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Friday, October 31, 2008

Calling Bullshit On 28th & Burnside Rumors

Posted by Matt Davis on Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 1:38 PM

So I blogged about this earlier in the week, but we've been getting multiple emails and phone calls, even text messages, about rumored sexual assaults taking place around 28th and Burnside over recent weeks. I understand why it's important to spread these tips, because after all, you don't want to take a chance. But after checking with the police, and trying desperately to find anyone who can substantiate this wildfire, we've found nobody. I'm not saying don't keep spreading the tips. I'm saying that if you hear the tip, you might like to ask the person you hear it from who they heard it from, and let's try to get back to someone who maybe knows anything concrete. I take rumors of sexual assault just as seriously as the next person. But having done my best to get to the bottom of them, there just doesn't seem to be one.

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