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Clark: WSP’s Bumbling Warrants Apology To Fireman

Is there anything wimpier than a wimp with a badge? Jeff DeVere, to be specific. The Washington State Patrol captain appeared at a press conference Tuesday to clear a Spokane firefighter of allegations that he purchased kiddie porn. Yet while acknowledging the rough time Todd Chism has gone through, DeVere couldn’t quite find the guts to do the right thing and issue a formal apology. Pathetic. OK, Captain. If you won’t man up, I will. Todd, I’m sorry. I’m sorry your name was smeared. I’m sorry about the anguish your family endured. I’m sorry for thinking the worst about you. I guess I foolishly assumed our state law enforcers would never pinch a citizen on such a reputation-ruining beef without having more of an airtight, dead-bang case/Doug Clark, SR. More here

Fireman’s attorney mulls legal action/SR

Question: What would you do if you were in fire Lt. Todd Chism’s shoes?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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