Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Kenny Kheel made an unfortunate appearance on KREM 2 News in connection with the recent stabbing of a Spokane police officer. From behind the glass of the tiny visiting cell, Kenny said, "Nobody stabbed him."

The voice of a female reporter asked, "So how did he end up in the hospital with a stab wound?"

"I don't know."

Such a brief interview, but I have a feeling this story isn't going to fade any time soon. The public scrutiny will only worsen with time, and sadly, Kenny will get the bad end of the deal. It's all so horribly tragic.


A more complete version of the interview can be accessed on the KREM 2 website, or by clicking HERE.


Anonymous said...

I have a connection to Mr kheel and others involved in the so called stabbing. I think that it is completely reasonable to believe what Kenny is saying. To give the "bennifit of the doubt" to the Spokane Police Dept. is a fools game when one considers the department's recent history. I think that you are too hopeful to think that time will help us get to the bottom of this incident. Unfortunately the only witnesses to the incident are Mr. Kheel, the other young person who was with Mr. Kheel and the SPD. The situation is further complicated by the fact that an off duty police officer drew thier gun and that action needs to be justified. Protecting ones self from a knife attack certainly seems like justification, but isn't it interesting that they do not have possesion of the weapon. Its more of the same in good old spokane. Open season on poor folks.

Barry Moses (Sulustu) said...

Hello Anonymous, thanks for visiting my blog.

I'm pretty closely connected to Kenny, but like you, I seriously doubt we'll get to the bottom of this incident any time soon. In my mind, I can see this story playing out both ways. Kenny is a hot-head at times, but as you point out, the Spokane police do have a bad track record.

When we first heard the story, the news made it sound pretty bad, but then just a day later, Officer Thoma appeared on the television with hardly a scratch on his face; no bandages, no scar... nothing. It does make me question.

Unfortunately for Kenny, the system is more likely to believe multiple officer witnesses over someone who was obviously intoxicated at the time of the incident. It's very sad and unfair, but I'm at a loss for how to help Kenny in this situation.

Anonymous said...

thanx you are probably the only one to stand up for me


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