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Clark: Showing Up A Bloodsucker

Words you don’t often see in a Clark column: Great job, Spokane City Council! I couldn’t be prouder or more impressed by the council’s unanimous decision to just say NYET to Brad Thoma, the ex-Spokane cop who was fired following an off-duty drunken-driving arrest that saw him hit a citizen’s truck and then run like a chicken. This was not the usual City Council confab Monday night. This was “True Grit II.” No guns were blazing, but the rhetoric was worthy of anything Rooster Cogburn ever uttered. “I not only say, ‘No,’ but I say, ‘Hell no,’ ” fired council newbie Mike Fagan. I’ve heard the line before. But Fagan’s timing and delivery could get him some consideration at the next People’s Choice Awards/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: Will you still think the city was wise to fight this settlement if it loses the $4M lawsuit that Thoma's attorney has filed?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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