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Salem-News.com (Mar-23-2021 14:55)

DA Mike Schmidt Testifies in Support of Ending Mandatory Minimum Sentences

"Ballot Measure 11 was born during an era when many now misguided practices were ascendant in the criminal justice system."

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - DA Mike Schmidt Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt testified in support of Oregon Senate Bill 401, which would convert mandatory minimum sentences for specified felonies other than murder to presumptive sentences.

“Senate Bill 401... simply returns control over sentencing to judges."

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Salem-News.com (Jan-20-2021 01:53)

Trump Pardons 73 Individuals and Commutes 70 Sentences

The 45th President made memorable decisions on his last full day of work.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Michael Montalvo On the last evening of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, he granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of 70, changing their lives forever.

Here is the list so many have been waiting for, via the Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency:

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2019 23:16)

Letter to Chinese Government Asking for Release of 40 Workers

As of today, more than 40 people are still under criminal detention for simply "gathering together".

(YORK, UK) - Chinese workers I am writing to you and your government on behalf of Salem-News.com to strongly condemn the arrests and criminal detentions of some 40 workers, labour rights activists, and their supporters from 2018 to 2019.

In the summer of 2018, workers in Southern China, were dismissed for organizing their own trade union and were later criminally detained by government officials on charges of "Gathering a Crowd to Disturb Social Order".

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Salem-News.com (Feb-20-2019 20:57)

Salem Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Dealing Meth and Cockfighting

Aispuro’s ranch in Scio, Oregon revealed more 200 roosters being raised and trained for fighting.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - cock fighting Arturo Aispuro, of Salem, Oregon, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison and 5 years’ of supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. He also received a concurrent sentence of 60 months for abusing hundreds of roosters.

Aispuro was a member of a drug trafficking conspiracy operating in and around Salem. In April 2017, with the assistance of a co-conspirator, Aispuro sold 882 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Milwaukie, Oregon. In May 2017, law enforcement intercepted Aispuro while he was transporting 442 more grams of meth for distribution.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-07-2019 21:59)

Salem Cop One of The Mac Men Arrested for Burglary

Two men, including an off-duty Salem Police officer, have been charged with multiple felonies.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Thayres and Cardenas Cardenas is charged with two counts of aggravated theft in the first degree, four counts of burglary in the second degree and one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Thayres is charged with one count of theft in the first degree and one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Seth Thayres is a police officer with the City of Salem, and has been for six years.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2019 12:47)

Carlton Man Suspected Serial Sexual Predator

Bail is $2.5 million for 32 felony counts, nearly all sex crimes.

(YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore.) - Robert Koester 52-year old Robert Koester's residence and outbuildings were used as photography studios, in the 16000 block of NW Meadowlake Road in rural Carlton.

Koester, who has also used the names “Bert Kay”, “Rhake Winter” and “Qitooly”, was arrested by the Carlsbad Police Department on November 13, 2018 on sex related crimes under California criminal code.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-16-2019 20:44)

Oregon Man Receives 6.5 Years in Prison for Child Porn

"Alarming": Michael Miner uploaded child pornography to social media and a cloud-based network.

(MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore.) - Michael Scott Miner Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that 39-year-old Michael Scott Miner received a six and a half year prison sentence for being in possession of child pornography.

During this investigation, law enforcement learned that the defendant used his smartphone to search for, download and duplicate numerous child pornography photos and videos.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-10-2019 14:33)

Convicted Felon Guilty of Sex Trafficking

Investigation of convicted felon results in prison sentence

(MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore.) - Marvin Glenn Mitchell Mitchell admitted that in March 2017 he intentionally engaged in conduct that aided, facilitated and promoted the sex trafficking of two females.

Furthermore, Mitchell admitted that he knowingly caused physical injury to one of the females and that the assault was committed in the immediate presence of a child.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-10-2019 13:44)

Newberg Man Sentenced 30 Years for Multiple Rapes

The abuse continued for several years until it was disclosed to authorities.

(YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore.) - Andrew Darby 47-year old Andrew Lee Darby, of Newberg, was sentenced to 30 years in prison, after a guilty plea in Yamhill Circuit Court January 4th.

Darby was convicted of Rape and Sodomy after an investigation by the Newberg-Dundee Police Department, involving multiple juvenile victims of sexual assault.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-02-2019 21:13)

Terry Hickman Sentenced 17 Years for Killing Dallas Boyd

The cause of death was strangulation.

(MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore.) - Dallas Boyd Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that 58-year-old Terry Hickman was sentenced to 17 years in prison for killing 29-year-old Dallas Boyd.

During Wednesday’s sentencing hearing, Ms. Boyd’s family described her as a “fun-loving” and “spunky” mother of two.

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