Westside Story – A Story From Hell

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Have you ever had someone tell you to go to Hell? I have, especially when I was dealing with unhappy criminals. Most criminals are unhappy, especially those who belong to the Felons Club. I remember one, in particular, who told me to go to Hell and then tried to burn me in the face with his lit cigarette. As you might imagine, I made arrangements for him to spend a few days and nights in a non-smoking facility. I guess his threat was not an idle threat. He told me to go to Hell and to Hell I went. At least most of us would think of the Pierce County Jail as a kind of Hell. When he told me to go to Hell, he did not count on my taking him with me. [Read more…]

Westside Story – Odyssey of the Mind

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My 8 year old granddaughter recently sent me information related to a kids program she participated in. The program, called Odyssey of the Mind, is spread throughout our nation. The program helps young people learn how to build problem solving teams. Students learn to think outside the box. Each participant is able to contribute their own particular strength or talent to the problem solving process. [Read more…]

Westside Story – Comply or Die

Historic King County 8-point deputy hat, loaded buckshot gloves, Come-a-Long single handcuff device and side handle baton, mostly from the 1950s.  Tools of the trade were never needed if citizens were compliant.  Comply or die.
Historic King County 8-point deputy hat, loaded buckshot gloves, Come-a-Long single handcuff device and side handle baton, mostly from the 1950s.  Tools of the trade were never needed if citizens were compliant.  Comply or die.

Historic King County 8-point deputy hat, loaded buckshot gloves, Come-a-Long single handcuff device and side handle baton, mostly from the 1950s. Tools of the trade were never needed if citizens were compliant. Comply or die.

Every day we are bombarded with false stories of police brutality and excessive force. Watch out America, all of this broad brush stroke discriminatory police bashing may bring us unintended consequences.

Let me get one thing out of the way. To the question, are there cops who use excessive force or discriminate against others? The answer is absolutely, yes. [Read more…]