The Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance is pleased to announce that its Senior Policy Advisor, Doug Harcleroad, has received the 2012 Special Recognition Award for the Fight Against Impaired Driving. This award was presented to Doug Harcleroad in Bend, on April 26th. The award was made by the DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force, at their conference. During the seventeen years the DUII Multi-Disciplinary Task Force has been in existence, the award has only been presented five times.
Kevin Mannix, the President of the Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance, wrote an opinion article in the Salem Statesman Journal to correct misinformation about Oregon’s sentencing from an out-of-state writer. Mr. Mannix’ article is reprinted below.
THE TRUTH ABOUT PROPOSED SENTENCING REFORM
David Keene, from Washington D.C., recently authored a guest opinion which misrepresented proposed changes to Oregon’s sentencing laws. In the article he says, “The (Governor’s Public Safety) commission’s recommendations make modest prospective changes to mandatory minimums (sentences) under Measures 11 and 57.”
First, the commission did not make any recommendations. The commission was divided so they simply forwarded proposals to the Governor and Legislature for their consideration. The commission’s law enforcement representatives were opposed to most of the sentence reductions.