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  • Hate Crime Hoax in Oregon: Politician wrote a threatening letter to himself about his own race and sexuality

    07/08/2020 1:25:15 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 23 replies (CBS News Oregon) ^ | July 6, 2020 | Thomas Yazwinski
    UMATILLA COUNTY, Ore. -- A man who claimed he received a hate-filled, racist letter from an anonymous person allegedly wrote the letter himself, Hermiston Police say.
  • Another hate crime hoax: Oregon commission candidate admits he wrote ‘racist’ letter to himself

    07/08/2020 8:25:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.bizpacreview ^ | July 7, 2020 | Jon Dougherty
    An Oregon man gunning for a seat at the political table has joined the ranks of now notorious hate crime ‘hoaxers’ Jussie Smollett and Bubba Wallace. A Hispanic candidate for an Oregon county commission seat has admitted he faked a ‘racist’ letter to himself, though he now says he never meant to “mislead” anyone. Jonathan Lopez, who ran an unsuccessful primary campaign for a seat on the Umatilla County commission in May, had initially claimed that a racially-tinged letter had been left in his mailbox. But in an email to the press on Monday, Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said...
  • City details Portland protest violence, damage, cost of repairs in response to motion to restrict tear gas, crowd control weapons

    07/08/2020 5:32:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Portland Oregonian ^ | July 7, 2020 | By Maxine Bernstein
    Portland police and Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies have filed court documents that give a day-by-day accounting of their protest response over the last six weeks, including dozens of videos that show violence downtown, photos of broken windows to courthouses and businesses and a list of more than 100 fires set. They estimated repair costs to public buildings approaching $300,000 so far and $4.8 million in property damage to businesses. The inventory was among more than 100 pages submitted to U.S. District Court by the city and county to answer a lawsuit filed by Don’t Shoot Portland. The nonprofit group seeks...
  • Portland Gets a Taste of Mob's New World as Cops Announce They Will Only Respond to Certain Calls

    07/07/2020 10:39:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 7/6/2020 | Christine Favocci
    In the face of violent protests throughout the nation, the rallying cry by many perpetrating the mayhem is for police to be defunded or disbanded. The people of Portland, Oregon, had a brief glimpse of that reality, as police were forced to ignore all but emergency calls after law enforcement was tied up responding to violent rioting over the Independence Day holiday weekend. Public Information Officer Lt. Tina Jones provided hourly video updates on the situation on the Portland Police Bureau Twitter feed overnight Saturday into early Sunday morning, including announcing that the city would not be able to respond...
  • Police: Man in stolen vehicle flees officers, crashes into woman in separate stolen vehicle in Newberg; both arrested.

    07/07/2020 1:22:19 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 42 replies
    Fox 12 Oregon ^ | July 6, 2020 | Staff
    NEWBERG, OR (KPTV) - Two drivers in separate stolen vehicles were arrested following a crash in Newberg over the weekend. On Sunday morning, officers responded to a report of a suspect that had just stolen a person's Toyota Land Cruiser. The stolen vehicle was located minutes later as it went through town, according to police. The suspect attempted to elude police through downtown Newberg, then crashed into an occupied Buick Regal near East Franklin and College Street. The driver in the Toyota, identified as Randy Lee Cooper, 27, of Portland, was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempting...
  • 7 arrested, accused of racist harassment, illegal fireworks on Oregon coast beach

    07/05/2020 4:14:42 PM PDT · by Inspectorette · 41 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 4, 2020 | Jamie Hale
    Police arrested seven men on the central Oregon coast Saturday night following an alleged racist incident during a Fourth of July celebration on the beach. Lincoln City Police said the men were part of a group of 10 white people from Clark County, Washington, who had been harassing a Black family by yelling racist slurs and using Nazi salutes as people spent the holiday on the beach in front of the Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City. After officers arrived, they formed a barricade between the group and the family, allowing the family to safely leave the beach, police...
  • Injured Seattle Protester Feared Going Out to Protest After 'Death Threats'

    07/05/2020 8:49:59 AM PDT · by RideForever · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/5/2020 | By Khaleda Rahman
    Just hours before the incident, Love had taken to Facebook and revealed in a post on Friday that she was "scared af" of going out to protest because of "death threats from various hate groups."
  • Portland police declare ‘riot’ again – as city sees 38th straight day of unrest

    07/05/2020 4:55:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    Police in Portland, Ore., declared a riot around 11 p.m. local time Saturday as Independence Day marked the 38th consecutive day of civil unrest in the city. Later, around 1 a.m. Sunday local time, a large crowd was seen marching near the the Multnomah County Justice Center, the federal courthouse where rioters and protesters frequently gather.
  • Twice on July Fourth, police declare riot in downtown Portland

    07/05/2020 12:15:45 AM PDT · by rintintin · 19 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | July 4 | K. Rambo | The Oregonian/OregonLive
    For the second time in less than 24 hours, Portland Police declared a downtown demonstration a riot during Fourth of July protests. Mayor Ted Wheeler expressed concerns about Portland being “on edge,” heading into Fourth of July weekend. A riot was declared around 4 a.m. Saturday in downtown Portland after overnight demonstrations, but events through the day remained generally peaceful until late Saturday, when police again declared a riot.
  • The US Military Is Protecting The Portland Federal Courthouse Under Attack Tonight By Antifa

    07/03/2020 1:47:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/03/20 | Andy NGO
    The US military is protecting the Portland federal courthouse under attack tonight by antifa black bloc militants. They rushed out and made an arrest here. Antifa have been trying to set the building on fire for hours.  
  • VIDEO: Rioters Set Fire to Historic Thompson Elk Fountain in Portland (Elk are racist?)

    07/02/2020 11:21:33 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/20
    Rioters set fire to the 120-year-old Thompson Elk Fountain located near a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, Wednesday night. Thursday morning, Post Millennial Editor-at-Large Andy Ngô shared video footage of the burning statue: The rioters also tore off wood boards protecting the courthouse’s windows and used them for firewood and barricades, according to Fox News. “Protesters threw water bottles and other projectiles as police fired pepper balls and at least one flash-bang at protesters in front of the courthouse, according to freelance reporter Sergio Olmos,” the article noted. The Thompson Elk Fountain was placed in the middle of SW Main...
  • Civil rights organizations decry Portland TV reporter’s tweet about Palestinian liberation movement

    07/01/2020 8:51:43 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 07/1/2020 | Jayati Ramakrishnan
    Leaders of civil rights organizations spoke out Tuesday night after a reporter from a Portland TV station tweeted anti-Palestinian sentiments from a professional account while covering a protest. Jenny Young, a reporter with KOIN, was at a rally at Peninsula Park in North Portland, and tweeted about a speaker who praised the BDS movement. BDS, which stands for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, is a Palestinian-led movement, which upholds the principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity. Young described the speaker, who was not identified, as “openly anti-Zionist”, and the BDS movement as “an anti-Semitic...
  • Couple Killed After Crabbing Vessel Sinks Crossing Siuslaw River Bar in Oregon

    06/30/2020 7:45:01 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 30, 2020 | Mike Schuler
    Two people were killed early Monday morning after their fishing vessel struck a jetty in the Siuslaw River Bar and sank near Florence, Oregon.
  • Protesters burn an American flag hanging outside Portland Justice Center and replace it with a Black Lives Matter sign on the 30th day of demonstrations that have caused carnage in the city

    06/29/2020 3:38:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 28, 2020 | Lauren Edmonds and Lauren Court
    Protesters burned an American flag hung outside of the Justice Center in Portland, Oregon, and replaced it with a Black Lives Matter sign on the 30th straight day of anti-racism demonstrations in the city. A protest led by Rose City Justice brought more than a hundred people outside the steps of the Multnomah County Justice Center, which has become a popular spot for demonstrations. There, tensions flared as the city entered another night of demonstrations against police brutality, racism and the death of George Floyd.
  • PORTLAND: ANTIFA Sets Fire To Police Station With Police Still Inside

    06/28/2020 5:05:34 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    Arrest Information for June 25th Demonstrations At approximately 10:00 pm, several hundred demonstrators began gathering outside North Precinct near Northeast Emerson Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard. Demonstrators arrived with supplies to build a fence and began erecting one which stretched from the south side of North Precinct to the north side of the Boys and Girls Club. While building the fence, demonstrators blocked northbound traffic at Northeast MLK Boulevard. During this time, demonstrators began throwing projectiles at police including glass bottles. By 11:00 p.m., demonstrators began moving dumpsters and other large barriers around North Precinct. Some demonstrators began ramming the dumpsters into large garage doors located on the...
  • Polls Schmolls (Saturbray)

    06/27/2020 8:44:29 AM PDT · by bray · 23 replies ^ | 6/27/2020 | bray
    For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:25 (King James Version) Once again, we have to go through the basics to bring people like Tucker Carlson off the ledge. People ax all the time how you have predicted the last ten presidential elections in a row or picked 44 of 50 states last time and it is always the same answer. I go against the Echo Chamber including Fox Bush News and analyze the things which truly matter. I picked Trump when he came down...
  • North Portland Descends Into 'War Zone' as Antifa Tries to Set up Another 'Autonomous Zone'

    06/26/2020 7:15:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/26/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
  • Protests flare overnight in NE Portland; property damage, use of tear gas reported

    06/26/2020 6:35:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 26, 2020 | by Jim Ryan
    Protests flared overnight in Northeast Portland, resulting in confrontations between police and protesters, property damage and fires. Reports say police used tear gas to disperse crowds. Police have not released information about munitions used during the demonstration, which began Thursday and stretched into the early-morning hours Friday. They did say multiple people were arrested and that businesses were vandalized and looted. The protest, which was among others held Thursday in Portland on the one-month anniversary of George Floyd’s death, drew hundreds of marchers to the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct on Killingsworth Street. Police later declared an unlawful assembly and...
  • Oregon County Issues Face Mask Order That Exempts Non-White People (Only Whites Have To Wear Masks)

    06/23/2020 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/23/20 | Jakie Solo
    Lincoln County, Oregon, has exempted non-white people from a new order requiring that face coverings be worn in public — to prevent racial profiling. Health officials announced last week residents must wear face coverings in public settings where they may come within six feet of another individual who is not from the same household. But people of color do not have to follow the new rule if they have “heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment” over wearing the masks, officials said. “No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply,” health officials said. With mask requirements becoming...
  • Portland Antifa tries to lock people in at Justice Center, then light it on fireIt isn't stupidity. It isn't protesting. This is evil. Period.

    06/19/2020 4:36:42 PM PDT · by · 55 replies ^ | June 17, 2020 | Lorie Wimble
    According to the Portland Police Department and independent journalists on the scene, violent Antifa “protesters” were locking doors from the outside of the Justice Center in downtown. Then, they were trying to light fires around the building with people still inside. TWITTER Portland Police @PortlandPolice · Jun 17 Some demonstrators have locked the doors from the outside of the Justice Center and are lighting fires on 2nd Avenue. They are also tampering with the roll up doors of the Justice Center on 2nd Avenue. This is a life safety issue. Remove the items now! This comes a day after the...