Posted by: fullandbye | July 28, 2006

What is a hate crime? This is a hate crime.

About a 1/2 hour ago, two five (that we know of) people at the Jewish Federation of Seattle were shot. One is dead. Four are injured.

There is little news of yet. The likelihood that these victims have some connection to me or my family is astronomically high.



  1. Here in the city??
    Fuck Raz, that makes me ill. I am so so so sorry.

  2. This is 8 blocks away from me.
    I could hear the first responders screaming down 4th.

  3. Crap. Good luck, and I hope everyone is OK.

  4. ….
    It’s never enough, but I’m sorry, Raz. If you want to post further details as they appear, I’d be interested in reading them.

  5. I am so sorry Raz. Hearing this makes me feel like vomiting. It’s sp crazy and scary.

  6. goddammit goddammit.

  7. Ugh, I’m so sorry.

  8. Fuck. I hope it doesn’t give any other crazies ideas to go kill more Jews.

  9. I am so sorry Raz. When we heard where the shooting was it made even more sense that you would want no part of the grotesque carnival that was critical mass this month. Peter and I left too just as the mass was starting… it was not the way to show respect to the victims at the moment and I wanted no part of it. I am so so sorry Raz… for you and your family and anyone you might of known and the victims and for the fuckers on the ride who didn’t give two shits about bottlenecking ambulances and important arteries during a critical moment.

  10. I ended up sticking with CM and was happy for it. The police told the crowd to stay out of Belltown and to mind emergency vehicles. We got out of downtown in a hurry and went to Seward Park (with massive police escort).
    At a few points, CM moved to the side of the road to let emergency vehicles pass, proving that even big groups can be possessed of civic responsibility (not to mention much better nimbleness than automobiles). I was at the front of the pack, but I really did not see any activity that I found objectionable.
    Seward park is beautiful, and it was lovely to bust out of downtown and enjoy my evening in peace.

  11. Raz,
    I hope that your family is all right, and regardless, I pray that those injured today recover fully and quickly. It seems unthinkable that tragedy would strike so close to home, but then it strikes me that it does every day for people around the world (including in Israel).
    Though I’m far from Seattle at the moment, please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  12. fuck, love. keep me posted, please. and where are your grandparents, now?

  13. Fvck.

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