Seattle Weekly News Box Intentionally Set on Fire

october 22, 2009  09:55 am
The Seattle Fire Department says someone set a Weekly news box ablaze on Monday night; the case has now been turned over to the Seattle Police Department's Arson squad, who will conduct a criminal investigation. The Weekly notes that the fire occurred in a "notorious section" of town plagued by drugs and prostitution that the paper described "in cringe-inducing detail" in a September cover story. Since the story came out, a number of arrests have been made to crack down, and some folks are apparently pissed. "That said ... setting one of our distribution boxes on fire," the Weekly's Vernal Coleman writes, "is so not a constructive way of airing grievances."