By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
Criminals arrested twice in one day
Due to soft-on-crime restrictions, liberal prosecutors and defunding police, Oregon law enforcement is forced to release dangerous criminals upon arrest instead of giving them jail time to keep the community safe.
Here are four recent examples:
• Darby M. Howard (above) was arrested twice in one day for rioting. He was first arrested at 3 p.m. for sabotaging a building lobby. He was released but arrested again hours later for trying to break into the federal courthouse during another riot. Howard lived in Oregon for just two weeks before he started rioting here.
• In September 2020, a man was arrested for trying to set a major brush fire in Portland with a Molotov cocktail. He was arrested, released, and hours later arrested AGAIN for trying to light six more fires. Six more fires!
• A Portland man entered a woman’s home, confronted her, and refused to leave. He appeared so dangerous that police officers had to call for extra backup to arrest him. Because of bureaucratic restrictions, officers were forced to quickly let him go with only a citation. Mere hours later, the same man stood in the middle of a highway, blocking traffic, and swinging a weapon. Upon fleeing from police, he was hit and killed by a light-rail train.
• Dustin Eugene Hall, 34, was first arrested for allegedly stealing tow trucks and for criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. He was quickly released from jail only to be arrested again within 24 hours for more theft. Hall used his stolen tow trucks to pull apart the metal gates of businesses as a way to break in and loot them.
In related news, read our article detailing how Gov. Kate Brown gave early release to a 53-felony criminal only for him to strike again. Governor Brown released him from prison, not necessarily for good behavior, but rather because he was in his sixties and considered at risk for catching Covid in prison. Remember, Gov. Kate Brown put criminals ahead of the line for the vaccine before seniors. As a result, 100% of inmates were vaccinated before 50% of seniors were.
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