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Breaking: Two SPD officers shot in downtown Seattle

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on April 20th, 2017

According to SPD Twitter reports, two officers were shot following police response to robbery near Madison/Western Ave downtown.

SPD is asking for people to please stay out of the area as they investigate. See the area marked in red below:

Downtown commuters, please be aware of this incident when making commute plans to return home.

The My Ballard team will update the post with more information when it is known.

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8 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Profile photo of JM98107 JM98107 // Apr 21, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Wow, pretty stupid for the young punk to get into a gun fight over a case of beer. Well, that’s downtown thug life for ya. This is what the SPD has to put up with everyday.

  • 2 Social Justice Warrior // Apr 22, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I hope these youths get restorative justice so we don’t perpetuate the school-to-prison pipeline that puts blacks and brown people disproportionately into our private prison industrial complex.

  • 3 Biff Sparky // Apr 24, 2017 at 7:43 am

    @ SJW; so we’re now creating yet another new term for lawbreakers/prison? “Restorative justice” is jail time, or worse, depending on THEIR choices. What really needs fixing is replacing fathers with welfare checks. Further more, prisons are NOT private. It appears as if you too have swallowed the pure garbage the professors and loony left has thrown at you. These punks made choices. Bad ones. I prefer to call our criminal justice system “catch and release”. BTW, 1 dude did receive his justice. Wouldn’t it be easier to get a job and buy the beer? “If you’re not part of the solution you may just be part of the problem”. Do you leave YOUR doors unlocked all the time?

  • 4 gobigblue // Apr 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    “What really needs fixing is replacing fathers with welfare checks.”

    I think you meant the opposite, Biff. I understand it’s difficult to get your thoughts into the correct phrases when you are as angry as you are.

    There is a thriving private prison industry in our country. Don’t you recall Obama withdrawing federal funding for them?

  • 5 Profile photo of JM98107 JM98107 // Apr 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Too bad these criminals won’t be able to participate in the booming NW economy. Who will hire someone with armed robbery on their resume?

  • 6 Biff Sparky // Apr 27, 2017 at 7:25 am

    @ gobigblue: I did get it arse backwards, but I think you get where I’m coming from. And yes, I’m pissed, and why aren’t you? Do you want to argue on the effects that replacing a dad with a check has had on our system here? How many welfare checks take a kid to an M’s game? I’m certain that nice girl meant well when hitting the cop over the head with a bottle. Further more, they attempted murder. Your hero Obumble’s is thankfully long gone. Perhaps you can explain SJW and her crazy crap too for us all?

  • 7 Uncle Buck // Apr 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    @6
    Aw, Biff, don’t be so angry. They just give our tax money to kids who get brainwashed by BLM and end up victimizing working people.

    We pay for them as kids, as delinquents, as convicts, and we pay for the damage done to their victims.

    In progressive parlance this is called a “win-win”.
    Brought to you from the same people who preach about the futility of “nation building” abroad.

  • 8 Uncle Buck // Apr 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Also, where’s Truthy?

    Shouldn’t (s)he be here telling you that it’s your fault and you need to watch more episodes of “The Wire” to “get educated” about street crime?

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