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July 8, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Gun violence: Install security checkpoints in buildings to prevent shootings

David Stone’s guest column “How to prevent more school shootings” [Opinion, June 28] leaves unaddressed what can to be done to prevent gun shooting deaths and maimings in schools, colleges and businesses. It focuses solely on pie-in-the-sky dreams to get state legislatures (including our own) to tighten laws regarding commitment of mentally ill…


Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: Akiva Kenny Segan, David Stone, gun control

April 30, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Airplane stowaway: A major security breach

The stories reporting the saga of the teenage stowaway in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound jetliner are both compelling and tragic ["Stowaway on jet said to be homesick for Africa," Travel/Outdoors, April 23]. Compelling for his daring “adventure” and miraculous survival. And tragic that it could have happened in the first place given…


Comments | More in aviation | Topics: airplanes, Bruce Elliot, security

August 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM

War crimes in Syria

Follow legal procedure Please urge President Barack Obama to respond to the war crimes in Syria through the lawful channels of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court. [“U.S. preparing evidence trail of chemical attack in Syria,” page one, Aug. 28.] We should also use this as an occasion to propose the strengthening of the…


Comments | More in Foreign policy, Politics | Topics: crimes, foreign policy, military

July 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Security at the soccer game

Getting into the Stadium was difficult On Saturday, the Sounders will play its first home match since the horrible July 3 fiasco. Actually, it wasn’t the match that was ugly, it was the getting into the stadium. Whose bright idea was it to “wand” everyone, supposedly for security? Our bags are checked, and I have no problem…


Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: security, sounders, stadium

June 25, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Controversial surveillance tactics used by the NSA

Transparency could prevent abuse of power When the National Security Agency reviews huge masses of our personal communications, it’s dangerously naive to insist that the status quo is safe from abuse. [“Espionage charges for Snowden,” page one, June 22.] During the 1960s and ’70s, my mother and other Seattle-area leftist political activists were the targets of…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: due process, Edward Snowden, freedom