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Van Drives Into Dunn Lumber, Pursuit Law Prevents Cop From Chasing Thief

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Organizers behind Initiative 2113 say they have enough signatures to get it on the 2024 ballot. If passed by voters, it would essentially restore WA vehicular pursuit policies to the way it used to be several years ago. Right now, authorities say some drivers/criminals are refusing to stop when police attempt to pull them over since they know the current law is weak. On Thursday morning(10:00am), supporters are gathering at a press conference outside Dunn Lumber in Shoreline, a frequent target of criminal theft rings. Recently, a driver in a getaway van clipped a police vehicle. But due to the current pursuit laws, the officers could not go after the crooks. This ballot initiative is also inspired by the death of 12 year old Immaculee Goldade, the victim of a hit and run last year. Her mother is expected to speak at this event and is demanding immediate change. Republican and Democratic lawmakers have struggled to find compromise on this issue. State Senator Manka Dhingra (@ElectManka, @Dhingrama) is the chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee and continues to oppose tweaks to the current law.

Jonathan Choe

Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth and Poverty
Jonathan Choe is a journalist and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty, covering homelessness issues for its Fix Homelessness initiative. Prior to joining Discovery, Choe spent several years as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top rated television station in Seattle. His in depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy. Choe has more than two decades of experience in television news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards including an Emmy. Choe spent several years teaching classes on emerging media and entrepreneurship to under privileged youth in inner city Chicago. As an independent journalist, Choe also contributes regularly to the Mill Creek View and Lynnwood Times and has reported on exclusive stories in the past year for Daily Wire and The Postmillennial.