In Portland, You Can Steal Cars Over and Over—and Get Away With It. Here’s How.

When a perp is found in a stolen car, he says he didn't knew it was stolen; just borrowed it from a friend. Doesn't matter that he's found with burglar's tools, fake keys, whatever. Doesn't matter that he's been caught this way eight times. Reasonable doubt. Let him out. So rules the appeals courts. And the legislature refuses to plug the leak.

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