Everything You Need to Know About Washington State Government…

but were afraid to ask.

This site is being set up to inform the citizens of Washington State what is really going on in their community and with their local, county and state Government.

We will be featuring local citizen authors, news that matters to us, not a canned version of what someone “decides” we should know or see.

I started a blog called Animal Law News and Abuse after a 12 yr run in with the City of Everett (Snohomish County) but then I realized the corruption ran much deeper then just one city.

Then I started a blog called Snohomish County Corruption and sadly realized the corruption was much deeper then just a county.

I then started a newspaper so that we could get the word out to more and more citizens called the Snohomish County Reporter and it seemed to open the floodgates:

So now we have an entire site dedicated to the entire state. Everyone is welcome to post and publish their stories to this site, not only is it welcomed, but it is encouraged.

Our Govt is out of control and the only way we are going to get them under control is to tell the truth about them, get involved and vote smarter, We need to start a peaceful revolution, take back our laws, our money and our rights.  We don’t need to be rude or crass, we don’t even have to use any type of force. We just have to learn to think for ourselves and to stand up for the things we believe in.

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2 thoughts on “Everything You Need to Know About Washington State Government…

  1. when the justice system took my 6 mo. old and placed her with a alcoholic (dad) after i filed petition for pp, for which reason dad, threatened numerouse times , he would do whatever it takes to never let me see our child. now i was the childs ONLY care provider since birth, dad didnt even want the child(in fact threw me out when i said i was keeping child). drinking, racing thunder cars was more important than a first born daughter for this 49yr old drunk. now justice sits back does nothing after traumatizing my infant, taking her from what was her only security(MOM) and does nothing while knowing father is alienating child from MOM>4 months keeping child allowing no contact or knowledge of childs condition whatsoever. HOW IS THIS JUSTICE? You sick individuals who say …..Whats the best interest for the child….LIARS ABUSERS

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  2. http://ij.org/report/policing-for-profit/

    If you want to know about how WA State is doing in terms of our Civil Asset Forfeiture laws, click on this link. I’ve been trying to contact the Governor about the fact that WA State has been abusing these laws, which have negatively affected law enforcement and local government.

    You will see that our state and local government has become so dependent upon these asset seizures, they can literally take property from innocent people. Cops and local Task Forces can take our cars, cash, homes and property without us even committing a crime. This is how our State is collecting an average of 8 million dollars a year and that is only 10 % of the profits. The other 90% is going to local governments and law enforcement. No one is holding these agencies accountable as to what they are doing with this money and property they are seizing.

    Why won’t anyone at the State level talk to us about this? If they aren’t doing anything wrong, which according to the link I listed, it is clear they are, why wouldn’t they at least try to cover their tracks? Do they think the citizens are that stupid, or have we just had our heads buried for so many years, they didn’t think we would ever find out?

    According to the CATO Institute: “Under state and federal law, police departments can seize and keep property that is suspected of involvement in criminal activity. Unlike criminalasset forfeiture, however, with civil forfeiture, a property owner need not be found guilty of a crime—or even charged—to permanently lose her cash, car, home, or other property
    The standard of proof in Washington State for the government to successfully claim property through asset forfeiture is one of the lowest in the country. RCW 69.50.505 only requires that a law enforcement officer have “probable cause” to believe the property is linked to criminal activity. If a property owner challenges the seizure, the burden is only slightly increased to “preponderance of the evidence.”

    Requiring seizing agencies to demonstrate with “clear and convincing” evidence that the assets seized were linked to criminal activity would help protect property owners from arbitrary seizures.

    Many property owners whose assets are seized are never charged with a crime, or are never convicted. Investigators at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer found that 20% of people whose property was seized were never charged with a crime, and that 40% of the time there is no conviction.

    Despite the substantial property interests involved, indigent defendants do not have a right to appointed counsel when challenging an asset seizure. Because indigent defendants tend to be people of color, minority property owners are at a distinct disadvantage, and bear greater risks that their assets will be liquidated. Providing counsel for indigent defendants would help protect property interests that are often key to their livelihood.

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