HB 2002 Removes sentencing of Measure 11

06/26/2021


This bill will jeopardize the will of Oregon voters by removing the sentencing mandated by Measure 11, allowing judges to determine sentencing! The safety of Oregonians is at risk by not allowing law enforcement to do their jobs.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Oregon Voters passed measure 11 by a 2 to 1 margin, to hold our most violent offenders to be held accountable for their crimes. These are the States most dangerous people!

Fiscal Responsibility
Giving $2,500,000 to the REIMAGINE SAFETY FUND is irresponsible, this is a racial social justice movement that incites and divides this Nation that is founded on disinformation on racial disparity.

Limited Government
Putting limits on the ability of police for some crimes and to stop vehicles for some equipment violations. Including many Class A violations. Not being able to arrest persons for interfering with Public Transportation, makes no sense at all!

Local Control
Not arresting Johns, does not take them off the street! Insinuating that this bill approves of Prostitutes and those that profit off them!

Early release will re-traumatize victims of violent crime

Comments

  1. Measure 11 was overwhelmingly approved by the voters to segregate the most violent offenders from society for significant amounts of time to protect the public. Abolishing this common sense law would send a clear signal to violent/repeat offenders that they will not face consequences commensurate with their crimes.

  2. This bill serves no purpose beyond an attack on Oregon’s Citizens who voted for Measure 11 by an overwhelming margin. If you are actually convinced that this is the will of the People, then put it on the ballot as a referendum. Better yet, put forth a State Constitutional Amendment that states “any law set in place by referendum may only be overturned by referendum or by conflict with Federal Law.” The fact that this would even be considered is a slap in the face to the honest citizens of Oregon.

    This Bill, like so many others in this session, needs to be dropped without action and the Legislature should focus their efforts on restoring public services and getting government out of the way of economic, wildfire, and COVID recovery.

    As it stands, the biggest threat to the rights, security, and economic recovery of all Oregonians is the current Legislative Agenda.

  3. Please do not allow this measure to go through, Oregonians want safety and equity of consequential fairness and leaving the decision up to the many judges on sentences instead of the guidelines already in place could become a real safety issue and fairness for some communities; as an example one judge in Portland could set a sentence of one year, while another judge in Klamath county could set a sentence of five years both being the same crime offense. We voted for mandatory sentence guidelines for a reason, please don’t go behind our backs again to reverse our vote.

  4. Not all measure 11 crimes should have mandatory minimum. I’ve known someone over 20 years and is serving time because he shot the person robbing him… let’s get real people. We need to allow the judges to do their jobs not have this dumb law as a cop out.

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