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Tag Archives: Criminal Justice

Legislation to abolish death penalty won’t get a vote in the Washington State House in 2019

Excerpt: Speaker Frank Chopp has blocked the Washington State House from voting to abolish the death penalty during the 2019 legislative session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman pleads not guilty to charge of theft in the third degree

Excerpt: Video evidence shows that Eyman stole a Brenton Studios Mayhart chair from the Lacey Office Depot on February 13th, but Eyman says he's not guilty.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Tim Eyman charged with misdemeanor theft; he says he didn’t mean to steal office chair

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter has cooked up a pathetic, laughable excuse for his criminal conduct for last week.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman caught on video stealing a chair from the Office Depot in Lacey, Washington

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter is under investigation for petty theft and pledges to "cooperate fully" following widespread media coverage of his crime.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: Crime + Punishment details fight against illegal policing quotas

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Crime + Punishment, an original Hulu documentary chronicling the efforts of whistleblower cops to stop illegal policing quotas.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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MAGABomber arrest: Law enforcement takes Trump admirer Cesar Sayoc Jr. into custody

Excerpt: The authorities have arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for the bombs mailed to prominent Democrats.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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VICTORY! Death penalty abolished in Washington by order of State Supreme Court

Excerpt: IT'S OVER. The death penalty has been ended in Washington State by court order! All death sentences have been converted to life imprisonment. Now it's time for the Legislature to change the RCWs and affirm we are a state that values justice.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI poll finds 69% of Washingtonians favor life in prison alternatives to the death penalty

Excerpt: An overwhelming majority of Washingtonians would rather send convicted murderers to prison for life than execute them, a recent poll commissioned by the Northwest Progressive Institute has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: LA 92 tells the story of the riots that tore apart the Southland

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of LA 92, a film by Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin that tells the story of the riots that tore apart the Southland using only archival footage.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Victory! House Judiciary Committee advances bill to abolish the death penalty (SB 6052)

Excerpt: Legislation to abolish the death penalty moved a step closer to Governor Jay Inslee's desk today when the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to advance Senate Bill 6052, prime sponsored by Republican Senator Maureen Walsh.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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Book Review: Bernie Sanders’ “Guide to Political Revolution” aims to be teen resource

Excerpt: Democrats still get into arguments about the merits (or lack thereof) of Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sanders’ candidacies for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. It’s why many of us on the left continue, inexorably, viewing contemporary events as a chance to re-litigate that contest and who was right. To say that Bernie Sanders: Guide to […]
Written by:David A Johnson
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Documentary Review: Ava DuVernay’s “13th” offers eye-opening look at mass incarceration

Excerpt: If you have yet to see Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary “13th”, you should really make plans to screen it as soon as possible. This short commentary will surely not do it justice. Kevin Gannon, Professor of History at Grandview University, who is white, sums up the challenge we as country face today early […]
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Horrifying hate crime in Portland: Two Good Samaritans stabbed to death on a MAX train

Excerpt: Police say they have taken into custody a suspect who allegedly murdered two men who tried to stand up for two young women who were being verbally abused on a MAX train.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Detainees at NWDC immigration prison revive hunger strike in response to abuse

Excerpt: Today at noon, over one hundred people being detained in the West Coast’s largest immigration prison in Tacoma — the Northwest Detention CenterĀ  — launched a hunger strike in response to inhumane living conditions at the prison. Detainees refusing their lunches circulated a letter of demand regarding violations of what most Washington residents would consider […]
Written by:Kaylinne Shaffer
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