Tag: police

Portland Police Under Scrutiny

A Full House Greets Author Kristian Williams By Lauren Paulson Just how dangerous it is in Portland for citizen protesters and the police was squarely addressed by author Kristian Williams at the Unitarian Church this past Saturday.  We learned that Mr. Williams isn’t just any author; it turns out he has ‘Street Cred(ability)’.  While participating…

Candidates Answer Questions at Police Accountability Forum

By Paul Cone Continuing a string of meetings focused on police accountability, candidates responded to community questions regarding police accountability last Thursday night, at the June Key Community Center in North Portland. Sponsored by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice & Police Reform, the forum was split into three sections, with Portland City Council…

The Biggest Occupation Ever

by Gina Ronning On December 16th, a flash mob organized by the Occupy Everywhere Campaign marched to the ‘Black Box’ building, the home of the Portland Business Alliance, and occupied its lobby with a miniature Occupy Portland diorama. The Portland Business Alliance was occupied because of its commitment to the agenda’s of the one percent…

Stand Up or Stand Down: An Open Letter to Mayor Sam Adams

AN OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR SAM ADAMS (read before City Council on December 14, 2011) Mr. Mayor, I voted for you and have supported and believed in you. Recently though, I have questioned your actions in regards to the Occupy movement. You are lucky to be mayor of such a fine city. Portlanders have flair,…

Occupy Portland Outsmarts Police, Creating Blueprint for Other Occupations

by Lester Macgurdy The Portland Occupation stumbled upon a tactical innovation regarding occupying public spaces. This evolution in tactics was spontaneous, and went unreported in the media. On December 3rd, we took a park and were driven out of it by riot police; that much made the news. What the media didn’t report is that…

Plans for N12-13

As you might already be aware, the city has announced that 12:01 AM on November 13th is the deadline for Occupy Portland to leave its parks, before police action can be expected. The occupiers have been busy since that announcement. Here’s some of the plans and events for tomorrow, leading up to the inevitable confrontation…

Mayor Announced Eviction of Occupation and Closure of Parks

In a press conference at this morning at 10 AM, Mayor Sam Adams announced that 12:01 AM on Sunday, November 13th, both Chapman and Lownsdale parks will be cleared of protesters and materials, and closed for repairs. In the mayor’s statement, he said that growing problems of crime and drug use in the parks has…

Elsewhere in Occupied Media: 11/07/11

– Jonathan Lethem visits the open mic at Occupy Wall Street – Susie Cagle, a member of the press, writes about her experience being arrested while reporting Occupy Oakland, and of misleading information given by the police, and of outrageous sexism and sexual harassment on the part of her jailers. http://www.alternet.org/story/152990/police_state_in_oakland_one_reporter%27s_arrest_contradicts_official_story/?page=entire – A video from…

Elsewhere in Occupied Media: 11/04/11

General Strike – Oakland from brandonhill on Vimeo. – Brandonhill’s video from the Oakland General Strike on November 2nd. Featured on The Atlantic. http://vimeo.com/31571701 – Occupy’s Asshole Problem: Flashbacks from An Old Hippie, by Sara Robinson. Got people at your occupation that you don’t like? Well, consensus can deal with that. http://radioornot.com/site/?p=5181 – Another vet…