Innocent until proven guilty, unless you’re a police officer

by Dan Lucas It’s been a very difficult month for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. There have been riots, looting, protests and heightened racial tensions in the wake of a police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. One thing … Continue reading

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Guns make women safer

by Rachel Lucas Female gun ownership has risen 77% since 2005, and as of 2011, nearly one in four women in America is a gun owner. Why are women buying guns at record-breaking rates? Overwhelmingly, it’s for self-defense. Just last week, … Continue reading

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Man charged under sex trafficking law passed by Senator Betsy Close

Sen. Betsy Close Bi-partisan legislation enabled local prosecutor to increase charges on accused sex offender Albany, OR – Last year, Senator Close Betsy Close (R-Albany/Corvallis) reached across the aisle to work with Democrat Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) on stronger penalties … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:41 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Oregon Senate | 1 Comment

Attorney General Eric Holder Protecting His Own

The headline in Tuesday’s USA TODAY screamed in all caps: “Holder: NO ONE TO BIG TO JAIL.’” Wow. I’ll bet that has his friends on Wall Street quaking in their boots. But that very manly threat by Attorney General Eric … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Ethics, Federal Government, Government reform, President Obama | 5 Comments

Lars Larson: Holder’s playing race card a good sign

by Lars Larson The Attorney General certainly didn’t appreciate it – being challenged by Louie Gohmert, member of Congress. He went as far as to say that it was racism that led the Congressman to ask those tough questions. It’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Benghazi, Crime & Sentencing | 6 Comments

Our scales of justice are out of balance

by Dan Lucas In the course of doing research recently, I had occasion to read a number of criminal histories. I was struck by the sense of entitlement the criminals had. They seemed to feel that it was OK for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Death Penalty | 9 Comments

Oregon Country Fair condoning and romanticizing violence

by Rupert Huse For the second year in a row the Oregon Country Fair (July 12-14, 2013 near Eugene) has chosen to have Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn as guest speakers at the Fair.  For those that don’t know, Ayers … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Terrorism | 1,218 Comments

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