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Men Sue Investigators Over False Convictions

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two Montana men filed federal lawsuits against several counties and individual investigators over their false convictions in a kidnapping and murder case from 25 years ago. In January 1994, Donna Meagher was found beaten to death outside of Helena, Montana. She had been kidnapped and robbed from ...

You Look Just Like Your Daughter—Oh, Wait

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman is in serious trouble in Utah after she tried to pass herself off to a law enforcement officer as her own daughter. She is now facing charges of giving false personal information, driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, and possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia. On A...

Please Use a Rideshare App Instead of Doing This

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Need to get somewhere around Seattle and want to use a rideshare vehicle? You should probably just download an app and use it to hail a ride rather than what a local man did recently. On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, a rideshare driver had stopped along the 1900th block of Third Avenue to pick up a ...

Identity Theft from Space?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A former Spokane resident and current NASA astronaut has been accused of identity theft while she was on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Anne McClain, who is in the middle of a bitter divorce and child custody battle with her wife, Summer Worden, is accused of logging ...

Woman Takes Car Salesman for a Ride

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman took a car salesman for a ride, and she is now facing charges of kidnapping, assault, taking a car without permission, driving with a suspended license, and driving under the influence. After her arrest, the woman told police officers that "her occupation is to cleanse the world of demons...

Correction Officer Shortages Lead to Crises in Prisons

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is a solemn fact that all across the country, prisons are overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed. Since the 1990s when the country adopted a tough-on-crime approach to law enforcement and sentencing, the number of people incarcerated has skyrocketed. This has led to unsafe and deadly condi...

Deaths in Prison: Not Just High-Profile Cases

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

News of Jeffrey Epstein's death rocked the media on Saturday, August 13, 2019, when it was reported that he had hung himself in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Epstein had been charged with child sex trafficking and had reportedly attempted suicide two weeks before. ...

Car-Sharing Vehicles: The Perfect Crime Car?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sometimes the latest technology can be a wonderful, smart thing, but criminals will find a way to be even smarter and exploit it to their advantage. Police in Seattle and Bellevue have confirmed that they are investigating several criminal cases that have involved car-sharing vehicles like LimePo...

Police Violence as a Public Health Issue

Posted by Steve Karimi | Aug 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Kent, Washington teenager was shot by a police officer in the early morning hours of August 6, 2019, just a day after a report by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) said that police violence should be treated as a public health issue. The 15-year-old Kent teenager, who h...

Capital One Data Breach Linked to Seattle Woman

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Seattle woman who frequently used the online pseudonym “Erratic” has been arrested and federally charged with one of the largest computer data breaches in U.S. history. On Monday, July 29, 2019, it was announced that Paige Thompson had gained access to over 106 million Capital One customers' in...

Repeat Offender Arrested Again

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Seattle man with a long criminal record of repeat offenses is back in jail, just after being released last week. Francisco Calderon had only been out of jail for a few days when he was arrested again--this time for throwing coffee on a toddler. The incident involving the toddler was first charg...

Aging Inmates and Washington Prisons

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to the Washington Department of Corrections, as of June 2018, there were a total of 17,845 inmates being held in correctional facilities and 18% of those were aged 50 years or more. There are 12 correctional facilities in Washington, and unfortunately, most of them are not equipped to m...

Man Takes a Smoke Break During His Apprehension in Seattle

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month a man in Seattle found himself in inescapable circumstances. Still, he took the time to smoke a cigarette while he considered the situation and while the police had him surrounded. Police arrived at the 1000 Block of NE 112th Street after a parking officer called the police to report ...

Extension Granted in Police Compliance Plan

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week a judge granted a 30-day extension to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to come up with a plan to come into compliance with a consent decree in police reforms. The city of Seattle had asked for the extension because it said it needed more time to interact with the Department of Justic...

Genetic Genealogy Identifies DNA in Washington Cold Case

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Genetic genealogy is being used more and more by police to investigate cold cases that are sometimes decades old, but some ethicists say that using this kind of technology is questionable. Just as the suspect in the Golden State Killer case was apprehended, a Washington man is on trial for the mu...

Surprising Death Penalty Statistics Out of Los Angeles

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

When one thinks of the death penalty, one might think of Texas, which has executed more inmates than any other state in the country since 1930. But California is ranked fourth in the number of executions it has carried out, and 13 people have been put to death by the state of California since 197...

Rash of Car Thefts in Seattle Area

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many people in the surrounding counties were in for a surprise last month when 70 cars were stolen in a 48-hour period. King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties Affected According to the head of the Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force, thieves stole 44 cars in King County, 16 cars in Pierce County, a...

Everett Police Department To Test Use of Body Cameras

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Everett Police Department is considering the implementation of body cameras for its officers. Success of the pilot body camera video program will be measured by tracking several metrics, including: the use of police force, assaults by police, complaints made by the community, police inj...

Everett Woman Killed in Apparent Hit & Run Accident

Posted by Steve Karimi | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman, whose name has yet to be released, was found dead on Grand Avenue in North Everett. The Seattle Times reports that emergency responders were called to the scene and transported her to Providence Medical Center where her death was confirmed. It appears that she was the victim of a hit-and...

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