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Constantine cuts public safety, but finds $100k in public funds for his campaign’s public relations firm

February 22, 2011 in Blog

King County Executive Dow Constantine is laying off sheriff’s deputies and county prosecutors, while using County funds to hire the private public relations firm he used in his campaign.

The King County sheriff reports Constantine’s budget cuts eliminated all property-crime investigation teams, closed neighborhood police stations and reduced other crime-fighting services.

Looking back at three-strikes

November 14, 2010 in In the News
The Columbian (Vancouver)
The Columbian (Vancouver)
Sunday, November 14, 2010

WPC in the News

June 2, 2010 in In the News
Seattle Times
Seattle Times
Friday, February 5, 2010

Proposal Would Weaken Three Strikes Law

April 7, 2009 in Publications

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering a proposal to change the state’s Three-Strikes-You’re-Out law by removing second degree robbery from the list of criminal offenses that count as a strike.

The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom

June 24, 2008 in Events
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Washington Athletic Club
Seattle, WA

The Puget Sound Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society sponsored a talk by William Mellor, co-author of the new book The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. The lunch event, co-sponsored by Washington Policy Center, took place at the Washington Athletic Club.

More Gun Control Won't Reduce Violence

January 16, 2007 in Publications

A recent P.I. editorial agrees with Mayor Nickels’ call for more gun control, saying “the legal system could do a lot more to control guns. ”There’s just one problem with this approach – it won’t work.