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Facebook Page Backs Spokane Killing

The debate over the fatal shooting of a car thief in East Spokane is now heating up online. On Monday, 25-year old Brendon Kaluza-Graham was shot and killed while he stole an SUV. The owner of that SUV, Gail Gerlach, told investigators he fired at Kaluza-Graham because he thought he pointed a weapon at him. On Wednesday, a Spokane woman, who has been the victim of a burglary, launched a Facebook Page to show support for Gerlach. The creator of the page has asked to remain anonymous.  But, agreed to an interview as long as KXLY didn't use her name or show her face. "I hope he understands that we are here for him, for the community," she said/Annie Bishop, KXLY. More here.

Question: How would Gerlach's use of deadly force been received by the community, if it had happened in Kootenai County rather than Spokane County?




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