This blog is focused on topics relating to the death of Kurt Cobain. Consistent with the opinion of the former Chief of the Seattle Police Department at the time of his passing, I believe the evidence indicates that a re-investigation into the circumstances of Cobain's death is necessary.
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In the last several months I've
recommended that Cobain case supporters reach out to certain Seattle
and King County officials with regard to the necessity that the
investigation into Kurt Cobain's death be reopened.
Those officials were 1) Kathleen O'Toole, the Chief of the Seattle Police Department; 2) Dr. Richard Harruff, the King County Chief Medical Examiner; 3)
Daniel T. Satterberg, the King County Prosecuting Attorney; 4)
Councilman Bruce Harrell,
the Chair of the Seattle Public Safety Committee;
and 5) Edward B. Murray, the Mayor of Seattle.
content of communication, in addition to citingcase evidence and other information you wish to communicate to these
officials, was to request that Chief O'Toole reopen the case;
that Chief Medical Examiner Harruff change the “manner of death”
finding from “Suicide” to either “Undetermined” or
“Homicide”; and with regard to Prosecuting Attorney Satterberg,
Councilman Harrell and Mayor Murray, it was suggested that you
request the assistance of these three officials in helping to bring
the SPD into compliance with the law enforcement obligations owed to
former Seattle citizen and resident Kurt Cobain.
Additionally, as part of your
communication, it was also suggested that you provide a link to
Soaked In Bleach (which is available via Netflix on November 15) and cite
some of the compelling testimony contained in the film, such as
former SPD Chief Norm Stamper's assertions that he would 1) reopen
the case if he were chiefagain
and that 2) the
behavioral patterns of those with a motive to see Mr. Cobain dead
should have been investigated.
For those that did reach out to some or
all of these individuals I want to acknowledge your efforts and
commitment and to say that your communications have more of an impact
than you may know. So great
for those that have placed their name to a petition or have engaged
in other means of advocacy for a reopening of the case, well done.
It should be highlighted that one of
the great strengths of the Cobain case is the presence of a large
contingent or army of supporters who passionately believe in the
cause. This passion, when channeled into action, is an invaluable
resource and asset – it's a source of strength and power and should
be leveraged, rather than dormant on the sideline. You have always
been a key ingredient in obtaining justice for Kurt Cobain and,
accordingly, the use of your voice towards that end is extremely
It should also be highlighted that the
use of your voice right now is especially significant given the
current and ongoing impact Soaked In Bleach is
achieving our goal. To use a military term, your voice
is like a “force multiplier” – it's enhancing the overall
effort and bringing us closer to the outcome we all desire.
That said, if you haven't had a chance
to yet, please consider reaching out to the aforementioned
individuals. I can also be contacted via email if you have
questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, well done and keep up the good
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