HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

In fatal bike crash, waiting for the cause

Written August 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

One week after an Albany bicyclist died in a collision with a motor vehicle on a widened section of Riverside Drive, Linn County sheriff’s detectives are still trying to determine exactly how it happened.


Now, in minor crimes, ‘we can’t hold them’

Written August 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Maybe it wasn’t what Democrats in the legislature had in mind, but the effect of a new law they passed as Senate Bill 48 is that there’s not much law enforcement can do about minor crimes such as shoplifting or trespassing.


Flowers for Aurelio: A roadside tribute

Written January 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Some roadside memorials in the Albany area – – and elsewhere, too — start fading away after a time. But not this one on Bryant Way.


Linn law enforcers: Trust the people

Written November 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The message was clear before, and it’s even clearer now: Violating the governor’s corona order may or may not kill you — most probably not — but it won’t land you in court or jail, at least not in Linn County.


Memorial on Bryant: Still an open case

Written June 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Roadside memorials are meant to remind us of the dead but, judging by the hand-written note, this one on Bryant Way outside of Albany apparently did so in a way that prompted property owners’ concern.


Sheriff: No evidence of homicide

Written November 13th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

There’s no evidence that a man found dead by the side of Bryant Drive outside of Albany died as a result of homicide, according to Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley.


Oregon and the “sanctuary” issue

Written July 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Center for Immigration Studies, an independent research organization in Washington, claims Linn County and most of Oregon offer “sanctuary” to illegal immigrants. Does this make Oregon just like San Francisco, where a felon from Mexico in this country illegally was allowed to go free and then shot a young woman dead on July 1? I can’t say, but […]


 
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