MFS August 2015 Update

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The independent police report involving a sheriff car/bicycle fatality in the valley was released.  Private investigators are calling b.s. and it appears taxpayers can expect to pay a large settlement. Complete 632 Page Report The above also calls into question … Continue reading →

Citizen Oversight

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The Spokane Police Ombudsman Committee has been revealed to be little more than a scam. There continues to be no independent citizen oversight of local law enforcement.  Mike for Spokane provides a proposal for a quick and inexpensive  solution to … Continue reading →

Mike For Spokane Update: Grand Hotel and City Council Objections Over Environmental Clean-Up Bill

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Mike for Spokane looks at recent objections voiced by Spokane City Council members over public funds being used to pay for environmental remediation at the site of the New Grand Hotel in Downtown Spokane.           Part … Continue reading →

Police Oversight Irregularities

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The findings from an independent investigation conducted by the law firm Winston Cashatt was released to the public last last week.  This investigation looked into the conduct of individual members of Spokane Police Ombudsman Committee and found numerous irregularities that … Continue reading →

Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse

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Every elected representative should be taking Civil forfeiture serious, particularly in Washington State which received an F- in a recent review of abuses relating to unwarranted use of police power. “Ayala was never charged with a crime in relation to … Continue reading →

Spokane Asks Mike

Dear Spokane,  Please consider my response to questions asked by concerned citizens and area organizations: 1.     With the new increases in water rates, garbage and sewage rates and a new $20.00 increase in license tabs, what will you do, as … Continue reading →