The Bellingham Herald photographers took a lot of very good news photos of the eviction process. Photographers Colin Diltzithe and Andy Bronsonithe have eighty some photos posted in the Bellingham Herald Photo Gallery. I recommend scrolling through them. All the photos are good. And these two guys took several outstanding news photos.
Dec 30 - noon
Dan Pike fled Bellingham for Seattle on Wednesday, according to a fairly reliable source. He did exit quietly - and I am still seeking to learn if it was before the police military action on Wednesday morning, or on Thursday morning. This whole debacle is a result of Dan Pike giving the finger to the Bellingham community. The chump would not even stick around his last two days on the job to take responsibility for his actions.
Far from wanting to antagonize his supporters, I would hope they now understand how some of us felt these past few years. We were totally taken in by Dan back in 2007. He made many serious promises and expressed his sincere desire to run our city differently. And the day he was elected he tossed it all out the window. We held no personal gripe with him - just a profound disappointment with his actions. Now all have seen his attitude at work.
Read Wendy Harris' latest posts. She is right on. And keep in mind that city hall today has no mayor and the department heads are catching the anger of citizens.
Dec 28 post below
Interestingly the Bellingham Herald sees the Occupy Bellingham story as a 'Public Safety' story and not a political one. The reporter for all the closing down and arrests of the folks exercising their rights to free speech on public property is being covered by Zoe Fraley, not John Stark. Stark covers Bellingham politics and city hall. This says much about how the Herald sees local issues and controversies.