City of Port Angeles-
City of Seattle-
The Seattle Police Department told its 1300+ officers via email Wednesday that “Until further notice, officers shall not take any enforcement action—other than to issue a verbal warning—for a violation of I-502.”
Some counties are going their own way:
A couple of areas where state and federal enforcement are different here-
Medical Marijuana & suspicionless checkpoints away from border crossings and ports of entry:
The US Border Patrol on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula turned small-time enforcement of marijuana over to state and local authorities years ago- see video here:
Possibly of interest:
Suspicionless ID checks away from border crossings & ports of entry-
We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists.
The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50
At that same forum a lady asked:
“What is the penalty for not identifying oneself to federal agents at an internal, suspicionless checkpoint?”
US Border Patrol said they would call in the Sheriff when a person refused to identify themselves.
Sheriff says they will not respond to a non-emergency situation involving a person peaceably refusing to interact with federal agents.
Question about providing ID is at 0:35
Checkpoints ended here in 2008- possibly due to well informed citizens and local protests. Looks like they weren’t vital to national security after all.
War on Terror- credibility squandered.
Photo- Foggy morning at Port Townsend