Taxpayer Association of Oregon
I have the highest respect for the mothers and fathers of criminals who showed up at the hearing with sincere testimony for SB 191 and its call to reduce by large margins the prison time for rapists, child molesters and attempted murderers. But often these proponents never addressed the crime at hand.
One anti-Measure 11 proponent said “…my daughter has since learned it was a major not OK for what she did…”
Another said “…my son committed a Measure 11 crime…”
This is how the hearing went. People defended the plight of violent criminals and their suffering, but did not even come close to mentioning what these criminals did to trigger one of Oregon’s most heinous crimes which falls under Measure 11.
If we are going to have an honest discussion on setting violent criminals free by gutting voter-approved Measure 11 laws, then we must have an honest discussion of the crimes that were committed.
Here is a list of proposed sentence reduction plans being debated by various bills.
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