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Washington State is about to begin a massive overhaul of rules regarding police activity, ‘reforms’ which many observers claim are likely to lead to even more lawlessness and crime in the state.

As Fox News reports:

The nearly a dozen bills, passed by a legislature controlled by Democrats and signed by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee in May, took effect on July 25 and cover virtually all aspects of policing, including the background checks officers undergo before they’re hired; when they are authorized to use force and how they collect data about it; and the establishment of an entirely new state agency to review police use of deadly force.

Perhaps the most concerning changes come under two new laws, H.B. 1310 and H.B. 1054, because they take away officers’ ability to pursue criminals or prevent crimes from occurring, Lewis County Sheriff Robert Snaza told Fox News. Under the first new law, officers now must have probable cause, a higher threshold, instead of traditionally just reasonable suspicion, before they can use force.

That means, according to Snaza, if a property owner calls police to report a potential robbery taking place at their home, and deputies arrive but only witness individuals walking off the property, they no longer are able to use force to detain those individuals while they further investigate. And that’s even if those people match the description of the suspect.

“We’re are going to see a dramatic increase in criminal activity,” Snaza said in a phone interview with Fox News. “What’s going to happen is, there’s going to be a lot of backpedaling. These Democrat legislators are going to say that’s not what we meant, we didn’t mean to take the tools away. That is backpedaling because Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC), federal police and all these other organizations told these legislators the consequences. They told them what was going to happen, and they chose not to listen.”

It appears that Washington State will soon be about as well-governed and policied as a third world country, a stark prospect for the law-abiding citizens still living there.


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Charlie
Charlie
1 month ago

You get what you vote for and deserve what they give you.

Dan Moylan
Dan Moylan
1 month ago
Reply to  Charlie

Forest Gump might say stupid is as stupid votes

Van W Sands
Van W Sands
1 month ago
Reply to  Charlie

And what happens for those that didn’t vote for these idiots. Time to vote them out.

Doren
Doren
1 month ago
Reply to  Charlie

Even if this causes the death of the very cops you call? This is a shame.

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Doren

I would not be a cop there.

Purple heart
Purple heart
1 month ago
Reply to  Charlie

If they rig the elections your vote doesn’t count. They are intent on taking this nation to communism and will use force to do so. These demodevils are pure evil and do nothing but lie,rob and destroy , these are mentioned in scripture as attributes of Satan

Kent
Kent
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple heart

just like Nov 3, 2020…. rigged in more that 7 states.. Morons think that intelligent Real Americans think that jo&theho got more than 80 million votes – that he even out pulled the african.. our colleges and media have failed us…. catastrophically ..

v steve
v steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Charlie

Charlie don’t piss down the back of my neck and tell me it’s raining.
No we don’t. Those fuks take an oath to uphold the Constitution and when they get in they back stab us in the back.
They should be hung on the front lawn of their state capitol for not obeying their oath to the Constitution.

Kenneth
Kenneth
1 month ago

They had better watch what they wish for. They just might get it.

Tmac
Tmac
1 month ago

And when violence goes up they will once again punish the law abiding making it ever more difficult for them to defend themselves from the democrat approved thugs.