Monthly Archives: April 2024

Language Barrier Solution?

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In February of this year it was divulged that the King County Sheriff’s Office has plans to develop and implement a language access program. This announcement was made after a complaint was filed with the Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office against the King County Sheriff’s Office and Burien Police Department, alleging discrimination… Continue Reading »

What Is Rape? What Is Sexual Assault?

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Sexual assault and rape are complex terms that can often be used interchangeably. However, there is often a legal distinction between the two. Generally, rape is sexual assault, but sexual assault is not always rape. Both are grave offenses with profound impacts on victims, yet they differ in legal definitions and the nature of the… Continue Reading »

Safety or Revenue at Issue?

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Governor Inslee recently signed a new law that makes it more likely that anyone who runs a red light, speeds through a work zone or fails to stop at a crosswalk will be ticketed. The new law allows for cities and counties to deploy traffic cameras in more places so as to crack down on… Continue Reading »

Is Throwing Away Mail from A Previous Tenant A Crime?

Receiving mail from a previous tenant is annoying, especially if you don’t know the former tenant. If you know who the person is, you can write a forwarding address on the envelope and send it on. What should you do if you don’t know who the person is? Can you open another person’s mail? Can… Continue Reading »

Will New Bill Slow Theft?

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Catalytic converter theft has led to new bill being passed to thwart the problem. House Bill 2153 makes trafficking catalytic converters a Class C felony and requires new licenses and increased record keeping for scrap metal dealers and vehicle wreckers. No one can sell a catalytic converter without a driver’s license or a state issued… Continue Reading »