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Ship captains had been threatened, and their nets set ablaze.
THE HUMAN ERROR DARWIN INSPIRED - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENAARON HIRSHSEPTEMBER 30, 2020NAUTILUS
Advancing a big story about an arms-dealing sheriff’s captain, Marx got ahold of internal docs that showed the former Sheriff’s Department employee — Marco Garmo — got some cover from his superiors.
VOSD PODCAST: PRE-GAMING POLITIFESTNATE JOHNSEPTEMBER 25, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Emails show that Dave Myers, then a commander who later tried to unseat Sheriff Bill Gore, passed along the initial tip after another captain noticed that Garmo’s name kept coming up in background checks.
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT MADE EXCUSES FOR CAPTAIN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO ARMS DEALINGJESSE MARXSEPTEMBER 23, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
When she complained to a captain, she said he dismissed her.
ICE DEPORTED A WOMAN WHO ACCUSED GUARDS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT WHILE THE FEDS WERE STILL INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENTBY LOMI KRIELSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
Forward Kealia Watt was traded upon her request after spending the previous six seasons with the Dash, three as the team’s captain.
THE HOUSTON DASH HAVE SOMETHING TO PROVEBRIA FELICIENJULY 15, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
C was a Captain, all covered with lace; D was a drunkard, and had a red face.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Being quieted by the Captain with a draught of cold tea, and made to sit down, the examination of the book proceeded.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He sat glum and thoughtful, his mind in unproductive travail, until the captain was announced.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
This Captain Kirton was really the best of the Kirton bunch: a quiet, unassuming young man, somewhat delicate in health.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Harry had no further adventures in reaching Fulton, and at once reported to Captain Duffield, who was in command of the post.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN

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