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Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Morning News: Gunfire on Queen Anne, a Bloody Mystery in Auburn, and $4 Million in Weed

Posted by on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Was that gunfire you heard last night on Queen Anne? Yes, it was.

Man Fired Shotgun in the Streets of Queen Anne Last Night: Seattle police "received a report around 9:30 PM that an argument between neighbors... had spilled out onto the street," according to SPD's blotter. "When they arrived, police say they found a man carrying a shotgun. The man then fired off at least one round from the gun, though it's unclear if he was shooting at police," KOMO reports. "The gunman, a 26-year-old man, soon surrendered and was taken into custody."

A Blood-Soaked Mystery Down in Auburn, Wash.: "Police are asking for the public's help in solving a bizarre mystery that began Wednesday afternoon when an officer spotted a man burning blood-soaked carpeting, towels and flooring along the roadside." KOMO reports that when the man saw the officer, "he jumped in the SUV and fled the scene. The officer attempted to follow the man but he got away."

The Crab Pot is one of many businesses that will have to close awhile.
An Estimated 900 Seattle Workers Are Preparing for Layoffs: So that seawall construction along the downtown waterfront can take place. "A $15 million fund from the city" will help some of them by allowing companies to "keep certain skilled employees, like general managers, chefs, or sea captains, on the payrolls." Construction's expected to last until at least next summer.

Meanwhile, in Ferguson, Mo.—Tear Gas, Flash Grenades, and a Militarized Police Presence Last Night: "What transpired in the streets appeared to be a kind of municipal version of shock and awe," Jelani Cobb writes. "The first wave of flash grenades and tear gas had played as a prelude to the appearance of an unusually large armored vehicle, carrying a military-style rifle mounted on a tripod. The message of all of this was something beyond the mere maintenance of law and order: it’s difficult to imagine how armored officers with what looked like a mobile military sniper’s nest could quell the anxieties of a community outraged by allegations regarding the excessive use of force."

They Still Haven't Released the Name of the Officer Who Killed Mike Brown: "Although many departments around the country do release officers' names and details of use-of-force investigations, there is no consensus. And it has been far from routine in the St. Louis area, where the subject has sparked controversy for years," says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Washington Post Reporter Wesley Lowery Was Arrested Last Night: In a McDonald's, along with a Huffington Post reporter. "As they took me into custody, the officers slammed me into a soda machine, at one point setting off the Coke dispenser," Lowery writes.

A St. Louis Politician Was Pulled Out of His Car and Arrested, Too: "Inside that jail is nothing but peacekeepers," he said this morning after he spent the night on a jail cot. "They rounded up the wrong people ... reverends, young people organizing the peace effort." He also said, "We have a right to protest 24 hours a day. Our constitutional rights don't expire at 9 p.m." The jail offered him a honey bun for breakfast today, "which he declined."

Washington State has bought more than $4 million worth of this stuff already.
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  • Washington State has bought more than $4 million worth of this stuff already.
Washington State Has Purchased $4,349,623 in Legal Weed So Far: Which should add up to $1,087,406 in taxes, reports. "That’s more total sales than the first month in Colorado." And it's pretty impressive, as the PI points out, considering all the shortages in supply and considering you can hardly find legal weed in Seattle yet.

The Largest Marijuana Festival in America: Happens in Seattle and starts tomorrow.

Marshawn Lynch Cleared: Bellevue police say assault allegations against the Seahawk "are bogus."

Kurt Cobain's Daughter Tells Robin Williams's Daughter: "Wherever, whenever u need me I'll be there."


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"They still haven't released his name."…

You just don't know where to work. His name is Bryan Williams.
Posted by treehugger on August 14, 2014 at 10:02 AM · Report this
Work = look, still a better editor/reporter than you.
Posted by treehugger on August 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM · Report this
mikethehammer 3

His name has been out within the local community for days. The fact is the authorities still haven't released his name, despite whatever comical qualifications you think you possess as any sort of "editor/reporter."
Posted by mikethehammer on August 14, 2014 at 10:17 AM · Report this
rob! 4
@1 needs to be removed. The name he gave is wrong.
Posted by rob! on August 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM · Report this
Queen Anne man must have been white.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on August 14, 2014 at 10:27 AM · Report this
raindrop 6
Now why would anyone want to know his name? To send death threats? Nah..., we're too sophisticated than that. But there's always someone I suppose.
Posted by raindrop on August 14, 2014 at 10:39 AM · Report this
Keister Button 7
I thought it was only correct and truthful information from commenters about suspects' identities that got removed from SLOG.
The first post can stay because it is incorrect, and even different from the name (reportedly erroneous) that Anonymous leaked.
Posted by Keister Button on August 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM · Report this
rob! 9
To clarify re: 4, multiple, very different names are being tossed around the internet as "the guy." That's bad enough. @1 apparently can't even copy-and-paste, and his carelessness could lead to more threats and acts of violence.

Were I a tree, I'd want @1 to keep its hot head away from me, especially in this drought.
Posted by rob! on August 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM · Report this
rob! 10
"Twitter suspends Anonymous account" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Twitter suspended the account of the hacker group Anonymous today after the group released the name of the person it says is the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

The Post-Dispatch has not been able to verify the information. Police and the Ferguson mayor have both said the name Anonymous has released is wrong...
Posted by rob! on August 14, 2014 at 11:52 AM · Report this
"Washington State Has Purchased $4,349,623 in Legal Weed So Far"

Seriously - the State is buying pot?

Perhaps it should read "Washingtonians have Purchased $4,349,623 in Legal Weed So Far"
Posted by SuperSteve on August 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM · Report this
If only the police had released the incident report with the names, AS REQUIRED BY LAW.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on August 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM · Report this

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