Posts Tagged ‘empathy’

The memorial to the fallen Bothell police officer continued to grow last week. Department employees and volunteers kept a watchful eye on it, removing spent flowers and pulling certain pieces to share with the officer’s family as more tributes arrived. Signs around the community show their support as well. The Yakima Fruit Market, espresso stands, Brooks Biddle, and grocery stores among others are boldly proclaiming their appreciation.

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The Church Courtesy Challenge

Last weekend it happened again. I was asked, “would you mind if my husband and sons sat here?” which indicated that I should change my seat. So I did. Big deal.

When the other family members showed up while I was listening to what was going on up front, I became aware that several people were standing in my peripheral vision. Realizing they were the husband and sons, I stood up and let them pass. When the dad sat down, he said thank you, which I appreciated. What I would have liked more is if the son would have said, “excuse me.” (more…)

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A headline on KOMO News reads Prolific burglar nabs 10 years in prison: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Prolific-burglar-nabs-10-years-in-prison-167390475.html.

Here’s the article:

SEATTLE — A man responsible for a string of burglaries across North Seattle and a robber in the University District was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday.

Maxfield Dare, 18, had pleaded guilty to several charges, including burglary, car theft, assault, and selling stolen property.

“Punishment or rehabilitation have no meaning for him,” victim Richard Fuhr said in court. “Nothing. It’s way too late for that.” (more…)

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No More Rape


End Violence Against Women International has done a great job making the public aware of the FBI’s change to the definition of forcible rape. This definition is used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program which tracks particular kinds of crime statistics.

A recent update from EVAW says that the definition now reads:

Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. (more…)

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I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has helped get this blog off the ground. I have some great allies out there in the blogosphere whose links to my site have played a major role in its success.

I also thank the RSS feed subscribers, some of whom have been with me since the very beginning.

Additionally, I’m grateful for those who have my back, from catching typos to keeping me up to date on issues I write about. They include the public servants who stand by me personally and professionally. (more…)

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I just posted this on another site and want to share my thoughts here too. I continue to be concerned about the lack of empathy that some people are displaying for crime victims as Colton Harris-Moore continues his crime spree.


Barefoot Bandit Leaves Note, Cash At Raymond Vet Clinic

He knew he’d be giving a clue to his location if he did this (they know he touched the note, but wonder if they can prove he delivered it). Is this a “neener, neener, you can’t catch me?”, a PR move, or a criminal risking getting caught to do something sincerely nice for animals with cash that is probably sitting in evidence because it might not have been lawfully obtained? (more…)

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