Murder victims’ families outraged because of the actions of this far-Left governor

The priorities of leftists make it seem as though they are on another planet from the rest of Americans.

Their weakness on crime and radical worldview has had far-reaching and disastrous consequences.

Now, murder victims’ families are outraged because of the actions of this far-Left governor.

Oregon Governor devastated victims’ families with commutation of sentences for death row inmates

Outgoing Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) is facing the wrath of the families of murder victims for commuting the sentences of the state’s 17 death row inmates.

Sue Shirley’s parents were murdered in 1988 and she said, “I’m horrified and outraged, and I don’t know what this means. Will true life be true life? All I know is that we never get to have a say.”

Oregon has not executed an inmate since the 1990s.

Brown had received criticism for a slew of leftist policies on homelessness and crime during her tenure.

Even Tina Kotek, while campaigning to be the Beaver State’s next governor, ran from Brown’s record and attacked the outgoing governor in debates and interviews.

But, Oregon being Oregon, the Democrat Kotek was elected to succeed Brown.

In a statement, Brown said, “I have long believed that justice is not advanced by taking a life, and the state should not be in the business of executing people—even if a terrible crime placed them in prison.”

Brown allowed that victims’ families have experienced “pain and uncertainty” from deferred sentences but said the decision was not made because of any “rehabilitative efforts” by the inmates.

Victims’ families got no warning

According to The Oregonian, Brown gave no warning to the victims’ families that the sentences of their loved ones’ killers would be commuted to life in prison without parole and some relatives of victims believe that justice will never be served, given resentencing hearings and redefinitions of the criminal code.

Brown has a long history of opposition to the death penalty.

She prolonged the moratorium on the death penalty begun by former Governor John Kitzhaber (D) in 2011 after voters had previously reinstated capital punishment in 1984.

James Baker’s daughter and grandchildren were brutally murdered around Christmas 2001, and he said, “Every single year we can’t forget, and every time Christmas rolls around, we think about this. We have our scrapbooks and our pictures, and we go through them around this time and realize these people are gone, and they are gone forever.”

Oregon Senate’s Republican leader Tim Knopp said in a statement, “Even in the final days of her term, Brown continues to disrespect victims of the most violent crimes.”

Brown has already dismantled the building that housed the state’s death chamber in 2020.

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.


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