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  • OREGON STANDOFF: THE FEDS KEEP TURNING THE SCREWS IN THE CASE FROM LAWYER TO BLOGGER

    06/21/2017 3:41:23 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/20/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Jason Patrick, one of those convicted in the rigged process of the second Oregon Standoff trial, was denied pre-sentencing release by US District Court Judge Anna Brown in Portland last week. Brown described Patrick as "insolent" among other things in her comments during a hearing last Friday. In response, defense lawyer Andrew Kohlmetz that if Patrick deserved to remain in jail based on Brown's comments, then Marcus Mumford should be in jail, too. Kohlmetz was referring to Ammon Bundy's defense attorney in the first Oregon Standoff trial. Marcus Mumford was tackled, tased and arrested right after the seven defendants in...
  • Judge didn't violate rules in letting immigrant leave through back door, review finds (barf)

    06/19/2017 6:39:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 19, 2017 | Aimee Green
    Multnomah County Circuit Court administrators have determined that Pro Tem Judge Monica Herranz didn’t violate any rules of judicial conduct when she allowed an undocumented criminal defendant to leave her courtroom through a back door as immigration agents waited in the hallway. Trial Court Administrator Barbara Marcille investigated Herranz's actions from Jan. 27 and found that Herranz didn’t knowingly help impaired-driving defendant Diddier Pacheco-Salazar elude capture. Marcille listened to an audio recording of the hearing, viewed video footage and interviewed 10 people who were in and around the courtroom that day -- including Herranz, her staff and courthouse deputies. Those...
  • A New Wave of Left-Wing Militants Is Ready to Rumble in Portland—and Beyond

    06/17/2017 6:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | The May/June 2017 Issue | Madison Pauly
    Redneck Revolt and other groups have pledged to resist right-wing extremists by any means necessary. One week after two men were stabbed to death while defending two girls from a racist and Islamophobic diatribe on a commuter train, Portland, Oregon, is bracing for more violence. On Sunday, over the mayor’s objection, a right-wing group will hold a pro-Trump “free speech rally,” while anti-fascist activists are preparing to protest the gathering. It’s a pattern that has played out across the country since the election: Pro-Trump events from Pikeville, Kentucky, to Berkeley, California, attract white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Klansmen along with other...
  • Scott Walker says he's open to tolling

    06/17/2017 5:01:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 31, 2017 | Mark Sommerhauser
    BELOIT — Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday signaled he’s open to charging tolls on Wisconsin’s Interstates, but with a key condition: linking it to a reduction in the state’s 30.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax. Walker also said an impasse over the state’s next transportation budget risks costly delays to billion-dollar highway projects now under construction. That includes a $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 39-90 from the Madison area to the Illinois state line. The Interstate formed the backdrop for Walker’s remarks in a press conference at a Beloit rest stop. Republicans who control the state Assembly have proposed seeking federal approval to...
  • The Evergreen State College: No safety, no learning, no future

    06/16/2017 5:02:31 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 6/5/2017 | Seattle Times editorial board
    ... Evergreen faces a deeper, and more long-term threat. It is the only state four-year higher education institution to see enrollment drop steeply since 2011 despite wide-open admission standards. At about 4,080 students, it is about 300 students short of the Legislature’s funded enrollment target.
  • Evergreen College: Antifa Faces off with "Patriot Prayer" Group and Cops

    06/16/2017 5:07:24 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 26 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/16/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    In a never-ending battle of freedom versus authoritarian censorship, Evergreen College took center stage once again Thursday as the lawless Antifa gang faced off with the pro-Trump group Patriot Prayer and officers in riot gear. Even the presence of riot gear-clad officers wasn’t enough to keep lawless Antifa anarchists from attacking the peaceful free speech demonstrators and assaulting the event’s organizer, Joey Gibson, with pepper spray. The free speech rally came on the heels of a tumultuous few weeks at Evergreen College which started with an email from biology professor Bret Weinstein who responded he would not leave campus for...
  • Male, female or X? Oregon adds third option to driver's licenses

    06/15/2017 4:14:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Lifestyle | Thu Jun 15, 2017 | 6:44pm EDT Male, female or X? Oregon adds third option to driver's licenses By Terray Sylvester Oregon became on Thursday the first U.S. state to allow residents to identify as other than male or female on state driver's licenses, a decision that transgender advocates called a victory. Under a policy unanimously adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission, residents can choose to have an "X," for non-specified, displayed on their drivers' license or identification cards rather than an "M" for male or "F" for female. The move was cheered by supporters as a civil...
  • “White Supremacist/Terrorist” Jeremy Christian: Fact vs. Leftist Fiction

    06/01/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    In a recent article on the “white supremacist,” “Islamophobic” “terrorist” attack in Portland that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend courtesy of a “Trump supporter,” I noted that, as of yet, we knew remarkably little of what actually happened. That is, we knew not nearly enough to substantiate the leftist press’s angle on the events that transpired on a Portland train.  Jeremy Christian went on an “anti-Muslim” rant against two Muslim women, so went the official line.  Three men, “heroes” is how they were being described, came to their defense.  The men stood up to “racist hate.” For their efforts, the...
  • Transgender ANTIFA punches Videographer and immediately regrets it !

    06/10/2017 8:25:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Published on Jun 10, 2017 6-10-17, Portland Oregon The leftist groups organize an event to counter ACT "no to sharia law" events across the US, this paltry group of a dozen or so show up at the original sight of the infamous MAX stabbings, the Videographer filming them along with me is continuously shouted at and finally it comes to a head with punches thrown, the police respond but no charges are filed.
  • BLM ditches obligations as Oregon ranchers’ water rights lawsuit dismissed

    06/08/2017 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Freerange Report ^ | June 8, 2017 | Mateusz Perkowski
    PORTLAND — An Oregon ranching couple claims their lawsuit over grazing and water rights against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management was wrongly dismissed. Jesse and Pamela White of Malheur County have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a federal judge’s decision to throw out the case for jurisdictional reasons. During oral arguments in Portland on June 6, attorneys for the Whites and BLM sparred over whether the federal agency had a legal duty to alter or remove water reservoirs before reducing the ranch’s grazing levels. The dispute originated in the 1960s, when BLM constructed 20...
  • 14 arrested as the many extremes of Portland collide in protest

    06/04/2017 9:11:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2017 | Paul Vercammen, Bill Kirkos, Traci Tamura and Emanuella Grinberg
    Portland, Oregon (CNN) — At least 14 people were arrested on Sunday amid competing protests in Portland, Oregon, over a tangled web of emotions to arise from a deadly commuter train stabbing in May. Hundreds of supporters of US President Donald Trump converged on Terry D. Schrunk Plaza for an event billed as a "Trump Free Speech" rally. They were slightly outnumbered by a mixed assemblage of counterprotesters across the street who viewed the free speech rally as an implicit endorsement of racism given its close timing to the racially charged stabbing. The groups were separated by a wall of...
  • Live updates: Free-speech, counter protests converge in Portland

    06/04/2017 2:37:47 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/4/2017 | Casey Parks
    Despite pleas to cancel and concerns about violence, numerous political demonstrations are planned in downtown Portland..... 2:20: Joey Gibson, organizer of today's "Free Speech" rally is speaking. "Mayor Wheeler says I spit out hate speech," Gibson said. "We've got to prove them wrong.".....
  • Portland weekend protests have police prepared for possible violence

    06/04/2017 10:28:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 6/4/2017-6/2/2017 | Samanatha Masumoto
    Despite pleas to cancel and concerns about violence, numerous political demonstrations are planned in downtown Portland this weekend. On Sunday four separate demonstrations--either simultaneously or within a few blocks of each other--are planned within blocks near City Hall and adjacent parks....
  • These Black Bloc Anarchists Don't Care What You Think of Them

    06/02/2017 6:45:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Vice ^ | June 2, 2017 | Donovan Farley
    We talked to nine Portland activists who think violence is necessary to fight fascism. The nine anarchists who met me one rainy afternoon in Portland, Oregon, told me they almost showed up to talk to me "bloc'd out"—in the black clothes and masks that have become something of an iconic look. You likely know what "bloc'd out" means because you've seen photos and videos of masked anarchists, or encountered them in person at practically any left-wing protests (or at counter-protests held in response to right-wing rallies). Bandanas, scarves, or helmets are used to guard against the effects of pepper spray...
  • Organizers Cancel Portland’s June 10 March Against Sharia (Jun 4 Free still happening)

    06/01/2017 9:42:12 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 14 replies
    The Willamette Week ^ | 5/31/2017 | Elise Herron
    Scott Ryan Presler, co-host of the June 10 March Against Sharia, took to the event's Facebook page earlier today to announce that the march has been canceled. ... Presler announced that the cancellation of the June 10 rally is, "due to Mayor Wheeler's inflammatory comments and what we feel is an incitement of violence, he has shamefully endangered every scheduled participant." ... The June 10 anti-Sharia law march was one of the events that Wheeler sought to see canceled. The other was a June 4 pro-Trump, free speech rally, also planned for Schrunk Plaza. That event has not been canceled.
  • Oregon governor signs transgender equity bill into law

    05/31/2017 11:42:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2017 9:40 PM EDT | Kristena Hansen
    Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view. The measure, which takes effect next year, makes Oregon the second state after California to adopt laws specifically designed to help mitigate potential discrimination against transgender individuals from employers, landlords or anyone else who is otherwise able to dig up birth-record changes through public record. The new law eliminates the requirement that changes to someone’s name or gender identity must...
  • ‘Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment,’ Portland mayor says. He’s wrong.

    05/30/2017 1:06:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2017 | Kristine Phillips
    As his city mourns two men who were killed after confronting a man screaming anti-Muslim slurs, Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) is calling on federal officials to block what he called “alt-right demonstrations” from happening in downtown Portland, Ore. His concern is that the two rallies, both scheduled in June, will escalate an already volatile situation in Portland by peddling “a message of hatred and of bigotry.” Although the organizers of the rallies have a constitutional right to speak, “hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment,” Wheeler told reporters.
  • Portland Republican says he might use militia groups for security

    05/29/2017 11:17:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2017 | Cyra Master
    A top Oregon Republican said Monday he’s considering using militia groups for security purposes after a man directing anti-Muslim rhetoric at two women fatally stabbed two men and injured a third this weekend. Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman James Buchal told The Guardian that recent protests have prompted members of the Portland GOP to consider security alternatives. “I am sort of evolving to the point where I think that it is appropriate for Republicans to continue to go out there,” he told The Guardian. “And if they need to have a security force protecting them, that’s an appropriate thing too.”...
  • Mayor Wheeler wants federal gov't to pull permit for alt-right protest on June 4

    05/29/2017 5:02:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    katu.com ^ | May 29, 2017
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has called for the federal government to pull its permit for an alt-right protest scheduled for next Sunday, June 4. "Trump Free Speech Rally Portland" is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at federally controlled Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland. Another protest called #MarchAgainstSharia is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, also at the Terry Schrunk Plaza. Joey Gibson, a Vancouver resident and video blogger, is organizing both gatherings. He has invited Kyle Chapman, an online celebrity known as "Based Stickman," to the June 4 rally. Chapman was arrested at a Berkeley, California rally earlier this year...
  • Jeremy Christian’s Facebook Page: Posts You Need to Read (Screenshots: hates "monotheists," HC & DT)

    05/29/2017 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 5/27/17 | Paul Farrell
    Accused murderer Jeremy Christian offered a window into his world view during his bizarre and at times racist Facebook posts. Cops in Portland say that Christian, 35, slit the throats of two good Samaritans who were trying to stop him from abusing two Muslim women. The horror unfolded on board a MAX light-rail train as it pulled into the Hollywood Transit Center on the afternoon of May 27. According to online records, Christian, 35, is being held without bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center. He's facing charges of aggravated murder and attempted murder. The abuse and attack happened on...