Neighbors Are Terrified

By the realization that they live in a place where crime, and police action, can take place. Spokane Valley neighbors call Saturday’s fatal shooting ‘unsettling’.

Reports of a guy who was apparently high, and bothering kids. Cops get there and he runs for a homeless camp, then stops and pretty much tells the cops he has a weapon, so they shoot him.

The homeless camp? No big deal. The guy who was high, hanging around kids? Apparently that is not a problem. The cops on the other hand…

“It’s terrifying. And that’s our backyard,” said neighbor Crystal Runions. “What if my youngest had said, ‘hey, can I go out with my friends and play with my Nerf guns?’ and they were just running around and one of those bullets went stray and took our one of our kids?”

What do you expect from Washington State?

But if you can read this, then you live in The Real World™ where crime can, and sometimes does, happen, and that usually results in some kind of action by the police. Up to and including shooting the bad guys.