A most heinous attack
Posted by Joni Balter
The Northwest is aghast and alarmed. A gunman walked into a coffee shop Sunday morning and opened fire, killing four Lakewood police officers.
The motive is unclear but one thing is certain: No civilized society can allow unabashed murderers to declare open season on the very people hired to protect the community.
State Attorney General Rob McKenna referred to the execution-style slayings of one female and three male officers as assassinations. Whatever the term, this brutal act of violence sends shivers through the Puget Sound region.
Less than a month ago, another individual drove up to a Seattle police car and opened fire on two officers in a police car, taking the life of Police Officer Timothy Brenton. This has been described as an ideological killing. Brenton was shot because he was a police officer.
What on earth is going on?
As McKenna said, "This ourtageous act of violence against our brave protectors is a direct assault on the safety of our entire community.''
How excruciatingly sad for the police community and the residents of the entire Puget Sound region who rely on police officers for protection.
A community grieves and feels an enormous loss.
Jan 31 - 2:28 PM The Ed Cetera blog is now Opinion Northwest
Jan 31 - 8:03 AM Deer antler spray. What's so weird about that?
Jan 30 - 9:06 AM Is VW's Jamaica-themed Super Bowl ad racist or funny?
Jan 30 - 8:11 AM Hoping Microsoft gets Office 365 right this time
Jan 30 - 6:00 AM Cartoon: Immigration
Achenblog by Joel Achenbach
Postman On Politics