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Seattlest was made to relax by the knowledge that lawyers for a group of Alaskan Militiamen felt that the 2,000 miles separating our city from their state was too close for comfort. The negative spotlight once again focused on the Seattle Police Department as the local ABC affiliate sued them for violations of the Public Records Act. Lastly, we mourned the loss of Erik “Electron Boy" Martin, a 14-year old boy who had lived with cancer all of his life, and whose Make A Wish Foundation video made touched the hearts of many.
DCist attempted to decipher a $20 million lawsuit filed by James Patock — a man who was arrested last November after the Park Police found guns inside his camper that was parked on the National Mall. What we learned: Patock really, really doesn’t care for the media, nor was he too fond of having excrement thrown on him while he was in holding.