SB 618 increases sentence for wearing body armor

This bill establishes procedure for charging aggravated version of offense when defendant commits felony while wearing body armor. That fact may be pleaded and proved at trial as an element in aggravation of the crime. The unaggravated crime shall be considered a lesser included offense. Considering Multnomah County would not charge rioters the last 7 yrs because it couldn’t afford…

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SB 1511 Right to retrial for non-unanimous verdict

VOTE:NO
Died in Committee

Law that limits mugshot releases goes into effect in Oregon this week

Booking photos will no longer be released to the public in Oregon, in an effort to protect the privacy and safety of people who have not been convicted of a crime. The law prohibits the release of mugshots except in specific circumstances, such as to other law enforcement agencies and to the public in the case of an emergency. Proponents…

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WHEN THE POLICE GO AWAY, THE CRIMINALS WILL PLAY

Portland is on its way to having more than three shootings per day. Last year amid nationwide protests, Portlanders were among some of the loudest voices shouting, “Defund the Police.” Last summer, Mayor Ted Wheeler disbanded the city’s Gun Violence Reduction team, claiming that the team excessively targeted black people. What do we have to show for it? As expected,…

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HB 2172 Lowers minimum sentencing

VOTE:NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 07-14-21 Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HB2172 This bill changes mandatory minimum sentences for specified felonies other than murder to presumptive sentences. This is an attempt to allow a lesser sentence and overturn the twice voter approved Measure 11. Personal Choice and Responsibility For victims trying to move on and heal from abuse, letting…

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SB 401 Redefines minimum sentencing

VOTE:NO
Died In Committee

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HB 3088 Repeals crime of prostitution

VOTE:NO
Died In Committee