Non-Halloween headlines: Flag desecration; TV truck trouble

FLAG DESECRATION: Highland Park community activist and ex-City Council candidate Dorsol Plants wrote about this incident on his Facebook page; we asked his permission to share it here, and he said OK. He wrote on FB, “Last night someone shredded the American flag I hang in front of my house. I woke up this morning and could clearly see knife cuts and they had tied it in a knot. That’s just pathetic.” (Plants, by the way, is a U.S. Army veteran who did two tours of duty in Iraq.)

TRUCK TROUBLE: Nick got this photo late today north of ActivSpace on Harbor Ave (including the uncroppable person he described as “zombie lawyer”):

We have no official report on what toppled the truck, but the KOMO news desk confirmed to WSB that everybody’s OK.

9 Replies to "Non-Halloween headlines: Flag desecration; TV truck trouble"

  • 35this35mph October 31, 2009 (9:51 pm)

    First: it is pathetic that someone descrated your flag Dorsol. Allow me to express my gratitude for your service.

    Second: That Zombie lawyer looks like an ambulance chaser circling in for a good client! Perhaps a WSB Sponsor in the making?

  • reality October 31, 2009 (9:58 pm)

    Okay the zombie lawyer is just too funny. He puts it all in perspective. Great shot.

  • sam-c October 31, 2009 (10:45 pm)

    35 said all that needs to be said about the flag.

    we saw a story on KOMO- about the creperie closing (which has been mentioned here quite a few times).
    here is a link to the story:

    the camera angle is really weird at the end. maybe that is when the truck rolled over.

  • Donna October 31, 2009 (11:04 pm)

    It was really very windy last night. Maybe I’m giving people too much credit, but could it have been the wind that tore up the flag?

  • Kevin October 31, 2009 (11:18 pm)

    Funny how KOMO does not seem to have time to report on their own story about the truck tipping over :)

  • WSB October 31, 2009 (11:24 pm)

    Well, on a night when a police officer has been shot, we’ll spot them this one … anyone who wants to follow that story by the way will get the best information from our fellow independent community-collaborative online news source Central District News:

  • Craig H November 1, 2009 (12:26 am)

    I guess KOMO leaned a little too far to the right on one of their news stories ;)

  • Dorsol November 1, 2009 (2:36 am)


    That was my first hopeful thought, but the wind can’t tie a perfect knot and you could see lines from other places they’d tried to cut.

  • Andrew Novikoff November 3, 2009 (9:54 am)

    I’m really glad that no one was injured but maybe we’ll get a little less of that sensationalization masquerading as news.

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