Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday the face of the cowardly alleged murderer who took the lives of four young people in their beds was revealed to the world. The 28 year-old suspect in the […]
Read More A Supreme Act of Cowardice
Why didn’t she leave? Why wasn’t there an arrest? We didn’t see anything wrong; they seemed like the perfect couple. These are the statements people often make when they learn about an abusive relationship, especially when one ends in homicide. Assumptions about domestic violence are rife in modern society. We tend to armchair quarterback others’ […]
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Last night a visit to the growing memorial to the Bothell police officer who was murdered resulted in the post You Matter. I visited the site again tonight and spent some quality time with both strangers and friends as we honored this brave man. The memorial continues to grow. People of all types continue to […]
Read More You Will Always Matter
Originally posted May 12th, 2013. On February 12th of this year, Bothell, Washington resident Susann Smith didn’t show up for work. She was found bludgeoned to death–and stabbed– in the bathtub of her home. This murder set the community on edge and to date a suspect has not been arrested. Smith had primary custody of […]
Read More Murdering Susann Smith
So your worthless wife or girlfriend wants to get a divorce/break up/move on/have guy friends/wants to work outside the home/didn’t heat your dinner up enough/disapproved of you wanting to bring other women in the relationship/looked at you funny/didn’t iron your pants/wants to go to school/didn’t feel like having sex. And you killed her. Because she […]
Read More It’s Okay. She’s Muslim.
It was one year ago today that Bothell resident Susann Smith was savagely murdered at her home. It is one of the most horrific domestic violence homicides I know of. This German-born mother of two was subjected to deliberate violations and atrocities designed to maximize her suffering and ultimately take her life.
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No one can tell me that someone that’s going to commit suicide would turn a gun upside down, in a difficult position, shove it all the way to the back of their throat and then pull that trigger. This was not a suicide. This is a person that was able to commit murder and get […]
Read More Dateline: The Officer’s Wife
From KXLY in Spokane: WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening. Belton, 88, succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
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Our country is being carried off to a dark place by shadowy forces. Today it bears an alarming resemblance to the Bizarro World of Superman comics in the 1960s, where up is down and ugly is beautiful and it is a crime to make anything perfect.
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Alan Smith has been arrested for first degree murder: http://www.bothell-reporter.com/news/213349861.html http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Bothell-man-arrested-in-wifes-murder-213321531.html Sounds like the case is still coming together but KOMO reports that the Bothell Police Department was comfortable enough to make an arrest. The comments thread where this is being discussed on my site is https://wildninja.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/murdering-susann-smith/#comments. Remember, this is not a conviction, and it doesn’t […]
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