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Seattle P.D. in the media crosshairs again

The Seattle Police Department must have the collective sensation of being a large blue media target.

One would think that the last few months of scathing news coverage would make everyone wearing the SPD badge take a deep breath and hide under water until all the reporters go home: the downtown shooting of a knife-wielding individual and videos of heavy-handed arrests and ill-advised comments. In truth, many of Seattle’s Finest are weary of the constant public lashing the 1,200 person department is taking based on the actions of a handful of individuals.

However, as many public and private entities can attest, when

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