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Can I Be Charged With Disorderly Conduct?

Today is a May Day and, therefore, a perfect time for you to get familiar with some of the laws that affect your protest. The First Amendment of the of the United States Constitution and Article One, Section 4 and 5 of the Constitution of the State of Washington protect your right to free speech [...]

By | 2017-05-01T14:11:24-07:00 May 1st, 2017|Legal|0 Comments

Can the Cops Search Me If My Friend is Arrested?

You're walking down the street with a buddy of yours because you don't have a car, your license is suspended, or you just feel like walking. The cops roll up, get out of the car with guns drawn, and order you to stop walking. You stop. One of the officers asks you both to [...]

By | 2018-01-11T11:22:38-08:00 September 28th, 2016|Legal|0 Comments

Is Poverty a Crime in America?

There was recently an interview on NPR's Fresh Air discussing the issue of whether America is caught in a "vicious circle" of jailing the poor. That interview, along with a write up highlighting some of the issues, can be heard here. The report it is based on a report from the VERA Institute of Justice [...]

By | 2017-05-01T10:43:50-07:00 May 12th, 2016|Legal|2 Comments