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Rep. Sprenger introduces riot crimes bill

Rep. Sherrie Sprenger (R-Scio) has introduced a bill to increase penalties for riot crimes if a person is wearing a mask to conceal their identity during the commission of the crime.

“In recent years we have seen an alarming increase of violent riots in Oregon,” said Sprenger. “As a former sheriff’s deputy, I know how important it is for law enforcement to be able to accurately and swiftly identify those who are involved in inciting these riots and committing crimes.”

Former Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw called for a similar policy last summer following a series of violen...