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  • PSU student among those arrested at recent anti-Trump protests (Unintentionally hilarious video)

    12/02/2016 12:03:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Portland State University Vanguard ^ | December 1, 2016 | Matthew Andrews
    Two weeks in and it’s already ancient news that 120 people, including several Portland State students, were arrested during a demonstration in downtown Portland on Nov. 12. The myriad of ongoing demonstrations have included blocked freeways, a shooting on the Morrison Bridge, disruption caused by violent factions—and subsequent fundraising efforts to repair property damage—and the ongoing drama of post-election rumors of fraud and recount petitions. It is easy to lose sight of those individually affected by current events. Daniel Vega, a senior at PSU studying music composition and completing his Bachelor of Music degree, was among those arrested on Nov....
  • U.S. marshals explain why they grabbed Ammon Bundy's lawyer (OREGON STANDOFF-TASER ATTACK)

    12/01/2016 3:56:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/29/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A judge in Washington has been assigned to handle the citation against Ammon Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford, who was accused of failing to follow a federal officers direction.... Moments after a jury returned not guilty verdicts for Bundy and six co-defendants on Oct. 27 in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Mumford stood before U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown and argued that his client should be released from custody immediately. ..U.S. marshals slowly moved in and surrounded Mumford at his defense table. The judge directed them to move back, but moments later the marshals grabbed Mumford, tackled...

    11/30/2016 1:59:49 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 42 replies ^ | Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | ABC11
    HILLSBORO, Ore. (WTVD) -- A school district in Oregon is joining many others around the country in a controversial decision to ban holiday symbols and decorations from the classroom. KATU reports Santa Claus is no longer welcome in Hillsboro Schools, outside Portland. The district told staff who wished to decorate offices or doors to refrain from religious-themed decorations or images, including Santa. The students are not allowed to wear anything Santa-themed, either. "It really went out as a notification to staff, not even parents, just to make sure they are being sensitive and thoughtful as they enter the holiday season,"...
  • Prosecutors face deadline to decide on remaining Oregon standoff defendants

    11/22/2016 4:24:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/21/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Federal prosecutors must tell the court on Dec. 12 how they plan to proceed with the seven remaining Oregon standoff defendants set to go to trial in mid-February, U.S. District Judge Anna Brown ordered Monday. The prosecutors must say what charges they intend to pursue against each of the defendants or if they plan to seek a further delay in the Feb. 14 trial. During a brief status conference, Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Gabriel told the judge that the government is still evaluating evidence and considering other charges against the seven in light of last month's acquittal of occupation leader...
  • OR: Pistol Attack, AR 15 Rifle Defense, Justified

    11/18/2016 2:37:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On October 12, at 8 p.m., a convicted felon ambushed a couple at their campsite near Butte Falls in Oregon. The attacker, Dick Laurence Zoomer Daniels, had a history with the woman, Mariah Silviera. There was a dispute about the ownership of a truck that was parked at the camp site. Daniels had been dropped off at the site by a different female friend. He set up a hide overlooking the site. When the sheriff's department investigated, they found a scoped .243 bolt action rifle there. Fate intervened. The couple, Mariah Silveria and Shane Young, returned after dark. Sunset...
  • Oregon State University employees - Election Counseling Available

    11/18/2016 8:26:20 PM PST · by dila813 · 26 replies
    email | November 17, 2016 2:56 | Chastain, Donna
    From: [] On Behalf Of Chastain, Donna Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 2:56 PM To: Inform-C06 (Classified); Inform-C07 (Professional Faculty); Inform-C08 (Instructors, Research Associates/Assistants); Inform-C09 (Professors, Associate/Assistant Professors) Subject: [Inform-c07] Employee Assistance Session - Friday, November 18th OSU Community, In support of Oregon State University employees that are experiencing concerns, emotions and stress following the national elections, we have scheduled an Employee Assistance session co-facilitated by Cascade Centers (EAP) and Larry Roper, interim director of the School of Language, Culture and Society. This session is a facilitated conversation about concerns and emotions and focuses on constructive and healthy ways...
  • Oregon refuge occupier Ryan Payne seeks hearing on request to withdraw plea (OREGON STANDOFF)

    11/19/2016 4:26:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/18/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A defense lawyer Friday urged a federal judge to hold a hearing that his client Ryan Payne can attend in the fight to withdraw his guilty plea in the Malheur National Wildlife occupation case. Payne doesn't want to waive his right to go to the hearing even if it's put off until after his prosecution in Nevada in the 2014 Cliven Bundy ranch standoff. Payne's lawyer Richard Federico, reiterated that his client's guilty plea to the Oregon federal conspiracy charge rested upon the resolution of both the Oregpon and Nevada cases. Prosecutors hace argued that Payne's guilty plea in the...
  • Leftist Goons Spray-Paint Car with [bleep] Trump Then Torch If After Noticing its Pro-Trump Sticker

    11/18/2016 5:24:07 PM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The tolerant left strikes again Goons in Portland, Oregon spray-painted a car with anti-Trump graffiti then torched it. The car had a small Trump sticker on it. A car was spray-painted with anti-Donald Trump graffiti and set on fire in southeast Portland. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau) A witness to the crime heard an explosion and saw a person jumping in place several times next to the car.
  • PPS students react to Trump victory with 'Unity Week'

    11/17/2016 6:48:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Portland Tribune ^ | November 17, 2016 | Shasta Kearns Moore
    As Portland recovered from the surprise of the presidential election, there was a group of people who may have felt even more emotional about the outcome but who didnt have the right to vote. Its frustrating not being able to vote but having such a strong opinion about this election, said Brooke Waxman, a 15-year-old Grant High School student who was rooting for Hillary Clinton. I just thought she was so obviously the choice. High schoolers and middle schoolers across Portland made headlines and a lot of noise during a loosely organized walkout campaign last Monday, Nov. 14, the first...
  • A Pro-Trump Civil Rights March in Portland?

    11/17/2016 8:13:42 AM PST · by Jack Black · 25 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Jack Black
    I've been toying with the idea of having a "Support President Trump" rally in Portland, OR. Obviously the city has just gone through a week of violent leftist protests. These are clearly intended to suppress conservative people, thought and support for Trump in the city. Put bluntly there is a very high level of intimidation in these events. Which got me to thinking about other times when mobs have been used to intimidate. The Civil Rights era is perhaps the one I am most familiar with, where large ad-hoc groups of sheriff's deputies and "concerned citizens" were used to harrass...
  • Trump pardon for NH activist jailed in Nevada? (Bunkerville Standoff 2014)

    11/17/2016 4:43:21 AM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 11/16/2016 | Dan Tuohy
    Friends of conservative activist Jerry DeLemus, who is in prison in connection with the 2014 Bundy ranch standoff in Nevada, hope that President-elect Donald Trump can one day offer a reprieve. "I'm hoping that he does step in and pardon him" said state Rep. Al Baldasaro, R-Londonderry, a national leader in Trump's veteran outreach campaign. "Jerry is an honorable guy." DeLemus, a state co-chairman of Trump;'s veterans coalition, agreed to plead guilty Aug. 25 to two counts for his role in the armed standoff at Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada in April 2014. DeLemus decided to withdraw his guilty plea...
  • February conspiracy trial for remaining Oregon occupation defendants still on...(OREGON STANDOFF)

    11/17/2016 4:00:46 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/16/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Federal prosecutors signaled Wednesday that they plan to go forward with a trial in February against the remaining occupiers charged in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. But they asked to delay summoning a jury as they continue to evaluate how to proceed against the six men and one woman still facing a federal conspiracy charge in the Oregon standoff case. The prosecutors' much-anticipated court filing didn't reveal any hints of their strategy in the wake of the surprising acquittals of the occupation's key figures last month. Defense attorneys, including Oregon's federal public defender, and some of the...
  • Oregon official who bullied Christian bakery owners loses election

    11/16/2016 4:13:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | November 16, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    An Oregon bureaucrat who waged political jihad against the owners of a Christian bakery was given the heave-ho by voters. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian was defeated by Republican Dennis Richardson in his bid to be Secretary of State. It's the first time a Republican has been elected to a statewide office in Oregon since 2002. So consider this Avakian was too liberal for what is arguably one of the most liberal states in the country. Avakian, a passionate advocate for the LGBTQIA crowd, was thrust into the national spotlight when he declared war on a Christian bakery in 2013.
  • AMEN! Oregon Democrat who put Christian bakers out of business gets served JUSTICE

    11/16/2016 2:17:04 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 11/15/16 | Allen B. West
    Youve seen the story multiple times already: a Christian baker declines to cater a gay wedding, and gets sued in the process. The most publicized came out of Oregon, where the bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa chose not to bake a wedding for a same-sex wedding. Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her mother visited Sweet Cakes planning to order a wedding cake. Bowman-Cryer had purchased a cake previously from the Kleins for her mothers sixth wedding. Bowman-Cryer wanted to have the same cake she had purchased for her mother. Thats when Aaron Klein asked what the name of the bride and groom...
  • Bundy brothers now in federal custody in Nevada

    11/16/2016 3:56:25 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/15/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan Bundy were transferred Monday from a federal detention center in Seattle to Nevada, where they face federal prosecution stemming from the 2014 standoff with federal agents outside their father Cliven Bundy's ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada. The Bundy brothers were moved from the downtown Portland jail to the Federal Detention Center at SeaTac on Nov. 2, six days after they were acquitted of federal conspiracy and weapons charges...... The Bundy brothers remained at the federal detention center in Seattle until Monday, when they were flown to Nevada. Ammon Bundy, 41, and Ryan Bundy, 44, are...
  • Most of arrested Portland protesters didn't vote in Oregon (Weren't registered or didn't vote)

    11/15/2016 3:10:35 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies ^ | 11/15/2016 | Kyle Iboshi
    PORTLAND, Ore. More than 70 percent of the 112 protesters arrested in Portland last week didnt vote in Oregon, according to state election records. The other approximately 30 percent did cast a ballot in Oregon or in another state. At least seventy-nine demonstrators either didnt turn in a ballot or werent registered to vote in the state. Following Tuesday's presidential election of Donald Trump, thousands of people took to the streets in downtown Portland for five straight notes. The activity included at least one night that the police declared to be a riot, with more than $1 million in...
  • Odds and Ends: Three Election Outcomes You Probably Haven't Heard Much About

    11/15/2016 11:48:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Townhall Tipsheet ^ | 11/14/16 | Guy Benson
    You know the big stuff already: Donald Trump won the presidency, defeating Hillary Clinton by bursting through her leaky blue firewall.... Meanwhile, here are three lower-profile results that are worth noting: (1) Oregon's Democratic Secretary of State went down to defeat, marking the first GOP victory in a statewide election in 14 years. More significantly, the loser of this race was known to many as the infamous bully who led the charge to fine a Christian-owned bakery $144,000 for declining to provide services to a same-sex wedding... (2) In Colorado, voters absolutely demolished a ballot initiative to create a government-run,...
  • Oregon: More Than Half of Anti-Trump Protesters Arrested Didnt Vote

    11/15/2016 8:02:37 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    According to KGW8, more than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Oregon didnt even vote. Raise your hand if youre surprised.... Didnt vote, but theyre going to complain about, wait for itTHE VOTE.
  • Prosecutors seek 3 separate trials in Bunkerville standoff case

    11/15/2016 3:59:17 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 11/14/2016 | Jeff German
    Federal prosecutors have proposed three separate trials next year for the remaining 17 defendants charged in the April 2014 Bunkerville standoff. In court papers over the weekend, prosecutors suggested trying the alleged leaders-Peter Santilli, Ryan Payne, Cliven Bundy and Bundy's sons Ammon and Ryan--on Feb. 6, the existing trial date. Proescutors then suggested a May trial for the alleged mid-level organizers and followers--Dave Bundy, Mel Bundy, Joseph O'Shaughnessy, Brian Cavalier, James Woods and Micah McGuire. A third trial is proposed in August for the alleged gunmen: Ricky Lovelien, Todd Engel, Gregory Burleson, Eric Parker, Scott Drexler and Steven Stewart...... The...
  • Portland District Attorney Drops Charges on Over 100 Anti-Trump Protesters

    11/14/2016 8:21:42 PM PST · by Rufus Shinra · 39 replies
    Reuters, Fox News via Trump Conservative ^ | 11/14/2016 | Reuters, Fox News via Rufus Shinra
    <p>Over the past week thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Portland, Oregon, resulting in a shooting, disruption of traffic, injuries and arrests.</p> <p>At least 113 protesters were arrested in Portland since the election, over 70 of them on Saturday alone, and although the protesters claim they are having a "peaceful" demonstration, one man was shot on Friday night and had to be rushed to the hospital.</p>
  • Oregon Bully Who Took Down Christian Bakery Tossed Out in Election

    Politics Oregon Bully Who Took Down Christian Bakery Tossed Out in Election In 2013, Oregon Democrat Brad Avakian, as commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, put a Christian bakery out of business because its owners stood up for their religious convictions. Fast forward to 2016 and Avakian, not unlike many of his fellow Democrats, got served a big slice of sweet justice. Sweetcakes by Melissa, owned by Melissa and Aaron Klein, was forced out of business by Avakian and the BOLI in 2013. Klein told Independent Journal Review that they were fined $135,000 and the state garnished...
  • PICTURED: The 71 protesters arrested during fourth night of violent anti-Trump protests in Portland

    11/13/2016 6:35:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 138 replies ^ | November 13, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For
    A whopping 71 people were arrested in Portland during the fourth night of anti-Trump protests that saw police hurling flash grenades and tear gas on demonstrators. Authorities say most individuals failed to comply with several lawful orders to vacate city streets in the downtown area of the city. In addition, projectiles including road flares and bottles were thrown at police officers throughout the evening. A police vehicle was also spray painted with an anti-Trump message. Five people were given criminal citations, while 67 people were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. A total of nine people did not have a...
  • Fox News LIVE Stream Anti-Trump Protests Riot Protests in Portland Donald Trump Presidency Protests

    11/12/2016 8:07:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 119 replies
    Sports Live ^ | November 12, 2016 | Sports Live
    Fox News LIVE Stream Anti-Trump Protests Riot Protests in Portland Donald Trump Presidency Protests
  • Flash-Bangs and Tear Gas to Break Up Portland Riot

    11/12/2016 12:42:35 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Police are using flash-bangs and tear gas in an attempt to disperse rioters blocking streets and attacking law enforcement in Oregon. According to the Portland Police, the escalating measures to disperse the crowd come in response to burning projectiles being hurled at police. Police have warned rioters that those entering the freeway will be arrested...
  • Fourth night of Trump protests turn into chaos (Portland)

    11/12/2016 12:12:34 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    KGW.COm | 11/11/2016
    For the fourth straight night, anti-Trump protesters took to the streets of downtown Portland, and for the second straight night the protest turned into a melee. The protest began as a peaceful rally at City Hall at 5 p.m. before protesters split into what appeared to be three groups at around 7 p.m. There were at least 1,000 protesters and police said there were reports of vandalism and assault. Several people have been arrested. One group, organized by Portland's Resistance, stayed at the rally in City Hall. Despite pleas from police earlier in the day, some protesters began marching on...
  • BREAKING: Portland police say anti-Trump protest is 'riot'

    11/10/2016 9:46:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 195 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-12-2016 | CNN
    Police in Portland, Oregon, are now classifying the anti-Trump protests there as a "riot" due to "extensive criminal and dangerous behavior," according to a tweet on the department's Twitter page. Police tweeted that projectiles had been thrown at officers, and cars had been damaged.
  • Second Oregon standoff defendant seeks to withdraw guilty plea

    11/10/2016 3:58:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/8/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A second Oregon standoff defendant wants to withdraw his guilty plea. Eric Lee Flores cites "newly discovered evidence" presented at the recent trial of Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants as grounds for the withdrawal. Flores' lawyer Ernext Warren Jr. cited the testimony and statements of FBI informants during the trial "who were encouraging others to violate the law and escalate controntations with federal officers unnecessarily." During trial, proescutors informed the jurty that there were 15 FBI informants involved in the investigation....
  • Suggested Change to the Flag of the (Nor-Cal & South-Oregon) Flag of the State of Jefferson

    11/09/2016 8:51:41 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Freep | 11/9/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Silicon Valley Sultan, Shervin Pischevar tells CNBC he is serious about helping California secede from a Trump-led United States of America. To commemorate that illustrious demonstration of high intellectual prowess, here is a suggestion for a change in the Great Seal of the State of Jefferson:
  • Satan Club for 5-Year-Old Children Sparks 77,000 Complaints

    11/08/2016 6:23:00 PM PST · by RTO1917 · 20 replies
    Return to | Nov 8, 2016 | Return to Order
    Satan Club for 5-Year-Old Children Sparks 77,000 Complaints Contact: Robert Ritchie, 717-309-1990 Concerned Catholics with America Needs Fatima have launched a protest petition to the authorities of the Sacramento Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, urging them to stop the Satanic Temple from opening an "After School Satan Club" in that school. Members of the Satanic Temple plan to hold an open house on Wednesday, November 16, at the Sacramento Elementary School. If the event is not canceled, children will be exposed to the first After School Satan Club allowed to operate in the public school system of our nation. "Parents...
  • Bundy brothers moved to federal detention center in Seattle, before transfer to NV (Oregon Standoff)

    11/08/2016 3:56:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/6/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Ammon Bundy, 41 and his older brother Ryan Bundy, 44. last week were taken from Portland's downtown jail to a federal detention center in Seattle, where they remained Sunday night. At some point, the two Bundy brothers are expected to be transferred to Las Vegas, Nevada, so they can help prepare their defense against a 16-county felony indictment stemming from the 2014 standoff with federal agents outside their father Cliven Bundy's ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada. The Bundy's were transferred by U.S. Marshals last Wednesday morning to the Federal Detention Center-Sea-Tac in Seattle.......
  • Who was John Killman? A tip and detective work unmask mystery man (OREGON STANDOFF-FBI PLANT)

    11/07/2016 5:33:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/5/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    ...during a lunch break in the waning days of the federal conspiracy trial of the occupiers when defense lawyer Lisa Maxfield picked up an intriguing lead. Maxfield was interviewing a potential witness....... he revealed that "this weird French guy" has shown up "out of nowhere"........ "I thought he was an agent provocateur,".... "Oh that guy!" chimed in defendant Shawna Cox, who was nearby in the eighth-floor courthouse room set aside for the defense. "You need to unmask him." ... over beers and mussels in a downtown bar, Maxfield and fellow defense attorney Tiffany Harris decided to smoke out the mystery...
  • Bundy brothers discharged from Oregon jail, headed to Nevada with U.S. Marshals

    11/03/2016 3:59:09 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/2/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Ammon Bundy and his older brother Ryan Bundy, both acquitted last Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges......are no longer in custody in the downtown Portland jail. The Bundys were discharged from the Multnomah County Detention Center about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, according to a jail spokeswoman. The two are being flown to Nevada, where they're among 19 people indicted on federal charges in the 2014 armed standoff with federal agents over grazing rights near their father Cliven Bundy's ranch......
  • Ammon Bundy: "We will continue to stand" (OREGON STANDOFF)

    11/01/2016 4:32:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/31/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    "We will continue to stand," Ammon Bundy vowed Monday as he prepared to head this week to Nevada to face trial....after his stunning courtroom triumph... "It was our duty to stand. We did it peacefully. We did it legally, and the jury's verdicts confirmed that," Bundy said during a phone call with The Oregonian/OregonLive from the Multnomah County Detention Center. The leader of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge takeover also added his voice to the call for prosecutors to drop charges against other occupiers scheduled to face trial on the same conspiracy charge in February. Defense lawyers want U.S. attorneys...
  • U.S. Marshals' tackling of Ammon Bundy's lawyer creates buzz in legal community

    10/29/2016 1:46:56 PM PDT · by abb · 89 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 28, 2016 | Rebecca Woolington
    When U.S. Marshals physically subdued attorney Marcus Mumford at the finale of the Oregon militants' trial, the encounter created a buzz across the legal community with experts saying they'd never seen anything similar happen before. Marshals tackled and used a Taser on Mumford, Ammon Bundy's defense lawyer, following the Oregon standoff leader's acquittal in the federal conspiracy case Thursday. The agency said in a news release Friday that Mumford had become "upset and aggressive" in court after the jury verdict. The federal agency is conducting a review of the marshals' actions, according to Thadd Baird, supervising deputy of the U.S....
  • Juror 4: Oregon standoff prosecutors failed to prove 'intent' to impede federal workers

    10/28/2016 10:59:48 AM PDT · by Jane Wayne · 6 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Oct 28, 2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Juror 4 vigorously defends the across-the-board acquittals of Ammon Bundy and his six co-defendants, calling the rulings a "statement'' about the prosecution's failure to prove the fundamental elements of a conspiracy charge.
  • As trial ends, surreal scene leaves defense lawyer stunned with Taser, tackled by U.S. Marshals

    10/28/2016 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 76 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/27/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Moments after the Oregon standoff defendants' acquittals were announced in court Thursday, Ammon Bundy's lawyer stood before the judge, and argued that his client should be released... U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown told him that there was a U.S. Marshal's hold on him from a pending federal indictment in Nevada. "No, he's released on these charges. He's acquitted. Nevada doesn't have jurisdiction," Mumford yelled, standing before the judge. "If there's a detainer, show me."....... Suddenly a group of about six to seven U.S. Marshals, who had been either standing or seated around the perimeter of the courtroom, slowly moved...
  • Jury finds all Oregon standoff defendants not guilty of federal conspiracy, gun charges

    A federal jury on Thursday found Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and five co-defendants not guilty....... "More than we could have hoped for," said one of Ammon Bundy's lawyers, J. Morgan Philpot...... Ammon Bundy, his hands clasped behind his back, nodded as the "not guilty" verdicts were read for him first. As he sat, he smiled and rubbed the shoulder of his lawyer, Marcus Mumford. His older brother Ryan Bundy stood. As the "not guilty" verdicts were read, he nodded, and mouthed to the jury, "Thank you." Defendant Neil Wampler hugged and kissed his defense lawyer, Maxfield. The coda...
  • Oregon standoff: All defendants found not guilty

    10/27/2016 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 152 replies
    Oregon Live (The Portland Oregonian) ^ | 10/27/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Update at 4:10 p.m.: All defendants found not guilty.
  • Federal judge dismisses a juror for 'good cause' in Oregon standoff trial

    10/27/2016 4:01:52 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/26/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown summoned the jury in the Oregon standoff trial Wednesday morning to Courtroom 9A and dismissed one of the jurors on the panel, a day after another juror had sent the court a note questioning the man's ability to be impartial in deliberations. Brown release Juror 11, a former employee of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management...... She immediately had her deputy summon an alternate juror, selected randomly from numbers in a cup..... The judge's decision came after she proposed the solution, saying she found "good cause" to dismiss the juror but would only do...
  • [Oregon] Tualatin couple gets nasty reactions over 'TRUMP' license plates: 'It's my last name'

    10/26/2016 6:10:20 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    KATU [Portland, Oregon] ^ | October 25th 2016 | Chris Liedle
    TUALATIN, Ore. A Tualatin couple has been subject to borderline harassment for displaying the last name of a presidential candidate on their cars' license plates. Nine years ago Brian Trump ordered special Oregon vanity plates. --SNIP-- The intimidating behavior by other drivers began about 18 months ago, Trump said. "It took me a minute to figure out. I didn't cut this person off, [I] used my blinker, I'm not like driving crazy," Trump laughed. "Someone goes you're not a Trump supporter are you? And I was like, it's my last name!" Trump says he made the connection, but continued...
  • One juror questions impartiality of another juror during deliberations....(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    10/26/2016 4:02:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/25/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    he judge and lawyers involved in the Oregon standoff trial were thrown a curve ball Tuesday afternoon when one of the jurors questioned the impartiality of a fellow juror.... ....Juror 4, wrote a question to the court, asking-in all capital letters: "CAN A JUROR, A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, WHO OPENS THEIR REMARKS IN DELIBERATIONS BY STATING, "I AM VERY BIASED..."BE CONSIDERED AN IMPARTIAL JUDGE IN THIS CASE?" U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown said she was unsure how to respond, but through a note to the jury confirmed the question referred to Juror No. 11...........
  • Oregon Standoff Trial Update-Jury Continues Deliberations Today (Day 3)

    10/25/2016 5:28:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    10/25/2016 | Self
    The jury in the Oregon Standoff trial will be coming back for a third day of deliberations today. They began last Thursday and continued yesterday. Supporters of the defendants are on the streets of downtown Portland outside the courthouse. Yesterday defense attorney Matt Schindler, who represents defendant Kenneth Medenbach, mixed with the supporters. Brand Nu Thornton blew his shofar yesterday in the streets of Portland. He did the same thing at the wildlife refuge during the protest in January. There's a Twitter feed #oregonstandoff where you can keep up any developments that may break today. Conventional wisdom is that the...
  • Wood-Fired Electricity Sparks Ambitious Plans, Controversy in Oregon

    10/24/2016 9:32:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | October 23, 2016 | Ted Sickinger
    By year's end, Portland General Electric will fire up its 550-megawatt power plant in Boardman for a daylong test burn, feeding 8,000 tons of pulverized, roasted wood into its boilers instead of the usual diet of coal. The exercise is meant to gauge whether the aging fossil fuel plant could reliably generate electricity using renewable feedstock such as "torrefied" wood after its scheduled closure in 2020. If it works technically, economically and environmentally Oregon's only coal-fired power plant could one day become the country's largest biomass power plant. It's an uncertain, embryonic effort, but some believe the payoff...
  • Oregon militia movement growing steadily, report says

    10/23/2016 12:02:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | Brian Seay
    Right-wing militia groups have grown steadily since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama and they continue to grow, according to a new report released this week. The left-leaning Political Research Associates published Up in Arms: A Guide to Oregons Patriot Movement during a presidential election season thats seen Republican nominee Donald Trump appeal to such right-wing groups while Democrat Hillary Clinton has been the subject of ire for those same groups. The report says Oregon has one of the most developed militia movements in the country and it details the rise of the movement, including events and groups...
  • Oregon Standoff Trial Update

    10/21/2016 4:33:35 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    10/21/2016 | Self
    The word from Oregon is that the jury in the Oregon Standoff Trial of Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and five other defendants charged in connection with the protest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year was sent home yesterday afternoon. Reporter Maxine Bernstein of the "Portland Oregonian/OregonLive" tweeted that the jury will resume its deliberations on Monday. Other tweets are out there in the Twitter universe #Oregonstandoff Ammon Bundy tweeting from jail that the longer the jury takes, the better his chances are of 'being freed from being a political prisoner'. Of course, he will be facing the...
  • Conspiracy charge 'stretches reality.' (JURY STARTS DELIBERATIONS TODAY-OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    10/20/2016 4:01:27 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/19/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    How the Oregon standoff ended--with a Japanese American man from Ohio holed up in a shelter at the edge of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge with a gun to his head in the midst of a mental health crisis--was almost as improbable as the charge leveled against that man, David Fry, his lawyer told jurors.... "To call it a conspiracy is simply a very poor and inaccurate way of describing what went on here," defense lawyer Per C. Olson said...... he considered the occupation an "MLK-type-sit-in" and wasn't interested in any violence, the lawyer said... After Finicum's shooting, Fry was filled...
  • Lawyers present starkly different portraits of....(OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    10/19/2016 4:00:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/18/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Prosecutor Ethan Knight urged jurors to use their common sense as he framed the federal conspiracy case against Ammon Bundy and six others..."These defendants took over a wildlife refuge, and it wasn't theirs." It's not about land use, he said Tuesday. It's not about their objections to more prison time for Harney County ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, nor is it about what happened during the 2014 standoff with federal agents in Bunkerville, Nevada.... Ammon Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford countered that it's the federal government that doesn't play by the rules, manufactured fear and misinformation in Harney County...and...
  • Trump down by only 7 points in Oregon

    10/18/2016 2:18:26 PM PDT · by GregBo · 51 replies
    A new poll came out today for Oregon and Clinton is only ahead of Trump by 7 points. It seems like this is a pretty reputable poll, so this is good news for Trump. If he is only down 7 in Oregon, there is no way he is down nationwide.
  • Defense rests with witness ("John Killman") confirming he was FBI informant (OREGON STANDOFF TRIAL)

    10/18/2016 4:01:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 10/17/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    Defense lawyers rested in the Oregon standoff case Monday after they called a witness who confirmed he was an informant for the FBI who infiltrated the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in late January and supervised the shooting range for several days. The man who occupiers initially knew only by his alias "John Killman" was revealed as Fabio Minoggio, a Las Vegas resident who was subpoenaed by the defense to testify after prosecutors declined to confirm whether or not he was a government informant...... Minoggio....wore black-rimmed glasses resting on the bridge of his nose and was dressed in...
  • Oregon hospital ER quarantined after people start hallucinating

    10/17/2016 7:11:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    KIMA ^ | Thursday, October 13th 2016 | KVAL-TV News & Associated Press
    The bizarre incident began around 3 a.m. Wednesday when the elderly woman's caregiver, a 52-year-old woman, called authorities to say people were vandalizing her car. A deputy responded to the home, on East Bay Road in North Bend, but found nothing. The caregiver called back at 5:30 a.m. and was then taken to Bay Area Hospital after deputies suspected the woman might be having a medical issues causing hallucinations. Medical personnel checked her, she appeared fine and returned home. Then the two deputies who worked with the caregiver began having hallucinations and had to be hospitalized. After that, the 78-year-old...