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December 16, 2020

Seattle Councilmember Pushing for ‘Poverty Defense,’ Essentially Decriminalizing Over 100 Misdemeanors

Seattle, WA – Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold, together with King County’s director of the Department of Public Defense, Anita Khandelwal,┬áhas again brought forth legislation that includes what’s being called the “poverty defense.”

Herbold brought up the legislation at Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting after originally introducing the defense argument in October. The committee is expected to discuss the proposed legislation again in January. Herbold wants the defense to be added to Seattle’s municipal code.

The poverty defense, according to Herbold, is meant to provide an affirmative defense to a person who [...]

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