Washington Bill seeks resolution for ‘Fish Wars’ convictions

OLYMPIA — Nearly half a century after hundreds of American Indians were arrested during the “Fish Wars,” a bill would give those who were convicted a chance to clear their records. The bill would allow those convicted while exercising treaty rights before 1975 to vacate criminal records. A sentencing court would have discretion to decide whether they were using their treaty rights in expunging the misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony convictions.Photo By Ted S. Warren  Read [email protected]  13:25

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