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Charles Hill was slain July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Three train stations were closed down during San Francisco’s evening commute as an estimated 100 people condemned the fatal shooting last week of a man by transit police.

The protesters gathered Monday on the same platform at the Civic Center/UN Plaza station where 45-year-old Charles Hill was slain July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers.

They chanted and held doors open to keep trains from leaving the station. Three stations were closed down at some point, but they have since reopened.

Hill was shot in the torso by officers who were responding to a report of a “wobbly drunk.” Authorities say he came at them with a knife.

The transit agency has been battling an image problem after a white officer fatally shot an unarmed black passenger on New Year’s Day 2009 at a station in Oakland, a killing that sparked widespread debate and prompted racial unrest in that city.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press

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Posted by Smeared1 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 07:24 AM Pacific
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I’m not surprised considering that this a city INFECTED with the liberal mental disease.

Posted by Perimeter101 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 06:41 AM Pacific
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San Fran–what a “Butthole” city. (No pun intended)

Posted by Robocop843 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 05:16 AM Pacific
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I bet most of these “protestors” would be the first ones to call 911 if the drunk was on their front lawn. Sheep, true sheep.

Posted by smd20 on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 04:04 AM Pacific
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Lets take advantage of this lawsuit happy society and sue each protestor for discrimination. They are discriminating again BART police officers for a previous (accidental in that case) action committed by one person and are now applying it to every BART police officer regardless of the situation. Sounds like what they acuse us of doing when we stop a minority, so lets give them a taste of their own medicine.

Posted by blueironfist on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:37 PM Pacific
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Activists protesting the police in San Francisco, that’s nothing new. They hate the military, they hate law enforcement. Heck they probably hate firefighters too because they waste too much water and their fire trucks are not fuel efficient. All the sheepdogs in that entire area should pack up and let the smug liberals, who like to smell their own farts, fend for themselves.

Posted by 64cop on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 05:14 PM Pacific
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jcboston…..the assholes would probably be in the streets celebrating…in protest of course

Posted by jcboston69 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 04:44 PM Pacific
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I wonder how many of these assholes would be protesting if the cops didn’t draw and fire their weapons, but instead were killed by the maniac with the knife.
I’ll bet there would be some crickets at the protest site, but that’s about it.

Posted by BPDnarc on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 02:46 PM Pacific
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“BART needs a good case of the Blue Flu and let these passengers start getting raped and robbed”…..
AMEN.

Posted by BPDnarc on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 02:44 PM Pacific
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“Protesters condemn fatal SF transit shooting”
… of course they do, they are protesters. As opposed to what? “Protesters support fatal SF transit shooting”?

Posted by sjackson7114 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 02:41 PM Pacific
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Why am I not suprised that there are protesters. It is San Francisco after all.

Posted by 1tufcop on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 01:12 PM Pacific
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I’m sure when this drunk was urinating in public at the BART station and acting like an asshole these same people had lots of sympathy for him. I feel for this PD, it’ll get worse before it gets better…..

Posted by Mavryk on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:17 AM Pacific
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People are fickle and sad at times…..it has been stated the suspect charged at the officers with a knife and was stopped. Those folks protesting are sad because when they are calling 9-1-1 for help, they do not want an officer that is going to reason with a suspect who will harm them, they want an aggressive officer who will stop the threat period.

Posted by jcboston69 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:12 AM Pacific
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Disband the dept and let the morons fend for themselves in the depths.

Posted by kas9kas on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:44 AM Pacific
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Even the Associated Press is feeding the people. “Charles Hill was SLAIN July 3 by Bay Area Rapid Transit officers.” Since when do we report that Police Officers “Slay” suspects. BART.needs a good case of the Blue Flu and let these passengers start getting raped and robbed. That shooting was a text book case of self defense. I feel sorry for BART Officers. They will be under the gun until they get a chief who will stand up for them and blast the papers, protesters, & politicians who think police work is pretty. Good luck BART. I would be careful that your not the next officer that’s gets thrown under the bus to appease the public. Stay safe…

Posted by kd303 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:27 AM Pacific
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Some communities have better coppers than they deserve. The Bay Area is starting to look like one of those communities.
Be safe, brothers and sisters.

Posted by deputyboo on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 09:04 AM Pacific
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It is very simple do not go after the Police with a knife and you will not get shot. As for the protesters arrest them all.

Please be advised of the following two City Council public hearings regarding Billboards:

1. Public Hearing on Billboard Moratorium:

· Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street

· The City Council is seeking public input on whether the 180-day moratorium, enacted on May 17, 2011, per Ordinance No. 27982, should be preserved or withdrawn and, if preserved, whether it should be modified. Potential modifications could include things such as the appropriate duration of the moratorium or the extent of its control.

2. Public Hearing on Billboard Regulations:

· Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street

· The City Council is seeking public comment on potential revisions to the sign code that would prohibit digital billboards, modify certain definitions, change uses and zones buffered from billboards, and change the way nonconforming billboards are addressed.

For more information on either subject, please visit www.cityoftacoma.org/Planning and click on, respectively, “Billboard Moratorium” or “Billboard Regulations.”

Regards,

Lihuang Wung

Community and Economic Development Department

747 Market Street, Room 1036

Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 591-5682

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Release Date and Time: 02-23-2011 11:10:00 AM
 

The City of Kent is opening the Severe Weather Shelter (SWS) tonight at Kent Lutheran Church for the evenings of Wednesday February 23rd, Thursday February 24th, and Friday February 25th due to predicted dangerously low temperatures and snow.

 

Kent Lutheran Church

 

336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032-5849

 

9 P.M. – Check-in and registration
7 A.M. – shelter closes, clients must vacate

 

 

 

Priority is given to homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles, but the SWS is also available for single women and men (separate sleeping space has been prepared for single men, women, and for families with children). The SWS will be operated by Catholic Community Services staff, and volunteers from Kent Lutheran Church and the Kent community.

 

The SWS will open at 9 P.M. Clients must register at the door. As with all shelters, rules for the health and safety of all clients and staff and the broader community will apply.

 

 

 

City of Kent: Housing and Human Services 253-856-5070

Kent Emergency Management: 253-856-4440

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Some rivers crest; others continue to rise

Some rivers crest; others continue to rise

 

By SCOTT SUNDE
SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF

Some rivers continue to rise in Western Washington and will likely crest later Monday.

The worst flooding, the National Weather Service said, is on the Snoqualmie River in King County and Cowlitz River in Lewis County. There also may be moderate to major flooding along the Snohomish River.

The Weather Service has an interactive map with which you can check on flooding at various locations. It also has a map that shows the flooding forecast for Western Washington rivers.

Some rivers, fed by the weekend’s heavy rains in the mountains, are beginning to recede or are about to.

The rain of the last several days has saturated soils and increased the dangers of landslides.

More rain ought to fall Monday. In Seattle, showers are most likely before 10 a.m.

But rain will be light and scattered over the Western Washington lowlands on Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service says. About 0.6 to 1.2 inches of rain could fall in the Cascades, but the Weather Service says that should not add to flooding problems.

Temperatures also will be lower than in the past several days, with nighttime lows in Seattle in the 40s on Monday and 30s on Tuesday. In the mountains, the snow level will fall Monday from 4,500 to 3,000 feet.

The National Weather Service has issued a series of flood warnings and watches.

Early Monday, the flood warning was extended to smaller streams in north central King County. Runoff has filled small streams, and they are flooding some areas.

The Snoqualmie River is experiencing major flooding between Fall City to Carnation. The river is expected to crest at 11 a.m. at 59 feet near Carnation.

For information on road closures in King County, go here.

Flood warnings also are in effect for Nooksack River at North Cedarville in Whatcom County, the Skagit River near Concrete and Mount Vernon in Skagit County and the Stillaguamish River near Arlington in Snohomish County.

Those rivers are expected to crest Monday morning.

Flood warnings also continue for the Skykomish River near Gold Bar in Snohomish County, the Snohomish River at Snohomish and Monroe in Snohomish County, the Cedar River near Landsburg and Renton in King County and the Green River near Auburn in King County.

The Cedar River is expected to crest Monday afternoon in Renton, causing minor flooding. It is likely to crest Monday morning at Landsburg.

The Green River was above flood stage at Auburn early Monday and is expected to cause minor flooding.

The Skykomish River should crest around 10 a.m. Monday. The Snohomish should crest about 10 a.m. at Monroe and 2 p.m. at Snohomish.

There are also flood warnings for the Puyallup River near Orting in Pierce County, the Cowlitz River at Randle in Lewis County, the Skookumchuk River near Bucoda in Lewis and Thurston counties and the Chehalis River near Grand Mound in Thurston County.

The Puyallup ought to crest about 10 a.m. Monday and begin falling below flood stage Monday afternoon.

The Cowlitz River is causing major flooding, but has crested.

The Skookumchuck crested Sunday night and caused minor flooding.

The Chehalis River is causing minor flooding and is expected to crest at 4 p.m. Monday.

Scott Sunde can be reached at 206-448-8331

or scottsunde@seattlepi.com.

Follow Scott on Twitter at twitter.com/scottsunde.

Weather Alerts for Tacoma and Greater Puget Sound Region

There is snow in the forecast for later in the day on Tuesday, and it could begin falling
during the afternoon commute.

That situation could create very different morning and afternoon travel conditions for bus riders. 

Transit users are advised to plan ahead for afternoon and evening trips that could be disrupted,
delayed, reduced, or on snow routing.

Even though weather in the morning may be clear, leave from a bus stop or park-and-ride that also
has service when buses are on snow routes in case travel conditions deteriorate by the afternoon commute. 

Give yourself extra time to reach your evening destination. Busescould be crowded in the early part 
of the afternoon commute if everyone tries to get home before snowfall is the heaviest.
 

Metro is urging bus riders to prepare by visiting Metro Online and knowing the snow routing for the
buses they will ride tomorrow.
 

Then, before traveling, riders should check for the most current status of Metro service. Updates to
online information begin as early as 4 a.m. and continue as needed until the storm is over.
 

A Tuesday snowfall could create challenges for all vehicles, especially if the snow begins to fall during
the afternoon commute. Bus operations could change rapidly. 

Here are some tips for bus travel if it does snow: 
 

• Know the snow routing for your bus route. Check
timetables for snow route maps for each route. Not
  every bus route has snow routing, but most do;
 
 

• When buses are on snow routing, some streets and bus stops may be missed and there are often
  delays due to travel conditions. There is new snow routing in many areas that is different from past
  years, so be sure to check the snow routes for the routes you use most often or are likely to use
  during snow;
 
  

• Metro uses an online color-coded map to keep riders advised of the status of its bus service.  All bus 
  routes are assigned into one or more of seven King County geographic areas. When there is snow or
  ice on the roads, the color-coded service status of each area is displayed map. Green indicates buses
  are operating on normal routes; yellow that some – but not all – routes in the area are on snow routes, and
  red tells you that all bus routes in the entire geographic area are on snow routing;
 
 

• People without online access can call the Customer Information Office at (206) 553-3000. General
  information about service is also sent via the kcmetrobus Twitter account;
 
 

• Be patient. Buses are not always on schedule in snowy or icy conditions. And, increased ridership
  during bad weather can result in crowded buses and a longer-than-usual wait on the phone for the
  Customer Information Office; 
 
 

• Dress warmly, wear appropriate footwear for the weather…and expect delays; 
 
 

• Use bus stops on flat portions of main arterials or at major transfer points such as park-and-ride lots,
  transit centers, or shopping centers.

Thanks for riding and for using Metro’s services.

Travel safely.

 


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