23Dec 2015

Oregon is ahead of Washington when it comes to using DNA evidence to prosecute non-violent crimes. While burglary and theft are relatively common crimes, the expense of collecting DNA evidence has made it difficult for some police departments in Washington to use DNA evidence for lower-priority offenses. Non-violent crimes make up about 80 percent of […]

23Dec 2015

Most people assume that since the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevents “unreasonable search and seizure,” they are protected against having their person or property searched without a warrant. That assumption is wrong, however, and Washington law enforcement has been heavily relying on a 1971 law designed to ferret out organized criminals to gather […]

 
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