She's the woman shot in a UW office by a British ex-boyfriend who'd been stalking her. He was in the country illegally.
According to the KVI choir, it was her fault she was shot in the head because she should have turned him in for both being a coke dealer, and an illegal immigrant.
One genius even said "it's her fault he's dead."
(Funny, these right-wingers usually want to take constitutional defendants' rights away in the name of "victims' rights").
It was disturbing that "moderate" Republican Stefan Sharkansky dipped down into the reactionary muck to dredge up a press release from shadowy right-wing gundamentalist and media mini-mogul, Alan Gottlieb of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
He's stoking the anti-immigrant fires to stifle any conversation about the role of guns in the tragedy.
(We know, we know- guns and 2nd Amendment issues have but a minor role in this crime, but as usual, people like Gottlieb want no discussion whatsoever of guns' roles in crimes, preferring to deflect it with another red hot herring- illegal aliens).
Gottlieb, a wealthy Bellevue entrepreneur who pled guilty to felony tax fraud in 1984, describes himself as "the premiere anti-communist, free-enterprise, laissez-faire capitalist."
He's a well-known activist and donor to extreme right-wing candidates and causes- especially to those who agree with his quaint anrchist views of the 2nd Amendment.
He also owns four conservative radio stations, three in Washington including KITZ (Home of Mike Siegel!) in Port Orchard, KGTK in Olympia, and KSBN in Spokane. Also KBNP in Portland, Oregon.
According to his self-description in his Wikipedia entry:
[he] owns Merril Press, an independent publisher of unusual nonfiction books by authors who know what they're writing about."
Gottlieb owns Merril Mail Marketing, Inc., a for-profit corporation, that is Gottlieb's direct response mail fund-raising business, and The Service Bureau, Inc., a non-profit cooperative corporation that provides it members with services such as telephone fund-raising and accounting. The member organizations that can receive assets upon dissolution of the cooperative are the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise; Second Amendment Foundation; Right to Keep and Bear Arms Political Victory Fund; Merril Associates; and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
The tactics he uses in his direct mail business, what we know of them are not so benign as described in this 1995 article in the now-defunct Eastside Week by Jim Halpin and Paul de Armond.
(Funny how even the so-called "moderates" and "mainstreamers" in the state GOP are so quick to the align themselves with far right "woodwork" Republicans when they need them).
Lots of things went wrong with the poor safeguards that would protect people from this kind of crime- blaming it on illegal immigrants is just demogoguery, and an excuse for conservatives to make Seattle the whipping boy