A number of sheriffs around the state, including those from Spokane, Chelan, Stevens, Douglas, Benton, Adams, and Lewis counties, have refused to enforce the law because, in their view, it violates the Second Amendment. In response, threats to kill these sheriffs and all Republicans were posted on Facebook.
The Washington Post was aware for more than a year of Vanessa Tyson’s claim of sexual assault against Virginia’s Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, a Democrat who is next in line to become Governor if Ralph Northam steps down. The paper, however, declined to publish the story, claiming it could not be corroborated.
Ramiro Gutierrez, believed to be a member of MS-13, was arrested on suspicion of killing a member of a rival gang. Gutierrez and eleven others were charged in December with conspiracy and attempted murder, as well as drug and weapons charges, but he was released from prison on $2,500 to await trial.