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Tag Archives: Criminal Justice

To ensure Black Lives Matter, we must scrap oppressive systems for equity-based ones

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute is responding to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd by committing to organize for systemic change to ensure that Black Lives Matter.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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COVID-19 Update: Illegal openings, legal confusion and questionable tests

Excerpt: Two gyms were given cease and desist orders in Washington State, while Oregon's stay at home order is under review by the state's Supreme Court, and a test used in Eastern Idaho is being questioned as to its accuracy.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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COVID-19 Update: New mask requirements, threats, lawsuits, and antibody tests

Excerpt: King County has announced new mask-wearing requirements, while the religious right in Oregon has joined militant Republicans in Washington in launching legal maneuvers against stay at home orders.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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Three key NPI legislative priorities advance in Washington State House, all on the same day

Excerpt: Abolition of the death penalty, a statewide ban on plastic bags, and comprehensive sexual health education have each received an affirmative vote in their House committees of origin.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Washington State Senate votes to abolish the death penalty for the third year in a row

Excerpt: Legislation that would permanently abolish Washington's unconstitutional, immoral, and indefensible death penalty statute is returning to the House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy
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Documentary Reviews: “Guest House”, “John Mendez: The Bridge”, and “Faith in Action”

Excerpt: Read NPI's reviews of the three films featured at the October 4th Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle, concerning homelessness and rejoining society after incarceration.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture, Views & Reviews
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman cuts deal with Lacey to get misdemeanor theft charge dismissed

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter has cut a deal that will allow him to avoid jail time for his crime. He has paid a fine and agreed to stay away from the Lacey Office Depot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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Death penalty legislatively abolished in New Hampshire by bipartisan supermajorities

Excerpt: Democrats and Republicans in the Granite State's House and Senate came together to override a gubernatorial veto, abolishing the death penalty in New Hampshire.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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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
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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
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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
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