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  • Jeff Bezos Humiliation: Amazon Employees Embroiled In Sex Trafficking Scandal

    12/26/2017 1:31:20 AM PST · by SteveH · 69 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | December 25, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    According to a new report, Amazon employees appear to have been caught ‘purchasing services from trafficked sex workers.’ Engadget reports: The tech industry has a clear history of sexism and misogyny, but a recent Newsweek report highlights another problem. The publication got its hands on a slew of emails sent to brothels and pimps between 2014 and 2016 that document the industry’s patronage of brothels and purchasing of services from trafficked sex workers. Among the emails, which were obtained through a public records request to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, were 67 sent from Microsoft employee email accounts, 63 from...
  • Judge rules Seattle's tax on the wealthy is illegal; city vows to appeal

    11/24/2017 11:54:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/24/17 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Seattle’s controversial tax on the wealthy failed its first legal test this week after a judge ruled the new ordinance violates state law – but the city isn’t backing down and vows to appeal, setting the stage for a Washington State Supreme Court showdown. King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl ruled in a Wednesday that Seattle did not have the authority to impose the tax because state law prohibits tax on net income. City Attorney Pete Holmes called the decision “disappointing” but, in a joint statement with Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess, said their goal to eliminate the state’s “over-reliance...
  • Judge: Seattle Kids Can Move Ahead with Climate Rights Case

    12/22/2016 9:02:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/22/16 | PHUONG LE
    SEATTLE (AP) — Eight Seattle children should have "their day in court" to argue that Washington state and others aren't protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled. King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill on Monday allowed the young petitioners to move ahead in their case against the state, writing that "it is time for these youth to have the opportunity to address their concerns in a court of law, concerns raised under statute and under the state and federal constitutions." The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, had asked the judge last month to find the state...
  • Seattle's Homeless crisis 15: Scott Morrow pulls an Arafat and walks out

    10/27/2016 11:09:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Maurice Newhope
    An update from councilman Burgess on the incredibly ridiculous sit outs in Seattle they've been having at the administration building. Burgess explained to me that the city council decided to give Scott Morrow what he wanted and then some! It was a dream come true that seemed too good to be true yet was true! The King County human services decided to give Share nearly four-hundred thousand in funds with few strings attached, more than enough to keep the shelter open. In addition, the council promised further funding to SHARE/WHEEL to last longer. There were few strings attached, one of...
  • Tempted by “Turd Tax,” King County Council and staff shocked by citizen disgust

    06/28/2016 11:53:59 AM PDT · by Twotone · 62 replies
    We The Governed ^ | June 28, 2016 | Glen Morgan
    The King County Council, just like the Thurston County Commission is considering a septic tax program to be imposed on all properties who have a septic system in King County. Local residents are calling it the “turd tax” or the “toilet tax.” In Thurston County they are calling it the “Crap Tax.” In effect, this will turn septic systems into a utility tax for the local county government, and will serve as a type of cash windfall for the county government to squander. The taxed residents get little in return for the taxes they waste on this program.
  • Seattle ...East African Migrants with Suitcases of Cash Leaving US – They’re ALL ON WELFARE

    05/20/2016 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/19/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Seattle and King County officials have stopped several migrants with suitcases full of American dollars leaving the United States. All of the suspects carrying the suitcases full of cash were on welfare. KING5 reported: “ Travelers pulling suitcases full of cash started showing up at Sea-Tac Airport last year holding tickets for flights headed out of the United States. The people carrying the cash didn’t hide the fact from Customs. Just the opposite, they reported it. Anyone traveling out of the United States is required to declare any amount over $10,000 and fill out a one-page federal form. These reports...
  • Seattle''s homeless Emergency Episode 1: Big fat government always = big fat failure

    05/10/2016 7:44:27 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    This is part 1 of a series of episodes I am doing on the Seattle homeless crisis. It illustrates perfectly the problems with big government, the insanity of liberals and the great lengths these red diaper doper baby liberal degenerates will go to get a free lunch off the backs of those who earn their lunch by their own sweat and tears. This first episode is a prologue of sorts, at focus is the failure of Olympia and city hall in particular a taxpayer funded program, The committee to end homelessness in King county that has gotten little attention but...
  • Charge: Bernie Sanders Supporter Threatens to Cut Out Rep. McDermott's Tongue

    04/29/2016 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 25 replies
    KOMO News, Seattle P-I ^ | 4/28/2016 | Levi Pulkkinen
    A Seattle man accused of threatening to cut out U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott's tongue now faces felony charges. King County prosecutors claim Jasper K. Bell made the threat because he was upset that McDermott, D-Seattle, was supporting Hillary Clinton for president.
  • Judge tosses Seattle ordinance requiring garbage-can searches for food waste [SANITY!]

    04/29/2016 12:17:00 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/28/2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A state judge threw out a portion of a Seattle ordinance requiring garbage collectors to snoop through residents’ trash in search of food waste, calling the provision unconstitutional. King County Superior Court Judge Beth M. Andrus issued an injunction against the garbage inspections but not Seattle’s residential food-waste ban, which forbids throwing away food scraps and compostable paper.
  • 'Jane Doe' Homicide Victim Identified After 26 Years

    02/26/2016 11:35:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Komo News ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH 2016
    King County officials say they've finally identified a woman who was found shot to death 26 years ago. The woman was found in October of 1989 behind a freight terminal on Airport Way. The woman, who did not have any identification, had been shot in the torso, according to the King County Medical Examiner's Office. DNA matching didn't exist at the time, so officials had few options when it came to identifying the woman. "In the early 2000s, we worked with Natalie Murray, a forensic artist, to create a facial reconstruction of the decedent. The result showed a woman with...
  • Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant attends Democratic Party fundraiser (not good)

    03/07/2015 5:21:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 3/07/15 | Eric London
    Kshama Sawant, Seattle’s Socialist Alternative City Councilmember, was captured on video entering a February 21 fundraiser and birthday celebration for a local leader of the Democratic Party, King County Councilmember Larry Gossett. The video was posted online, but has subsequently been removed. Sawant and the organization to which she belongs have not yet sought to explain why a self-proclaimed socialist would spend an evening rubbing elbows and clinking glasses with the political elite in a major American city. Nor did Socialist Alternative announce beforehand that Sawant would be appearing at an event sponsored by the Democratic Party establishment. That’s because...
  • County to pay $1 million to 3 detectives in sex-harassment case

    12/19/2013 7:17:28 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 12-19-13 | Steve Miletich
    King County has agreed to pay $1 million to three veteran detectives in the sheriff’s office Special Assault Unit who alleged they were victims of rampant acts of sexual harassment and verbal abuse over many years. The detectives, Marylisa Priebe-Olson, Janette Luitgaarden and Belinda Ferguson, alleged in a lawsuit filed in January they were subjected to a litany of boorish conduct, inappropriate remarks and belittling behavior from two sergeants. A settlement in the case was reached Wednesday night, according to the attorneys for the women, Julie Kays and Lincoln Beauregard of Connelly Law Offices of Tacoma and Seattle. The women,...
  • The most anti-Obama place in the U.S.

    11/15/2012 7:12:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012
    CNN's Gary Tuchman heads to King County, Texas, where President Obama won only five votes. Video at link.
  • Woman attacked while ordering lunch at McDonald's drive-thru

    05/22/2012 11:41:41 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 177 replies
    News 10 ^ | 5/22/2012
    <p>DENVER, Colorado (KUSA) - Police are investigating a vicious beating at a McDonald's drive-thru in Denver.</p> <p>Shannon, who asked us not to use her last name, was the victim of an attack on May 9 just before noon.</p> <p>She called our sister station KUSA 9News, and asked for help finding her attackers.</p>
  • Man arrested for breaking into King County Jail

    03/12/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 3/12/2012 | Brandi Kruse
    Police say a man tried to break into the King County Jail Sunday, and was subsequently booked into the jail for criminal trespass. Staff at the jail noticed the man climb over a fence into a secure area of the facility in the 500 block of 5th Ave. He then made several attempts to open a locked door. "Officers did ask him and he offered absolutely no explanation as to why he was attempting to break into the jail," said Detective Renee Witt with the Seattle Police Department, whose officers were called to the scene. "They didn't have to drive...
  • Washington ("republican") AG candidate Dunn backs legalizing gay marriage

    01/11/2012 4:35:36 PM PST · by Baynative · 6 replies
    King5.com ^ | Jan 9, 2012 | ROBERT MAK
    SEATTLE -- Republican King County Council member and Attorney General candidate Reagan Dunn tells KING 5 News he will back efforts to legalize same-sex marriage. In supporting gay marriage legislation, Dunn is staking out a different position from Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna.
  • Suspect charged with murder of seven-year-old girl 53 YEARS after child was abducted

    07/02/2011 6:23:42 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 5 replies
    A man has been charged with the killing of a seven-year-old girl 53 YEARS after she was abducted in a case that gripped America. Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, is accused of murdering Maria Ridulph, who was kidnapped while playing with a friend near her home. As almost an entire community and law enforcement agencies searched for her, President Eisenhower and FBI director J Edgar Hoover demanded daily briefings on the hunt. McCullough, from Seattle, is being held at Washington's King County jail today awaiting extradition after being picked up for questioning last Wednesday. The crime has haunted the city of...
  • Police: Train ticket helps crack 1957 Ill. killing

    07/03/2011 3:49:17 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2011 | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ
    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Charles "Chuck" Ridulph always assumed the person who stole his little sister from the neighborhood corner where she played and dumped her body in a wooded stretch some 100 miles away was a trucker or passing stranger — surely not anyone from the hometown he remembers as one big, friendly playground. And, after more than a half century passed since her death, he assumed the culprit also had died or was in prison for some other crime. On Saturday, he said he was stunned by the news that a one-time neighbor had been charged in the...
  • WA: King Co Exec Constantine cuts public safety, but finds $100k in public funds for his PR firm

    02/24/2011 10:29:54 PM PST · by Stoat · 9 replies
    The Washington Policy Center ^ | February 22, 2010 | Paul Guppy
    Constantine cuts public safety, but finds $100k in public funds for his campaign’s public relations firm February 22, 2011 by Paul Guppy King County Executive Dow Constantine is laying off sheriff’s deputies and county prosecutors, while using County funds to hire the private public relations firm he used in his campaign.The King County sheriff reports Constantine’s budget cuts eliminated all property-crime investigation teams, closed neighborhood police stations and reduced other crime-fighting services.The County Prosecutor says Constantine’s cuts resulted in a reduction of 16 deputy prosecutors and eight support staff, and that his office is less able to enforce the...
  • No charges against Seattle officer who shot woodcarver

    02/15/2011 7:50:56 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 40 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 02/15/2011
    King County prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against Seattle police Officer Ian Birk in the fatal shooting of woodcarver John T. Williams, according to sources familiar with the decision. Prosecutors have been confronted with a steep legal hurdle in deciding whether to charge Birk with murder or manslaughter. State law shields police officers from criminal prosecution when they claim they used deadly force in self-defense, unless it can be shown they acted with malice and a lack of good faith.