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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: crime/justice
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…

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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.

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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…

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0 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…

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0 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…

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0 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,...

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August 29, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Silverdale couple charged with child assault

Family court dropped the ball How in the world did the sadistic Brandon and Viviana Gunn of Kitsap County get guardianship of his 13-year-old brother? [“Around the Northwest: Couple charged with child assault,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 28.] Their arrest for brutally torturing the boy sickens me. I just recently jumped through numerous legal hoops here to…

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0 Comments | More in Children, crime/justice, Families, Public safety | Topics: children, cruelty, family court

August 29, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Downtown Seattle appalls visiting New Yorker

Bleeding-heart policy Former New Yorker Stuart Marvin’s pointed observations about Seattle’s grizzly downtown and his recommended solutions are right-on. [“Downtown crime shocks New Yorker,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 28.] But as someone whose migration pattern is the reverse of his — after 35 years in Western Washington, I moved to metropolitan New York — I know why…

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