Skip to comments.Protesters march through downtown Portland, express anger at police
Posted on 03/29/2010 6:12:50 PM PDT by Inspectorette
Police and protesters engage with one another in downtown Portland this afternoon.A group of protestors marched through downtown Portland this evening, expressing anger at Portland police in connection with a pair of police shootings over the last couple of months.
The group first gathered in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue, and then began marching toward the Willamette River.
About 150 people took part, many of them wearing masks, calling out chants and carrying signs.
One of the most common chants was "Cops, pigs, murderers" while another was "When cops attack, stand up, fight back."
Police accompanied the group, using pressure to keep marchers on sidewalks as they walked through the city, past the Hatfield Federal Courthouse and then turned south on Third Avenue.
The protest was just the lastest of several that have happened in Portland recently in connection with two police shootings. One happened Jan. 29, when police shot and killed Aaron Campbell in Northeast Portland in a situation that started out as a welfare check.
The second took place earlier this month when an officer shot a homeless man in Hoyt Arboretum when the man advanced toward him with a knife.
I read about ONE anarchist. The real problem in Portland is that the Police department and the local DA have a long history of covering up police brutality and other criminal activity.
Whatever investigation there will be on police conduct in these two killings will be a sham, just like all the others.
Sounds to me like you are well informed about what is going on out there, seeing as to how you live pretty close to it.
I notice many riots started because of issues with the police. The most recent was in 2003 in Benton Harborship, Michigan. I am surprised we have not seen any massive rioting like the 1992 Los Angeles Riot yet. I know 1992 was a recession, but not a bad one like this one.
Nope - that one was taken in Portland, Oregon - city of evil, during 2006. Sadly to say, desecration of Old Glory is all too commonplace in the Socialist Workers’s PAradise of Portland - although not usually to that extreme, honestly.
If I had been able to get to that guy, he would have had a 2 x 6 permanently imbedded in his noggin, and I might have been wearing an orange jumpsuit for quite a while...
What you DON’T know about that case - or the Portland Police - would EVIDENTLY fill volumes. Your two ludicrous conclusions are perfect examples of that.
I have known several Portland Police officers over the years, and many county sheriff’s deputies in the Portland area (my own father was one for over 20 years)
They are all human beings, and people have shortcomings, but in general, they are a better stripe of person than the average - doing an often thankless job - especially around Portland.
Kendra James was her own worst enemy, as an irresponsible and belligerant drunk in that situation and others - so say people who knew her.
She tried to gain control of a vehicle by struggling with a uniformed police officer conducting a lawful traffic stop - the cop was half in, half out of the vehicle and she essentially pushed him out and was trying to run him over.
Perhaps she did not deserve death for her drunken and foolish decision, but it was by no means an unpredictable result under the circumstances.
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>> Anarchists protesting in large cities
Agreed. These jerks are very likely anti-authority, "government Anarchists for hire" who, among other things, wish the downfall of this country regardless of who's in charge ... and many of them likely call the Portland-area home.
Why waste money on airfare flying to some G20 Conference in foreign country when you can “stick it to the man” in your own backyard?! Hell, this might even be a training event for new inductees.
From a related story from a few hours ago:
Police Chase Protesters Through Downtown
Many of the protesters were seen wearing black clothing and black masks. They carried anti-police banners and yelled slurs directed toward officers.
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I read the autopsy and attended the public forum in North Portland. There is no way that the story the cops gave could be reconciled with the autopsy report. When asked how the story the cops gave could be consistent with the autopsy report, Shrunk and Foxworth had no answers.
The cops got together later in the day to “get their story straight”. They lied and Shrunk didn’t get an indictment only because he didn’t want to get one. That is a fact!!!
>>”I read about ONE anarchist.”
It would be pretty rare to find a mob (except, perhaps a racial one) in Portland/Eugene NOT composed mainly of anarchists. In this case, the bandannas covering the faces is a giveaway: the INTEND to engage in activities for which they would be arrested, if identified.
>>”Whatever investigation there will be on police conduct in these two killings will be a sham, just like all the others.”
In these two cases, one was at least marginally questionable, but the officer was cleared by a grand jury (the proceedings of which were made completely public). The Last one was completely justified, assuming the reports are true.
Forum, shmorum - I know two of the cops, and two people from the hood who were eyewitnesses...
Public forums - especially in a community as full of [paid] professional agitators as Portland is - are worthless or nearly so.
You simply have an axe to grind - either with police in general, or the PDX police in particular - and seem unwilling to own up to your bias and the skewed, nearly baseless conclusions which are an outgrowth of it.
Calling something a fact and wishing (out of spite or whatever) that it were so - just doesn’t cut it. You ought to know that any human being’s story of an event that occurred quickly and under duress will naturally have variances which may not seem consistent with physical evidence.
Eyewitnesses have “seen” things they were 100% certain of, (and passed polygraph tests to back up their truthfulness of what they believed)that physical evidence showed to be absolutely impossible - this has been shown repeatedly in police investigations of all sorts in innumerable departments. I know from whence I speak.
I am as pro-police as anyone possibly could be. I have to say after living in SE Portland, and a crime committed against me personally, I’m not a fan of the Portland Police. (And it has been several years now - but the ick factor remains.)
I realize their hands are tied a lot of times, and the Oregonian does everything possible to put them in a bad light. But after dealing with probably 20 different police officers, there was one detective who was stand up and at least walked me through the process. Justice wasn’t ever done - but it was miserable even in trying to get help from them.
I’m glad that you know good ones and that your dad was among those, I will say that in my circle of friends, (at this point we are for the most part middle age moms, with fairly solid careers) that’s the exception to dealing with that particular city’s police department.
Is this what passes for journalism these days? Good Lord....
James Chasse was basically murdered by the Portland police...
I hate those leftists marching against the cops, but Portland has had way too many uninvestigated or lightly-investigated deaths of unarmed people.
Now, the guy advancing with the knife, he deserved to get shot. But James Chassee, kneed, kicked and beaten so he had broken ribs, collapsed lung, ruptured spleen, who ultimately died because they didn’t take him to a hospital, all because he was peeing into a bush?
That was wrong...
Portland is full of teenaged street people.
Do you realize how easy it is for a DA to manipulate a grand jury to NOT get an indictment?
I also know the former wives of three Portland police officers. Dated one for about six months. Helped her clean out her garage one Saturday and found over 150 driver’s licenses tossed in a box. Now exactly why would a cop do that?
All three told some very disturbing stories about the PPD.
Have they recalled their gay Mayor yet?
OH NO ! I hope the bass turds don`t kill Kenny !
>>”Do you realize how easy it is for a DA to manipulate a grand jury to NOT get an indictment?”
I know, from experience, that some prosecutors are corrupt to the bone...
Since the Grand jury transcript has been made public (a very unusual occurrence) you could look it over, and show where this prosecutor manipulated its findings.
Funny, we hear narry a word from these anti-war punks now that their beloved Messiah is president.
How are they different from the “Christian militia” group?
No, Sam is still there. There’s a feeble effort ongoing, but I doubt it’ll succeed.
Huh? I have no idea. I don’t believe I posted anything about the “Christian militia group”.
You didn’t. I was just making a statement about the contrast.
Yep, so just get on with the smack down these lowlifes so richly deserve. They act tough until they have lungs full of CS gas, a face full of pepper spray and a 4 foot baton coming down on them like the very hand of God. Then they run away like the girly-boys they are.
If you are going to get sued anyway, might as well have some fun stick time.
That would be the best thing that could ever happen to this country. This isn't 1950's Mayberry - the cops haven't been the friends of the People for a very long time.
Yeah. Funny, that. It shows once again, liberalism trounces everything else. Religion, morals, principles, humor, finances, family. For liberals, everything is subjugated to the concept of liberalism.
They will go through the most unbelievable contortions to be able to conform to the goal. Ever read “1984”, where they discuss being able to simultaneously hold completely contradictary thoughts in their head at the same time and reconcile them? Doublethink?
That is liberalism.
“I wonder how these anarchists will be portrayed by the MSM???”
As Core Tea Party members, Freepers and Birthers.
Real anarchists don't organize.
Several years back, George W. Bush came to Portland to speak at the University of Portland (an ostensibly Catholic campus).
The number of protestors there was pretty significant - probably 3K to 7K - and there was a faction there which I recognized from many encounters before as the usual cast of vandals and front-line rabble-rousers.
I was seated in a lawn chair, holding an American flag and a counterprotest (pro-Bush) sign, and having a spirited debate with a couple of them, knocking their feeble arguments down one after another, and finally succeeded in provoking their true, hate-filled anti-Bush, anti-capitalism, anti American rhetoric, and eagerly hoping they might totally lose their cool and lash out. They started to react and I handed my sign and flag to a lady next to me, and stood up out of my chair. It was at that point, I think they suddenly figured out I was 6’4 and not exactly a scrawny beanpole, and took a couple of obvious steps back.
I hollered a few choice comments after them as they retreated, and it was just them that a few PPB riot cops came by - big smiles on their faces, having seen and heard all. One commented “Wanna join us, we could use the extra help, and you might have a little fun?!” Gesturing at their helmets, batons and plexi riot shields I popped off, “If you have an extra set of gear, I’d love to!”
They all looked at one another, looked over at their personnel transport and looked back at me - still smiling, and then one finally said “well - really we can’t...buuuut...”
Then their radios crackled and they took off at a trot.
But I know they were thinking hard about it...LOL! Ohhhh, I would have loved to crack a baton on some socialist-hippie skulls...!
Who would "they" be and for what would "they" be begging?
The stupid hippies who hate the police so much. Let the police not come to their aid when a maniac breaks into their home and fend for themselves. Let the hippies have their little utopia and when reality hits, let them face it.
Once again, it has been my experience(s) that no matter how dire the circumstance, it can always be made worse by adding a cop.