Racial profiling is a concern in Oregon

Racial profiling is a concern in Oregon Unfair racial profiling routinely occurs across the country, and involves traffic stops as well as interrogations on the street. For many people in Oregon and across the country, racial profiling is a frustrating part of life. In today’s society, it is difficult to believe people are still targeted […]

Oregon’s new marijuana laws

Oregon’s new marijuana laws With the recent passing of Measure 91, Oregonians should get the facts about legalized marijuana in the state and the laws that will govern it. Portland sits only across the river from Vancouver, Washington yet Portland residents have been banned from using marijuana recreationally while their neighbors in Washington have been […]

Oregon criminal cases may involve eyewitness misidentification

Oregon criminal cases may involve eyewitness misidentification The process of eyewitness identification has been found to be flawed in many ways and can potentially send an innocent person to prison. Eyewitness testimony and identification can be very influential when presented in court during an Oregon criminal case. Not only can it place the defendant at […]

Electronics employee notifies police of child pornography on computer

Electronics employee notifies police of child pornography on computer A man was recently sentenced for possessing child pornography after an electronics employee found pornographic images on the man’s old hard drive. According to Oregon Live, a man was recently sentenced on child pornography charges after he purchased a new computer at an electronics store and […]

Oregon passes law requiring background checks for private gun sales

Oregon passes law requiring background checks for private gun sales As new Oregon gun control legislation goes into effect, gun owners need to be aware of how this may impact any transactions of firearms they engage in. If you are a resident of Oregon and are thinking about selling your gun to someone who is […]

Understanding the problem of Oregon’s overcrowded prison system

Understanding the problem of Oregon’s overcrowded prison system Prisons in Oregon and around the country are overcrowded, which can result in unconstitutional practices that harm inmates. In August of last year, Oregon Live released a report that found that the state’s only federal prison was severely overcrowded. Sheridan’s Federal Correctional Institution held 1,134 inmates that […]

Oregon governor calls for review of state crime lab practices

Oregon governor calls for review of state crime lab practices A recent investigation into potential crime lab issues in Oregon calls attention to the harmful impacts forensic misconduct can have on criminal cases. Many people in Portland may see forensic evidence as one of the most reliable sources of evidence in criminal cases. Unfortunately, this […]

Is drinking in college an acceptable or unwise rite of passage?

Is drinking in college an acceptable or unwise rite of passage? College drinking may be seen as a rite of passage, but it can result in criminal penalties, including underage drinking and driving while intoxicated. Spring break is nearly here, and for many college students in Oregon and across the country, this signals a time […]