crime http://kuow.org en Tracking Sex Offenders In 'A World Of Lies And Deceit' http://kuow.org/post/tracking-sex-offenders-world-lies-and-deceit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Level 3 sex offender charged with kidnapping a child returns to court this week.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prosecutors say Jesse </span>Brisbin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> snatched a 6-year-old girl from a park in Beacon Hill and assaulted her.</span></p><p>Brisbin, who has pleaded not guilty, has been supervised by the Department of Corrections since 2011. His arrest highlights how difficult it can be to manage the state's <span style="line-height: 1.5;">highest risk sex offenders who have been released from prison.</span> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:21:52 +0000 Patricia Murphy 38978 at http://kuow.org Tracking Sex Offenders In 'A World Of Lies And Deceit' Marijuana Activists Cheer Federal Crackdown On Hash Oil Manufacturer http://kuow.org/post/marijuana-activists-cheer-federal-crackdown-hash-oil-manufacturer <p>Two men who produced marijuana candy appeared in federal court Friday for a detention hearing . They’re accused of endangering others while manufacturing marijuana extracts.</p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:05:22 +0000 Amy Radil 38983 at http://kuow.org Why The City Of Arlington Outlawed Panhandling http://kuow.org/post/why-city-arlington-outlawed-panhandling <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Bruce Stedman, Arlington's acting police chief, and Doug Honig, ACLU of Washington's communications director, about the city's strict new approach to panhandling. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:43:56 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 38877 at http://kuow.org Why The City Of Arlington Outlawed Panhandling ACLU Takes On Case Of Idaho Teen In Solitary Confinement http://kuow.org/post/aclu-takes-case-idaho-teen-solitary-confinement <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072314AJ_CruelAndUnusual-WRAPVersion.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The <a href="https://acluidaho.org/aclu-of-idaho-asks-court-to-end-solitary-confinement-of-fifteen-year-old-child/">ACLU of Idaho</a> has joined the fight to move an accused teenage killer out of solitary confinement and back into juvenile detention.<p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:47 +0000 Austin Jenkins 38866 at http://kuow.org ACLU Takes On Case Of Idaho Teen In Solitary Confinement Washington Supreme Court Says 'Stop And Frisk' Went Too Far http://kuow.org/post/washington-supreme-court-says-stop-and-frisk-went-too-far <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071014AJ_StopNFrisk_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Police in Washington can “stop and frisk” individuals they have specific reason to believe may be armed. But if that search goes beyond a “brief and nonintrusive” search, then it’s unconstitutional.<p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:23:03 +0000 Austin Jenkins 38043 at http://kuow.org Washington Supreme Court Says 'Stop And Frisk' Went Too Far Washington Prisons Will No Longer Punish Inmates For 'Self-Harm' http://kuow.org/post/washington-prisons-will-no-longer-punish-inmates-self-harm <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070314AJ_SelfHarmingInmates_web_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington’s prison system has announced a major policy change when it comes to inmates who harm themselves. The Department of Corrections said Thursday that it will no longer sanction inmates for cutting or other acts of self-injury.<p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:42:34 +0000 Austin Jenkins 37724 at http://kuow.org Most Likely To Commit Gun Violence? Not The Mentally Ill http://kuow.org/post/most-likely-commit-gun-violence-not-mentally-ill <p>Treat people hospitalized for gunshot injuries as you would treat addicts.</p><p>That’s the counsel of Dr. Fred Rivara, a professor of pediatrics, who headed a University of Washington study that found that patients who had been shot were more likely to be arrested within five years than people with a psychiatric history.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:00:05 +0000 Marcie Sillman, Andy Hurst & Isolde Raftery 37648 at http://kuow.org Most Likely To Commit Gun Violence? Not The Mentally Ill Prostitution Pipeline To U.S. Begins In Tenancingo, Mexico http://kuow.org/post/prostitution-pipeline-us-begins-tenancingo-mexico A new documentary by Fusion tells the story of Tenancingo, Mexico &#8212; just a few hours south of Mexico City. Tenancingo is in the Mexican state that is the single largest source of sex slaves who are sent to the U.S., according to the U.S. State Department.<p>Fusion&#8217;s documentary, &#8220;Pimp City: A Journey to the Center of the Sex Slave Trade,&#8221; takes place on both sides of the border: in Tenancingo and in Queens, New York. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:58:44 +0000 editor 37383 at http://kuow.org Prostitution Pipeline To U.S. Begins In Tenancingo, Mexico Western Cities Top Rankings Of Auto Theft Hot Spots http://kuow.org/post/western-cities-top-rankings-auto-theft-hot-spots <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/062714TB_CarTheft_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>In what Northwest city is your car most likely to be stolen? According to a new insurance industry report, the answer is Spokane, Washington.<p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:58:11 +0000 Tom Banse 37326 at http://kuow.org Western Cities Top Rankings Of Auto Theft Hot Spots Eight Guns, One Week: South Seattle Fights Street Violence http://kuow.org/post/eight-guns-one-week-south-seattle-fights-street-violence <p></p><p></p><p>Twenty-three years ago, acting Captain Steve Strand was patrolling Columbia City on a mountain bike, busting alleyway crack dealers.&nbsp;The officers under his charge are still patrolling on mountain bikes, but the neighborhood landscape has changed. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:29:04 +0000 Patricia Murphy 37131 at http://kuow.org Eight Guns, One Week: South Seattle Fights Street Violence Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard http://kuow.org/post/trouble-paradise-opiate-use-spikes-marthas-vineyard Underneath the charm of Martha's Vineyard's picturesque beaches, peaceful woods and luxury homes is a problem: Since August, there have been six overdose deaths on the island.<p>"That's a phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people — and that's not to mention the overdoses that haven't been fatal," says Charles Silberstein, an addiction specialist and psychiatrist at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:25:00 +0000 Deborah Becker 37020 at http://kuow.org Trouble In Paradise: Opiate Use Spikes On Martha's Vineyard Charges: SWAT Cop Pimped Wife, Stole Ammunition And Peddled Steroids http://kuow.org/post/charges-swat-cop-pimped-wife-stole-ammunition-and-peddled-steroids <p></p><p>A veteran King County Sheriff’s deputy is behind bars after an investigation found that he had pimped his wife, stolen equipment from the county gun range and pedaled steroids. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:36:27 +0000 Patricia Murphy 36765 at http://kuow.org Charges: SWAT Cop Pimped Wife, Stole Ammunition And Peddled Steroids Japan Bans Possession Of Child Pornography http://kuow.org/post/japan-bans-possession-child-pornography Japan has banned the possession of child pornography, with some notable exceptions: manga, animation and computer graphics.<p>Parliament's upper house <a href="http://www.shugiin.go.jp/internet/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/honbun/youkou/g18301022.htm">approved the measure</a> Wednesday; the lower house passed the bill last month.<p>The move expands a 15-year-old law that bans the production and distribution of child pornography. The new law makes the possession of child porn punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine of nearly $10,000. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:41:00 +0000 editor 36598 at http://kuow.org When Innocent People Go To Prison, States Pay http://kuow.org/post/when-innocent-people-go-prison-states-pay Suppose you spent five years in prison for a crime you didn't commit. How much does the government owe you?<p>Over the past few decades, the rise of DNA exonerations has made this a more pressing question. And many states have created explicit policies to answer it.<p>But those policies vary wildly from state to state.<p>Twenty-one states provide no money — though people who are exonerated can sue for damages. Twelve states and the District of Columbia award damages on a case-by-case basis. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:39:56 +0000 Gabrielle Emanuel 36464 at http://kuow.org When Innocent People Go To Prison, States Pay Washington Capitol Employees Train For Active Shooter Scenarios http://kuow.org/post/washington-capitol-employees-train-active-shooter-scenarios <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/06/active-shooter-with-intro.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Get out. Hide out. Take out. That’s the lesson employees at the Washington state Capitol got Wednesday in a class on active shooters. The refresher course comes in the wake of recent high profile shootings in the Northwest.<p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:33:02 +0000 Austin Jenkins 36340 at http://kuow.org Washington Capitol Employees Train For Active Shooter Scenarios