OREGON CITY, Ore– Commissioner mark Shull developed the language in a proposed vaccine passport ban ordinance. The board stripped Shull of his duties after they condemned him for his comparison of vaccine passports to Jim Crow-era laws. Those laws forced the separation of whites and blacks. They led to arrests and lynchings.
Commissioner Shull argued vaccine passports create “The conditions of a new Jim Crow 2.0 it spurs segregation, discrimination and infringing on civil liberties of the constituents of Clackamas County.”
Clackamas County commission Chair Tootie Smith said, “I agree with the goal of the resoltion, but calls the jim Crow language gasoline on a fire.”