Privacy And A View No More

Aug 22, 2008, 4:23 PM | Updated: Apr 6, 2011, 12:46 pm

-Chris the Producer Writes:

PeepingTom

Here is a follow-up to a blog that I wrote a months back.The quick synopsis of the story was that some pervs were looking into neighbors windows trying to get a free show. When Seattle PD were notified the officers told the peeping toms to stop watching and then told the women that were being spied upon to fix their blinds.

As it turns out the women, Sophie Parker and Karen Linebarger, decided to go another route. After living in the apartment for two years the women just wanted to live their lives and enjoy the view that their apartment gave them. So instead of fixing the blinds they went ahead and used strategically placed cardboard, some with signs on them, and tried to continue living with their large bay window open. A great quick fix in my opinion, but then one of the signs solicited a call to the police.

A sign that hung in the women’s window read “Perverts Stop Watching Us!”. The neighbors that were initially involved watching the pair then called the police and told them they were being harassed. The police went ahead and asked the women to remove the sign. Where are peoples sense of humor? The women were calling it like they saw it. The neighbors admitted to peeping in on the women. What else would you call these people? Completely normal with an insatiable appetite for looking through binoculars? Sounds like some type of psychosis that needs to be treated and everyone in the neighborhood should just understand that it’s a disease and couldn’t be helped. That’s it…make the peeping toms the victims here. This is a perfect “Seattle answer” to a not so Seattle problem. Or we could just call the neighbors pervs and leave it at that.

With high rise condos popping up all over the city there will be more and more of us living in view of the public. I know that while I walk the streets going to a club or to dinner there have been times that I’ve past apartments and could see others having dinner or watching TV. I just walk right on by. I’m sure you’ve had the same experience as you go out on the town. Most of us continue on trucking and that’s that. Shouldn’t we just deem that as a standard.

People that take time out of their day and stop to watch others in their living spaces are peeping toms. They are in the wrong and the people they watch should not be made to feel like they are the ones that are committing the crime. On the converse side people who walk in front of an open window in some state of undress shouldn’t be surprised if they turn heads and people watch what is going on behind the glass. That is human nature for the most part, but when people start taking time sitting and watching their neighbors that is a bit creepy and indefensible in my opinion. Saying that people walking around their apartment and living their lives is a show is complete BS.

Dori Monson on KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM
  • listen to dori monsonTune in to KIRO Newsradio weekdays at 12 noon for The Dori Monson Show.

Dori Monson Show

Dori Monson

Dori Monson stage show...
MyNorthwest Staff

Watch: Dori Monson’s ‘What are the Odds?’ stage show

In 2019, Dori Monson hosted a stage show - 'What are the Odds?' - which introduced you to the people who helped shape his improbable career.
23 days ago
Dori Monson welcomes the Moose back to KIRO. Follow @http://twitter.com/Mynorthwest...
MyNorthwest Staff

A collection of the all-time best Dori Monson stories

With the passing of Dori Monson, a collection of some of his top stories to remember all the hard work Dori brought to Seattle.
25 days ago
Alaska, fishing...
KIRO Newsradio staff

Listen: Friends, colleagues offer tribute to KIRO Newsradio’s Dori Monson

All day Monday, KIRO Newsradio's John Curley talked to friends, news makers, and more in tribute to Dori Monson.
25 days ago
Dori Monson Shorecrest...
Dori Monson Show

How to support charities reflecting Dori Monson’s values, passions

In tribute to Dori Monson, learn more about how you can support these three charities which best reflect his values, passions, and advocacy.
25 days ago
Dori Monson Nicole Thompson...
MyNorthwest Staff

Broadcasters, politicians, coworkers and friends remember Dori Monson

Dori Monson, a longtime KIRO Newsradio host, passed away Saturday. He is remembered by public figures, broadcasters, coworkers, and listeners.
25 days ago
Dori Monson...
MyNorthwest Staff

Longtime KIRO Newsradio host Dori Monson dies at age 61

We are deeply saddened to announce Dori Monson's sudden passing on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at a Seattle hospital.
26 days ago

Sponsored Articles

safety from crime...

As crime increases, our safety measures must too

It's easy to be accused of fearmongering regarding crime, but Seattle residents might have good reason to be concerned for their safety.
Comcast Ready for Business Fund...
Ilona Lohrey | President and CEO, GSBA

GSBA is closing the disparity gap with Ready for Business Fund

GSBA, Comcast, and other partners are working to address disparities in access to financial resources with the Ready for Business fund.
SHIBA WA...

Medicare open enrollment is here and SHIBA can help!

The SHIBA program – part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – is ready to help with your Medicare open enrollment decisions.
Lake Washington Windows...

Choosing Best Windows for Your Home

Lake Washington Windows and Doors is a local window dealer offering the exclusive Leak Armor installation.
Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Privacy And A View No More