Tuesday, May 10, 2005


The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports, "Police used taser on pregnant driver."

The reporter's name and e-mail address are at the bottom of the article. I'm running off to work right now, but I'd be very interested if someone could find out if the woman, who went on to deliver "a healthy girl," really said this:

"As police officers, they could have hurt me seriously. They could have hurt my unborn fetus."

Associated Press style frowns upon "unborn child," but reporters and editors aren't supposed to change words like that in a quote.

Thanks to Peter Horvath of that wonderful Who-inspired think tank Anderson Council for the tip.