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Tag: Seattle Seahawks


Being a ‘Hawks fan is the easiest thing in the world

(Note: After hours of staring at a blank screen, I gave up trying to write a public safety related column this week. If you’re not a Seahawks fan, please be patient. I’ll get back on track after the ‘Hawks big win on Sunday.)

When the ‘Hawks pulled out an amazing win against the ’49ers almost two weeks ago, I was watching from my sister’s home in San Francisco. It was a planned family trip back to my hometown which just happened to coincide with the newest, biggest sports rivalry on the West Coast.

It was, in a word, uncomfortable. That’s

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“Cops Behaving Badly” – the Bellevue episode

The scene: CenturyLink Field during the first quarter of last Sunday’s Seahawks game.

The characters: One Seattle police officer directing traffic; a Seahawks fan and his 12-year-old son; several allegedly drunk and obnoxious off-duty Bellevue police officers.

Welcome to another round of “Cops Behaving Badly.”

Let’s bring you up to speed on an incident which has sparked heated debate in Seattle and put the Bellevue Police Department under the media microscope. An article in The Seattle Times (9/21) gives this account:

Three drunk off-duty Bellevue police officers enter the Seahawks game following an altercation with

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