Author Archives: Travis Mateer

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com

My Unauthorized Window Into The Non-Charging Decisions Of Missoula County Authorities

by Travis Mateer Let me first explain why I consider the window I received into the assault on MDT staff (Montana Department of Transportation) by a homeless sex offender on September 8th to be “unauthorized”. You see, there’s this little … Continue reading

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How Much More Awesome Will SWAT Be With Night Vision Goggles?

by Travis Mateer I am VERY excited to read that $23,548 dollars of the $62,922 dollar grant, called the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, will go to outfit SWAT with night vision goggles. From the link (emphasis mine): The … Continue reading

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No Jail And Meager Services Means The Streets Will Take Care Of It

by Travis Mateer Before writing this post, I scanned every name on the jail roster to make sure Simon is being kept out of jail. Was he yelling crazy shit by the library yesterday? Yeah, but there’s nothing illegal about … Continue reading

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What Does Republican Schism Politics Look Like In Missoula?

by Travis Mateer Donald Trump is an amazing weapon. The psychological wreckage this one individual has caused is without precedent. As just one example of this man’s impact, the daughter of Darth Cheney, Liz, is gonna do whatever it takes … Continue reading

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On Connecting Hyper-Localism To The Big Picture

by Travis Mateer A few months ago I started thinking of my focus with this blog as hyper-localism because, despite being a big picture thinker, I realized that larger scale forms of organization are more vulnerable to infiltration and co-optation. … Continue reading

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