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Thursday, August 19, 2010


Subtitled: Criminals are Dumb. We got a voicemail from the CLO yesterday with some rather interesting information. He’d called in response to JoAnn’s call and email about the “confrontation” by the neighbor. Now, we haven’t heard back yet from the CLO as to his inclination on the information he passed along, or even why he […]

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The Latest in the Unfolding Saga

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Subtitled: Movie Rights for Sale. Inquire Within. Yesterday’s sonic booms–that from south Tacoma sounded like (and shook the house like) explosions-brought everyone who was home at the time out into the neighborhood. Including the guy, who decided to come across the street to chat, or in his words, “confront” us. He denied that he’s selling […]

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Where’s the Wisdom in That?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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So in the continuing saga of the neighborhood and dealing with the dope peddler, an officer had a chat with him the Friday after our van incident, essentially telling dope dude that he [the officer] thought that he [the drug seller] was selling dope, and that he needed to stop or he’d be out. Sounded […]

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Tacoma Has Forgotten

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Sept. 23, 1989…a day that should have lived in infamy in Tacoma. On that day, a group of off-duty Army Rangers engaged drug-selling gangsters. Over 300 shots were fired, and fortunately nobody was killed. The News Tribune published some great articles about it last fall, here and here. The event took place because Tacoma would […]

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Targeted, Part 2

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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A clarification, first. In the post yesterday about the incident, I wrote this: But, in typical Tacoma Police Department style, they won’t bother to send anyone out. As it turns out, Tacoma does not do their own dispatching. That “service” is farmed out through LESA, who has their own policies for effectively and efficiently ignoring […]

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


The title says it all–that’s how I’m currently feeling. JoAnn just woke me up, saying that someone was breaking windows on her van outside. She’d heard and caught a glimpse of the person, and was on the phone with 911.  Rear hatch window, driver’s window, and windshield. We haven’t had anything like this happen for years. But […]

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Friday, May 21, 2010

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Still waiting on the response from Councilman Mello, but not holding my breath, despite the hits to yesterday’s post from the City of Tacoma’s network. The only response thus far as been from the Pierce County Democratic Party Chair (and frankly, I don’t think he looks anything like a chair, but I guess that’s yet […]

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Political Posturing…on Display

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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The below is the recorded podcast of the Frank Shiers show from yesterday. Move the slider to a little before the 10:00 minute mark (remaining time–intro is about 11:00 minute mark, but then there’s a commercial). Anyway…this is Tacoma City Councilman Ryan Mello defending the AZ resolution before the Council. More audio at What […]

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Tacoma Delays Vote on AZ Resolution

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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So Tacoma decided, after spending hours upon hours at last night’s Council meeting–on a resolution that is nothing more than a lame attempt at political showmanship and clearly has little if anything to do with Tacoma–to delay the vote until next week so that it can pass. Despite actually voting on the resolution Courage, right? […]

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Tacoma Votes Tonight on Arizona…

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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…and in preparation for that, I’ve got a special surprise. As I noted yesterday, those Tacoma City Council members who choose to support this resolution rather than do what they were elected to do (that is, if not clear enough, to govern TACOMA) risk not only losing support for themselves, but having constituents actively campaign […]

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