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Belltown Arrest

There’s been a lot of major news coverage regarding the forceful arrest in Belltown early Sunday. There’s a lot of speculative opinion that one could jump to. I’m trying to keep an open mind and not make any assumptions. In any case, this looks like a tragic story that really doesn’t have any sort of silver lining. I do however find it extremely distasteful that the family and news outlets are now publishing photos of the man on life support. I can’t imagine he was able to offer his consent and this seems like human opportunism at its worst.

PI – Conflicting accounts of when deputies identified themselves in Belltown chase

PI – Deputies after wrong man in chase that ended with him seriously injured

Times – Man seriously injured in arrest in Belltown early Sunday wasn’t involved in a crime

Most major news outlets are waiting for the actual arrest video to be released. Apparently the entire episode was picked up by the survellience cameras located around the Cinerama.

Tragic.