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June 3, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Seattle police lawsuit: Hold police accountable

Some Seattle police officers have filed a lawsuit objecting to the court-monitored use-of-force policy [“Reform Seattle police, without the drama,” Opinion, June 1]. They appear to say they want to use force and shoot at their own discretion. As a civil-rights lawyer, I see the other side. I represent the unarmed victims of police…

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Comments | More in Seattle Police Department | Topics: John Muenster, lawsuit, seattle police

May 30, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Support lawsuit against DOJ so Seattle police can do their jobs

The U.S. Department of Justice and other civil-rights groups have tied the hands of the Seattle Police Department so it can no longer be effective in dealing with the bad guys ["Seattle cops sue over DOJ reforms," Local News, May 28]. While no one condones racial profiling or the unreasonable use of force in…

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Comments | More in Seattle Police Department | Topics: Charles Hodson, lawsuit, Seattle Police Department

September 20, 2013 at 4:23 PM

State supreme court rejects Freeman’s light-rail prevention bid

Tantrum of the rich In a recent article in The Seattle Times, Kemper Freeman Jr.’s transportation adviser, Bruce Nurse, attributes the bid loss to battle fatigue “from fighting the government.” [“Court rejects Freeman’s bid to prevent light rail on I-90,” NW Friday, Sept. 13.] This is an example of the extreme arrogance of a member of…

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Comments | More in Politics, Seattle, Transportation | Topics: kemper freeman jr., lawsuit, light rail

May 16, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Bothell family lawsuit over crash

Don’t blame the state My heart goes out to the Owen-Mayer family for their loss and devastating injuries, but to blame the state for their own actions is wrong [“Family files claims against state over crash,” NWWednesday, May 15]. There were warnings issued and heavy news coverage of the weather conditions. If the state protected them from…

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Comments | Topics: crash, death, lawsuit