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The prosecutor, who made $83,000 a year, was linked to a convicted felon by thousands of text messages and a bikini photo. Federal authorities are still looking into her activities.
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Seattle Police detective Patrick Michaud discusses last week's run-in with a violent individual in the U-district -- as well as how police officers can use non-lethal force during such confrontations.
Police vow to crack down on Capitol Hill crime
"Surrounded by Capitol Hill business owners, residents and activists frustrated by a recent spike in crime, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole on Friday promised they will see an increased police presence starting this weekend."
A photo-essay on Ferguson
About a month after Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, MO, the New York Times published a photo-essay on the visible "scars" left on the community.
Police shoot man armed with knife in U-District
"The extent of the man’s wounds are unknown right now, but he was placed in a patrol car, indicating he was not seriously wounded."
New U.N. report on violence against children reveals striking numbers
"One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act," the report states. It was released by Unicef on Thursday.
Using food stamps to buy pot?
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City to pay $45k to pregnant woman shocked by police
The City of Seattle agreed to pay $45,000 to settle claims that the police used a stun gun to shock a pregnant woman who refused to sign a speeding ticket.
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