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Tag: Jennifer Paulson

March
11th

House approves anti-stalking measures inspired by Jennifer Paulson’s shooting

State House members voted unanimously Monday to create a new kind of court order to protect stalking victims, citing the shooting death of Tacoma teacher Jennifer Paulson as a primary motivator.

Paulson was shot and killed outside Tacoma’s Birney Elementary School in February 2010 by a man who was under an anti-harassment order not to come near her.

House Bill 1383 would allow stalking victims to apply for a special order of protection against stalkers that differs from an anti-harassment order. Under the proposed stalking protection order, judges could order accused stalkers to surrender their firearms, and anyone who

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