Statements about Public Safety

Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."

Says TriMet spends "$10.3 million in police contracts" a year for 56 transit police who must respond to non-transit calls

"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."

Says "About 7 in 10 of Oregon’s inmates are in prison for violent crimes and serious sex offenses."

Says "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined."

"We have 395 inmates pushed into triple-bunked cells intended for two inmates and bunked in classrooms and areas supposed to be designated for inmate labor."

You may have driven the length of a football field in the five seconds it takes to check a text. 

If we had the same staffing ratio (of officers to residents) as Seattle, we'd have 300 more officers in our department."

Says Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will "force you to stop using your cell phone" while driving.

Say Matt Wand cut Troutdale police, created a slush fund for himself.

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