"I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed 1000 more if only they knew they were slaves."
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Stop Dont Shoot. Portland Dawson Park Ferguson
shooting a young unarmed man in Ferguson Missouri and the treatment of the community who rose up in protest over the killing
has caused national attention and outrage. Citizens of Portland Oregon gather in the park, out of concern for police accountability
and community safety. The stood in unity and in Solidarity with the community of Ferguson Missouri in public... to demand
and end to police violence and the abuse of their authority leveraged on the people they were sworn to protect and serve.
This gathering was open to anybody who wanted to speak. The rally started slowly and eventually grew in size with over 100
people. There is a Facebook page "Stop Don't Shoot Portland" and there will be an email list anybody can join to stay in contact
and to unite. [more info and links forthcoming asap]
Portland Solidarity w Ferguson Community -
Police shooting a young unarmed
man in Ferguson Missouri and the treatment of the community who rose up in protest over the killing has caused national attention
and outrage. In Portland Oregon a couple hundred gather in Pioneer Square.
ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP DENIED MEETING WITH MAYOR
Portland Copwatch, an
organization promoting police accountability since 1992, has been denied a
meeting with Mayor/Police Commissioner Charlie Hales after three months of
back-and-forth with his scheduler and police liaison. Although the group has
met with every Chief and Mayor since its creation, the current Commissioner
seems to be shutting out the organization, after meeting with them a year
ago on July 22, 2013.
A report by Joe Anybody to the HRC (Human Rights Commission) in Portland regarding
the NO DOOR on a bathroom in the park. For over 10 years there has been no door on park bathroom in Portland Oregon at
Lownsdale Park. My first request to (both) Amanda Fritz and to the City Parks was blown off with a shallow reply back that
was unacceptable and shameful so I have now informed the Equity / HRC department in this short clip and by email. The full
collection of info on this NO DOOR issue can be read here: http://www.joeanybody.com/id50.html (info webpage)
Any conduct (typically along lines of institutionalized power and
privilege) that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens or harms any living being on the basis of ability, activist experience,
age, class/income level, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, immigration status, language, nationality, physical
appearance, race, religion, self-expression, sexual orientation, species, status as a parent or other such factors. Oppressive
behavior comes in a wide variety of forms, from seemingly harmless jokes to threats of violence, from interrupting to verbal
abuse, from unwanted touching to rape, from hitting to murder. Some forms are more extreme and irreparable than others, but
all are unacceptable under this difination in which I adhere to.
Phone interview with ACLU legal director Harvey Grossman as he reacts to
the recent Supreme Court ruling. Content edited for time.
Jason MeisnerTribune reporter - 7:44
p.m. CST, November
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an
appeal of a controversial Illinois law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job. By passing on the issue, the justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that found that
the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free-speech rights when used against people who audiotape police officers.....(more)