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Tag Archives: Criminal Justice

Donald Trump’s accounting firm Mazars USA severs ties, retracts financial statements

Excerpt: In addition to being ordered to testify under oath in a ruling issued today by State Supreme Court Judge Arthur F. Engoron along with two of his children -- a decision that his attorneys will no doubt promptly appeal -- Donald Trump lost the services of his longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA. 
Written by:Peter Orth
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation, World Commmunity
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New York investigators are closing in on the Trump Organization. Who will crack first?

Excerpt: The New York Attorney General's office has demonstrated it has evidence of unusual business practices regarding its valuations for certain properties that it would like the officers of the Trump Organization to explain.
Written by:Peter Orth
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Litigation, World Commmunity
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Two bills to polish and refine 2021 police reform laws clear Washington State House

Excerpt: House Bill 1719 and House Bill 1735 received nearly unanimous support in Friday afternoon floor action.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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George Floyd remembered around the world on the one year anniversary of his murder

Excerpt: At the White House, Floyd's family called for the evenly divided United States Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Book Review: “We See It All” is a good study of current local police capabilities

Excerpt: Read David A. Johnson's review of Economist journalist Jon Fasman's new book exploring elements of technology and practices in modern policing in the United States.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture
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Video: Toshiko Hasegawa on standing up to hate during tremendously challenging times

Excerpt: Watch a video highlight from NPI's 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala featuring Toshiko Hasegawa, Executive Director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Manka Dhingra’s “duty to intervene” police accountability bill gets State Senate approval

Excerpt: Senate Bill 5066 would require officers to intervene when they see a fellow offer engaging in excessive force. It would also require officers to report wrongdoing to their superiors.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Civil Liberties, Legislative Advocacy
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The pro-death Trump regime is executing incarcerated people as fast as it possibly can

Excerpt: As of December 12th, the the Trump regime had, in a few short weeks, executed ten people via lethal injection in Terre Haute. Sickeningly, the regime has even more executions planned before January 20th, 2021, when Trump's term ends. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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House Public Safety Committee reviews ideas for police reform ahead of 2021 session

Excerpt: In a November 30th virtual work session, the Washington State House of Representatives heard from reform advocates as well as representatives of law enforcement.
Written by:Emma Goolsby
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Democratic AGs discuss taking on Trump and building equity at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Attorneys general Phil Weiser, Xavier Becerra, Keith Ellison, and Maura Healey helped kickstart the conference with a substantive panel discussion.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Events
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Trump regime still making trouble for Pacific Northwest cities despite purported exit pact

Excerpt: An overview of late July 2020 developments on the front lines of protests against police brutality in Portland and Seattle, which have drawn a federal response.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Trump’s neofascist regime is targeting Pacific Northwest cities for Donald’s electoral gain

Excerpt: Portland and Seattle are seen as places where they can use fed­er­al law enforce­ment per­son­nel to insti­gate con­flicts that will be help­ful in ril­ing up their base and spread­ing fear.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Activists and local leaders challenge illegal detentions by federal agents in Portland

Excerpt: The people's right to peaceably assemble has been repeatedly infringed upon by federal authorities operating in the Rose City on Donald Trump's orders.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Pacific Northwest embraces mandatory mask directives

Excerpt: As British Columbia makes additional moves to reopen its economy, Washington has mandated the wearing of masks in public and Oregon has completed a special legislative session focusing on COVID-19 and police reform.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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