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INorthwest Officials Denounce Racism

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick emphasizes her department's commitment to protecting citizens from racist harrassment at a press conference Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 near the state line. A press conference was held by law enforcement and human rights organizers to combat the recent distribution of racist flyers.   JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick emphasizes her department's commitment to protecting citizens from racist harrassment at a press conference Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 near the state line. A press conference was held by law enforcement and human rights organizers to combat the recent distribution of racist flyers. JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick emphasizes her department's commitment to protecting citizens from racist harrassment at a press conference Friday, near the state line. A press conference was held by law enforcement and human rights organizers to combat the recent distribution of racist flyers. (Jesse Tinsley/SR)

“We have been vested with the authority and the power to take action and I assure you I will use that power and authority to take a stronger stance of boldness,” said Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick. “People who are hateful are bold. But standby to standby, because we are more bold than they are.” Meghann M. Cuniff/SR story here.

Question: Are Inland Northwest officials reacting appropriately or over-reacting to the attempt by 3 outsiders to resurrect the Aryan Nations presence in North Idaho?




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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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