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Another update from Seattle's version of Brazil's favelas, aka the War Zone, aka The Killing Fields, aka Crime Central, aka Phinney. When last we checked,

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Phinney Continues Its War Against the Publicly Idle

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Another update from Seattle's version of Brazil's favelas, aka the War Zone, aka The Killing Fields, aka Crime Central, aka Phinney. When last we checked, Seattle Police told residents to call 911 as soon as they see someone sitting in a parked car. (After writing about that, I got a call from a Phinney resident who warned me that it isn't safe to be in the neighborhood after dark, and that they've had "riots" there.) Today, we get word of a station wagon-driving neighborhood mom heckling a man because he's 1) pale, 2) skinny, and 3) standing on a street corner:

My neighbors and I saw a sketchy guy on Dayton Ave N. and N. 73rd this afternoon looking suspicious, hanging out on the corner apparently waiting for someone. He was emaciated and pale as a ghost, and bore a striking resemblance to Steve Buscemi's character in Fargo.

I think I did a pretty good job scaring him off...he was probably in shock being told off by a mom in a station wagon.

It's like Charles Bronson meets Desperate Housewives meets the Stasi. And it's not profiling and harassment--it's just keeping our neighborhood safe! Anyway, insider sources assure us that if you're pale and skinny, you can apply for a harassment exemption, though the sketchy need not apply.

 
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