Well, well. State lawmakers get hosed by their own poorly written Public Records Act January 20, 2018
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-- Go ahead. Ask us if we
care a wit that Washington State lawmakers have just been, according to
judge's ruling, punched in the belly by their own poorly written, out
to stalk & abuse women and kids (not to mention rip
off taxpayers) Washington State Public Records Act.
The dummies. We told them long
ago to scrap
that horrible law and start over -- only this time NOT let
the big dead tree newspapers write the damn thing like they did in the
Too bad lawmaker boys. Now you
gotta live with it
like the "little people" do.
A Thurston County judge ruled
Friday that Washington
state lawmakers are themselves subject to the state’s ugly Public
The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by newsies. That's shorthand news
jive for news organizations like newspapers, magazines, TV networks,
websites, circus clowns that pretend to be journalists, etc.
The newsies, ten in all including the Disassociated Press, filed a suit
claiming lawmakers were violating the pure as driven snow PRA by
certain records connected to their lawmaking business. Things like
calendars, text messages, Internet porn they download into their
Hey, the porn thing could happen you have to admit...now that we know
decades of public scandals what some of these twisted
certain former US President comes to mind) have been up to.
The legislators had claimed those types of records were exempt from the
Judge Chris Lanese begged to disagree on that and rejected all the
the lawmaker's attorneys laid out and ruled that the "defendants" had
very lousy Public Records Act by refusing to turn over such
had been requested by the newsies.
That would include some newsies who had themselves abused the public
act to transfer money from YOUR POCKETS into theirs.However, it ain't over till it's over.
The lawmakers can
still appeal and may do so but the smart money says it won't do them a
From here on out
they're gonna have to lead lives like cloistered nuns lest they get
rolled in a
dark alley some night by blood-thirsty, bug-eyed mad
newsies legally going though their smartphone records to find all those
BTW, one of the latest assaults on
you the taxpayer who
continues to pay and pay for this public records act obscenity is this:
Wash. State Patrol selling your information to ambulance chasing
chiropractors and to potential psychotic stalkers.
Inlander, an urban weekly based in
Spokane, published a story last
year that explains yet another assault on state residents thanks to
Here's how the piece explains it:
"You're in a terrible car accident. You're injured,
The cops arrive, swipe your driver's license to get state Department of
Licensing data, then upload that information into the Washington State
The next day, someone from an attorney or chiropractor's office logs
Washington State Patrol website and buys more than a dozen accident
They use your name, your address and your accident details to send you
advertisement in the mail. It outlines exactly what happened to you.
price, the mailer explains, you can get help."
Well isn't that
just swell? That law now makes
you a target to every ambulance chaser and any weirdo in the state who
access to you because you got into an accident. Oh. And did you
know that Public Records Acts
are also being used to pry into the medical histories of women who've
You'll find that info here.
That story is right up there with
Wash. State legislators,
when they passed this pathetic law, exempting themselves from
abuses of the
law because they knew that would eventually happen.