Rafal Piotrowski and Hubert Wiecek, the lead singer and bassist for the Polish metal band Decapitated, had their first court appearance in Spokane County on Friday for allegedly gang-raping a woman on their tour bus in Spokane on Aug. 31 along with two other band members.
Judge D.W. Hern warned of a looming juvenile delinquency crisis in Spokane. The juvenile court had already heard 453 delinquency cases in 1917, and many teens were sent to reformatories and “homes” for wayward teens.
Not long ago, the Seattle Times editorial board asked members of Congress what they were going to do about violence and guns. Cathy McMorris Rodgers answered that she was on it: She’s been “sharing meals with Democrats to help society come together,” as the Times put it.
For years, the Crosswalk shelter homeless teenagers had made due with old shelving in its food pantry, no storage space for backpacks and more than one piece of furniture that could stand to be replaced.
Adam Papini knows he’s probably not going to win, but that doesn’t bother him. What does, he said, is how his colleagues, friends and confidants assumed that when he was charged with driving under the influence in June, it automatically meant he was guilty. Even lawyers and judges, who are supposed to presume innocence until the six-letter word is spoken by a jury, or a plea deal is entered, immediately treated him differently.