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TANJA VANCE & THE MAGNA LAW GROUP IN THE NEWS: Former Buckley councilman to spend a year in jail for rape By KOMO Staff Publish

Former Buckley councilman to spend a year in jail for rape
By KOMO Staff Published: Oct 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 25, 2012 at 4:54 PM PDT

TACOMA, Wash. -- Former Buckley city council member Randy Reed was sentenced Thursday for indecent liberties involving two teenagers and raping the 7-year-old daughter of a family friend.

A judge gave Reed 11 years in prison, but then suspended all but 12 months of the term. Upon release, Reed will go into sex offender treatment and if he violates any provisions of his release, he'll face at least 10 more years in prison.

HIGH COURT REJECTS PART OF ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW

The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward - that police must check the status of people stopped for various reasons who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.

By MARK SHERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON —
The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward - that police must check the status of people stopped for various reasons who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.

IMMIGRANTS HOPING FOR OBAMA PROGRAM URGED TO GATHER DATA

Activists advise possible participants to document their histories in the United States and be wary of unscrupulous consultants who are already trying to exploit the undocumented.

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
June 20, 2012
Immigrant rights advocates barely had time to digest the Obama administration's announcement last week that it would stop deporting some young immigrants when the questions started flowing in: Am I the right age? Does an arrest disqualify me? Do my parents qualify?

HOUSE VOTE SETS UP BATTLE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL

May 16, 2012

By ROBERT PEAR
WASHINGTON — After a fierce fight, full of gender politics, the House passed a Republican bill on Wednesday to combat violence against women, over objections from President Obama and other Democrats, who said it would reduce protections for many battered women, including lesbians, American Indians and illegal immigrants.

The 222-to-205 vote clears the way for negotiations with the Senate, which passed a more expansive version last month by a vote of 68 to 31.

DEPORTING PARENTS HURTS KIDS

NEW YORK TIMES

OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS
Deporting Parents Hurts Kids
By HIROKAZU YOSHIKAWA and CAROLA SUÁREZ-OROZCO
Published: April 20, 2012

LAST May, President Obama told an audience in El Paso that deportation of immigrants would focus on “violent offenders and people convicted of crimes; not families, not folks who are just looking to scrape together an income.”

CONDOLEEZZA RICE: 'I DON'T KNOW WHEN IMMIGRANTS BECAME THE ENEMY'

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke on a variety of topics in front of a crowd at Duke University Tuesday night, offering a particular criticism of the nation's stance on immigration.

"That immigrant culture that has renewed us ... has been at the core of our strength," she said, according to the The Raleigh News & Observer. "I don't know when immigrants became the enemy."

Rice has long lamented the Bush administration's failure to address comprehensive immigration reform during two terms in office, a disappointment that she reportedly reiterated on Tuesday.

BUCKLEY COUNCILMAN FACING CHILD SEX CHARGES RELEASES STATEMENT THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY TANJA VANCE

THE NEWS TRIBUNE

POSTED BY STACEY MULICK ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 AT 5:53 AM

A Buckley City Councilman accused of child sex crimes released a statement denying the allegations against him late Thursday.

The statement from Randy Reed, released via email through his attorney Tanja Vance, read:

For the past several weeks I have cooperated fully with Pierce County Prosecutors in their effort to investigate these serious but unfounded allegations.

I am innocent of all charges. I deny all allegations. I intend to defend myself, and expect to be fully exonerated.

71 LAKE WASHINGTON BOATERS ARRESTED SUNDAY FOR BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED

During Seafair Sunday, 71 boaters were arrested for boating while intoxicated, including two men who were arrested for operating the same boat at different times.

By Seattle Times staff

During Seafair Sunday, 71 boaters were arrested for boating while intoxicated, including two men who were arrested for operating the same boat at different times.

A driver of a boat was stopped about 1:30 p.m. and the Renton man was arrested for investigation of boating under the influence, or BUI, according to Trooper Julie Startup, a spokeswoman with the Washington State Patrol.

DUI CASES IN JEOPARDY BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE RUBBER STAMPING

The internal investigation into the alleged mishandling of dozens of drunken-driving cases by Seattle police could jeopardize prosecutions if the credibility of the officers is called into question, according to defense attorneys.

By Steve Miletich

Seattle Times staff reporter

The internal investigation into alleged mishandling of dozens of drunken-driving cases by Seattle police could jeopardize prosecutions if the credibility of officers is called into question, according to defense attorneys.

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