Operation Net Nanny gets 9 dangerous sexual predators off Spokane streets

Washington State Patrol reports that nine dangerous sexual predators that targeted children in Spokane County were removed from the Spokane community thanks to a multi-day operation run by Homeland Security, Washington State Patrol and several local law enforcement agencies. This was the 12th “Operation Net Nanny” operation around the state.

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Spokane County ‘Net Nanny’ operation leads to arrest of 9 sexual predators

The operation, run by the Homeland Security Investigations, Washington State Patrol, and several other law enforcement agencies, was the 12th operation around the state to target child abuse and child exploitation suspects. Washington State Patrol began “Net Nanny” operations in August 2015.

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SCSO offers online safety tips following internet sting

Seven of the nine men arrested following an undercover internet sting led by the Washington State Patrol faced a judge Monday. A total of 13 law enforcement agencies worked together to arrest the men by posing as 13-year-olds on various social media sites.

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New York, Wash. State Insurers Ask for Double-Digit Rate Hike

Obamacare insurers in New York and Washington State are reportedly asking for double-digit rate hikes for 2019 – and blaming the repeal of the individual mandate and uncertainty over looming changes for the dizzying rise.

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Connelly: Gov. Inslee, climate champion, tests national political climate

Ambition fulfilled, ambition remaining? President Barack Obama and Governor Jay Inslee laugh following their speeches at a Democratic fundraiser at the Washington State Convention Center on Friday, June 24, Former Vice President Al Gore greets Gov.

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Washington State Woman Sentenced For Straw Buy

Contrary to what many people think, the typical gun rights advocate doesn’t want to put an AR-15 into everyone’s hands. There are people we tend to agree are off-limits. Someone found to have mental illness to where they can’t be trusted with a gun, for example, is someone most of us don’t want to see armed. The others typically are just uncomfortable with the idea that someone can lose a right because of what a doctor says more than actually supporting dangerous people having guns.

Another group we prefer disarmed are felons, as a general rule.

Which is why I, for one, am happy to see this woman taken off the streets.

Longview Woman who Purchased Guns for Violent Felon Sentenced to a Year in Prison

The Felon, an Avowed Violent White Supremacist, Killed Three People in July 2016

          A Longview, Washington woman was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to one year in prison and three years of supervised release for abetting a felon in possession of a firearm and making a false statement during the purchase of firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  ANDREA SIBLEY, 29, lied on federal forms and purchased at least nine firearms for her boyfriend, Brent Luyster.  Luyster, is an avowed violent white supremacist who shot and killed three people, and shot a fourth woman in the face in Woodland, Washington in July 2016.  SIBLEY was convicted in state court of rendering criminal assistance in connection with those murders.  At the sentencing hearing today U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle said, “Guns are being used to take lives of innocent people at an alarming rate.  So it is a serious crime when a person is helping someone who shouldn’t have guns get guns…. [You] had to know someone was going to get hurt by these firearms but that did not deter you.”

“This defendant lied repeatedly to provide multiple powerful firearms to a man with a horrible history of violence,” said U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  “Each time she walked into a gun store and lied she let herself become part of a terrible crime.  We will hold accountable all those who fail to comply with the laws meant to keep guns out of the hands of prohibited and dangerous persons.”

According to records filed in the case, in May 2016, Luyster and SIBLEY invited Luyster’s ex-girlfriend to visit their Longview home.  Luyster assaulted the ex-girlfriend, pistol whipping her and firing shots at her as she ran from the home.  The ex-girlfriend escaped, and SIBLEY left the home with her son and the ex-girlfriend’s son in her car.  When stopped by police, SIBLEY denied knowing about any gunshots or violence.  When deputies arrived at the home they heard gunshots from the wooded area behind the house and ultimately got Luyster to surrender.  The deputies found three firearms near where Luyster had been – a semi-automatic rifle, a .40 handgun and a shotgun.  Six more firearms were inside the home.  ATF agents determined that SIBLEY had purchased all of the firearms using her parent’s address, making false statements on the purchase forms.

Luyster was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm.  On June 7, 2016, his bail was reduced and he was released based in part on a letter SIBLEY wrote on his behalf.  Just over a month later, on July 15, 2016, Luyster killed three people and injured a fourth at the home in Woodland.  The firearm used in those murders has never been found.

“Andrea Sibley’s criminal conduct during which she purchased the firearms for a convicted felon and white supremacist led directly to three tragic murders,” said ATF Seattle Field Division Special Agent in Charge Darek Pleasants.  “While our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of those lost due to this criminal conduct, ATF is proud to have been able to work alongside our partner agencies to identify and bring Sibley to justice.”

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bruce Miyake.

Basically, this woman took the worst of the worst people imaginable and helped him buy a gun. This same maniac then murdered three people while out on bail, apparently. Probably with a weapon she helped him to obtain that wasn’t found by police.

Frankly, a year isn’t nearly enough time in prison for this kind of thing.

While her status as a felon will keep her from purchasing new guns for other felons, it still is a case of her breaking the law to enable a violent individual to be even more violent.

Don’t get me wrong, I have little doubt he’d have found another way to obtain guns, it doesn’t matter. She knowingly broke the law to obtain guns for a violent felon who she knew intended more violence. So far as I’m concerned, she’s culpable. A year is a drop in the bucket.

The upside, though, is that at least she was caught and punished, so there’s that.

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Genealogy database used to identify suspect in 1987 homicide – CNET

Investigators used genetic genealogy to connect a 55-year-old Seattle area man to the rape and murder of a woman more than 30 years ago. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in Washington state said it was able to link William Earl Talbott II to the November 1987 slaying of Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, by matching DNA found at the crime scene to data in a public genealogy website.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Approves Air Powered Weapons

Tennessee Approves The Benjamin Pioneer Airbow For Hunting
Tennessee Approves The Benjamin Pioneer Airbow For Hunting

Bloomfield, NY-(Ammoland.com)- The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has announced that starting with the 2018 hunting season, big bore PCP air guns .35 caliber or larger such as the .357 Caliber Benjamin Bulldog will be legal to hunt Deer, Elk, and Bear during the Tennessee Modern Gun Season. The Benjamin Pioneer Airbow will be legal means to harvest Deer, Elk, Bear and Turkey during the Modern Gun Season for all hunters and during the archery season for disabled hunters.

“The action of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission to allow the use of big bore airguns for the take of big game is an incredible testament the maturation that is happening across the county,” said Jay Duncan Director of Marketing for Crosman Corporation. “Not only is airgun technology maturing to the point that it provides hunters a new, exciting and ethical means of take, but regulatory officials are open to broadening opportunities to put new hunters in the field.”

Tennessee joins a growing list of states allowing for the use of big bore airguns and/or the Airbow during their hunting seasons. Florida, Texas, Arizona, Virginia, Missouri, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Washington State allow big game animals to be legally taken with the Airbow. Feral hogs can be taken in Georgia, Florida and Texas while coyotes and other predators may be hunted with the Airbow in over 30 states. Georgia and South Carolina allow the Airbow to be used for alligator hunting.

The Pioneer Airbow is an all-new category of big game weapon featuring full length arrows and full weight broadheads, all driven by air. Based on Benjamin’s proven American-made PCP platform, the Pioneer can be cocked with two fingers (and decocked just as easily), and fires 8 shots in the same amount of time it takes to fire three from a crossbow, all at a blazing 450 FPS. You can view this game-changer by viewing this video of Jim Shockey taking down a American Bison.

The Benjamin Bulldog is a .357 caliber 3000 psi PCP airgun that delivers 10 shots at 200 foot pounds of energy. The lightweight, well-balanced bullpup design features a rifled and shrouded barrel for a quiet shot, and 26 inches of picatinny rail, more than enough to accommodate a scope and any other accessories the hunter requires. See the power of hunting with the Bulldog in the Management Advantage’s latest video.

Crosman, the largest American manufacturer of airguns, continues to work with the Airgun Sporting Association to lead efforts to educate legislators and regulators about the efficacy of airguns and the airbow for the ethical take of big game.

“The Airgun Sporting Association is committed to working with our state wildlife agency partners across the country to expand the use of airguns for hunting,” said J. Mitch King President and CEO of Airgun Sporting Association. “This action by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission to legalize the use of big bore airguns (35 caliber and larger) for big game hunting in Tennessee will provide Tennessee hunters with a new and exciting opportunity for hunting in their state. The Association and the airgun industry applauds the Commission for their action and we look forward to supporting our state wildlife agency partners in their efforts toward wildlife management and the growth of hunting and recreational shooting.”


About CrosmanCrosman Corporation

Since its founding in 1923, Crosman has been driven by the steadfast pursuit of quality and innovation. Crosman’s history is rooted in the airgun industry, where today Crosman remains the market leader in airguns, airgun ammunition, and consumables. In addition to airguns, Crosman has a diversified product lineup in the outdoor sporting goods industry that includes airsoft, firearms optics and laser aiming devices under the Lasermax brand, and archery products under the CenterPoint brand. Crosman is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CODI). For more information visit www.crosman.com

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Nominees Announced For The 2017/18 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards

The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce the nominees for the 16th annual 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater, the highly anticipated award show proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines. The 5th Avenue Awards allow musical theater students from across Washington State to meet, celebrate and honor the exceptional musical theater productions presented during the 2017/18 school year.

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