OR: Kotek wants $6.7M to clear backlog of unclassified sex offenders

Source: katu.com 5/17/23

PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. Tina Kotek wants lawmakers to spend millions clearing a backlog of unclassified sex offenders.

In March, KATU Investigator Wright Gazaway found there are nearly 15,000 unclassified sex offenders who are Oregon residents.

That means the state agency that monitors them has no idea how dangerous those people are or their risk to commit another sex crime.

The governor’s office called the backlog “clearly unacceptable” when KATU asked her in March if she would address it.

On Wednesday, she called on lawmakers to spend $6.7 million clearing the backlog following the recent revenue forecast.

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So ACSOL had to sue CADOJ to get them to act on Teir level assignments. And Oregon now has a very costly backlog. Lawmakers are proud to pass all these registry laws, but then they fail to pay for them. Sooooo predictable. 😩🙄

Here’s a faster, cheaper solution: abolish the registry.

Oregon,

I can save you $6.7 million today get rid of the registry and for individuals who are threats to society and keep them in prison. Use those resources on things to improve the lives of Oregonians.

Per the usual method of operation, follow the money.

That right ther eis the proof its a cash cow system nothing more.

Hey folks “Classification” is a double edged sword. The classification of WI felonies come in Alphabet code, A thru J.
In 1992 there were only 4, A-D. These classification are essentially tiers. This fact belies statements by the majority in Smith V Doe concluding length of commitment ( life) was unrelated to level of wrong doing. The FBI uses the same logic when it applies its influence in OR. This is the angle Kotek is working advantage of available federal Grant dollars. State tax payers may not want to pony up those dollars, but if matching federal grants via AWA are in the mix, the people may be more willing. Any “backlog” the people are suffering is of their own damn making. The FBI is very reliant upon the DDI these days.