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Don DuPay for Sheriff Citizen Questionare

a short list of questions citizens may want to ask themselves before voting for Sheriff. also, a suggestion to please ask more. involvement is everthing this year!
Do you want Marijuana laws enforced in Multnomah County?

Shall the Sheriff's Officers continue to use tazers? If so under what conditions?

Should Sheriff's officers be involved in the joint terrorism task force run by the FBI? ( Mayor Tom Potter withdrew Portland officers from that body)

Would you be willing to involve yourself in a cadre of citizens that do "ride alongs" in the cars, be citizen observers in the three jails and silent observers on raids?

How would you like your deputies to dress? Full military? Return to the Eisenhower style jackets and leather belts of the more relaxed era? Slacks and blazers?

Would a deputy sheriff with long hair offend you? Does a shaved head offend you? Does it make any difference?

What would you like to see done about "internal affairs?"

It has been suggested that convicted criminals doing time in Multnomah County be locked down 23 out of 24 hours a day. Good idea? Bad idea? Would that deter offenders? What does deter offenders?

What else shall we do with the Sheriff's Office?


If you feel it important to participate in this election for Sheriff please respond to dondupay.typepad.com. write letters to local papers, call radio and television stations, carry a sign or two. speak loudly of liberty and democracy, demonstrating it with action! "Every moment of your life is another chance to turn it all around."

KYHOOYA!

phone: phone: 503-273-1539

Contact info 15.Mar.2006 11:13

Marleen

Does anyone have an email address to contact Don?

I emailed crrh.org and asked them nicely -
absolutely NO RESPONSE RECEIVED!

Also on Don's typepad page, in the "A new Sheriff in town"
editorial, Don writes (near the bottom) "Check out my website..."

Is there another website for Don somewhere???

contacting Don DuPay 15.Mar.2006 12:05

don Tarter

a e-mail site and to contact Don will be up and running shortly and posted in this comment area. thanks for your patience. the organization is just beginning.

OK, but 15.Mar.2006 14:07

mh

This is purely academic as I don't reside in Multnomah County, but...

What is Mr. DuPay's stance on the questions listed above?

This is a very provocative piece and it certainly got my attention, so if that was the only reason for it - it worked. But it would be nice if you told us the candidate's views, rather than force us to wait for a website.

Thanks and... 15.Mar.2006 16:08

Marleen

thanks, don Tarter

I wait with anticipation for the website.

Don DuPay is a level headed, common sense individual who, with
his experience as a police officer and a social worker, would
make an outstanding Sheriff.

Common sense alone as a qualification should put him on the
top of anyone's list (considering who we have now as Sheriff).

I would hope that, if elected, he would immediately issue a
policy forbidding the GI JOE appearance of his deputies on the street.

There is but one reason to appear as they do,
to intimidate the citizenry and instill fear.

They are CIVIL authority, NOT military authority.

Much luck Don!

contact info/brief policy breakdown. 15.Mar.2006 16:30

DuPay suporter

you can send the survey to  survey@dupayforsheriff.com

it's the first step in bringing visionaries into the process of our law enforcement system. It has been policy that the two should be enemies, however that is completely backwards. We need fellow progressives to be involved with this system. The old way hasn't been working and we need visionaries to come to the tables and make Multnomah County a safer, honest, and just place.

the official website is at:
www.dupayforsheriff.com

the page is still under construction so not all links are working. Sorry for the inconvenience but all labor is being donated at this point.

dupay's long running blog:
www.dondupay.typepad.com


rough outline of his goals (in my words:

1. He is anti-patriot act and will make sure none of our officers are taken off the street to play games with the federal government's "War on Terrorism"

2.He will change the current policy of bullying those actively excercizing their right to free-speach, with or without a permit.

3. DuPAy feels that the priorities of law enforcement are extremely backwards. DuPay will make sure that victemless crimes are at the bottom of the Police priority list in order to free up our rescources to go after those criminals that pose a threat to the citizens of Portland. DuPay believes that we should be directing funds towards programs that are preventative instead of punishment oriented.

4. DuPay has spent many years working with the homeless and is very in tune with their plight. He will stop the active war against the homeless that is being waged by certain members of the police force.

5. He is pro-union and will not punish those who are excesizing their right to organize, even if they happen to be members of small or independant store unions such as the IWW.

6. DuPay promices that he will take a pay cut as soon as he is in office, and funnel that extra money to progressive programs.

7. Don does not believe that more prisons are the answer and that too many of our citizens are locked up with no chance to change their situation.

8. Don is completely against racial profiling or harrassment of low income and minority communities. Durring his many years as a Detective in Portland, he found himself butting heads with some cops who felt that minorities and the poor didn't deserve the same respect and protection as those in affluent areas. Under Du{ay's watch, police officers that practice such actions will be held accountable.

9. DuPay wants more citizen involvement with policing and allow greater access to private monitering of police. It's not that DuPay believes that the police of Multnomah County cannot be trusted, but that he believes openess is the best way to insure that corruption and abuse of power does not become standard policy.

10.. The main thing is, that DuPay wants the police to be working FOR the community not AGAINST the community. He is not anti-law enforcement or anti-police, he just feels that a major shift in focus and philosophy is need in order to lessen the crime rate. He is tired of the bandaid mentality and would rather go at the source.

unfortunatley if you guys read the Willamette article in the paper, you'd think that his Cannabis policy was the MAIN issue of his campaign. It is NOT the center of his platform. It is a small example of a larger picture where our prisons are not overflowing with drug users and our rescources can go to more important things. DuPay strongly believes that more jails and more money have never decreased the crime rate. It is time for a new approach.

sorry if this sounded like an ad. I am only writing this because someone above asked, and I am a friend of Don, not his PR guy :)

don dupay for sheriff 16.Mar.2006 19:13

pdxpaul pdxpaul1@yahoo.com

the people of multnomah county deserev a sheriff who is honest and forthright,2qualities our current sheriff lacks.his lack of honesty regarding his knowledge of governor goldschmidt rape of a 14 yr old girl,and his own affair with a married woman,are just two examples.his disregard of the taxpayers on spending priorities,all dicate it is time for a change.don dupay is a man of honesty and intergerity,who will restore the ethics the office of sheriff deserves.don is a man of common sense,and decency.vote for don for sheriff,lets have a sheriff we can be proud of

Thankyou 16.Mar.2006 20:03

mh

Thanks for posting DuPay's stances, I appreciate the info. And - you didn't sound like a commercial, just a staunch supporter - that's great. Especially for a guy that has such progressive, common-sense views. Not to insult DuPay - but anyone's gotta be better than Giusto. I only wish DuPay was running in Clackamas County.

Do Cops have to take drug tests? 17.Mar.2006 12:24

Don DuPay dupay05@yahoo,com

Thanks for the support on the Indy Media. It is where you hear the truth.I was on a recent TV show and a caller asked if Deputies have to take drug tests...especially after a shooting. I think it is in their contract as well as the Portland Police contract that they don't have to take drug tests. The caller also said that she knows cops and deputies that use drugs as she has used with them.

It is interesting how the double standard continues./ One for the citizens and one for the cops.

Thanks for the support.
Don DuPay


answers to the questions 29.Mar.2006 20:52

Ram Kaur macksmama2001@yahoo.com

Do you want Marijuana laws enforced in Multnomah County?

Shall the Sheriff's Officers continue to use tazers? If so under what conditions?
Not sure what Tazers are.

Should Sheriff's officers be involved in the joint terrorism task force run by the FBI? ( Mayor Tom Potter withdrew Portland officers from that body)
No
Would you be willing to involve yourself in a cadre of citizens that do "ride alongs" in the cars, be citizen observers in the three jails and silent observers on raids?
I would like to do this but it would make me uneasy.

How would you like your deputies to dress? Full military? Return to the Eisenhower style jackets and leather belts of the more relaxed era? Slacks and blazers?
I would prefer the deputies dress in slacks & blazers or something else more relaxed and less intimidating.

Would a deputy sheriff with long hair offend you? Does a shaved head offend you? Does it make any difference?

Hair makes no difference.



What would you like to see done about "internal affairs?"
Not sure

It has been suggested that convicted criminals doing time in Multnomah County be locked down 23 out of 24 hours a day. Good idea? Bad idea? Would that deter offenders? What does deter offenders?

Bad idea to keep people locked up for such long periods and it does not deter most offenders. Perhaps a job and some money in their pockets would help. Offenders usually need somt kind of treatment or help to prevent them from repeating the crime.


What else shall we do with the Sheriff's Office? Not sure