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Defense lawyers for an indicted FBI agent are questioning expert testimony related to a shooting at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, after it had been occupied, reports the Oregonian. FBI agent W. Joseph Astarita has been indicted for allegedly lying about firing two shots at Robert “LaVoy” Finicum on January 26, 2016. Finicum later died...
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The Portland police have been sued 6 times in the last couple of years for excessive force, The Oregonian reports. National attention on police brutality, and the presidential election provided the impetus for the protests, among other things. The lawsuits emphasize what plaintiffs see as the increasing militarization of the police, as well as unjustified...
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As you may know, crimes with firearms are drawing the attention of the nation and the world. Understandably, deep emotion is present when great tragedy occurs. Cases involving firearms are happening here in the Portland area. With all this concern and media attention on this issue, you can’t allow your rights to be sold down...
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A community oversight committee intended to respond to the findings of a Department of Justice investigation has not been been implemented, the Oregonian reports. The federal investigation found numerous abuses of suspects, as previously noted. The predecessor committee was disbanded, and has yet to be re-formed, though it has been over a year. A request...
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False accusations of domestic abuse do occur. Almost seven years ago, the Oregon legislature decided to act. Some critics certainly feared that punishing false accusations of domestic violence would have a chilling effect on the reporting of real domestic abuse. No reasonable person condones this violence. However, decent people can be caught in a web...
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Here is a list of mandatory minimum sentences imposed for major crimes covered under Measure 11, passed by Oregon voters in 1994. As you can see, it is no light matter. According to the state of Oregon, there are 6140 people in prison for Measure 11 offenses as of December 1, 2017. (Source: Oregon Department...
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Oregon Attempts to Address Growing Prison Populations Signed August 8, 2017, Oregon House Bill 3078 attempts to address the state’s growing prison population with some common sense solutions that will benefit the people of Oregon and low level offenders.  This bill aims to change the sentencing guidelines for property and drug possession crimes and move...
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Drug Possession in Oregon May No Longer be a Felony In August of 2017, Governor Kate Brown signed HB 2355 into law.  House Bill 2355 will allow people caught with small amounts of drugs to face misdemeanor charges rather than the previous felony charge.  The change is aimed at decreasing prison populations for small first...
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Many people facing criminal charges are full of questions, many of them having to do with jail and prison. While the prospect of jail or prison can be overwhelming and scary, it is important to realize what you realistically may be facing and take steps to prepare yourself. In many cases, a conviction of a...
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If you have been convicted of a felony, several of your rights are stripped once you leave prison, including your right to own a gun. Many people truly miss this right and want to know if there is a way to restore their rights to own one. While not all convicted felons may own a...
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