Like politics anywhere local
politics can get down and dirty, and as we know from recent investigations of
politics at the national level other nations will utilize fake Facebook and
Twitter Accounts to affect the outcome of national elections. The same is true
with our local election process where individuals will create fake Facebook and
Twitter accounts to defame, degrade, and lie about various individuals who may
or may not be associated in some way with a political candidate.
While working on another story I was
able to establish that at the local level perhaps the most prolific individual
to use fake Facebook accounts is Sharon Linnae Dust a 53-year-old female and
great aunt of Mr. Caleb Collier’s children from his former marriage to Alyssa Venable
(nee Hundeby). Sharon Dust is an RN who works along with Collier’s ex-wife at
Latah Services Inc, an elder care business owned by Patricia M. Groth.
Over a period of approximately two
years Sharon Dust has cyberstalked a number of individuals including myself
using various fake Facebook accounts including but not limited to the following;
Sharon Dust’s most recent fake
Facebook account is under the name Lisa Harrison and she has been very active
on the Tri-County Voice Facebook page, a page moderated by Dust’s close
associate Tanner Rowe and from which I was booted from yesterday for exposing
the truth a FB page where Dust was able to find allies in her cyberstalking
I want to correct a minor mistake
Lesley Haskell made in some posts she made while she was attacked by Sharon
Dust on the Tri-County Voice Facebook page. Lesley Haskell was understandably
under the impression that the fake account was Tanner Rowe’s wife Emilee Combs
as both Mr. and Mrs. Rowe interact with Sharon Dust. Emilee Combs is a member
of the Spokane Regional Issues and Politics FB group and despite her vitriol is
allowed to post in that FB group.
Sharon Dust is very closely allied
with Bob West and his daughter Brandi Peetz and has bragged about a
relationship with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich in private messages I
have obtained from an individual who has come forward at their own risk of
being cyberstalked or harassed by Dust and others.
I hope this helps to correct the
record and provide some factual insight regarding politics, using messy
divorces to defame character for political and personal hatred motives, and
just how low some people will go.
Spokesman Review Reporter Adam Shanks did a very good job in this story regarding the Spokane Regional Emergency Communications (SREC), however I thought I would add just a little more regarding Adam’s “riven with behind the scenes turmoil” statement.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was so excited about
its launch, he said in July it “is going to be one of the best things that
happens to this community.”
Many of the Cops and Firefighters I talk with see the SREC
issue for exactly what it is, a political power play by Spokane County Sheriff
Ozzie Knezovich aided by Spokane Valley Fire Chief Bryan Collins with the help
of Mayor Condon to gain as much control of Public Safety for the County as
possible regardless of what affect it might have on the Citizens.
Even though Politics should never play a role in Public
Safety it always seems to rear its ugly head as it did with since passed and
very highly respected SPD Lt. JD Anderson.
“Police officers in general have the specter of the unknown
everyday,” Arleth said. “You switch your body physiology from dealing with kids
who want to play basketball to a severe traffic crash with a pedestrian to a
barricaded subject. It’s a constant shifting of gears. Those types of stressors
can affect the body.”
“Arleth, Meidl and Walker all said that the stresses of the
job are hard to avoid.”
Mayor David Condon’s Chief of Police
Craig Meidl is noted for doing anything and everything he told to do by his
Boss and then passing on orders to his Majors to get the Mayor’s will done,
including forcing someone into a position within SPD they don’t want to have
anything to do with and adamantly disagree with the concept in the position
they are forced into.
Lt. JD Anderson died from
complications associated with a medical issue which can be exasperated by
stress, and Meidl’s decision to not grant his request to return to Patrol
Division certainly didn’t help JD’s stress level as this email exchange and
others makes quite obvious.
Of course, there is always lots more
“behind-the-scenes turmoil”, and here is but one example.
The link below will take you to the
Power Point Presentation attached to the above email:
I’m glad to see Spokesman Review Columnist Shawn Vestal is
keeping track of just how bad Mayor Condon and Chief Meidl’s newly established
Lesser Use of Force Policy and the need for legitimate oversight of SPD
When you are very aware that the “Culture” at SPD is worse
than it was after the cover-up of the Otto Zehm case and the subsequent
conviction of SPD Officer Karl Thompson
and you review and bring to light all of the continuing problems with SPD one
can easily conclude the reason those problems continue is that SPD leadership
hasn’t changed the attitude they expressed during the Otto Zehm era. When Mayor
David Condon bypassed everything and everyone to hire the very pliable Craig
Meidl to lead SPD the handwriting was on the wall even though he was able to
convince some people that he had seen the light and had changed since his very
public and inexplicable admiration for his beloved mentor and friend Karl
Thompson. The same is true for Major Kevin King who people should remember was
not only the founder of the infamous “505” Facebook Page but also the lead on
sales of those wristbands all the Cops wore in support of Karl Thompson. King
of course was also instrumental in the exoneration of Dan Lesser and the
establishment of the new Lesser Use of Force Policy.
Needless to say, I will be doing more stories on the new SPD
Lesser Use of Force Policy and the extreme problems with the SPD Patrol
Anti-Crime Team, but for now I just want to add a little more information to
Shawn Vestal’s column.
To be perfectly clear even though I have received many of
the Lesser case documents I requested way back on April 22, 2019 SPD has not
fulfilled my request and now tell be that they won’t until sometime “on or about December 2”, of course there will
likely be yet another 30 delay beyond December 2, 2019 once we have a new
Was there cover-up of
the Lesser case like there was in the Otto Zehm case? Well of course there was,
SPD did not under any circumstances want the public to see the Body Worn Camera
Video, and the only thing that got in their way of covering it up was the good
Cops on SPD.
Shawn Vestal in his column documents the fact that Lt. Rob
Boothe the SPD Use of Force Expert found the deployment of Lesser’s K9 out of
policy as did Sgt. Wheeler, but here is the kicker Boothe went above and beyond
his own assessment by asking IA Investigator Sgt. Everly to review the BWC
Video and the Use of Force on 2/19/2019 because of Boothe’s concerns about a
bias he might have due to his previous experience with Dan Lesser’s Use of
Force issues. So, who caught on to the fact that IA was aware of the case on
2/19/2019 and didn’t inform him…none other than OPO Logue.
Yes, indeed IA knew on 2/19/2019, and yes IA knew on April
22, 2019 when I submitted my first Public Records Request…yet SPD said no such case
Imaged below are the documents every member of the Public,
and every Candidate for office should read, Mayor Condon, Chief Meidl, and
Major King surely were hoping I would simply overlook these facts…it is a good
thing OPO Logue didn’t.
Interesting and perhaps accurate but that remains to be
seen. I just wish Jess Walter would have come forward as he did in the Inlander
piece when Mayor Condon orchestrated the political hiring of Frank Straub who
significantly aided in the downward spiral of the Spokane Police Department a
spiral which continues to this day. Straub of course was a very close friend of
Rudy Giuliani and even worked for Giuliani at NYPD and in Giuliani’s private
consulting firm. Aside from his very close relationship with Giuliani. Straub
was also very close to, and worked for disgraced and convicted felon for taking
bribes from the Mafia former NYPD Cop and later NYC Police Commissioner under
Giuliani, Bernie Kerik. All of these facts were well known prior to Straub’s
hiring and were provided to the local MSM but were completely downplayed and
resulted in the very predictable outcome for the Citizens of Spokane.
Jess Walter ghost wrote Kerik’s memoir “The Lost Son”: A
Life in Pursuit of Justice. There is no question in my mind that Walter was
hoodwinked into believing Kerik was a great guy like many others were, until
the truth came out about what Kerik really was and is something that is
important to keep in mind about Politicians when you vote.
When Spokane went to the Strong Mayor form of government
(Sometimes referred to as “Eugster’s Folly”) it was inevitable that cronyism
and nepotism would play a big part in how Spokane is run, and there is no
question Mayor David Condon has taken every advantage of that open door.
Young Mr. Walter’s endorsement of the Progressive folks I
would consider predictable and may well be helpful to them, I have no problem
with anyone endorsing anyone I just wish people would quit picking on us
Boomers directly or obliquely, we aren’t completely at fault! 😊
Mr. Walter opines;
“The stealth campaigns of former TV anchor and mayoral
candidate Nadine Woodward and city council presidential candidate Cindy Wendle
remind me of those weak-mayor days, when the city elected figureheads and
outsourced the real decision-making to the dining room of the Manito Country
He is probably just too young to know that the “outsourced real
decision-making” previously took place at “The University Club” dining room
atop the Ridpath Roof where all the “King Makers” gathered including Bill
Cowles to make the real decisions.
It seems that no one is asking perhaps the most important
question of the Mayoral Candidates and it is a simple one…”Who is going to help
you run the City?”.