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What is a Measure 11 Crime?

What is a Measure 11 Crime?

Changes may be on the horizon in 2021. Measure 11 was originally passed in 1994 to establish mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, with no possibility of early release for good behavior, for a certain class of violent crimes. Those crimes include Manslaughter,...
New Laws for Portland and Oregon in 2021

New Laws for Portland and Oregon in 2021

(source: KGW News) TLDR; Cigarette and Tobacco tax increaseDriver licenses without Proof of Legal PresenceFacial recognition ban (Portland only)Decriminalization of low-level drug possession (Feb 1)Minimum wage increase (July 1) Cigarette, tobacco tax increase There...
Domestic Violence Arrests Increase During COVID-19

Domestic Violence Arrests Increase During COVID-19

Because of many factors, including work-from-home, homeschooling, the existential dread of the Pandemic, lack of space in the home, and even some regions releasing violent criminals early, there has been a worldwide surge in Domestic Violence arrests and Restraining...