Monthly Archives: July 2021

Criminal Attorneys – Profiling Still Present in Seattle

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In Seattle, is a person of color still more likely than a white person to be subjected to an officer’s use of force? One report says yes, finding that Black people, per capita, were seven times more likely to be subjected to an officer’s use of force in the City of Seattle. To boot, it… Continue Reading »

Criminal Attorneys – PPPS Week is Here!

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What week is it?? It is National Pretrial, Probation, & Parole Supervision Week!! The American Probation and Parole Association wanted to highlight those who work in our nations pretrial services so they created a whole week of celebration in their honor. This year July 18-24 is that week! Court pretrial probation and service (‘PPPS’) departments… Continue Reading »

Criminal Attorney – Be Smart, Avoid Jail

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Note to self, bringing a concealed weapon onto a Washington State ferry may get you arrested. Just ask a man who was arrested last month for doing just that, carrying an AR-15 style weapon aboard a ferry bound for Whidbey Island. He made the mistake of exposing ammunition for the weapon, which by all accounts… Continue Reading »

County says ‘NO’ to FRT

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Earlier this year the Metropolitan King County Council voted to prohibit the King County Sheriff’s Office from using facial recognition technology. The ban arose out of both privacy concerns, and historical biases suffered by minorities, as evidenced by a slew of studies indicating inaccurate, false identifications were being obtained by the technology. Facial recognition technology… Continue Reading »