TACOMA, WA — A state bureaucracy is threatening a mother with removal of an infant unless her entire family subjects themselves to flu shots.
RENTON, WA — A SWAT team spent hours firing “mortars, grenades, and teargas canisters” at an empty home. The 4-hour siege destroyed windows, doors, and walls and left the home in ruin. The suspect didn’t even live at the address, and the innocent homeowner was left homeless for months and ultimately was stuck with over $100,000 in repair bills, which police have refused to pay.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA — A man having a mental episode was brutally beaten to death with flashlights, batons, and tasers as horrified onlookers watched. Witnesses and video confirm the man was crying out for help as repeated blows from police officers fell upon him in a darkened parking lot.
A recent study found that crime labs across the country are literally being incentivized to turn out results that will be favorable to prosecutors in getting convictions.
SPOKANE COUNTY, WA — An innocent man says he was visited by sheriff’s deputies who pointed guns in his face and told him he was lucky they didn’t kill him.
SEATTLE, WA — A disabled child was harassed by government agents and his family was caused to miss their flight, all because inept security screeners thought that his medical equipment may have been a bomb. Even children with debilitating medical conditions set off paranoiac ideations and inhumane treatment from the Transportation Security Administration.
CASTLE ROCK, WA — In a domestic violence case, a judge made an unexpected decision to jail the victims, while the accused abuser was released. The innocent family was shackled and chained until they agreed to testify against their family member.
“We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting,” said one park ranger, anonymously. The federal government is trying to make the government shutdown seem more problematic than it really is, by instructing its enforcers to be bullies to tourists and to barricade park areas.
PORTLAND, OR — Last year, a parent’s outrage over a government school locking her child a padded cell without her knowledge or permission caused so much outrage that a new state law was passed, prohibiting schools from purchasing or using free-standing “seclusion cells” or “isolation booths,” as they are called. With the new taking effect, some schools are scrambling for a way around the provisions, so they can continue to place students in solitary confinement at their discretion.
KING COUNTY, WA — Could you imagine having 120 complaints against you during the course of your employment, and still keeping your job? Most people would be terminated after a few complaints, particularly after making threats to innocent people. But for Sergeant Patrick “K.C.” Saulet, his record-setting number of complaints have only resulted in a demotion.