Monthly Archives: May 2014

Shaun Goodman Deal Provokes Courthouse Protest

Olympia, WA @ County Courthouse Complex (5-16-14) — It was a bright sunny Friday afternoon as the crowd slowly assembled at the foot of the hill crowned by the County’s courthouse complex by Capitol Lake. Ages ranged from teens to grandparents, … Continue reading

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Lowest Pair @ Oly’s Farmers Market 5-16-14

Olympia, WA @ Farmer’s Market State (5-16-14) — The Lowest Pair is a young bluegrass style duet who have been playing together for about 10 months. They sound as sweet as they look, which is a good thing as their harmony … Continue reading

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Behind The Badge @ TESC 5-11-14

Olympia, WA  @ TESC — Behind The Badge is a theatrical examination of police and prisons in America. It’s written and performed by Ben Turk, directed by Kate Pleuss with contributions from Colleen Hackett. Mr. Turk admits he’s not a ‘professional’ … Continue reading

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Barry Crust: Artisan Sculptor @ Puyallup’s Park

Puyallup, WA (5-13-14) — Barry A. Crust is an artist who works with what he calls ‘beachy treasures’ made from Hood Canal driftwood and other found treasures from the shore–unique birdhouses, walking staffs & Canes, sculptures. He accepts commissions and … Continue reading

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PSU L@w & Disorder Conference Disrupted by Disorderly

Portland, OR @ PSU (5-10-14) — The Law & Disorder Conference (L&D) hosting Kristian Williams as one of its featured panelists was disrupted by chanting protesters drowning out the words of those scheduled to speak. Police were called, accusations made, protesters … Continue reading

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Incompetent School Cop Arrests Dad for Walking Son Home

Tennessee — Yet another reason all public officials should be filmed, especially the ones toting around a badge, appeared in the news. Imagine this father’s predicament if he hadn’t captured this encounter on video. The school’s security officer would have lied … Continue reading

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Billy Frank Public Funeral: Squaxins Impose News Blackout

Shelton, WA @ Squaxin Tribal Event Center (Sunday, 5-11-14) — A great and ancient spirit Cedar tree fell in the forest May 5, 2014. Billy Franks Jr. was easily the best known NW Indian, the Nelson Mandella of his people and … Continue reading

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Shelton Sting Suspect, Larry Gillette, Found Dead In Cell

Shelton, WA (4-30-14) — Larry Ray Gillette, 53, a recently released convicted felon who had served a long stretch in Washington’s prison, was angry, wanted to get even, and was desperate. It’s not easy for an applicant with a criminal … Continue reading

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Incompetent Chicago Security Guard Deletes Photos

by Andrew Meyer of PINAC Chicago, IL (5-6-14) — “I’m gonna erase the memory card.” A security guard for Acme Refining in Chicago followed through on this threat, and deleted two days’ worth of Benn Jordan’s photography. Jordan was taking landscape … Continue reading

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Michigan Cops Attack, Injure, Hospitalize Mentally Ill Man

by Carlos Miller of PINAC Dearborn, MI (5-8-14) — A disturbing dash cam video shows a group of Michigan police officers pouncing on a mentally ill man who was doing nothing more than standing on a residential street trying to fix … Continue reading

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