criminal justice

The frosty methods of the multi-million dollar company behind Wim Hof

October 24, 2023
criminal justice, meditation, law

Original in de Volkskrant published 21 Oct 2023 By Anneke Stoffelen A message from ‘ice man’ Wim Hof, this spring on Instagram: ‘Don’t worry about your fears. Embrace them!’ In the video you see the 64-year-old wellness guru stepping into an apparently icy lake in front of a brown rock. His gray hair drips in wet strands over his shoulders. “The fear of cold is logical,” says Wim Hof’s voice in the voiceover, while on screen he blows out short bursts of air above the water surface. ...

Jackson County Commissioners: Does Measure 110 have any benefits?

October 11, 2023
criminal justice

I submitted more testimony in reference to the letter CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF THE PROVISIONS ENACTED PURSUANT TO OREGON BALLOT MEASURE 110 (2020) order 192-23.1 Specifically, I read from Eight Moms, One House, and a Road Map Out of Drug Addiction. Also see my testimony from Aug 2023 and last week. Commissioners Proclaim Jackson County’s Call for the Repeal of the Provisions Enacted Pursuant to Oregon Ballot Measure 110 (2020) https://jacksoncountyor. ...

Jackson County Commissioners: Rescind Letter Calling for Repeal of Measure 110

October 4, 2023
criminal justice

On Sep 27, Oregon Public Broadcasting published an article, “Study says drug decriminalization in Oregon did not cause more overdose deaths”1 Three years after Oregon voters elected to decriminalize drugs, a new study has concluded that the first-in-the-nation law has not led to increased drug use or drug overdoses. The conclusion counters an increasingly common narrative that Oregon’s drug problem is unique in the country — and that decriminalization is to blame. ...

Response to Jackson County Commissioners Call for the Repeal of Measure 110

August 13, 2023
criminal justice

Response to letter dated 09 Aug 2023 by Jackson County Commissioners CALL FOR THE REPEAL OF THE PROVISIONS ENACTED PURSUANT TO OREGON BALLOT MEASURE 110 (2020) order 192-23.1 “Since Measure 110 was passed, there has been a dramatic increase in overdose deaths in Oregon. In 2020, there were 585 overdose deaths. In 2021, that number increased to 917.” It is too early to evaluate the effect of Measure 110 on overdose deaths. ...

Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

July 16, 2023
law, criminal justice, book

The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, for even the most seemingly innocuous behavior. ...