"The issue of spousal abuse needed to be addressed, and it was. Some people lost their jobs because of this tragic event. Others have been put on notice that spousal abuse will not be tolerated."
RAY ORLOWSKI, TACOMA
"I understand Crystal's family's lawsuit against the city and support them wholeheartedly in their pursuit of justice. I do not believe they think any amount of money will right the wrong done to their daughter and the mother of their grandchildren. ... They are in my prayers."
SUSAN CORNWALL, PUYALLUP
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"The Brame incident is, truly, a tragedy. An even greater tragedy is that Crystal Brame's family feels the City of Tacoma and Pierce County are responsible for David Brame's actions and should pay out millions of taxpayer dollars for what was clearly a private, personal conflict. To say David's position as chief of police caused him to commit this heinous crime would be ludicrous if the results weren't so tragic."
AL RACEY, BUCKLEY
"All that can be learned from this tragedy has been learned. It is time to move on. The 'system' that passed Chief Brame through the ranks was flawed, but the best thing that happened was that it was brought to light. Enough. Move on and put an end to this 'political' carping, which is all that is going on now."
KEITH JOHNSON, LAKEWOOD
"I don't feel the city should be bankrupted in an out-of-proportion claim. The past is done, the children must be cared for, and the selection process reformed to a merit-based system."
RALPH SANER, STEILACOOM
"Indeed, it was a tragedy, but it was the personal responsibility of David Brame, not the City of Tacoma or Gig Harbor or anyone else. I am absolutely against the lawsuit being filed by the family. Obviously, they are entitled to whatever insurance applies, but to demand that everyone else (city taxpayers) should pay is asinine."
STEVE CAIN, GIG HARBOR