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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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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…

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

September 21, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Jimi Hendrix statue vandalized

Easy fix for vandalism The Jimi Hendrix statue on Broadway across from SCCC has been vandalized. I just read the article about blue spray paint being bought by two intoxicated youths, leading to a tagging spree. [“Vandals give Hendrix statue the blues,” NW Friday, Sept. 20.] Seattle should make it a law that you must have ID…

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Comments | More in crime/justice | Topics: graffiti, spray paint, vandalism

September 13, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Parents convicted in death of adopted daughter in Skagit County

Carri Williams reacts after the verdict came in Skagit County Superior Court Monday finding her guilty of homicide by abuse and manslaughter in the death of her adopted daughter, Hana. [Scott Terrell / Skagit Valley Herald] Unthinkable tragedy The despicable crimes that Carri and Larry Williams committed against their adopted children are very difficult to comprehend….

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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 In this courtroom sketch, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, appears before Judge Col. Jeffery Nance in a courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. on Aug. 20 during a sentencing hearing in the slayings of 16 civilians killed during pre-dawn raids on two villages in 2012. Bales was sentenced to life without parole. [AP Photo/Peter…

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

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