Much more likely is that the patent wasn't valid, but they paid someone in one way or another to come up with an excuse to get it through anyway and they just use the appearance of incompetence to mask their corruption.
There are not a lot of reasons to want to prevent someone from voicing an argument you know to be false. If censoring it were somehow easier than just explaining how you know it's false, and you are lazy, maybe but I'm pretty sure that's never been the case in any lawsuit.
What is and is not offensive is 100% subjective. Redskins or left nut might offend one person and not another. Labeling words as offensive without taking context and intent into consideration is just prejudicing based on vernacular.
"After unanticipated press coverage sufficiently raised community awareness about this issue, NHPD plans for this initiative have been shelved… "
At first, I thought this to be a refreshingly honest quote. Normally they would want to claim the negative reaction was unanticipated, not that the awareness was unanticipated. He is actually admitting they knew people would hate the idea and they hoped to slide it under the radar.
But then I read it again with my cynic glasses on and realized he is probably trying to claim that the press coverage "raised the awareness" such that people are now aware that they shouldn't be leaving their valuables unattended, so the initiative has already been successful (cue patting ourselves on the back)
This "pumpkin spice" crap is ambiguous.. do they have pumpkin flavour or just ginger cinnamon and nutmeg? Inquiring minds want to know! If they have actual pumpkin flavour, they are worth more than this guy's game!