“For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit” Noam Chomsky

Well, well, it’s no surprise, a couple more cockroaches from Snohomish County Washington government trying to obtain “political courtesy” to thwart criminal laws in their favor.

In late June 2018, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Christopher Dickinson was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.  He was found in the car outside the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office with his keys in the ignition, apparently waiting for his girlfriend, another Snohomish County employee, who was arrested for operating a motorboat on Lake Chelan while intoxicated.   

Making matters worse, Dickinson lied to the Chelan Sheriff’s Officer, denying he was driving, instead told officers that a friend drove.  After that didn’t work, “He began to demand that I acknowledge that he was a lawyer” a Sheriff’s Deputy said in his report.

Dickson’s blood alcohol content was 0.15 — about twice the legal limit – booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center in Wenatchee and later released.


Dickinson was initially placed on administrative leave pending an investigation at Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.  Dickinson’s arrest occurred while he was being paid by the taxpayers of Snohomish County to attend a conference in Lake Chelan.  With no surprise to those of us who actually report the news here in Washington State, the conference was sponsored by the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys. An organization in charge of training prosecutors; appears the organization is failing. 

Dickson said he was waiting for his girlfriend, who had been taken into custody about 12:45 a.m. on suspicion of boating under the influence. At the time of the arrest, Dickson had given his girlfriend legal advice immediately following her arrest to refuse a breathalyzer.

The 36-year-old woman had been arrested near South Lakeshore Road in Chelan,  after the boat she operated side swiped a dock.  Chelan County Sheriff’s officer said ” she was so drunk she could barely stand…” 

Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office placed Dickson on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation two weeks ago.  Yesterday Dickson was fired after Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe said ” All I can say is an incident took palce that left me disappointed and angry  at one person. ” Very strange since Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe he himself was arrested for drunk driving in King County 2008, arrested and booked, but managed to call in a favor from King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg to avoid jail.

According to King County Prosecutor’s Office, ” even first time drunk drivers in our county get one day in jail….”  Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe must be special, as he never served a single day in jail after pleading to drunk driving in King County Washington.

Brings us right back to the quote from America’s greatest political  philosopher’s “For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.


Snohomish County Mark Roe is a hypocrite – more criminals in charge.

Definition of hypocrite


1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion

2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings



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