Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Won't you be my neighbor

Washington County Sheriff's Office Forced Release Report
The Washington County Jail has the capacity to house 572 inmates. Typically, about 53 offenders are booked into the jail each day (19,329 in 2006). Often, there are not enough beds to hold all the inmates who require lodging. When jail beds are full and no other release options are available, the jail is forced to release inmates.

The charges that appear on this site are only Washington County arrests. Most of these offenders have numerous arrests in other counties and states. The law prohibits the Sheriff's Office from publishing those arrests.
I challenge any state legislator to defend that particular law and to explain why it shouldn't be changed. You can see the release report for Washington County at that link along with the "top ten" released from the previous week. For example we have one person who was released with the following charges:

Booking 0703500
1 - PV:FALSE INFO CRIM
1 - PV:IDENTITY THEFT

Booking 0619041
1 - ENDANGER MINOR
1 - IDENTITY THEFT
1 - MAIL THEFT
1 - PV:FALSE INFO CRIM
1 - PV:IDENTITY THEFT

Booking 0517480
1 - PV:FALSE INFO CRIM
1 - PV:IDENTITY THEFT

Booking 0508369
4 - FTA IBooking 0506644
2 - FTA IBooking 0504800
1 - FORG INSTR II
3 - IDENTITY THEFT
1 - THEFT III

Booking 0503230
1 - FALSE INFO CRIM
1 - IDENTITY THEFT
Booking 0501725
1 - CRIM MISTREATMENT I
1 - CRIM MISTREATMENT II
2 - IDENTITY THEFT

Booking 0400068
1 - DCS METHAMPHETAMINE
1 - PCS METHAMPHETAMINE
1 - PV:ENDANGER MINOR
1 - PV:FORGERY II
1 - SUPPLY CONTRABAND

Booking 0313491
1 - PV:ENDANGER MINOR

Booking 0310423
1 - ALT/FORG/USE VEH REG
2 - ENDANGER MINOR
1 - IDENTITY THEFT
1 - PCS METHAMPHETAMINE
1 - PV:FORGERY II

Booking 0215525
1 - THEFT III

Booking 0211360
3 - FORGERY II
3 - NEG BAD CHECK
1 - THEFT II
1 - THEFT III

Booking 0208178
2 - FORGERY II
2 - NEG BAD CHECK
4 - THEFT III

I sure am glad that she's out because I really need a babysitter for Friday...

Keep in mind that this was my initial research. I heard about the horrors that are going on up in Washington with forced release (heard on the Lars Larson show) and thought hmmm, what's going on in my county.

What is it going to take to keep these people in jail? Can we have a public vote on whether to take the money that we currently spend on Spanish language books/videos/dvd's for the Library and instead spend it on incarcerating people who are charged with more crimes than the average public school graduate can count?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there a name to go with that impressive resume?

Rick Hickey said...

Today I testified in support of a Bill that would require Oregon, in some circumstances, to DEPORT Illegal aliens in our Jails, to serve their sentence in THEIR home Country. This would free up a lot of Jail space, Statewide.
Rep. Lin, Flores, Thatcher, Kreiger, Cameron and many more, were supportive, as well as a Bill to ask FEDs to give us more money for Jailing Illegal aliens.

David passed out copies of the Marion County Jail ICE holds, over 35% of METH criminals have an ICE hold!

I have also had a meeting with the Sherriff of Wash. County to explain the 287g ICE program.
He is actually speaking with Legal Counsel about this program that requires ICE to come get these guys and take them away.


GOOD things are happening.

I wish more of you would help, ex. Mon. there should be a hearing on a Bill to require all Employers to check Immigration status of workers, if they don't, NO Tax deductions for wages!

A large amount of Calls, e-mails, letters and testifiers, would make this a reality.
Get on our e-mail list to help.

Anonymous said...

Posting a list of upcoming events on OFIR's www page would help or does that tip our had to the No Borders crowd?

Daniel said...

I try to post events but you should also go to:
http://www.oregonir.org/

Sign up for email alerts!

Anonymous said...

good work dan, we could release them to a chain gang to solve the overcrowding problem in 24 hour shifts.

Tom said...

Daniel, when was the last time you had a negative word to say about the most secretive presidential administration in American history? Please direct me to any critical comments you've made regarding Bush's penchant for keeping information from the American public. In spite of a generally timid press, there's no lacking of glaring examples. I want to read these comments, so I can put your complaints about the Washington County Sheriff's Office (a legitimate complaint with which I agree) in the larger context of your overall political perspective.

Robert said...

If my library is any indication, it is not going to probably keep them in jail for more than a day or two longer at the most.

And, by all means, lets punish ALL of our Spanish language speakers that pay taxes, and, oddly enough, expect some return on that investment in their public library.

Believe it or not, we get quite a few students learning Spanish who check out that material because it is a good way to immerse yourself in the language.

R Huse said...

Every moment is a Bush bashing moment for some it seems.

Talk about silly. Is arguing non sequitars really all the lft has?