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District Attorneys Support Support Special Session to Fix SB 1013

ODAA supports the special session to fix the problems with Oregon’s Aggravated Murder law caused by Senate Bill 1013.  While we continue to believe this change to Oregon’s death penalty laws should have been referred back to the voters, we support fixing Senate Bill 1013 by clarifying that it is not retroactive and will only apply to new crimes going forward. We appreciate Governor Brown’s collaboration on addressing this problem and look forward to working toward a solution that protects crime victims and communities throughout Oregon.

Statement from the Oregon District Attorneys Association: An examination of Juvenile Measure 11.

The ODAA has received inquiries about our report “ODAA: An Examination of Juvenile Measure 11 in Oregon Today.”  We would like to take the opportunity to answer questions posed and to further explain our position relating to Juvenile Measure 11."

The Changing Role of the District Attorney

By Amy Weirich - The Memphian: https://www.ciclt.net/ul/ndaajustice

 

Salem pairs police with social workers to offer help instead of jail

By Rachel Alexander – Salem Reporterhttps://www.salemreporter.com/posts/333/salem-pairs-police-with-social-workers-to-offer-help-instead-of-jail

Opinion: Oregon District Attorneys Association Supports Jury Change

Opinion:  www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2018/11/opinion-oregon-district-attorneys-association-supports-jury-change.html#incart_river_mobile_index

Oregon Officials Call for Changes of Laws on Criminally Insane

By Jayme Fraser:  www.propublica.org/article/oregon-officials-call-for-changes-of-laws-on-criminally-insane

5 Things We Learned About Race And Drug Crimes From New Oregon Report

Radio | OPB:  www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/racial-disparities-drug-crimes-oregon-multnomah-county-misdemeanor/

www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/drug-convictions-mohamed-asems-new-memoir/
 

Oregon Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Non-Unanimous Convictions

KRWG: www.krwg.org/post/oregon-appeals-court-hears-challenge-non-unanimous-convictions

 

Oregon crime labs drowning in urine samples

By Kaitlin Washburn: www.oregonlive.com/expo/news/erry-2018/08/64327cc5925589/oregon-crime-labs-drowning-in.html#incart_target2box_default_%23incart_target2box_targeted_

 

State v. Mitchell
KPTV: www.kptv.com/story/38728614/portland-man-suspected-of-sex-trafficking-arrested-in-clark-county


 
State v. Lewis

KPTV: www.kptv.com/story/38721993/portland-carjacking-suspect-armed-with-double-blade-hatchet-gets-7-years


 
State v. Bonarov

Oregonian: www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/07/portland_deliveryman_convicted.html
 
KPTV: www.kptv.com/story/38733839/da-multnomah-co-porch-pirate-receives-prison-sentence-for-swiping-packages
 
News Locker: www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/portland/da-multnomah-co-porch-pirate-receives-prison-sentence-for-swiping-packages/ (News aggregator site)


 
State v. Walsh

WW: www.wweek.com/news/2018/07/26/a-portland-man-is-in-jail-on-assault-charges-after-allegedly-punching-a-transgender-woman-in-old-town/
 
KPTV: www.kptv.com/story/38742865/police-woman-assaulted-in-suspected-bias-crime-in-old-town-suspect-arrested
 

KGW: www.kgw.com/article/news/crime/man-arrested-for-hate-crime-after-punching-woman-in-the-face-police-say/283-577710916
 

KATU: katu.com/news/local/man-timothy-walsh-accused-of-hate-crime-assaulting-woman-in-downtown-portland
 

KOIN: www.koin.com/news/crime/suspect-arrested-after-punching-woman-in-the-face/1325982045
 

Gay Star News: www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-woman-shot-while-grappling-gun-from-man-in-detroit-gas-station/
 

Patch: patch.com/oregon/portland/cyclist-punched-woman-face-hate-crime-police


 
State v. El Masry

Atlanta Black Star: atlantablackstar.com/2018/07/24/food-cart-owner-who-threw-sriracha-sauce-at-black-woman-agrees-to-pay-her-1k-to-have-charges-dropped/
 
KOIN: www.koin.com/news/crime/food-cart-owner-who-used-racial-slur-will-pay-1k/1320379441
 
KEZI: www.kezi.com/content/news/Portland-food-cart-owner-who-used-racial-slur-will-pay-1000-489025891.html
 
Lewiston Tribune: lmtribune.com/northwest/food-cart-owner-who-used-slur-will-pay/article_dd90c560-c999-58be-a4aa-e921c070ae49.html
 
Herald and News: www.heraldandnews.com/news/oregon/oregon-digest/article_d1eac8d0-789d-5332-8099-b7e3b6f01a40.html
 

The Raw Story: www.rawstory.com/2018/07/racist-food-cart-owner-agrees-pay-1000-black-woman-doused-hot-sauce-change-dispute/
 

WRAL: www.wral.com/portland-food-cart-owner-who-sprayed-woman-with-hot-sauce-to-pay-1000/17711756/
 
Willamette Week: www.wweek.com/news/2018/07/20/downtown-food-cart-assault-harrassment-case-ends-in-civil-compromise/
 
KGW: www.kgw.com/article/news/local/oregon-food-cart-owner-who-used-racial-slur-will-pay-1000/283-577127364
 

The Philomath Express: www.gazettetimes.com/philomathexpress/around-oregon-july/article_fe9ec710-061e-57ee-b04a-f1dc25f64d9d.html
 
The Grio: thegrio.com/2018/07/25/food-truck-worker-caught-on-video-spewing-racial-slurs-at-black-woman-to-pay-1000-fine/


 
State v. Hickman

Oregonian: www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/07/police_homeless_man_told_frien.html
 

Portland Tribune: portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/401472-297645-woman-choked-to-death-in-n-portland-van-police-say


 
State v. English

KPTV: www.kptv.com/story/38722290/da-man-who-trapped-portland-housekeeper-in-bathroom-facing-charges
 

KATU: katu.com/news/local/man-accused-of-kidnapping-portland-hotel-worker-at-knifepoint
 
KOIN: www.koin.com/news/local/multnomah-county/docs-armed-man-kidnapped-hotel-housekeeper-near-pdx/1321244242
 
Oregonian: www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/07/portland_hotel_customer_accuse.html
 

 

State v. Whiteaker
Oregonian: www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2018/07/driver_who_killed_pregnant_wom.html
 

Columbian: www.columbian.com/news/2018/jul/26/driver-indicted-for-manslaughter-8-years-after-oregon-crash/ (Via AP feed)
 
KOIN: www.koin.com/news/crime/driver-indicted-for-manslaughter-8-years-after-oregon-crash/1325633166 (Via AP feed)
 
Seattle Times: www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/driver-indicted-for-manslaughter-8-years-after-oregon-crash/ (Via AP feed)
 
Daily Mail: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5997119/Man-crashed-pregnant-womans-car-charged-manslaughter-dies.html (UK based)
 
 

Miscellaneous

 KPTV: www.kptv.com/story/38698911/police-womans-body-found-in-n-portland-man-arrested-on-murder-charge (MCDA mentioned as part of investigative response team) 
 
KOIN: www.koin.com/news/crime/tipster-to-cops-woman-murdered-in-n-portland/1314840851 (MCDA mentioned as part of investigative response team)
 
KPTV: | Facebook post: https://es-la.facebook.com/fox12oregon/posts/10156705203898701 (State v. Trybom)
 
West Linn Tidings: portlandtribune.com/wlt/95-news/401537-297814-former-wlpd-chief-two-officers-named-in-lawsuit (Shull case | Civil compromise | Asked the reporter to correct inaccurate information about MCDA “dismissing” charges.)

Oregonian: www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/07/jacob_tanzer_a_lion_of_the_leg.html (Death of Jacob Tanzer)
 
Portland Tribune: pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/401906-298306-multnomah-deputy-dwight-richey-faces-criminal-charges (MCDA mentioned for prior case involving current victim)

 
Oregonian: pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/401906-298306-multnomah-deputy-dwight-richey-faces-criminal-charges (MCDA mentioned [now re-written] about potential conflict; ODOJ will handle prosecution responsibilities.)
 

Oregonian: www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/07/lawsuit_over_toddlers_death_in.html (MCDA mentioned as investigative agency)
 
KATU: katu.com/news/local/multnomah-county-sheriffs-deputy-dwight-richey-indicted-on-several-sex-abuse-charges (MCDA mentioned as requesting special prosecutor)
 
Advocate.com: www.advocate.com/crime/2018/7/27/portland-police-arrest-man-attack-trans-woman (MCDA mentioned as conducting ongoing investigation; this link has been shared extensively across social media.)
 
Pink News: www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/07/27/portland-man-arrested-after-punching-trans-woman-in-unprovoked-lgbt-hate-crime/ (MCDA mentioned as conducting ongoing investigation; this is an international LGTBQ site.)
 
MCDA.us original content (shareable externally):
mcda.us/index.php/news/new-approach-towards-juvenile-justice/

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