Crime & Law

Crime, Law & Justice

Lane Community College

Lane Community College President Mary Spilde and others from LCC went to Umpqua Community College after the October 1st shooting to help.

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There's a town hall meeting Thursday evening in Eugene to talk about gun violence. Lane Community College Board Chair Tony McCown is hosting the event. He was at Thurston High School when Kip Kinkle opened fire in 1998, killing two students.

Ceasefire Oregon Executive Director Penny Okamoto will be at the Town Hall, along with elected officials.
The meeting is at the First Christian Church beginning at 6 p.m.
 

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene Civilian Review Board found Tuesday that an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a veteran was justified. Brian Babb was shot and killed by a Eugene Police officer responding to a 911 call on March 30th.

Rachael McDonald

Homeless people and their advocates gathered Monday evening at the Eugene Free Speech Plaza. They're asking the City Council to lift its camping ban.

Craig's List

A woman who was arrested by Eugene Police earlier this month says her dog died while she was in jail.  The homeless woman had left her dog in her car while riding her bike to a donut shop, according to a posting on Craig's List.

Dave's Killer Bread

The United States has five percent of the world's population, but twenty-five percent of its prison inmates.  The state of Oregon mirrors the national numbers.  Now, a bipartisan prison  reform movement is picking up steam and Oregon is playing a part.

Roseburg, Oregon, site of the recent mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, is a rural, conservative timber town in which firearms are a traditional part of the culture and gun rights are cherished.

In the wake of the shooting, calls for new gun laws were vigorously rejected by public officials and many residents. But some long-time members of the community feel there should be more emphasis on gun safety. 

Ian Campbell / Roseburg News-Review

Several events are planned this weekend to raise funds for people affected by the shootings at Umpqua Community College.  Some students organizing a benefit concert would like to see Snyder hall torn down.

Recorded on: October 9, 2015

Air Date: October 12, 2015

Responding at least in part to recent police shootings of minorities, Oregon’s Legislature earlier this year passed legislation directing law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies and procedures that prohibit profiling. The speakers will discuss the new law and its implementation.

Rachael McDonald

Over the weekend memorials were held for 4 of the 9 people killed in the shooting October 1st at Umpqua Community College.

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