Posts tagged ‘Vandalization’

August 3, 2011

Has Vandalism Become Just Another Political Tool?

by lewwaters

I recently blogged on the vandalism of the home of Tiffany Couch, the forensic auditor hired by Vancouver businessman David Madore to independently audit the records of the Columbia River Crossing and expressed my disappointment with the Columbian for not seeing her home being vandalized as they did the car of an Obama supporter back in 2008.

This case of vandalism drew a lot of outrage in the community meriting no less than 3 articles in the Columbian and even a blog post by me at the time. Even though conservatives joined in the outrage over his car being vandalized, that did no stop Mr. Wastrodowski from writing a letter to the editor a year later excoriating conservatives and Republicans, that the Columbian was very obliging to publish.

Fast forward to this past weekend, July 31, 2011 and the photos below.

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August 1, 2011

Just What Does It Take to be Worth “A Story” At the Columbian?

by lewwaters

I was and remain genuinely concerned hearing the home of Tiffany Couch, the forensic auditor hired by businessman David Madore to pour over the book of the Columbia River Crossing was vandalized this weekend. CRC Critics Home Vandalized

I expressed then that it troubled me that the Clark County Sheriff’s Department doesn’t believe it to be a serious matter, doing little more than taking down the Couch’s name for their report.

As a community, we all basically believe people should feel secure in their homes and should not be intimidated or threatened, especially if like Tiffany, you are involved in a controversial matter.

Since I am only a blog, I felt it important enough to send on to our local paper of record, the Columbian, as their circulation is much greater and due to their covering past incidences of vandalism, bring them to the communities attention.

I was very disappointed to receive a reply in part saying,

“It’s not likely a story based on this one incident, because police aren’t looking at it as a possible backlash with the CRC.”
“But, if it happens again or any further evidence comes up, it certainly is. I’ll also be letting our editors know that it happened.”

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August 1, 2011

CRC Critics Home Vandalized

by lewwaters

The note left on the Couch’s porch

Call it a sign of the heated times if you will or a throwback to a lawless era long thought behind us, but the forensic auditor hired by David Madore to delve into where taxpayer monies spent by the Columbia River Crossing project, Tiffany Couch and her husband were woke up about 2 AM Sunday morning, July 31, 2011 to what initially sounded to her “like a bomb.”

Cowardly vandals, under the cover of darkness decided to target Ms. Couch’s home.

The Couch’s have no teenage children at their home, so the prospect of a teenage prank from rivals is highly unlikely, considering no other home was targeted nearby. Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies came out, but seeing the marks of a teenage prank, did little more than take the Couch’s name.

Ms. Couch’s husband had awoken moments before the loud noise to what he; a “car-guy” described as “the distinct sound of a hopped up Turbo-charged Subaru” Mr. Couch looked outside but did not see anything and that was when the loud noise occurred and the car was heard speeding off.

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