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…establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense…

“WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…” Most of us recognize these words from the preface to our Federal Constitution. Our founders created a government to protect the inalienable rights they spoke of in the Declaration of Independence. These documents are often referred to as our foundational documents. Fast forward  200+ years to a more  recent document. Last November 2014, the FBI released its 2013 Crime Statistics for Washington State.  While there was good news in some parts of our state, the #2 item stands out. 2. The rate of property crime for Washington’s cities increased slightly from 3,658.6 offenses per 100,000 city inhabitants to 3,710.3. Nationally, the estimated rate of property crimes was 2,730.7 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. These rates do not include arson. Yes, property crime is on the increase in our cities and we are way above the national average. In case you missed it you need to take a look at King 5’s investigative report on King County’s decision to establish a new program that …

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