In the first story, Spokane police officers were unavailable to respond to a citizen observing and intervening in a felony in progress where the potential for violence was real. In the second story, Spokane police officers were available to be dispatched to investigate a “false alarm” at an unoccupied business, Anthony’s Restaurant, a site favored by Spokane Mayor Jim West.
With the current budget woes that Spokane faces, Whitecaps makes some good points. Why respond to unverified alarms, and let citizens swing in the wind?
Things that make you go Hmmm