Eleven Democrat members of the Washington State Senate are pushing legislation that would effectively defeat the state’s ground-breaking “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law adopted in the early 1990s, which locks up violent repeat offenders for life without parole upon their third conviction. The law was put in place by a public vote and became […]
‘Three Striker’ Robbery Suspect Should Stay Locked Up, Say Critics
If the “third time is a charm,” a fourth time should be the alarm; that sentiment appears to be spreading among Evergreen State citizens following the arrest of a suspect in the robberies of grocery stores and pharmacies in Seattle who was imprisoned more than 20 years ago as a “three striker.” The suspect, identified […]
Gun Law Failure in Mount Vernon Shooting?
The man identified by various Washington State news agencies as the suspect in the Dec. 15 shooting of a Mount Vernon police officer has a lengthy criminal history dating back almost 20 years, according to published reports, which would prohibit him from possessing a firearm. Yet the suspect, identified in various news reports as Ernesto […]