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Voters seeking 'law and order' cheer ousting of progressive Oregon district attorney
Fox News ^ | 5/24/24 | Hannah Ray Lambert

Posted on 05/24/2024 4:45:52 AM PDT by Libloather

People living and working in Portland, Oregon, told Fox News Digital they hope the ousting of their progressive district attorney will end what they view as a permissive attitude toward crime.

"They wanted law and order," former Portland news videographer Andy Chandler said of voters' decision. "They didn't want this kind of hollow, empty gesture concept of law and order that I think a lot of us have lived with for four years."

Nathan Vasquez, a longtime prosecutor, beat his boss, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, in Tuesday's nonpartisan primary election after running a tough-on-crime-campaign. Vasquez received endorsements from several police groups, crime victims and business owners.

"[Vasquez] can begin serving victims rather than criminals," street photographer and homeschooling mom Tara Faul told Fox News Digital. "Schmidt's MO seemed to be just letting these people back out and letting them re-offend, and it became pretty hopeless."

Schmidt, whose campaign received contributions from groups linked to liberal billionaire George Soros, took office during the height of Portland’s 2020 protests. He soon announced a policy of declining to prosecute the most common riot-related charges.

But complaints of a revolving door at the jail extend beyond protesters. Officers with the Portland Police Bureau told Fox News earlier this year they've arrested alleged drug dealers, thieves and repeat offenders, only to have them appear back on the streets within hours.

"That's unfortunately the reality where we work and that's not up to us," officer David Baer said in January.

The DA's office filed charges in just 47% of all cases it received in 2020. That rate has been steadily increasing since then, hitting 60% in 2022. But during the same time frame, police began sending fewer cases to Schmidt, according to data provided to Fox News last spring by the district attorney’s office.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; History; Local News
KEYWORDS: anarchotyranny; attorney; dystopia; oregon; progressive; vote

There's that name again. Some good news - his spawn is dating Huma.

1 posted on 05/24/2024 4:45:52 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

>There’s that name again. Some good news - his spawn is dating Huma

They have to sign consent statements every time she pegs him

2 posted on 05/24/2024 4:53:52 AM PDT by struggle
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To: All
It was not a good night for Oregon.

Susheela Jayapal lost, an Oregon county commissioner, ran for Congress, endorsed by
<>her far left media hog sister in Congress
<>socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont
<>several members of the far-left “Squad” House Democrats,
<>motormouth Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
<>and the execrable Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

The sap-happy Jayapal sisters hold the losing Demorat banner.

3 posted on 05/24/2024 5:03:15 AM PDT by Liz (This then is how we should pray: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. )
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To: conservative_cyclist; ten18; Twotone; VeryFRank; Clinging Bitterly; Rio; aimhigh; Hieronymus; ...
If you would like more information about what’s happening in Oregon, please FReepmail me. Please send me your name by FReepmail if you want to be on this list.
4 posted on 05/24/2024 5:04:13 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Liz

WOW, there is a whole lot of ugly captured in that snapshot.

5 posted on 05/24/2024 5:10:17 AM PDT by BlackbirdSST (Trump or Bust! Long live the Republic.)
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To: Libloather

You can come to the United States an JOIN in our efforts for a free and Christian country.

Do not come here and try to change our great country to be like the one you just left.

6 posted on 05/24/2024 5:15:58 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie ( )
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To: Libloather

Betting his replacement will be the same.

7 posted on 05/24/2024 5:54:58 AM PDT by DownInFlames (p)
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To: Libloather

Georgie boy’s ghettopotamuses and water buffalo affirmative action “LAW” heroes all have their big asses in trouble but the far left “judges” are afraid to do anything to corrupt African losers with Certificates of Participation in “Law School” for risk of be labelled as “wasis”. Mosby is walking free after being convicted of fraud and perjury. Big Fani’s butt is hangin’ by a string but she’ll walk too. Big Letities is still trying to use her law books to steal 400 million from Trump.

8 posted on 05/24/2024 5:59:59 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When did WE decide to make America a UN 5-Star Asylum Paradise for Socialist losers?)
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To: Libloather

A democrat who is tough on crime? What’s next. A pro-life democrat? I’ll believe it when I see it.

9 posted on 05/24/2024 6:07:55 AM PDT by Bernard (“God's cruelest punishment is to let you reap what you sow.”)
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To: Bernard

I read the guy is a former Republican...could be he decided to play the Dem game...pretend for the voters

10 posted on 05/24/2024 6:53:53 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Climate cultists think we should go back to the good times when people starved)
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