Empty home destroyed in 4-hour SWAT siege, innocent woman left with $100,000 in damages

May 24, 2014 Site Staff 0

RENTON, WA — A SWAT team spent hours firing “mortars, grenades, and teargas canisters” at an empty home. The 4-hour siege destroyed windows, doors, and walls and left the home in ruin. The suspect didn’t even live at the address, and the innocent homeowner was left homeless for months and ultimately was stuck with over $100,000 in repair bills, which police have refused to pay.

Tube-fed 3-year-old treated like terrorist by TSA, family misses flight

November 3, 2013 SovereignSon 271

SEATTLE, WA — A disabled child was harassed by government agents and his family was caused to miss their flight, all because inept security screeners thought that his medical equipment may have been a bomb. Even children with debilitating medical conditions set off paranoiac ideations and inhumane treatment from the Transportation Security Administration.

Solitary confinement for students will continue: Oregon’s ‘isolation booths’

September 6, 2013 Site Staff 212

PORTLAND, OR — Last year, a parent’s outrage over a government school locking her child a padded cell without her knowledge or permission caused so much outrage that a new state law was passed, prohibiting schools from purchasing or using free-standing “seclusion cells” or “isolation booths,” as they are called. With the new taking effect, some schools are scrambling for a way around the provisions, so they can continue to place students in solitary confinement at their discretion.

100+ complaints and only a demotion: What does it take to fire a bad cop?

August 21, 2013 Valerie Salvati 273

KING COUNTY, WA — Could you imagine having 120 complaints against you during the course of your employment, and still keeping your job? Most people would be terminated after a few complaints, particularly after making threats to innocent people. But for Sergeant Patrick “K.C.” Saulet, his record-setting number of complaints have only resulted in a demotion.