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February 27, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Thursday Memo: Crime on cameras … Richard Sherman takes bitcoin … Cop rams runner

A surveillance camera and a cellphone  prove their worth:

Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman is keeping up with the times by accepting bitcoins for the T-shirts and grilled cheese sandwiches he sells online. But for the most part, bitcoin has been collected and traded by technologists intrigued by the potential for digital currency. The apparent collapse of the Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox  has led some people to question the controversial and widely misunderstood currency.

You do what you’ve got to do? A Tacoma police officer used a patrol car to intentionally hit a man who tried to run away, according to Tacoma police. The man suffered a leg injury. The News Tribune has the story.

Free speech trumps: No matter what the issues in the case are, a judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by crime writer Ann Rule who says she was defamed by a story in the Seattle Weekly that accused her of “sloppy storytelling” and criticizing her book about an Oregon woman who killed her husband. The judge said  the article was free speech protected by the First Amendment.

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  4. How did a pair of former Navy SEALS end up dead on a cargo ship?
  5. Seahawks and NFL Draft: Who will they take at No. 32?

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Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com


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