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SHOOTING: Reporters demand far too much

Letter by Blaine C. Garver, Spanaway on May 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm with 7 Comments »
May 19, 2010 1:28 pm

Re: “Police silent on shootings” (TNT, 5-19).

Blood suckers, please get back to reporting basics:

WHO: we know that
WHAT: we know that
WHERE: we know that
WHY: there was a big fight with the in-laws
WHEN: we know that

Why eviscerate what’s left of an entire family to satisfy your ever-expanding blood lust? I truly hope that someday you so-called reporters experience the thrill of having your lives unraveled by the press. It’s disgusting and unnecessary.

Like small children that know no better, you keep asking, “Why Mommy” until the subject snaps and you can sit back with a sick smile on your face thinking you did a good job.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. You said it. I was sickened by the details spread after the Brame shooting. Couldn’t even have a nice Sunday morning breakfast at Knapp’s without having to hear about it. I’m with you, buddy!

  2. LibertyBell says:

    And HOW?

    You missed the most basic reproters queation?

    “Trained in Pierce County” It’s a Family Tradition, and Chiefs Material!

  3. Dailey214 says:


    People need to know when cops are bad too. All to often cops get away with breaking the law. I personally think cops need more education and screening before they can work in this field. When cops cause harm on anybody as all too often they do it is a shame….they are suppose to protect…not ruin peoples lives.

  4. coldone says:

    I want answers and I want them now.
    The public has a right to know.

    P.S. I’m just practicing so I can become a Trib editorial writer….

  5. LibertyBell says:

    But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes. The territory is a part, no inconsiderable part, of the common heritage of mankind, bestowed upon them by the Creator if the universe. We are his stewards, and must so discharge our trust as to secure in the highest attainable degree their happiness. How momentous that trust is, we may learn from the instructions of the founder of modern philosophy:

    “No man,” says Bacon, “can by care-taking, as the Scripture saith, add a cubit to his stature in this little model of a man’s body; but, in the great frame of kingdoms and commonwealths, it is in the power of princes or estates to add amplitude and greatness to their kingdoms. For, by introducing such ordinances, constitutions, and customs, as are wise, they may sow greatness to their posterity and successors. But these things are commonly not observed, but left to take their chance.”

    This is a state, and we are deliberating for it, just as our fathers deliberated in establishing the institutions we enjoy. Whatever superiority there is in our condition and hopes of those over any other “kingdom” or “estate,” is due to the fortunate circumstance that our ancestors did not leave things to “take their chance,” but that they “added amplitude and greatness” to our commonwealth “by introducing such ordinances, constitutions, and customs, as were wise.” We in our term have succeeded to the same responsibilities, and we cannot approach the duty before us wisely or justly, except we raise ourselves to the great consideration of how we can most certainly “sow greatness to our posterity and successors.”

  6. tubbythetuba says:

    To try to isolate a problem in an entire department based on one loose cannon’s actions is not possible. Study the Department procedures, the individual in this case was overtaken by emotion/whatever. This could NOT have been predicted, but the press will ride this to death anyway.

  7. scoopdog says:

    Hold on a minute here, let the facts be known about the Myron family case. I would encourage an all out investigative attempt to reveal truly how events occurred. Here’s why…..
    1.) Religious based politics is a factor
    2.) Law enforcement agency is a factor
    3.) Family issues are a factor
    4.) Domestic violence agendas is a factor
    When you consider the dynamics involving the four I’ve mentioned above, you have a coming together of divergent forces in our society. Personally, I have sympathy for Allen Myron to some degree after experiencing what he may have gone through. In fact, it’s crucial to hopefully establish whether a well organized effort is underway throughout the state of Washington. I get a sense that Allen felt isolated, meaning that things were happening in his personal life, and he was not being invited to the table when thay were being organized. Just look at how volatile domestic violence is in our society when based on gender. Just look at the ever evolving breakdown of church and state in our personal lives. I personally was blown away at how politically divisive religion can be when it comes to law enforcement. Yet, children under the circumstances have been known to be manipulated in a sense to take one side or the other when it comes to parents. Law enforcement agencies are put in a pressuring political position when it comes to dealing with religious groups. As a citizen of this state, I demand “Transparency,” and a focus on identifying such problems. We must learn to create a better society for ourselves by fixing the social ills which exist. Again, my suspicion is that the Myrons treaded a similar path of myself to some degree at Olympia P.D., except for the fact that I’m agnostic.

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