The punishments didn’t fit the crimes. ‘Interfering with public transit’ was a Class A misdemeanor, the same as a DUI. And ‘interfering with public transit’ could be anything, including fare evasion.

December 12, 2018 AT 3:00 AM

Shawn Fleek, a spokesperson for OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, which helped the state rewrite the law to lower the penalty for fare evasion.

Source: Governing