Outgoing Oregon Governor kate Brown has commuted all death sentences on her way out the door and the families of murder victims are outraged by the move. Who can blame them?
In recent years, Democrats have started to care more about criminals than the victims of crime. It’s a bizarre shift that really makes no sense.
It was also rude of Brown to do this on her way out the door.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
‘Horrified and Outraged’: Murder Victims’ Families Rip Oregon Governor for Commuting Death Sentences
The family members of Oregon murder victims are tearing into Gov. Kate Brown (D.) for commuting the sentences of the state’s 17 death row inmates.
“I’m horrified and outraged and I don’t know what this means. … Will true life be true life?” said Sue Shirley, whose parents were murdered in 1988. “All I know is that we never get to have a say.”
Brown was a popular scapegoat during the 2022 Oregon gubernatorial race for a slew of failed left-wing policies on homelessness and crime. Even her former Democratic ally Tina Kotek, who in November was elected the Beaver State’s next governor, distanced herself from Brown’s record and attacked the outgoing governor in debates and interviews.
Brown’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Oregon has not executed an inmate since the 1990s.
“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 said in a statement, while acknowledging that victims’ families have experienced “pain and uncertainty” from deferred sentences.
This was a horrible idea.
— Ben Edtl (@benedtl) December 14, 2022
Why didn’t she do this before the election?
Oregon Governor Kate Brown Commutes State's Death Row | National Review https://t.co/MrGjMY7OI6
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 14, 2022
Interesting that she waited, isn’t it?