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  • 2 Fatally Stabbed on Portland Train After Trying to Calm ‘Ranting’ Man, Police Say

    05/27/2017 7:06:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 5/27/2017 | Phil Helsel
    Two people were fatally stabbed after trying to intervene when a man was spewing "hate speech" on a Portland, Oregon train on Friday, police said. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was captured south of the Hollywood transit center shortly after the 4:30 p.m. stabbing on a MAX light rail train, Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said.
  • Portland Burrito Shop Forced to Close After Getting Hounded for ‘Stealing From Mexico’

    05/24/2017 5:09:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    heatst.com ^ | May 23, 2017 | William Hicks
    Kali Wilgus and Liz “LC” Connelly, owners of Portland pop-up shop Kooks Burritos, just wanted to make and sell some really great burritos. So when they were on a trip to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, they “picked the brains” of the local tortilla ladies and brought those recipes back to the States. “I picked the brains of every tortilla lady there in the worst broken Spanish ever, and they showed me a little of what they did,” Connelly told Willamette Weekly. “They told us the basic ingredients, and we saw them moving and stretching the dough similar to how pizza makers do before...
  • Oregon burrito shop run by white women shuts down amid accusations of cultural appropriation

    05/24/2017 3:01:38 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 90 replies
    Full title--Portland burrito shop forced to close amid accusations of cultural appropriation, stealing recipes The closure of Kooks Burritos comes a week after its owners, Kali Wilgus and Liz “LC” Connely” were featured in the popular Willamette Weekly, Fox News reported. The week-end pop-up shop, initially housed in a taco truck, was an immediate hit when they first started dishing out their Mexican-inspired cuisine after a trip to Puerto Nuevo last December. “I picked the brains of every tortilla lady there in the worst broken Spanish ever, and they showed me a little of what they did,” Connelly told the...
  • 'Community member' term for suspects on Seattle police use of force reports

    05/20/2017 3:45:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    When Seattle police officers write use of force reports they no longer call a suspect a suspect. “Community member” is the new term. Several officers say the term is offensive, explaining their work with violent suspects. Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said. Police fatally shot Butts after they said he shot the officers. “I think this...
  • Portland Burrito Shop Forced to Close After Getting Hounded for ‘Stealing From Mexico’

    05/23/2017 3:46:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 84 replies
    The company’s Yelp reviews are flooded with one-star reviews from the PC police, using terms like “white mediocrity” and “Latinx” while comparing Kooks Burritos to colonialism.
  • Deputies: Man reportedly carrying human head stabs employee at Estacada store

    05/14/2017 9:13:23 PM PDT · by doc maverick · 88 replies
    KGW TV ^ | Nate Hanson
    ESTACADA, Ore. – A man reportedly covered in blood, holding a knife and carrying what appeared to be a human head walked into an Estacada grocery store and stabbed an employee Sunday afternoon, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office...
  • Man With Mental Health Issues Last Seen 6 Weeks Ago

    05/13/2017 9:16:54 PM PDT · by doc maverick · 23 replies
    KOIN ^ | 5-13-2017 | Staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Gresham police are looking for a man with mental health issues who is considered a danger to himself and others. Hassan Abdulhadi Ibrahim, 36, was reported missing on May 11....
  • Man who threatened Obama's life on social media sentenced to 63 months in federal prison

    05/13/2017 5:04:19 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 52 replies
    An Oregon man who threatened on social media to kill former President Barack Obama and shoot FBI agents was sentenced Friday to 63 months in federal prison. John Roos, 62, of Medford, Ore., had threatened on Twitter to kill Obama and his family on Facebook and to shoot FBI agents with hunting rifles. According to the Mail Tribune's review of court documents, Roos said he did not intend to carry out the threats but that they were meant to "blow off steam." According to an affidavit written by FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Gray, and reported by the Oregonian, Roos said...
  • Oregon Democrats propose $2B business tax

    05/05/2017 2:27:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC KGW-TV ^ | May 5, 2017 | by Diane Dietz
    Oregon’s Democratic lawmakers came up with the most detailed plan yet on Thursday for fixing the state’s wobbly budget by tapping business coffers. House Speaker Tina Kotek would place a 0.95 percent tax on annual business sales in excess of $5 million. About 5,000 businesses would pay the new tax. The Democrats’ gross receipts tax proposal would replace the existing corporate income tax, which produces about $1 billion in revenues a year. The new tax would take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Businesses with sales under the $5 million threshold would pay a flat $250 annual filing fee. Businesses with less...
  • Feminist Journal Apologized for Article on ‘Transracialism’

    05/05/2017 8:50:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    How are mere conservatives to keep up with the latest in PC etiquette if the politically correct cannot even do so? Hypatia, a feminist academic journal, issued an apology for publishing a journal article on 'transracialism,' per Inside Higher Ed. Transracialism is the concept that a person can self-identify as a member of a different race. Inside Higher Ed referred to the Rachel Dolezal case, where the former NAACP chapter president identified as a black woman, but was born as a white woman. The journal editors said that the piece should not have been published and admitted that they did...
  • Class focused on great Greco-Roman books may be changed after students complain it’s too white

    05/05/2017 6:46:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 5, 2017 | Max Diamond
    At Reed College, a mandatory freshman literature course focused on the works of great thinkers underpinning Western Civilization has come under fire from campus activists, who allege the mandate is systemically racist because the class only assigns the works of white authors and therefore perpetuates white privilege and racism.
  • U. of Oregon 'Men's Center': White Men Can't Be Victims of Racism, Sexism

    05/04/2017 6:08:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 3, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    Some colleges now have "men's centers," which sounds like a good way for college men to discuss issues that impact men alone -- such as rampant Title IX abuse. Nope. These "men's centers" are just yet another means of indoctrinating young men with radical feminist, Leftist lunacy. A prime example is below. A post on the University of Oregon's Men's Center's Facebook page argues that white men cannot be the victims of racism or sexism:
  • Prosperous Oregon considers historic renter protection law

    05/02/2017 7:51:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2017 5:06 PM EDT | Andrew Selsky
    Yesica Sanchez recently found a notice attached to the front door of her two-bedroom apartment that said her rent was almost doubling. The divorced mother held the paper in her hand in a state of shock. […] Oregon has become one of America’s most popular moving destinations, with tens of thousands of newcomers each year drawn by its forests and mountains, its quirky city of Portland and its job opportunities. Oregon set a historical low jobless rate in March of 3.8 percent. But the inflow has caused a rental housing crisis across the state, with too few homes being built....
  • ‘Everyone Will Be Subject To Arrest’ — Portland Protest Turns Into Riot

    05/02/2017 7:38:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/1/2017 | Peter Hasson
    A left-wing May Day protest in Portland, Oregon devolved into a riot on Monday, as law enforcement struggled to maintain order. Portland, a known leftist hotbed, has struggled to contain explosive anti-Trump protests. The mayor admitted in February that the “culture of protest” will be the norm in Portland for the “foreseeable future.”
  • 25 arrested after Portland May Day march turns into riot (Violent Fascists snowflakes at it again)

    05/02/2017 5:26:37 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 15 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- What began as a peaceful march for labor rights on May Day in Portland turned violent as a group of self-described anarchists snowflakes threw objects at officers and officers fired non-lethal weapons back. Police canceled the permitted march and deemed it a riot as tensions escalated. Portland police arrested 25 protesters, on charges ranging from arson to assault, criminal mischief and theft. All 25 suspects were cited for failing to obey a peace officer, and police said the arrests will be reviewed for additional charges.
  • Oregon Bill Legalizes Starving Dementia Patients

    04/30/2017 7:02:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 80 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 28, 2017 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.
    Allows natural feeding to be withheld from conscious patients PORTLAND, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A bill in Oregon's senate is crafted to allow mentally ill patients to be starved to death.Oregon law mandates that healthcare providers give food and water to all conscious patients, who can receive it naturally such as by spoon feeding. SB 494, which is currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee, would remove this mandate for patients suffering from dementia and other mental illnesses.Gayle Atterberry, executive director of Oregon Right to Life, remarked, "Nursing homes and other organizations dedicated to protecting vulnerable patients work hard to make sure...
  • Opposing groups clash, march on 82nd Avenue after parade cancellation; 3 arrested

    04/29/2017 8:11:37 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 12 replies
    KATU Portland Oregon ^ | Saturday, April 29th 2017 | KATU.com Staff
    Portland Police officers dressed in riot gear patrolled the march, and worked to keep the opposing groups on opposite sides of the street despite several cases of "intermingling." Officers said they saw demonstrators with guns, improvised weapons, and defensive gear in the area, but no violence was reported. Police did, however, arrest one person wearing a pumpkin outfit for disorderly conduct. The person was later identified as a man named Luis Marquez. Officers say they found a collapsable baton on Marquez.
  • Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy Freed From "The Hole" Solitary Confinement in Nevada (BUNKERVILLE STANDOFF)

    04/28/2017 4:00:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    4/28/2017 | Self
    There was word late last evening that Ammon and Ryan Bundy have been moved from solitary confinement at the Southern Nevada Detention Center in Pahrump. The Bundy Brothers were put in the hole for refusing to comply with frequent body cavity searches conducted under prison rules. A few days ago Ryan Bundy filed a lawsuit in connection with his punishment at the prison. Ammon and Ryan Bundy are in prison awaiting trial later this year in connection with the April 2014 Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Ranch. Activist Gavin Seim posted a video on his Facebook page reporting the release of...
  • Oregon Man Fined $500 for ‘Unlawful’ Study That Found Yellow Stoplights Are Too Short

    04/27/2017 2:34:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 132 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | April 27, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    An Oregon man has been fined $500 by the state government for suggesting that yellow traffic lights should last slightly longer. The Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying hit Mats Järlström with a fine for unlawfully engaging in the “practice of engineering” by studying the state’s traffic flow systems.
  • Organizers cancel 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, after protesters threaten to shut it down

    04/27/2017 10:55:18 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 04/26/2017 | Jamie Hale
    A threatening email has derailed one of the Portland Rose Festival's signature events, and spurred new debate about the ongoing political protests in Portland. Organizers of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade announced Tuesday that the event will be canceled, for fear that the east Portland parade could be disrupted by "the type of riots which happen in downtown Portland." Originally scheduled this Saturday, April 29, the parade is meant to highlight the local community and businesses along Southeast 82nd Avenue, aiming to turn around the negative perception many people have of the area. It started in 2007 and has...