First TV ad features top Deschutes prosecutor

For Immediate Release — Oct. 11, 2018
Contact: Peter Zuckerman, 310-507-4689

District Attorney John Hummel Says
Measure 105 would make us less safe

 The No on 105 campaign launched its first TV ad today. It features the top prosecutor in Deschutes County.

In “Protect Oregon Families,” District Attorney John Hummel argues that Measure 105 will make us less safe:

"To convict someone of a crime, you need proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and that requires reliable witnesses,” he says. “Measure 105 makes my job harder. 105 could force local police to be immigration agents and make more Oregonians afraid to report crimes or testify as witnesses. Even crime victims won’t talk to prosecutors, leaving us in the dark and our neighborhoods less safe. Let’s make sure we can keep working together to protect Oregon families. Vote no on Measure 105.

Watch the ad here

The 30-second spot will run on TV stations across Oregon and is the second ad buy by the No on 105 campaign.

The first ad,“Not Safe,” is running online and also features three law enforcement leaders: Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese, Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson and Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill.

The two law enforcement ads represent the opening argument from the No on 105 campaign and are part of a broader advertising strategy expected to unfold in the coming weeks.

Measure 105 would throw out Oregon’s anti-racial profiling law, which passed more than 31 years ago with near unanimous, bipartisan support.

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Devon Downeysmith