Discussion of the current state of criminal sentencing, law enforcement training and more with Reps. Roger Goodman and Jaquelin Maycumber.
|TVW, Washington States’ Public Affairs Network|
Roger speaks on the 2018 Legislative Session; the legal challenge to a deadly force initiative deal.
A proposed pilot project would partner mental health professionals and local law enforcement officers on calls that involve a mental health crisis.
|Program Before Lawmakers Could Strengthen Mental Health Crisis Response|
|Bainbridge Island Review|
Police shooting energizes efforts to change Washington’s deadly-force law
The death of Charleena Lyles at the hands of Seattle police underscores efforts to change the Washington state’s deadly-force law. An initiative is soon expected, and lawmakers in Olympia are still trying for a legislative fix.
|Washington’s Deadly Force Law|
Last Tuesday, Representative Roger Goodman’s Vulnerable Adult Bill (HB 1153) was passed by a unanimous vote. Rep. Goodman said he hopes the measure will result in giving “victims the justice they deserve, and making sure their abusers are held accountable for their crimes.”
|Declaring War on Financial Abuse of Older People|
|The New York Times|
“I can’t imagine the federal government using limited resources to try to bring down a new, regulated system that has worked so well,” said state Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland. “Prohibition was an unmitigated failure. The war on drugs is already winding down, and this administration will try to ramp it up again at its own peril.”
“The bill would require courts to fill out a standardized work sheet that accompanies offenders to prison, in hopes of avoiding the errors, poor handwriting and other problems that have led to inaccurate sentences.”