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Tag: Amber Alert


Amber Alert needs fixing

Wednesday night’s Amber Alert was a fiasco – for television viewers, at least.

First it came on, but didn’t give any information, just saying that an Amber Alert had been issued. Then it came on again, giving information about a missing Marysville boy and the two adults he was believed to be with.

Fine. Not much I can do about it sitting in my Lakewood living room, but I get why these alerts are important.

A few minutes later, however, the alert comes back on – but the announcement is covered up by static. It goes on and on –

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Chief doesn’t deserve to be railroaded

Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell must think he’s on a runaway train.

Almost daily, News Tribune articles – including this blog – have dissected his omission of a pertinent mistake regarding the issuance of an Amber Alert during the Linnik murder investigation. Though I disagree with their intent, the stories were objective coverage of an important local issue, and I urge you to read both Friday’s andSunday’s articles.

Now it’s time to stop this train.

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