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Los Angeles rapper Gonzoe shot and killed in Washington

SEATTLE - Los Angeles-based rapper Gonzoe was shot and killed in Seattle's White Center neighborhood, the King County Medical Examiner's Office confirms to Q13 News. Gonzoe, whose real name is Ronald Moore, was close with the late rapper 2Pac. 2Pac was the person to give him the name "Gonzoe." The...
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Moron Jumps From 11th Floor Of Royal Caribbean Cruise, Gets Banned For Life, Isn’t Dead Somehow

This dumb fuck is lucky to be alive. Nick Naydev, 27, from Washington state posted an Instagram video aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise where he jumps from the 11th floor. 11. I jumped off a rock cliff in Croatia that was about 15-20 feet high, and almost pooped myself. According to BroBible, Nick said he was “still drunk from the previous night” and “when I woke up, I just decided to jump.” He was able to swim to a dock from the jump.
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Homeless Washington State Man Attempts to Sexually Assault Woman in Busy Courthouse Restroom

Homeless Washington State Man Attempts to Sexually Assault Woman in Busy Courthouse Restroom. Washington State News by Betty Smith, Crime and Justice Bureau Chief. The man they believe may be a part of a homeless encampment south of the King County Courthouse, where homicides and assaults have been reported recently, has attacked a Washington woman inside a restroom of the King County Courthouse.
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Search resumes for man who drowned in Lake Washington

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - Crews are expected to resume their search Monday for the body of a man who drowned over the weekend in Lake Washington. Mercer Island police say the 61-year-old Nevada man jumped out of a boat and into the water Saturday without a life jacket. The mans...
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What new Washington police accountability laws do and don’t do

Several new police accountability bills went into effect in Washington state this week, changing some of the ways police officers can interact with the public. In anticipation of the new laws taking hold, many police chiefs and sheriffs have publicly voiced concerns that their officers will no longer be able to perform certain duties, such as responding to mental health calls or chasing fleeing suspects.
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WA sergeant on why new police reform law caused deputies to call off K9 search for murder suspect

Sgt. Darren Moss Jr., with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department in Washington state, told "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Sunday that officers have been "unclear on whether they’re going to be OK to use force" in certain situations given the new police reform law, which went into effect last week, and have been advised to take a "conservative approach" in those cases.
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New laws make law enforcement difficult | Guest column

Submitted by San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs. As of 12:01 a.m. on July 26, the State of Washington enacted a group of laws aimed at “police reform”. These laws are aimed at enhancing accountability, training, and transparency among law enforcement, however, what these new laws will do is significantly affect our ability to detect and prevent crime and apprehend those who have committed criminal acts. While we embrace change and are always working towards providing better community-oriented service, these laws will change the way law enforcement looks statewide as well as in San Juan County.
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Man goes missing in Lake Washington near Mercer Island

The Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) Marine Patrol unit was part of an immense rescue response in search of a missing man in Lake Washington on the late afternoon of July 30. A 61-year-old man from Nevada was not found as of this writing after disappearing under water about a...
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Meth contamination found in Washington State Patrol crime labs

SEATTLE — Behind the locked doors of a third-floor office in South Seattle, countertop instruments filled with dozens of tiny vials feed data to nearby monitors while performing scores of tests each day in pursuit of justice. The Washington State Patrol Toxicology Laboratory’s sensitive drug-testing equipment analyzes blood samples taken...
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FBI investigating 41 cases of eco-sabotage in Washington

The FBI in Washington has been investigating at least 41 incidents of eco-sabotage. The most serious eco-sabotage incident in recent memory as the damage resulted in 29,000 gallons of crude oil being spilled and the evacuation of 120 people nearby. As Indigenous rights and the climate crisis become infused, activists...
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