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he walked around capitol hill for a half hour after being stabbed?

Posted by brett | April 3, 2008 1:27 PM

I suppose at 4am there's really no one around and no business to go to. Maybe the shock of being stabbed made him not fully aware of where he was or what he was doing

Posted by :: shawn :: | April 3, 2008 1:35 PM


probably. and that could be why cops may have thought he was drunk. the lack of oxygen to the brain caused by blood loss pretty much causes he same affects as lack of oxygen to the brain from drinking alcohol.

Posted by pain | April 3, 2008 1:40 PM

K. I love you Stranger guys, you know I do. But one thing...

'Lede' does not appear in the OED. It's not a word as far as I am concerned. I know it's 'lead' (IPA: lid) with a different spelling, and that it probably comes from the print days where journalists would spell it 'lead' to avoid confusion with typographic 'leading' or something. Maybe it was also invented to avoid confusion with 'Lead' (Pb) used in the ink.

But it drives me crazy, it really does. The spelling fell out of use during the 16th century, why is it still showing up in my blogs? It's some sort of pretentious "look at me I'm a real journalist I promise" badge.

Posted by Jason Petersen | April 3, 2008 1:42 PM

Don't see the controversy. Drunk guy gets stabbed. Doesn't sound to me like he had it coming to him.

Posted by Rotten666 | April 3, 2008 1:45 PM

@4: It's also the name of the news blog on the NYT website (site, of course, being a derivation of "sight").

Posted by Ziggity | April 3, 2008 1:46 PM

@4: It's some sort of pretentious "look at me I'm a real journalist I promise" badge.

Dude, you're the one quoting the OED. In journalism, it is "lede".

Posted by bma | April 3, 2008 1:56 PM

Oh, go fuck a picnic table, @4.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 3, 2008 1:58 PM

Nanny-state paternalism at its finest. Pacifistic hippies who don't go around stabbing singer-guitarists are forcing the rest of us to comply with their behavior code. And the police are helping them! Stand up for your right to impose negative externalities on the rest of the population.

Posted by Sister Y | April 3, 2008 1:59 PM

Bad Samaritans, more like.

Posted by keshmeshi | April 3, 2008 2:02 PM

What were the "good samaritans" thinking? It's not up to them to decide what happened, it's up to them to call the cops, report what they see, and maybe show some compassion to a bleeding guy. And the attitude of the cops just pisses me off. It's like if you are on Capitol Hill on the weekend you deserve whatever you get--what's that about?

Posted by PopTart | April 3, 2008 2:11 PM

@4 and 8 ... but be sure to do it in the front yard. (ps - lede is cq, jackass.)

Posted by superyeadon | April 3, 2008 2:14 PM
“They made it sound like if a woman stabs a guy, the guy probably did something. It was pretty messed up,” he says.

Uhhh, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say if a woman stabs a guy, the guy probably did do something.

“I’ve never met her before,” he says. “The only thing I know…[is]…she was living in a motel off of Aurora, if that says anything about who she was.”

Wow, cool guy. I'm gonna go out on another limb and say this guy probably did do something.

Posted by poppy | April 3, 2008 2:30 PM

4am+Party+booze+guy+chick=stabbing on the street. Is my math correct?

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | April 3, 2008 2:42 PM

(((party * booze) ^ 4am) + guy) + (chick + "aurora motel") = "lets get stabby!"

Posted by some dude | April 3, 2008 2:50 PM

Awesome comment @8.

Posted by Jason Petersen | April 3, 2008 3:02 PM

Poppy, did you REALLY type that shit or do you have the excuse of being possessed by some entity that destoys the commonsense portion of your brain?

a woman stabs a man, so the man MUST have deserved it because men are always the agressors and women are always the victims and women just don't do things like randomly stab people or have issues with mental health or drugs or alcohol?


that's as inanely sexist as saying that a woman who gets raped in a bar after flirting all night, deserves to get raped.

and I think Brandon has every right to be judgemental about people who live in Aurora motels and randomly stab people; after all, he WAS stabbed by one.

Posted by michael strangeways | April 3, 2008 3:05 PM

Party2AM + Aurora motels = NOT booze.

Posted by Clint | April 3, 2008 3:34 PM

poppy is probably voting for hillary.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 3, 2008 3:40 PM

OK, now I'm certainly not letting the woman off the hook here but this guys story doesn't add up.

He doesn't know her and never met her before but he knows where she lives?

He got stabbed and didn't call the police? Pretty much everyone has a cell phone these days. He wasn't looking for an open business or pay phone to use. I could let this one slide due to possible shock.

These "Good Samaritans" saw what happened and picked the woman up and took her to the motel? I can't think of too many people who would see someone stab another person without instigation, pick them up in their car and drive them around.

The whole thing just doesn't add up to me.

Posted by Colin | April 3, 2008 3:58 PM


Yeah, and what we're they thinking letting some violent, possibly crazy, person into their car? Mind boggling.

Posted by keshmeshi | April 3, 2008 3:58 PM

That wasn't hyperbolic at all, Jonah.

Here, I'll give it a shot.

Seattle PI is Sexist

Brandon, 25—who asked we not use his last name—was stabbed three times after he left a party on Capitol Hill early Saturday morning. A woman approached Brandon on Belmont and Olive and stabbed him in the chest and stomach, missing his heart by an inch.

The PI’s coverage of the March 30th incident insinuates that women are crazy bitches that hate drunk men. Just check out the lede:

Seattle police have arrested a woman who, early Saturday, is believed to have repeatedly stabbed an intoxicated man on Capitol Hill...

Not only does the PI go out of its way to imply that women are mostly whores that live in motels on Aurora, they even imply that they are poor drivers.

...and then hitched a ride with some Good Samaritans to leave the scene for her motel room across town.
Posted by w7ngman | April 3, 2008 4:10 PM

I didn't say he "must have deserved" anything. I'm just saying there are very few random women stabbing men -- who tend to be much bigger and stronger. There are 25x more rapes (by men) and 10x more murders (by men) than murders (by women).

My comment that this guy probably did something to provoke this is because he's pretty clearly lying and a misogynist. His account completely conflicts with what SPD says happened and doesn't make sense at all. Some bystanders "saw what happened" and just left him there? He was partying until 4am but wasn't intoxicated? He was sober and completely innocent but wandered around for a half hour until he called 911?

Also, heads up on his mom's blog comment on the PI:

As the mother of the man who was stabbed. I would like you to know the majority of the story is not correct. I called the reporter the day after it happened to give him the chance to tell the truth. Imagine my shock when there was not a call back. A small Seattle News Paper will be printing the true! My son did not know this women who attacked him. They wanted his wallet and the very few dollars in it.
Posted by poppy | April 3, 2008 4:15 PM

If Brandon doesn't want his last name used, but doesn't mind his bands name being listed, wouldn't it take about 2 minutes to figure out what his last name is?
Sorry you got stabbed, but walking around the Belmont/Olive/Summit area at 4 in the AM is never a good idea.

Posted by kathotdog | April 3, 2008 4:39 PM

The guy was guilty of carrying a concealed penis.

Posted by elswinger | April 3, 2008 4:47 PM

wow...we're quick to label someone misogynistic without a shred of proof, aren't we?

and unless he was trying to rape or kill her, he certainly doesn't deserve to be stabbed. He could have been drunk off his ass and screaming "lying cunt bitch" at her for an hour and that still wouldn't give her the right to stab him.

Posted by michael strangeways | April 3, 2008 4:52 PM

Please, you guys, stop using "lede" like it's a real word.

Posted by Greg | April 3, 2008 4:55 PM

It take it this was Olive St, not Olive Way? I like to walk down Belmont Ave late at night between Pine and Howell. Fearing for your life is such a rush.

Posted by w7ngman | April 3, 2008 5:09 PM

Oh, go fuck a picnic table, @27.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 3, 2008 6:47 PM

You're just taking yer chances by going to that part of the Hill -ALONE- at 4 A.M. Sorry!

Posted by KeeKee | April 3, 2008 10:49 PM

Granted I'm not from the area-but does Seattle not have pay phones?? I mean, could the guy not afford the 25 cents to call 911? Or if he DIDN'T get thrown out, couldn't he have gone back up to the party and been like," Dudes! Bleeding here!" There is something bizarre about the whole thing.

Posted by Marty | April 4, 2008 8:54 AM

Pay phones?!?!?

25 cents?!?!?!

What are those?

Where do YOU live, Marty?

The Land that time forgot?

Posted by michael strangeways | April 4, 2008 9:15 AM

Small town Wisconsin.

So... yes.

Posted by Marty | April 4, 2008 11:32 AM

There aren't any working pay phones in Seattle, let alone Capitol Hill, that aren't coveredin human feces.

Posted by elswinger | April 4, 2008 12:49 PM

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