There wasn't war on cops this year (and other news stories of the day)

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Turns out this story was possibly less outrageous than social media let on
  • Turns out this story was possibly less outrageous than social media let on

Other news: 

Shake, Rattle and Roll

• A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit Canada and northwestern Washington last night. (Spokesman-Review)

Unpatched
• A patch to fix the software bug that resulted in thousands of Washington state prisoners being released early was delayed 16 times, but the state still doesn't know why. (Spokesman-Review)

Two Thumbs Down
• No, AMC says, a family was not kicked out of the downtown AMC movie theater because the mom was breastfeeding. She was kicked out because her kids were noisy and wouldn't quiet down to allow others to enjoy the movie. (KREM)

Justice Delayed

• The family of Richard Baumgartner, a 22-year-old who was found dead in his car of a gunshot wound, is frustrated by the pace of the investigation. (KXLY)

The Cosby Show: Casefiles
• Bill Cosby has been charged in a 2004 sexual assault case. (NYT)

Tinderbox
• Iran is firing missiles all willy-nilly next to U.S. and French ships. (NYT)

Peace on Cops
Despite "War on Cops" claims, this year was one of the safest for cops in recorded history. (Washington Post)