[SPORK] Oregon, the schizoid state

Tom tomwhore@slack.net
Tue, 25 Mar 2003 13:04:17 -0500 (EST)

Form the same state that is moving to madate every state agency to  look
at Open Source software along with M$ and COTS sofware when doing evals,
the state that upholds a "death with dignity" law ....comes this ...

from http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/3/23/16358/7917

Senator John Minnis has proposed a bill [1] in the Oregon Legislature that
would imprison for life those convicted of "terrorism." A minimum of 25
years would be served without the possibility of parole. The definition of
terrorism in Senate Bill 742 could include people attending protests where
others are disruptive.

Perhaps more importantly, the Oregon bill would also allow law enforcement
agencies in that state to disregard ORS 181.575 and ORS 181.850 [2] if
they are investigating terrorism. The former stops the collection or
maintaining information about the political, religious, social views,
associations or activities of any person or group unless part of a
criminal investigation. The latter forbids using resources to apprehend
people whose only offense is a federal immigration violation.

[1] http://pub.das.state.or.us/LEG_BILLS/PDFs/SB742.pdf
[2] http://www.nlg.org/post911/legal/FBI/portland_response.htm