In a week that included Bill Gates releasing a jar of mosquitoes upon a roomful of fellow geeks, the start of testimony in the Amanda Knox murder trial, and so many layoffs, it was Wednesday’s crime wave that gave the past few days their distinct dystopian ring. In just one day: A teenage gunfight, patricide/matricide in Kent, a bank robbery, and another bank robbery, which shutdown 5th and Union and involved a bomb threat from this guy

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…who in addition to calling to mind our December story on imaginative bank robbing, makes one wonder if this is the new breed of recession-era criminal: Wears the suit he just got fired in, is all business even as he’s threatening your life, and keeps said bomb in what looks like an oversize office envelope.

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