The symposium scheduled for Dec. 7th, at Western Oregon University, “Crime Victims and Law Enforcement Building Bridges” has been postponed until sometime mid-year 2014. A new date will be announced by early January. The postponement is necessary due to the fact that several elements have not been finalized.
10/30/2013 A majority of Americans -- 60 percent -- still favor putting convicted murderers to death. In the past 20 years, the level of support has dropped gradually, from a high of 80 percent in 1994, and 69 percent as recently as 2007.
October 24, 2013 In 1978 and 1984, along with most Oregon voters, I voted for and supported the death penalty initiative that reinstated the death penalty in Oregon. Today I don’t. Oregon’s death penalty system is dysfunctional, expensive, unworkable and unfair. Even supporters of the death penalty - I was one – should vote to end the Dickensian system we have in Oregon.
Jun. 23 2013 Now that the Oregon Supreme Court upheld his reprieve of Gary Haugen’s death sentence, Gov. John Kitzhaber and others say they can proceed with a broader but politically difficult effort to abolish Oregon’s death penalty.
June 22, 2013 Death row inmate Gary Haugen cannot legally force Gov. John Kitzhaber to carry out his execution, the Oregon Supreme Court decided Thursday.
Rather, the governor has the legal authority to delay the twice-convicted killer's execution, the court said, despite the inmate's insistence that he be put to death.
DENVER — Wednesday, May 22, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order today that grants Nathan J. Dunlap, also known as Offender No. 89148, a temporary reprieve from his death sentence. Read More
A man convicted of aggravated murder shared the stage on May 2nd with a former Superintendent of Oregon’s maximum security prison, a former director of the Department of Corrections, an award-winning journalist and a former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice. The event, sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, drew an overflow crowd at Willamette University’s Putnam Center.
Dear Mr. Hughes,
Congratulation and thank you for the viewpoint that “the death penalty case (that of Gary Haugen) has turned into a political circus that neither serves justice nor compels Oregonians to confront the barbarianism of capital punishment”.
Mar 16, 2013 It is time to let Gary Haugen die.
His death-penalty case has turned into a political circus that neither serves justice nor compels Oregonians to confront the barbarianism of capital punishment.
The Oregon Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the bizarre, long-running case in which Haugen wants his execution to proceed but Gov. John Kitzhaber has stopped it.