By Paul Daquilante • Staff Writer • 

Yamhill woman charged in another elude case

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Comments

macgreg

Keep that pot legal.LOL

Bill B

this ought to be worth about 8 hours on a work crew!!

Bufordthe1st

She should have her license taken away for life!!! She is not responsible enough to deserve a drivers license. Good Gawd!!! She is going to kill somebody one of these days!!!!

Lulu

Apparently, she has the justice department's revolving door exactly where she wants it.
How funny if it weren't so dangerous.

myopinion

"Her license was suspended for 12 months"
"Her license was suspended for 90 days"
Even if they took her license away for life, it would do no good.

Jeb Bladine

One has to ask why a long-time serial offender like Amy Lee Calhoun was released. Detailed as it is, this article does not do full justice to her record of local offenses.

Our archive shows her bookings dated back to 2004 and continuing with few interruptions. They include first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, perjury, possession of forged instrument, forgery, multiple theftd, failure to appear, multiple unauthorized use of motor vehicle, hit-and-run, multiple reckless driving, multiple attempting to elude, large number of jailings for probation and post-prison violations, and who knows what we may have missed.

I would agree that on present course, she is going to kill someone. If that happens, I hope there will be an uprising seeking solutions to the inability of our law enforcement system to deal effectively with this kind of serial offender.

Maybe some inventor can create a bodily implant that would stop the engine of any vehicle occupied by the transplant's human host. Then maybe we could take up a collection and give Amy Lee a new bicycle.

Bill B

Jeb, you said " seeking solutions to the inability of our law enforcement system to deal effectively with this kind of serial offender." Is it the system that is responsible? If so, maybe an editorial by you would help elevate the issue. Or is the judiciary here as well as a DA's office that appears to be unwilling to try cases.

Sonny

She is going to cause someone to get seriously hurt, either a deputy/police officer pursuing her or a civilian innocently driving down the road.

Remember when Judge Collins released Randy Manns after repeated DUI and eluding police officers? Well, he crashed into Deputy Mills seriously injuring him. And he is still dealing with the effects. (https://newsregister.com/article?articleTitle=driver-who-crashed-into-deputy-charged-again--1457460641--21169-- )

Law enforcement takes on plenty of risk every shift. Judges need to do their part to enact justice, protect citizens, AND protect local law enforcement from unnecessary risk.

Lulu

A third-party release????
Maybe she batted her eyelashes around.

Jeb Bladine

Bill B:

When I said “law enforcement system,” I meant this broad definition from Wiki: “ … any system by which some members of society act in an organized manner to enforce the law by discovering, deterring, rehabilitating, or punishing people who violate the rules and norms governing that society.” Since people often use that term to refer only to police officers, I should have said Justice System.

This is a systemic problem because every level -- police, prosecutors, judges, jailers, probation/parole officers, social service agencies – has specific legal guidelines and limits. There is no adequate, coordinated, systemwide approach to most chronic offenders.

We pay close attention to chronic sex offenders, and murderers usually get sent away for a long time. But for day-to-day drug users/pushers, petty thieves, chronic vehicle offenders and more, our justice system is a revolving door that puts all of us at continuing risk to become victims of one kind or another.

There aren’t easy solutions for people whose moral compass is altogether missing, or smothered by their addictions or mental incapacity. “Lock ‘em up for life” isn’t going to happen, nor should it. But perhaps every leader in our justice system should be answering this question:

What, specifically, are you, and your agency, doing to identify, characterize, document, track, analyze public costs of, intervene in the lives of, and otherwise take the most effective and, if necessary, intrusive measures to help convert identified local chronic criminal offenders into citizens who do not represent a continuing risk to public safety and well-being?

Bill B

I would argue that many repeat offenders are not convertible “…into citizens who do not represent a continuing risk to public safety and well-being?”
Time after time, we read the conviction records and see very lenient sentences handed out by our judges and plea bargains conducted by our District Attorney. I can not believe that they are that constrained from stronger sentences that might actually deter future crimes. How many times do we see probation violators having their probationary period merely extended as punishment?
I guess the real solution rests with us voters.

Jeb Bladine

I actually agree, Bill B. One way to eliminate risk to public safety and well-being is incarceration. Our justice system doesn't respond quickly enough to the early offenses by chronic offenders. When people prove themselves to be chronic offenders, I would favor aggressive use of location monitoring technology for much extended periods of probation and parole.

Denise

She left her ID inside a stolen car?

Pure genius this one.

Brad M

A woman driving like a crazy person. That's odd.

Denise

And yet women are safer drivers then men.

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