A Washington state statute criminalizes (among other things) “mak[ing] an electronic communication to a third party” “with intent to harass, torment, or embarrass any other person” if the communication is made “[a]nonymously or repeatedly.” This deliberately extends beyond unprotected speech (such as true threats or libel). It deliberately extends beyond unwanted speech said to a particular person and forbids embarrassing speech said about that person. Repeatedly criticizing a politician on your blog, for instance, could send you to jail if a prosecutor and judge or jury concludes that you were intending to “harass,” “torment” or “embarrass.”.
No offers. In the course of our reporting, a source will agree to share information only if it’s not attributed to him or her. Journalists should use their good judgment to determine whether the information merits such a decision. President Trump is visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday, he spoke this morning, said he’s praying for those who lost their lives. You know, in February, he also signed a bill that made it easier for people with severe mental illness to buy guns legally. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, a number of other lawmakers who won’t do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip, also sent their thoughts and their prayers today, which is good.
Slump Could Be Felt Globally A. GARY SHILLING, A. FEINBERG and CATHERINE GWIN, Richard E. According to The Washington Post Fact Checker, Trump likely gets these estimates froma Department of Homeland Security fiscal 2013 reportsaying there were 1.9 million “removable criminal aliens.” However, that figure includes undocumented immigrants and people who are lawful permanent residents, or those who have temporary visas. According to Politifact, DHS statistics show there have been more than 2.4 million “removals” under Obama between fiscal years 2009 and 2014, a record number of deportations when compared with previous presidents. (Those figures led the National Council of La Raza to dub Obama the “deporter in chief,” a nickname other critics of his deportation policy have used.).
Still, there were legitimate concerns about appointing Gandhi to a board of BOEE’s stature. The Republican advisory neighborhood commissioner, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board member and businessman has a record of civic service, which is admirable. But as elections watchdog Dorothy Brizill has thoroughly documented, he also has a history of partisan political activity.