You know, I appreciate honest and constructive criticism. As a technical writer I don't take it personally when someone tells me I got a fact wrong so long as they tell me why they think so, otherwise I can't fix the problem...
But then I get these kinds of useless comments (click to get a better look):
Now, I don't know about you, but considering this comment came from the same network that the Seattle Police Department uses, I see it as blatant harrassment. Honestly, the last thing I need to hear about right now is how some police officer feels it would be justified for him to beat me down and arrest me again just because I write about police misconduct, I'm afraid of police enough already.
Do you agree that it's harrassment like I do?
Or do you think it's fine for police officers to send victims of police misconduct messages like that from government computers on government time?
Now, why does this bother me when I've read so many stories that prove that the SPD would have no problem making good on such threats, that they could and would get away with murdering me or beating and arresting me on false charges for just speaking my mind?
Because some part of me still thinks that the police are supposed to act professionally and take that obligation seriously... unfortunately they keep proving that part of me wrong.
modified 12/31/07 to shorten.
Update: I did some more digging and thanks to some people saving my site as a file to their local drives I got a couple user names and cross-referencing those with a list of city and county employees I discovered that all the hits coming from Municipality of Metro Seattle appear to be King County offices, mostly from the KCCF or Sheriff's Dept, while the City of Seattle hits can be either Seattle Police Department or other City offices.
Since both City of Seattle and Municipality of Metro Seattle networks appeared around the same time as the comment, I don't know which it came from for certain... but it seems like governmental misconduct to use goverment resource to post harrassing comments like that none the less.