Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Community organizing you can get behind

From the Home of Starbucks, a/k/a Seattle:
In some ways, the group of Beacon Hill residents who gathered August 27 to walk the streets at dusk was just like any other community meet-up: People made small talk about the weather and compared how long they'd lived in the neighborhood. But in another way, it wasn't so typical, at least for Seattle: Some of those assembled were packing heat, part of an armed patrol recently born of the neighborhood's listserv (

Article here. The article has the usual anti-gun quotes from the usual suspects, and the reporter gives a lot of column inches to gun-fearing residents, but, well, it's Seattle.

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