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I usually want to punch idiots who say fuck the police, but seriously fuck these guys. And fuck the chief. Anyone with half a brain can watch the video and see the officers a couple of crooked liars.

What is so hard about public accountability for the police in this town?

No chief, it's not a recollection problem, it's a making shit up to justify harassment problem.

Posted by seattle98104 | May 25, 2007 4:42 PM

"But the chief characterized the officers as having a recall problem when they were interviewed as part of the investigation."

Yeah, from all the damn confiscated pot they're smoking

Posted by chippy | May 25, 2007 5:26 PM

Lying is never a good choice.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 25, 2007 5:42 PM

Jury service UK -

Jury member A: "The police say that happenened, so it must be true!"

Jury Member B (Me) "Crap!"

Twelve hours later -

Jury member A: "It looks like he was framed"

Jury Member B (me) "I think you have a good point there."

10 minutes later, innocent verdict, we all go home happy.

Posted by Justice | May 25, 2007 6:23 PM

"Recall problem." Who's surprised that they used this line when caught in a lie? It sounds like they're just taking their cues from Alberto Gonzales. I don't know why we don't hire public officials with more cognitive capacity...

Posted by Justin | May 25, 2007 9:03 PM

The actual incident - bad behavior

Deleting the emails - major intentional systematic cover-up. And idiotic to boot.

Posted by whatever | May 26, 2007 11:57 AM

Gout? Who the Hell gets gout in this day-and-age? Isn't that one of those obsolete ailments, like goiters or dropsy, that disappeared about the time sulfa drugs and vitamin supplements came on the scene?

Posted by COMTE | May 26, 2007 5:30 PM

No, actually. One can be genetically disposed to have gout, although a diet rich in meats and alcohol certainly helps exacerbate it.

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