Letters to the Editor

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Tag: jennifer paulson

April
30th

STALKING: Be careful about false accusations

Re: “New law targets ‘sick’ stalkers” (TNT, 4-28).

It is about time that something got done about stalkers in this state. The Jennifer Paulson Stalking Protection Order Act seems to be a step in the right direction in making people safer.

I know people who have anti-harassment orders against other people, and state Rep. Roger Goodman’s comment that it isn’t worth the paper it is printed on is a fairly accurate assessment. Something needed to be done in order to keep people like Paulson safe. Now we need to find a way to stop Facebook (or other Internet media)

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April
30th

STALKERS: Questions were left unanswered

Re: “New law targets ‘sick’ stalkers” (TNT, 4-28).

I appreciate the article, however I don’t think I am alone in wanting to know more about the specifics of the law. How specifically will it be implemented? What are the “new categories of behavior” that qualify as felony stalking? How are these new categories of behavior to be evaluated? By whom? How quickly?

What does it mean when state Rep. Roger Goodman says, “When creepy, sick people are watching someone for years, as was Jennifer Paulson’s case, law enforcement will take it seriously”?

What could be a plausible or typical

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April
25th

STALKING: New law will help protect victims

This Saturday ends a three-year pursuit for a better way to protect those who are stranger stalked, like my daughter Jennifer Paulson. Gov. Jay Inslee will be in Tacoma at Birney Elementary School at 11:30 a.m. to sign the Jennifer Paulson Stalking Protection Order Act. All are welcome to attend.

When this bill goes into effect, it will separate stalking from anti-harassment orders; therefore, the criminal justice system hopefully will place the importance all the state legislators placed on protecting the stranger-stalked. This may require extra effort on the “systems” part to learn about and know the perpetrator in order

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June
22nd

CRIME: Ask leaders to pass Jennifer’s law

Wednesday, June 23, would have been Jennifer Paulson’s 31st birthday. Tragically, on Feb. 26, she was murdered by a stalker.

Tacoma was robbed of an asset of immeasurable value. Jennifer lived her life according to the “great commandment” Jesus gave us: Love thy neighbor as yourself. According to her co-teachers, Jennifer took on the most difficult students, showed them love and attention, and turned their lives around. If you were an outcast she would find you and show you kindness.

My request to readers is to remember Jennifer by loving your neighbor as you love yourself.

My second request is

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