MSNBC has on their front-pages this story from Yelm:
“A Thurston County couple is accused of beating their daughter and forcing her to fight them in a medieval-style duel.
Investigators arrested the 16-year-old girl’s stepfather, Fremon Seay, and her mother, Julie Seay, this weekend.
According to police, the teen was forced her to dress in armor and fight Fremon Seay with a wooden sword for two hours. Police also said Seay punched and beat his stepdaughter with a tree branch prior to the duel. Investigators said she collapsed from exhaustion.”
“Investigators learned the couple is part of a group of Renaissance enthusiasts, who recreate fights from the medieval era.”
“The teen reportedly has bruises all over her body, but is expected to recover. She and two other children who live at the home are temporarily staying with other family members.”
Reported by Drew Mikkelsen of KING-5 TV News in Seattle.
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THIS BLOG EXAMINED THE INCREASE IN CRIME HERE LAST WEEK ON OCTOBER 10TH!
In that entry and again today, this writer says:
The Mayor and City Council should call a public Town Hall Forum to discuss this issue out in the open, as the crime here is reaching a crisis proportion for a town such as this.
WE MUST BE MORE VIGILANT IN HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS THROUGH THIS TOUGH ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT, WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO ALL SORTS OF UNSAVORY BEHAVIORS.
THE TIME HAS COME FOR MAYOR HARDING TO PUT ASIDE HIS OUTDATED ISSUES & FEARS IN NOT HOLDING A TOWN HALL PUBLIC FORUM HERE. THEY ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT!
THE TIME IS NOW FOR MR. HARDING TO BE A LEADER FOR ALL OF HIS PEOPLE.
I CALL ON MR. HARDING & THE CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD A TOWN FORUM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTION!
OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS OPEN DISCOURSE WITH OUR LEADERS ON MANY ISSUES!
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