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On January 15, 2019 an article was written in the Seattle Times entitled, “New milestone in King County: Immigrant count tops 500,000”. The article noted that there was a population surge in the county and that foreign-born residents accounted for a whopping 49 percent of the growth since 2010. In like kind with this foreign-born… Continue Reading »

A week after ringing in the New Year, a Seattle man was arrested and booked into jail after he admitted to stabbing his brother to death in a home in the Fremont area of North Seattle. The man called SPD saying he killed his sibling. Based on this call, the Seattle police descended onto the… Continue Reading »

In the State of Michigan, a city Police Department (the City of Roseville) has come up with a novel and progressive idea for promoting domestic violence prevention/ awareness. Earlier this month the department unveiled the newest car to its fleet of police vehicles. The vehicle is unique because it has a decal on its side… Continue Reading »

As 2019 roles in, Utah is one of the first states to implement a stricter drunk driving law, lowering the legal limit to .05. Most all states, including Washington, are at a .08 for blood alcohol content. So that begs the question, is Washington state on the verge of lowering its blood alcohol level requirements?… Continue Reading »

In related news to our post last week, yet another government legal representative finds themselves on the wrong side of the law. As one can see, it can happen to anyone. This time a county sheriff in Idaho was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI). The… Continue Reading »

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Earlier this week the US Senate passed a significant and sweeping criminal justice bill. The concern was the imprisonment of far too many Americans for non-violent related crimes, specifically drug crimes. These folks go to prison but upon release are ill prepared to return to society and are at great risk of reoffending. The bill… Continue Reading »

Diabetes is a troubling disease, no doubt. And it can be a real challenge for someone stopped for DUI. This is so because diabetic reactions can often cause the outward symptoms that mimic, or otherwise mirror, intoxication – the tell-tale signs of … flushed face, drowsiness, impaired coordination, slurred speech, impaired motor control and even… Continue Reading »

Word is out that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will not be extended by Congress, and will thus lapse for the first time in 25 years. The lapse is a direct result of not being included in a two week stopgap government spending bill.  The VAWA supported victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.… Continue Reading »

Can a Washington State criminal court order participation in a crime related treatment program so as to lessen the risk of re-offense and/or to promote the basic fundamental concept of community safety? Recently, a Washington State criminal court found (pursuant to RCW 9.94A.703) that a court may require an offender to “[p]articipate in crime-related treatment… Continue Reading »