SEATTLE - Was I wrong for criticizing Tom Rider for his strident complaints that King County Sheriff's dragged their procedural feet, leaving his wife trapped in her wrecked car for 8 days? (Read earlier commentary at this link.)
A fair number of people think so.
From Tom Tieman: "Tom Rider has every right to be criticizing the sheriffs...for being too slow to act in the right direction, and I think he's correct...Ken, you're off base on this one."
Marcia Bean: "Schram, you need to just shut the (expletive) up... Anyone who (sees) privacy issues as more important than locating a loved one is selfish, short-sighted (and) unloving..."
Jane Oberlander: "Protecting the rights of abused spouses is important. But there should be an intermediate solution that balances the safety of (an) injured accident victim against the ability to escape...abuse."
Christine Hagmeier: "I think you could have closed your remarks with a request for better ideas. Have you forgotten what it was like before the Amber Alert system?"
And finally from Barbara Cox: "Hey knucklehead - If an abusive husband forces his wife not check the box, she can (just) check it later when he's not around."
If she's still able.
Thanks for writing everyone and have a great weekend.
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