Posts Tagged ‘law enforcement’

I Might be the Next Accused

I have been giving a lot of thought about my last two blog entries:  One being the story of a state that wants to put GPS tracking in my vehicle in the interest of taxing me bu how far I drive and where, and the other the story of an overzealous police department that questions […]

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Presumed Guilty on 82nd Avenue

According to a recent news story in the Oregonian, a 36-year-old PCC writing instructor, Ann Marie Selby, was detained by police for suspicion of prostitution.  She has claimed that she was on the street, well known as a place to pick up a street walker, because she was catching a bus.  She was booked by […]

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Towing Companies Gone Wild

As a follow up to last week’s report on predatory towing companies acting as bounty hunters and the need to regulate them, I would like to share another article, this one from today’s Oregonian. This is another story of a tow truck driver who took matters into his own hands and towed an allegedly illegally […]

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Towing Companies in the News

Portland, as well as other cities throughout the region, has had an ongoing problem with predatory tow truck operators.  Ostensibly, they are providing a service to private parking lot owners in enforcing parking restrictions within the parking lots of businesses and apartment complexes. The main problem with this situation is that the individual drivers are […]

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State Sponsored Murder

In the news this week is the story that Washington State is going to execute one of the eight people sitting on it’s Death Row.  The focus of this is 55-year-old Darold Ray Stenson, who was convicted of aggravated murder for the 1993 shooting deaths of his wife and a business partner in Clallam County.  […]

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A Gun to Protect Our Family

I have often openly wondered why we allow people to have guns.  In the hands of some people, they are a tool and a source of protection.  Or a source of sport and entertainment.  Or the object of hobbyists who collect them.  Or, as has been widely reported, a way to eliminate random family members. […]

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The Real Mission of the Border Patrol

Thanks to a recent Seattle P-I article, we now have some facts and figures on the roadblocks being set up by the US Border Patrol on Washington State highways and at ferry terminals.  From the beginning, the justification made by the Border Patrol for using this technique of stopping everyone to make them prove their […]

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Vote NO on Oregon Ballot Measure 61

I am not opposed to getting tough on crime.  There are too many criminals out there committing a wide variety of property crimes, drug crimes, and identity theft.  We must do what we can to stop them. For many reasons, I believe that Oregon Ballot Measure 61 is not the best way to accomplish these […]

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Exaggerating Illegal Immigration

There are perhaps twelve million people in the United States today who are working here without the legal right to do so.  This figure represents less than four percent of the US population of about 305,000.  Yet, if you look around at the news media and online sources, you will find that most of our […]

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More Border Patrol Roadblocks

Here we go again!  According to a Seattle Times article this week, The Border patrol is again protecting our borders on some highways far from the border in Washington.  This week they were set up for five hours on SR 104 near the Hood Canal Bridge, apparently protecting the border of Kitsap County from terrorists, […]

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