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This is just across the state border In Washington, north of Portland


Teens arrested in Gaiser Middle School riot expelled from school, face assault charges

A 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were in court Monday following a riot at Vancouver's Gaiser Middle School on Friday. The Vancouver School District said the nine students arrested have been expelled from school.

Author: Tim Gordon

Published: 12:07 PM PDT March 18, 2019

Updated: 2:23 PM PDT March 18, 2019

VANCOUVER, Wash. — It was a day of reckoning in Clark County juvenile court Monday, following a riot last week at a Vancouver middle school.

A 13-year-old boy stood before a judge, one of nine arrested for taking on security and law enforcement at an eighth-grade basketball tournament at Gaiser Middle School.

"It started with people talking and then pushing and then, a group thing," said the boy’s mother, whom KGW is only identifying as Jamie in order to protect her son's identity. "I'm not sure where it went from there, but it went to kids not wanting to back down."

Jamie acknowledges her son was involved.

According to court documents, the teenager pushed and punched a school security officer, then fought back when police chased him down.

The danger is not lost on the boy's mother.

"I could have gotten the phone call saying that he wasn't coming home or that he isn't here to say what happened. And so it's important for these kids to realize how serious it was and it could have been a lot worse," Jamie said.

He son is charged with third-degree assault, failure to disperse, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Many more middle-schoolers were involved in the melee than were arrested. Deputies say 40 or more teenagers surrounded them as they arrived outside the school to help. Thirty officers from several agencies arrived to end the riot.

Vancouver School District has "emergency expelled" the nine students who were arrested. "They are from multiple schools and are not allowed on any school campus," the district announced in a statement Monday afternoon.

"School administrators are reviewing video of the incident and will respond with appropriate disciplinary actions," Superintendent Steve Webb said. "The behavior displayed on Friday night will not be tolerated, and every student involved will be held accountable."

It was an out-of-control situation that Jamie hopes her son and everyone involved learns from. She also hopes people don't make blanket judgments about parents or their children.

"He's a good kid," Jamie said. "He made some bad choices but he's a good kid, so we're gonna get through this."

Back inside the juvenile courtroom, a 14-year-old girl was the only other young defendant facing the judge on Monday. She stood alone, with no mom or other family member there to support her. She was charged with third-degree assault and criminal mischief.

The other seven teenage defendants did not appear in court. Privacy laws protect their cases. But in general, first-time offenders or those charged with certain lesser crimes may be eligible for diversion programs.


Vid at the link:

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/lo...796f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Is that area known as some big gang area or something... oh I bet if someone wore a blue windbreaker that said ICE on it these fucktards would have dispersed.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Is that area known as some big gang area or something... oh I bet if someone wore a blue windbreaker that said ICE on it these fucktards would have dispersed.
I'd have to check. That's a weird part of the state. It's extremely rural but right on the edge of the city.
 

5skin

Registered User
This is just across the state border In Washington, north of Portland


Teens arrested in Gaiser Middle School riot expelled from school, face assault charges

A 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were in court Monday following a riot at Vancouver's Gaiser Middle School on Friday. The Vancouver School District said the nine students arrested have been expelled from school.

Author: Tim Gordon

Published: 12:07 PM PDT March 18, 2019

Updated: 2:23 PM PDT March 18, 2019

VANCOUVER, Wash. — It was a day of reckoning in Clark County juvenile court Monday, following a riot last week at a Vancouver middle school.

A 13-year-old boy stood before a judge, one of nine arrested for taking on security and law enforcement at an eighth-grade basketball tournament at Gaiser Middle School.

"It started with people talking and then pushing and then, a group thing," said the boy’s mother, whom KGW is only identifying as Jamie in order to protect her son's identity. "I'm not sure where it went from there, but it went to kids not wanting to back down."

Jamie acknowledges her son was involved.

According to court documents, the teenager pushed and punched a school security officer, then fought back when police chased him down.

The danger is not lost on the boy's mother.

"I could have gotten the phone call saying that he wasn't coming home or that he isn't here to say what happened. And so it's important for these kids to realize how serious it was and it could have been a lot worse," Jamie said.

He son is charged with third-degree assault, failure to disperse, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Many more middle-schoolers were involved in the melee than were arrested. Deputies say 40 or more teenagers surrounded them as they arrived outside the school to help. Thirty officers from several agencies arrived to end the riot.

Vancouver School District has "emergency expelled" the nine students who were arrested. "They are from multiple schools and are not allowed on any school campus," the district announced in a statement Monday afternoon.

"School administrators are reviewing video of the incident and will respond with appropriate disciplinary actions," Superintendent Steve Webb said. "The behavior displayed on Friday night will not be tolerated, and every student involved will be held accountable."

It was an out-of-control situation that Jamie hopes her son and everyone involved learns from. She also hopes people don't make blanket judgments about parents or their children.

"He's a good kid," Jamie said. "He made some bad choices but he's a good kid, so we're gonna get through this."

Back inside the juvenile courtroom, a 14-year-old girl was the only other young defendant facing the judge on Monday. She stood alone, with no mom or other family member there to support her. She was charged with third-degree assault and criminal mischief.

The other seven teenage defendants did not appear in court. Privacy laws protect their cases. But in general, first-time offenders or those charged with certain lesser crimes may be eligible for diversion programs.


Vid at the link:

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/lo...796f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
OMG!
Are you okay?!
 

Fred West

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One hour? Got some cliffs notes for me?
Basically drugs and the castration of the police has ruined Seattle.

I don't know much about KOMO news, but they were hammering it home, not once parroting leftist excuses or solutions. I had a browse on twitter and (because it's had over a million views in no time) the liberals were not happy.

 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
I've been meaning to watch this. KOMO Isn't exactly what I'd call a hard right station. They are pretty balanced...which makes them raving conservatives in the left's mind.


It can't be stressed how bad things have got here. You can't find ten square feet of public grass that doesn't have a tent on it. Every non-residential back road is loaded with various camping vehicles, all in a state of decay.


On the hillside outside my work, where there is a small walking park, you can see at least seven tents among the trees. Authorities will clear them out, spend thousands of dollars to clean up the trash, come back the next day to clear them out again.....and they are all back within a week.


Police and authorities simple don't have the resources to deal with it.


Mean while we have "safe" injection sites and they are now pushing for a mobile safe injection site. Now you don't even have to leave your neighborhood to get your fix.


It's not safe to walk the streets. It's not safe to visit parks. The women in my building can't go to their cars without an escort.


You know it's bad when the libs are bitching about the homeless, drug problem and the city constantly throwing money at it instead of trying to stop it.


The more money they throw at the problem, the worse the problem gets. It's almost as if there is a correlation between the two.


But that's right, shit heads. Keep electing numb socialist cunts like Sawant to the city council. That'll make it better.


This was a gorgeous city when I first moved here.....
 

Fred West

Registered User
I've been meaning to watch this. KOMO Isn't exactly what I'd call a hard right station. They are pretty balanced...which makes them raving conservatives in the left's mind.


It can't be stressed how bad things have got here. You can't find ten square feet of public grass that doesn't have a tent on it. Every non-residential back road is loaded with various camping vehicles, all in a state of decay.


On the hillside outside my work, where there is a small walking park, you can see at least seven tents among the trees. Authorities will clear them out, spend thousands of dollars to clean up the trash, come back the next day to clear them out again.....and they are all back within a week.


Police and authorities simple don't have the resources to deal with it.


Mean while we have "safe" injection sites and they are now pushing for a mobile safe injection site. Now you don't even have to leave your neighborhood to get your fix.


It's not safe to walk the streets. It's not safe to visit parks. The women in my building can't go to their cars without an escort.


You know it's bad when the libs are bitching about the homeless, drug problem and the city constantly throwing money at it instead of trying to stop it.


The more money they throw at the problem, the worse the problem gets. It's almost as if there is a correlation between the two.


But that's right, shit heads. Keep electing numb socialist cunts like Sawant to the city council. That'll make it better.


This was a gorgeous city when I first moved here.....
Yeah, but if you call them "chemically dependent unhomed citizens" instead of "homeless addicts" then that will make it better.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
 
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BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
This thread should probably be changed to "Portland and Seattle".

Washington raises smoking age to 21Inslee signs bill, makes state the ninth in the nation to raise the smoking age

By Associated Press

Published: April 5, 2019, 4:14 PM

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill raising the state’s smoking age to 21, making it the ninth state in the nation to enact such a change.

Set to take effect in 2020, the bill signed by Inslee Friday raises the legal age for both tobacco products and so-called “vape” products, including e-cigarettes and other vapor devices, whether they include tobacco or not.

“If we can keep kids, young adults, from smoking before the age of 21, 95 percent will never smoke,” the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Paul Harris, a Vancouver Republican, said in February. He also claimed fewer smoking residents would also save the state money in the long term.

California, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia and Oregon have already raised the smoking age inside their borders, as has Guam, according to the American Lung Association and the Centers for Disease Control.

Supporters say the Washington measure will help eliminate youth smoking, but critics have called it a sign of a nanny state.

Proposals raising the smoking age have also passed Legislatures in New York, Illinois, and Maryland, but have yet to be signed into law.

https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/apr/05/washington-raises-smoking-age-to-21/
 

domelogic

Registered User
Washington raises smoking age to 21Inslee signs bill, makes state the ninth in the nation to raise the smoking age

Let me get this straight. Libs say a 16 yr old is savvy in politics and should be allowed to vote but they are fucking dumb when it comes to smoking. It’s not like we have not known it causes cancer since the 80’s. What happened to its their body and they should be allowed to do what they want. Amazing what they think their mind can handle mentally. The mental gymnastics never ends with them,
 

ysr50

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Donator
I honestly wish I'd never started smoking. Getting cigarettes as a pre-teen was as easy as putting four quarters into the machine at LLoyds Brake Shop up on Foothill Blvd, (yes it was spelled LLoyds), if the mechanics asked what we were doing we'd just say "dad sent me to get him a pack of cigarettes". We need to establish a standard age that a person is able to enjoy all of the opportunities available to an adult, not 16 for this 18 for that and 21 for some other thing. I'm not sure what that age should be.
 

Ballbuster1

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Let me get this straight. Libs say a 16 yr old is savvy in politics and should be allowed to vote but they are fucking dumb when it comes to smoking. It’s not like we have not known it causes cancer since the 80’s. What happened to its their body and they should be allowed to do what they want. Amazing what they think their mind can handle mentally. The mental gymnastics never ends with them,
They want the smoking age raised. They want the drinking age raised. They
want the gun purchase age raised. But kids are smart enough to decide
who should be running our country. Bullshit. Kids are dumb enough to be
manipulated and they're banking on that.
 

Creasy Bear

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KRSOne

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One hour? Got some cliffs notes for me?
When citizens call the cops the cops tell them to vote for different people so they are allowed to do their job again. Some cops who stay on the force are just doing it to collect a pay check. Other cops are quitting because they are frustrated over not being able to do their job.

They need a Giuliani.
 
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