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Abusers, burglars, and felons, now licensed Bounty Hunters – Seattle Times

Abusers, burglars, and felons: this may sound like a roll call from a local jail; but, in fact, it is the background of 75 out of the 187 currently licensed bounty hunters in the state of Washington. Poor regulation and legislation has created a tainted commercial-bond recovery system, where a single license can give violent individuals more privileges than police officers. Read more here, from the Seattle Times‘ Daphne Congcong Zhang: “Lax Washington oversight of bounty hunters sets stage for mayhem, tragedy”