Following the dismissal of more than 300 criminal matters in the area, as well as some involving felony theft, use of a stolen vehicle, weapons charges, and other offenses, people of Portland, Oregon are raising awareness of the city’s crime epidemic. Citizens of Oregon claim they were astonished to learn of the shortage of public defenders; although, over time, activist local prosecutors and a broken justice system have led to a much worse problem.
Local resident, Angela Todd said these public defenders are receiving slow and inadequate pay. They are unwilling to work for the government and this is under the authority of the government.
Todd asserted that the lack of public defenders is being used by the city as a convenient excuse to ignore other problems that are causing the crime crisis.
She continued by saying their justice system has a lot of issues. For instance, the cruel and ongoing capture and release program is abhorrent. They detain migrants, discharge them, they have warrants, migrants don’t show up, and it simply keeps happening over and over.
She said it’s repulsive.