God Bless our #GoodPolice but the #BadCops Have 2 Go!

SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF LIED TO ME: Nowhere has the Legislature indicated that the sheriff's powers and duties are limited to the unincorporated areas of the county. Nor is there any statutory language from which such a limitation might be inferred. We note, in addition, that the sheriff at common law was the chief law enforcement officer of the county, and that the office of sheriff retains its common law powers and duties unless modified by the constitution or statutes. Sheriffs, Police, and Constables § 2 (1987); seeState ex rel. Johnston v. Melton, 192 Wash. 379, 388-89, 73 P.2d 1334 (1937); AGO 51-53 No. 322 at 2. We thus conclude that the sheriff has a general duty to enforce state law in both unincorporated and incorporated areas of the county. "the jurisdiction of the sheriff in law enforcement matters normally extends throughout his county including the incorporated areas thereof." [The sheriff's] authority is county wide. He is not restricted by municipal limits. For better protection and for the enforcement of local ordinance[s] the [[Orig. Op. Page 4]] cities and towns have their police departments or their town marshals. Even the state has its highway patrol. Still the authority of the sheriff with his correlative duty remains.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Just Takes Time-

An audit examining the King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) pointedly criticized the department's handling of officer-involving shootings and use of force. The report called for the creation of a Use of Force Review Board that would include a citizen representative — to further investigate such instances and replace the current Shooting Review Board.

It just takes time- time and enough people finally coming forward so a noticeable pattern is developed. Just as in the Jerry Sandusky case (and many like it before any Jerry Sandusky), it takes years at times before people start to take notice and see the pattern. 

Then all it takes is for those people to take action, and sooner or later... 
there will be change.  
~Just takes time~