole, de-policing

March 24, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Gen. Sinclair avoids jail in sexual-misconduct case

Punishment hardly adequate Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was convicted by a jury of his peers, presumably other general officers, of adultery, misuse of his government credit card, soliciting sexually explicit pictures of female officers, possessing pornography in a combat zone, and mistreating his mistress, who was a subordinate officer. [“General won’t go to jail in sexual-misconduct…


Comments | More in crime/justice, military

December 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Woman’s death linked to North Seattle trouble spot

She was living in a motel with criminal activity and a history of drug sales

I read the very small article in The Seattle Times about the woman who was found dead Wednesday [“Police investigate death of woman in North Seattle motel,” Online, Dec. 5].

My neighbors, friends and I thought it was particularly interesting that she was living there as “part of a contract she had with a substance-abuse rehabilitation clinic.” If that’s true, the clinic folks should have their heads examined, and maybe their license revoked.


Comments | More in crime/justice | Topics: crime, Seattle

October 7, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Crime in downtown Seattle

Something needs to be done The front page article in the Seattle Times last Monday hit a nerve with me. [“Offenses go unpunished on downtwon streets,” page one, Sept. 30]. Over the past few years I have been alarmed at the change I have seen in the Pike/Pine area of downtown, especially around Westlake Center and…


Comments | Topics: City Center Initiative, Seattle crime

October 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Crime downtown

Social services won’t fix the problem It isn’t safe on Seattle streets anymore. [“Offenses go unpunished on downtown streets,” page one, Sept. 30.] Either you or your companions are subject to being shot or stabbed; Or at least mugged, harassed by street people or caught up as an innocent bystander in some drug or alcohol-fueled altercation. Mayor…


Comments | Topics: homelessness, Seattle crime, The Seattle Times

September 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Parents convicted in death of adopted daughter in Skagit County

Unthinkable tragedy The despicable crimes that Carri and Larry Williams committed against their adopted children are very difficult to comprehend. [“Parents convicted in adopted girl’s death,” page one, Sept. 10.] It is unthinkable that any member of a civilized society would commit such heinous, inhumane acts against a child. What the Williams couple did to…


Comments | More in Children, crime/justice | Topics: adoptive parents, hana williams, larry and carri williams

September 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Recent military trials of mass murders

Similar cases, different outcomes If a Muslim (Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan) kills 13 adults, he is sentenced to death. [“Fort Hood shooter gets death,” News, Aug. 29.] But if a Christian (Sgt. Robert Bales) kills 16 civilians, some of them children, he is only sentenced to life in prison. [“Afghans decry Bales’ sentence,” page one,…


Comments | More in Afghanistan, crime/justice, Foreign policy, Politics | Topics: Afghanistan, christian, fort hood

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