Lars Larson: Escapee Alert Highlights Theft Over Homicide, Rape?

Oregon Department of Corrections should tell us when escapees are dangerous

Thursday, March 29, 2007 by Lars Larson

So why can’t the people who run Oregon’s prisons give us a little bit of warning when they let a really bad one out the door?

There was a really bad guy who escaped from an Oregon prison over the weekend. Fortunately, he’s back in custody.

He’s a man who’s got a history of robbery. That’s what he was in for this most recent time. And the Oregon Department of Corrections sent out a little press release telling the public that he was in for 15 months for Robbery 3. Sounded kind of minor. Not that big a deal.

What the Department of Corrections didn’t bother to tell us was that the guy who was let loose was a stone, cold killer. That about 30 years ago this guy forced another guy at knife point to perform a sexual act on him and when he was done with that degradation he killed the man with a claw hammer.

And then about 17 years ago he raped a woman. And now more recently he’s been involved in robbery. How about telling us all the bad stuff when you let one of these guys escape? And why are they escaping anyway?

— This NW Reports was presented by Lars Larson.

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  • Jerry

    Lars – these guys are escaping because the prisons are run by people who are never held accountable for their poor job performance. It is as simple as that.


    This is Oregon, look who runs the government!

  • Devietro

    I dont see what the state has to gain by NOT telling us, there normally all in favor of causing panic. But yet again the state of Oregon lets us down.

  • Pepe’

    Great idea, but far too logical for this state’s administration!

  • Caper

    You can’t put public relatiosn above public safety!


    You can put PR above public safety, you just have to have the ability to ignore the results. A trait shared but by both liberal / socialists and our pseudo-president George “Illegal Aliens rock” Bush!

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