***RR note: Material submitted below is from THE NEW TAKHOMAN AND PRESENTED HERE AS A SAMPLING OF MR. HATHAWAY'S PERFORMANCE 'ULTRA OUTSIDER' ART ***
26, 2003 -- A day that will live in infamy forever!
On that fateful day Tacoma Police Chief David Brame
shot his wife Crystal and shot himself with his city issued Glock. One pill for
her and one pill for him.
One hundred and fifty five days later the David
Brame murder/suicide story was told on the 17th season premier of CBS 48 Hours
Investigates entitled “Tacoma Confidential”.
Now ten years later Tacoma Police Chief David Brame’s
heinous act of cowardness still haunts the minds and souls of all of those
I, John Hathaway, Publisher of the New Takhoman,
played a major role in the telling of that story. Subsequently 48 Hours Producer
Paul La Rosa wrote a book entitled “Tacoma
Confidential”, a version of the television program.
So what has changed in this burg in the last ten years
you ask Dear Readers? In reality not
Frank Russell is gone and Safeco is on the way.
Tacoma’s streets continue to go Detroit. The town is on its fourth City Manager
since. None better than the rest. Tacoma is still run from behind the curtain by
the same American Leadership Forum (ALF) cabal. Crystal’s father Lane Judson is
still fighting domestic violence. People die and one child is born to carry on.
Tacoma” Stan Naccarato ,
“Mr. Toyota Tacoma” Harold Moss and all of the
other so called movers and shaker’s over blown egos are still in tact. The rich
are still rich and the poor are still poor. We are still “The City of Destiny”
and ten years later are still no closer to that goal.
The local ALF infested Tacoma News Tribune is still
of the attitude that city government can do no wrong and they still love every
new tax they meet.
Don Ramsdell, a Brame confident, is still Tacoma’s Police
Chief. Elizabeth Pauli, who lied that it was never discussed to take Brame’s
badge and gun on April 25, 2003, is still the City Attorney.
Eugene Brame, David’s father and a former Tacoma
cop is dead. Brame’s mother Beverly is hanging on by a thread. It’s rumored
another Brame is heavily into domestic violence.
The Judson wrongful death law suit brought an
Ethics commission to City government. Several city council members have been
found in violation of the City’s code of ethics. Punishment meted out nada.
Tacoma city government is still more concerned with
fluff than substance. Doug Delin pie in the sky ideas still prevail. Tacoma
Economic Development is as worthless today as it was ten years ago.
Former Tacoma Mayor William (Bill) Harrison
Baarsma, once a UPS professor, is still as guilt ridden today as he was ten
years ago over his insistence that then City Manager Ray Corpuz hire Brame as Police Chief.
Prior Chief Phillip Arreola was never a lesson.
Tacoma City Council members are still beholding to
the shadow government known as ALF. It has been said Councilman Thoms can paint
both sides of a fence at the same time.
Tacoma is still Seattle’s “Dirty Backyard”. Seattle
media still treats us like we don’t exist with very few exceptions such at the
The last honest and true to the people Councilman
Tacoma had was the dearly departed Dave De Forrest. Councilmembers before and since
have only been interested in their own gain. The list is too long to remunerate
So Dear Readers with that said ten years ago
something else was said during the taping of 48 Hours Investigates by yours
truly. “I own this town”.
So while Tacoma government insists on calling me a
customer they are dead wrong as I will never capitulate. I am a citizen along
with 200,000 others and it is we who own this whistle stop.
After eighteen years of reporting on the boils on
the butt known as the City of Tacoma I am looking forward to many more years of
The New Takhoman
The social event of the season – The chance of
a life time
As Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland said many times, “Let’s put on a show!”
Join New Takhoman
publisher John Hathaway for “A one Night stand” Saturday October 12, 7:00 pm,
at one of Tacoma’s last surviving dives, the Pegasus Restaurant, 1320 Puyallup
Avenue for a one on one question and answer session with the man himself.
For the last 18 years as The New Takhoman Hathaway has taken pot shots,
lampooned, insulted, and run local politicos out of office. So the poor
fool figured it was only fair to give Tacoma’s movers and shakers an opportunity
to give him his up comings.
Questions to AKA Paul
Malone will be submitted in writing and put in an envelope with a cash donation
in order to receive an answer. The larger the donation the great extended
answer will be forth coming.
No question is off
limits. No cover. No minimum drink order.
All proceeds to be donated to ovarian cancer research.
Come one and come all
and tear Hathaway a new one.