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August 31, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Seattle police lawsuit: Criticism should come from within

In a free society there is a need for law and order [“SPD officers say city ‘playing politics’ with their lives,” Local News, Aug. 28]. That need requires personnel of quality and, in many cases. quantity. Criticizing the very body that provides this need has got to be truthful and logical. At any company there…

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Comments | Topics: department of justice, law enforcement, Seattle Police Department

August 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Change the narrative surrounding police

A police tactical team prepares to disperse a group of protesters in Ferguson. The protests were sparked after Michael Brown, an unarmed black man was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Photo: Jeff Roberson)

They are not the enemy I was pleased to read that police officials invited black community leaders and activists to discuss police engagement with the community [“Community, SPD talk about preventing a Ferguson here,” page one, Aug. 27]. I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood where cops walked the beat and kids went to the…

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Comments | More in police, Race | Topics: law enforcement, police, race

June 25, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Police in-car-video records: City Attorney’s Office in the way

The Seattle Times got the principle right:  but the color is wrong.  It’s not the “blue wall” but rather the “L” wall:  the law department [Seattle police’s blue wall — hiding videos from open-records law," Opinion, June 22]. Officers do not have control over whether these videos are released or not. City Attorney Pete…

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Comments | More in Law enforcement | Topics: City Attorney Pete Holmes, law enforcement, Mitzi Simmons

June 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Disappearance of Susan Powell

Take preventive measures The media’s periodic tidbits of information on the Susan Powell disappearance make this case even more exasperating [“Diary reveals Susan Powell’s growing fears,” NWMonday, May 27]. What bothers me is that everybody seems more concerned about finding her body, presuming she’s dead, than they did about protecting her when she was alive. Her…

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Comments | Topics: law enforcement, murder, Susan Powell

April 26, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Boston Bombings stir up debate

Law enforcement deserves round of applause for Boston Every day, it seems, we see an article or two about the “terrorists” in Boston, speculations on whether they were brainwashed and how hard the Chechens have had it and other sympathetic views [“CIA had flagged bombing suspect,” page one, April 25]. Many are worthy considerations, but where…

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Comments | Topics: Boston, Boston bombings, FBI