You may have heard about an incident involving an operator in Rainier Beach this past Sunday night. The operator is a friend of mine, and he's going to be fine. There's quite a bit more I'd like to say about this topic, and have written a blog post detailing my experience on scene, but am waiting for permission from the operator to do so.
I arrived several minutes after the event and gave a description of the assailant– who did get apprehended– to the coordinator. The only reason I was able to give a fuller description than what the police had is because the two street kids who were present know me and like me, and were thus more willing to cooperate with me.
It pays to be nice to folks. You never know how it might come back around.