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Crime Rates Rising in Everett?

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The Everett Herald Staff headline and lede:
Fearing crime surge, Snohomish County police focus on patrol There’s little data that support — and some numbers that contradict — claims of rampant crime

Inside the editorial, “And while Fortney pointed to increasing crime rates, experts say more comprehensive — and higher quality — data are needed. And some existing data contradicts the sheriff’s claim that crime rates are rising.​”

Same Editorial has this data:

Offenses in Everett by year 
2020 – 11,314 
2021 – 12,249 
2022 – 13,566 (Pace based on 3x 4,522 thru April)
Shots fired incidents per year
2019 – 19 
2020 – 52 
2021 – 75 
2022 – 102 (Pace based on 3x 34 thru April)

Written by Caleb Powell

June 18, 2022 at 7:35 am

Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old Raises Questions About Washington’s Use of Force Law

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Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old Raises Questions About Washington’s Use of Force Law

by Caleb Powell • Apr 28, 2022 at 11:36 am

The Stranger

A memorial of Todd about half a mile from the scene of his death.

A memorial of Todd about half a mile from the scene of his death. CALEB POWELL

In the early morning hours of June 5, 2021, Todd Smith strayed from a high school graduation party outside Arlington, Washington, near the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River. The slender, unarmed, 18-year-old with boyish features approached a house and started knocking on a door. The homeowner exited and shot him. Fatally….more

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April 29, 2022 at 3:13 pm

Uganda – July, 1998

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Equator, Me, Jerry, Gerald, with Matt kneeling
Golf in Kampala
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kisoro
Kisoro w/Nsanze family and Matt (H. Nsanze’s nephew)
Water tank that had to be filled daily so hostel guests could shower
Kisoro
Jerry – Kisoro Market
Virunga Mountains, Rwanda on other side

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May 4, 2021 at 8:38 am

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Oman – June 1998

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Jerry and Kai. Unknown wadi, mountains east of Al Ain in Oman
Khutwa Oasis, Oman, 1998
On the road to Muscat, Oman. July, 1998
Market, Oman, July 1998. We stayed in the hotel in the background. 110 degrees Fahrenheit!

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May 3, 2021 at 9:35 am

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Zanzibar – January, 1998

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With giant tortoise
Stone Town
Stone Town

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May 3, 2021 at 9:34 am

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South Africa/Soweto January, 1998

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Yoeville
At hostel with reggae band Sons of Selassie
Jo’Berg
Soweto, Thandi’s Aunt’s courtyard
Visiting the Nelson Mandela House

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May 3, 2021 at 9:29 am

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Victoria Falls – January, 1998

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May 3, 2021 at 9:19 am

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UAE 1997-1998

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Photos, UAE 1997:

Mohammed, Abdullah, Me, Another Mohammed

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April 28, 2021 at 12:39 pm

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UAE – 1998

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First photo. Thought I’d start taking my negatives from travels and post them on this blog. It’s been almost three months since, but now that COVID-19 is keeping me at home, it’s time to kill some time and start posting.

Chinese Movies

UAE with student, spring, 1998

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December 24, 2019 at 5:03 pm

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Trump’s Muslim Ban

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The media went on overdrive when Donald Trump, immediately after inauguration, followed through on his promise for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims”. The New York Times reported: 

“The president’s order… suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.”

When The Express Tribune asked if I wanted to write a blog on the Muslim ban…more

Written by Caleb Powell

February 27, 2017 at 6:23 am

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