Conrad Wilson

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Why Oregon is recriminalizing even small amounts of illicit drugs

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Oregon's state legislature voted to reverse a measure that decriminalized personal drug use. What does the Oregon experiment and its likely overhaul mean in the wider context of the U.S. war on drugs?


Oregon considers scrapping voter-approved effort at drug decriminalization

Monday, February 05, 2024

In 2020, Oregon voters approved a ballot measure to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of hard drugs and to set aside money for treatment programs. Has the measure been successful?


Oregon's public defense crisis finally lands before the state's highest court

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Public defenders say they're being assigned too many cases to do their jobs effectively. The question of whether judges can force them to take on more cases is before the state's Supreme Court.


Cases are being delayed across the country due to a shortage of defense attorneys

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Across the country, defendants are languishing in custody because there aren't enough defense attorneys to assign to cases. In Oregon, hundreds of cases have been postponed.


Activist pleads guilty in Oregon to decades old federal arson charges

Friday, April 22, 2022

Prosecutors say Joseph Mahmoud Dibee was a member of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. The attacks targeted places that were thought to be harming animals and their habitats.


Former Oregon women's prison nurse faces federal charges for assaulting inmates

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Federal prosecutors have indicted a former Oregon state prison nurse for multiple counts of abuse against incarcerated women. The feds stepped in after Oregon officials declined to prosecute.


Protesters Injured By Law Enforcement Say They're Still Seeking Justice

Monday, September 20, 2021

Racial justice protesters in Portland, Ore., are having trouble advancing lawsuits pushing for accountability a year after they say federal law enforcement used harsh tactics against them.


Trial Will Decide Who Can Be Labeled A Domestic Terrorist

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The government once considered members of eco and animal rights groups top national security threats. But are they domestic terrorists? An upcoming court trial will debate who gets that label.


DOJ Uses Civil Rights-Era Law To Charge Protesters And Insurrectionists

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Racial justice protesters and many who stormed the U.S. Capitol are being charged with civil disorder, under the 1968 Civil Obedience Act. Some argue that the law is unconstitutional.


DOJ Turns To Once Rarely Used Law To Charge Protesters

Friday, May 21, 2021

Racial justice protestors and many who stormed the U.S. Capitol are being charged with civil disorder, a Civil Rights era law that has exploded in use over the last year.


Oregon Lawmaker Who Opened State Capitol To Far-Right Protesters Faces Charges

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Oregon state Rep. Mike Nearman, a Republican who allowed far-right demonstrators to breach the state Capitol in December, now faces charges of official misconduct and criminal trespass.


States Across The U.S. Are Taking Different Approaches Toward Vaccinating Inmates

Monday, February 22, 2021

States across the U.S. have taken a hodgepodge approach to vaccinating inmates in prisons and jails. Advocates say the issue is key to fighting COVID-19 outbreaks inside and outside of prison walls.


Lawsuit Alleges 'Willful Indifference' Led To Deadly Conditions In Oregon Prisons

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

January was a deadly month for inmates in Oregon prisons, with 20 coronavirus-related deaths. A lawsuit has been filed alleging poor conditions and "willful indifference" by the state.


Media Investigation Finds Differing Accounts In Antifa Activist's Fatal Shooting

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

U.S. marshals gave conflicting accounts of what happened during the killing of antifa activist Michael Reinoehl last month, according to an investigation by Oregon Public Broadcasting and ProPublica.


Trump Administration Brings Federal Charges Against Portland Protesters

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Oregon, the U.S. Department of Justice is stepping up its response to protests in Portland. Police say they need help investigating crimes committed during racial justice protests.


Oregon Officials Warn False Antifa Rumors Waste Precious Resources For Fires

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Despite rumors circulating on social media, law enforcement officials say they have seen no evidence of people affiliated with antifa or other political groups starting fires.


'Here It Is': Extremism Researchers Worry About The Rising Violence During Protests

Friday, September 04, 2020

An Antifa supporter wanted in the shooting of a right-wing activist has been killed by law enforcement agents in Washington state. Growing violence has extremism researchers concerned.


Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Portland Right-Wing Protester Killed By Law Enforcement

Friday, September 04, 2020

Michael Reinoehl's death came as VICE News aired an interview in which he said he shot a Patriot Prayer supporter in what he believed was self-defense.


Slain Portland Protester Supported Right-Wing Group Patriot Prayer

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The man who was shot and killed in Portland, Ore., over the weekend has been identified as Aaron J. Danielson. His friends and family are speaking about who he was and what he stood for.


Portland Protests De-Escalate As Federal Agents Leave City Streets

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Protests in Portland, Ore., have de-escalated since state troopers took over from federal law enforcement last week. But the truce is fragile, and some worry things could turn bad again.