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Friday, August 11, 2006

Two half-stories

This pair of articles is kind of odd when you think about it. According to the O, Multnomah County plans to stop monitoring jail inmates whom it releases early due to overcrowding. Over at the Trib, on the other hand, they're reporting that the county plans to institute more rigorous checks in determining which lowlif -- er, offenders -- to cut loose when the cells are full.

What's curious to me is that neither story mentions the facts that the other one reports. I guess you're supposed to put 2 and 2 together on your own.

Or you can just check in here.

Comments (1)

Here? For facts? What?

Posted by: mark at August 11, 2006 12:20 PM

Somebody to put 2 and 2 together.

Posted by: Jack Bog at August 11, 2006 03:44 PM

Reading the stories together, it looks like the county has hit upon a plan-both to protect the public as much as possible and to avoid liability.

I would love to see someone connect the dots on the higher level lowlives. I have selfish reasons: I realized yesterday when I checked out a job to defend M37 cases for the Oregon Department of Justice and saw that the contact person is someone that orchestrated a land rip off using a voluntary conservatorship, that I most likely never again will be able to work in my field in this state. But there are more important reasons to be concerned: Justice Brandeis said "Our government leads the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the law breaker, it breeds contempt for the law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."

Posted by: Cynthia at August 11, 2006 04:03 PM

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