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  • FBI arrests longtime fugitive Joseph Dibee sought in eco-sabotage case [Eco-Terrorist]

    08/10/2018 3:03:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | August 10, 2018 | Maxine Bernstein
    Joseph Mahmoud Dibee, 50, was arrested by the FBI and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 4:53 p.m. Thursday. He's been wanted for 12 years, after he was indicted in 2006 on charges of arson, conspiracy and animal enterprise terrorism. In 2008, he was believed to have been living in Syria with family members, and federal officials announced a $50,000 reward for his arrest. (FBI) A fugitive sought for more than a decade and accused of taking part in a string of eco-sabotage attacks across the West is in custody in Portland and was to make his...
  • Antifa invades Portland City Hall, brutalizes officials (Video)

    08/08/2018 7:32:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    Medium ^ | 08/08/2018 | Jonathan Lockwood
    Antifa rioters invaded Portland City Hall just recently today injuring and attacking innocent people and officials. Arrests were made. This comes after violent riots where blood spilled into the streets and police had to respond with force to end the civil disturbance. The Willamette Week, a news organization owned by the Democrat Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s husband, made the civil disturbance out to be that the Portland Police Chief and her team violently attacked the innocent poor Antifa rioters, when in fact it was Antifa that was doing the violence and spilling the blood.“One demonstrator, who was masked and...
  • Protesters storm Portland City Hall, injuring guards; arrests made

    08/08/2018 5:14:29 PM PDT · by Mariner · 60 replies
    The Oregorian ^ | August 8th, 2018 | By SHANE DIXON KAVANAUGH and GORDON R. FRIEDMAN
    A protest against police brutality itself turned violent Wednesday when activists attempted to storm Portland City Hall, clobbered one security guard and scuffled with several others. It was the biggest disruption to a Portland City Council meeting in more than a year, but the Council did not address the substance of protesters' ire: violent crowd control techniques used by police during a large counter-demonstration downtown Saturday. Some of those who say they were injured by officers dressed in military gear and wielding batons or non-lethal munitions were on scene Wednesday, trying to speak with city officials. Amid an outcry over...
  • Antifa And Its Media Lapdogs Are Upset When Police Hold Them Accountable

    08/07/2018 9:13:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 8/7/2018 | Rob Shimshock
    Police in Berkeley, California, released names and headshots of individuals arrested during a Sunday protest, and Antifa and its allies are not pleased. The Berkeley Police Department published the information for 15 out of 20 individuals it arrested on its Twitter feed to much criticism from left-wing activists, reported The Guardian. Berkeley police’s tweets included arrested individuals’ names, ages, city of residence, as well as the charge on which they were arrested.
  • Portland police under fire for harsh treatment of Antifa (Awwwww!)

    08/06/2018 1:03:00 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 8/6/2018 | John Sexton
    There was another Patriot Prayer rally in Portland this weekend and Portland police are being criticized this morning by the ACLU for their rough treatment of Antifa. From KATU: The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon said Portland Police Bureau’s response to Saturday’s protest was “completely unacceptable” in a statement it issued Sunday. The Police Bureau is under scrutiny after some protesters reported they were injured when officers used “less lethal” force to control the crowd. Now, police say they’re conducting an internal investigation to see if officers followed bureau policies. Even Kathy Griffin is upset:
  • Portland far-right rally: police charge counterprotesters with batons drawn

    08/05/2018 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Mariner · 19 replies
    The Guardian (UK) via Yahoo ^ | August 5th, 2018 | Jason Wilson
    A Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Oregon has culminated in a police charge on counterprotesters, as a demonstration once again brought disorder and violence to the downtown area. Two hours into the scheduled protest, police moved towards leftwing counterprotesters with batons drawn, and used dozens of “flash bang” stun grenades and rounds containing pepper spray. As they moved on the counterprotest, Patriot Prayer marchers chanted “lock them up, lock them up”. Portland police sent hundreds of officers in riot gear to the rally, and for most of the day they kept Patriot Prayer, led by Republican US Senate candidate Joey...
  • Police deploy flash bangs, say projectiles thrown at officers during Portland protests

    08/04/2018 2:59:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 71 replies
    AP via KATU Portland ^ | August 4th, 2018 | KIRSTEN NICOLAISEN, KATU & GILLIAN FLACCUS
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Dueling protests in downtown Portland erupted into chaos after what the Portland Police Bureau says were bottles and rocks thrown at officers. Officers in riot gear deployed flash bangs at counterprotesters downtown near the Hawthorne Bridge, causing much of the group to quickly disperse. Soon after, officers declared the demonstration a 'civil disturbance.' Once again Saturday, Portland was home to clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city. A rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was the...
  • In Chaotic Scene, Portland Police Launch Flash-Bangs and Pepper Balls at Antifascist Protesters

    08/04/2018 3:25:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | Published 2:51 PM Updated 3:00 PM | Katie Shepherd
    The far-right groups stood across the street and laughed as they watched police deploy explosive devices on their adversaries. In the latest episode of a familiar, violent dance, Portland police deployed explosive devices and chemical irritants at antifascist protesters who arrived on the waterfront to confront right-wing marchers. The far-right groups, led by U.S. Senate candidate Joey Gibson and a men's fraternity called the Proud Boys, stood across the street and laughed as they watched police deploy "flash-bangs" on their adversaries. Shortly before 2 pm, police gave multiple orders for people standing at Southwest Naito Parkway and Columbia Street to...
  • Heavy Police Presence As Right-Wing, Antifa Groups Rally In Portland, Oregon

    08/04/2018 3:08:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counter-protesters rallied in Portland, Oregon, Saturday as police tried to prevent the gatherings from turning violent as they have before. The rally organized by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was the third to roil Portland this summer. Two previous events ended in bloody fistfights and riots, and one counter-protester was sent to the hospital with a skull fracture.This time, Gibson changed the venue from a federal plaza outside U.S. District Court to a waterfront park so some of his Oregon supporters could carry concealed weapons as they demonstrate. Protesters saw...
  • Portland mayor selects first African American woman to be next chief of police

    08/04/2018 8:44:21 AM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | By Maxine Bernstein
    Danielle Outlaw, a 19-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department who started as a police explorer when she was in high school, will serve as Portland's next chief, only the third outsider named to lead the Police Bureau. Her appointment Monday by Mayor Ted Wheeler comes at a critical time when community and police relations are strained and the force faces a daunting list of federally mandated reforms. The mayor said Outlaw shares his goals of improving bureau relationships with Portland's communities of color, increasing diversity on the 950-member force and embracing equity. Outlaw, 41, who has served as a...
  • Portland Protest Live and Anti-NRA Protests—Live Feeds [Links in #'s 26-28]

    08/04/2018 9:49:32 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 180 replies
    Various Live Feeds ^ | 8/4/18 | Rebelbase
    The Portland Protest is spinning up. Right now it's the opening act. Please post links to additional feeds as they come online. Live YouTube Feed Here.
  • Right-Wing Groups With Guns Plan to Impersonate and Infiltrate Antifa

    08/03/2018 4:37:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 3rd, 2018 | Kelly Weill
    Months of escalating clashes by far-right groups in Portland, Oregon could turn even uglier at a Saturday rally where the right has threatened to carry guns and infiltrate anti-fascist groups. Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys are far-right organizations that have attracted violent racists. The two groups have spearheaded a series of west coast rallies, including a June 30 rally in Portland that descended into violent clashes with anti-fascist protesters. Now they are scheduled to rally on Saturday in Portland, where their leaders have encouraged the carrying of guns and their followers have fantasized about beating up counter-protesters. Joey Gibson,...
  • Portland officials worry far-right rally this weekend could be next Charlottesville

    08/03/2018 8:15:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/03/18 | Aris Folley
    Officials in Portland, Ore., are worried the far-right rally planned for this weekend could turn into “another Charlottesville.” Fears of violent protests in the area are rising ahead of the rally scheduled on Saturday by Patriot Prayer, a conservative group founded by far-right Senate candidate Joey Gibson. In a “Hate Watch” report, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) warned “threats of violence” are looming over the upcoming rally, which it suggested could be “another Charlottesville.” The report comes days after Gibson said in a Facebook post last week that the “Freedom March” rally would be held at a location that...
  • Oregon man who admitted to causing death of girlfriend's toddler gets 10 years in prison

    08/01/2018 8:46:29 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 07/31/2018 | Everton Bailey Jr
    A 22-year-old man who admitted to causing the death of his then-girlfriend's 2-year-old son in 2016 was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison. . . . . . Multnomah County prosecutors said Kraig was Zachariah's sole caretaker on the day the child went into extreme medical distress, and he waited more than an hour before trying to get the boy help. Zachariah later died at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. He had bruises on his head, face, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and feet and a tear to his anus, court documents said.
  • Portland mayor rebuts ICE employees' claims he denied them police protection

    08/01/2018 8:04:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 31, 2018 | Gordon R. Friedman
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Tuesday denied claims by the union representing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement employees that city police officers would not respond to their urgent calls for service during a recent occupation by protesters. Through attorney Sean Riddell, the union on Monday criticized the mayor for his laissez faire approach to a protest at the local ICE field office, which lasted five weeks. When the protest began, Wheeler announced that he would not allow Portland police officers to be "sucked into a conflict" over the protest and said federal police would be responsible for protecting their own building...
  • McCarthy wants Twitter to ban candidate for offensive remarks about Melania Trump

    07/31/2018 8:53:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/31/2018 | Aris Folley
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday called for Twitter to ban the account of an independent congressional candidate in Oregon who made offensive remarks about first lady Melania Trump. “This attack on @FLOTUS is disgraceful,” McCarthy said in a tweet, referring to remarks made by candidate Mark Roberts on Monday. “Comments like these have no business on any platform," the California Republican said, while also tagging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in the tweet. "This account should be banned ASAP.”
  • City of Portland, TriMet to pay unknown cost for cleaning up Occupy ICE camp

    07/31/2018 7:31:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    KPTV ^ | Jul 25, 2018 | Marja Martinez
    Cleanup has begun at what, for five weeks, was the Occupy ICE PDX camp. Portland Police Bureau officers limited access to the site earlier today, calling it a biohazard
  • Melania Trump Called ‘Hoebag’ By Oregon Congressional Candidate Mark Roberts

    07/31/2018 2:23:57 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 07/31/2018 | Aaron Homer
    Melania Trump is a “hoebag” who “works by the hour,” according to an Oregon congressional candidate via Twitter. Mark Roberts is an Independent Party candidate for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District, according to Ballotpedia. And on Monday night, he made a tweet that he may yet wind up regretting (as of now, he hasn’t – but more on that in a few paragraphs).
  • ICE officers demand Portland mayor apologize for 'Occupy ICE' chaos

    07/31/2018 5:18:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Portland’s mayor violated the Constitution by ordering his police officers to stand down, allowing protesters to menace ICE employees over the last six weeks, according to agency employees who sent a cease-and-desist letter to the city Monday. The Oregon city has been at the forefront of nationwide anti-ICE protests this summer, after Mayor Ted Wheeler encouraged Occupy ICE, saying he supported their cause and didn’t want Portland’s police to interfere with their demonstration. That left protesters free to shut down the building leased by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, build an encampment on nearby land, and mount a harassment campaign...
  • ICE officers demand Portland mayor apologize for 'Occupy ICE' chaos

    07/30/2018 11:23:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    ICE officers sent a cease-and-desist letter Monday to the mayor in Portland, Oregon, demanding he apologize for ordering city police to stand down as protesters ravaged the immigration agency’s headquarters and menaced its employees. Agency employees say they were harassed, followed and had their personal vehicles damaged when protesters tried to block them from leaving. They say Portland police refused to respond, under orders from Mayor Ted Wheeler, who said he backed the protesters over the feds. With police on the sidelines the Occupy ICE protesters shut down U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s building on Macadam Avenue for a week...