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  • Lynch elementary schools will lose the 'Lynch' due to racial implications (Portland, Oregon)

    07/22/2017 9:15:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 94 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 21, 2017 | Janaki Chadha
    The national movement to change racially offensive names of buildings, sports teams and landmarks will soon touch a group of schools in southeast Portland. Lynch Meadows, Lynch Wood and Lynch View elementary schools will shed their "Lynch" before the upcoming school year in response to growing concern about the word's racial connotations. The schools, part of the Centennial School District, were named for the Lynch family, which donated land over a century ago to build the first of the schools. But Centennial Superintendent Paul Coakley says many newer families coming into the district associate the name with America's violent racial...
  • Adidas executive's new home in Portland is defaced with 'go back to California' [tr]

    07/03/2017 4:07:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2017 | Matthew Wright
    A couple who moved to Portland in the spring woke today to an unpleasant surprise. Preston Page and his fiancee, Jessica Faraday, found their house and car vandalized and covered with graffiti along with their car being keyed at their Rose City Park, Oregon home. In gold paint, messages on the home and car included 'CALI - surfs up' and 'get California out of Portland.' 
  • How Liberal Portland Became America’s Most Politically Violent City

    07/01/2017 3:59:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | June 30, 2017 | Casey Michel
    On a cloudy day in early November 1979, a caravan of Nazi and Ku Klux Klan members careened into Greensboro, North Carolina, winding toward a local Communist Workers’ Party protest that had gathered in the city to march against the state’s white supremacists. The communists, wearing berets and hard hats, spotted the fleet and taunted the new arrivals with chants of “Death to the Klan!” The KKK convoy slowed, and stopped. Far-left protesters, bearing both wooden planks and concealed pistols, began surrounding the motorcade, beating the doors. As TV cameras rolled, the trunk of a Ford Fairlane, stuffed with shotguns...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • “White Supremacist/Terrorist” Jeremy Christian: Fact vs. Leftist Fiction

    06/01/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • Portland Police Confiscate DYNAMITE, Brass Knuckles, Knives and Sticks from Leftists (tr)

    06/04/2017 7:39:59 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    Portland Antifa leftists hurled bottles and bricks at Portland police today at their counter protest against free speech. Police confiscated DYNAMITE, brass knuckles, knives and sticks from the Antifa protesters. The dueling protests in Portland kicked off to an exciting start. Police rushed into the anarchist crowd to start confiscating possible weapons and making arrests. There were reports that the protesters were tossing used tampons and bags of crap at the officers. In one park the Trump supporters gathered for their free speech rally. In the other park and along the sidewalks were the counter protesters, made up of various...
  • 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 cops say a man stole the wedding ring, backpack of dead Portland stabbing victim

    06/02/2017 8:12:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | 06/02/2017 | Susan Hogan
    Portland police now say that as Best lay helpless, someone apparently made off with his wedding ring and backpack. Police posted images of the suspect on YouTube and Twitter late Thursday, along with a plea for the public's help in locating him. ... Best, 53, an Army veteran and Portland city employee, was on his way home when he and fellow passengers, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, intervened after a man began yelling slurs at the teens, one of whom wore Muslim head covering. The man then turned his anger on those who tried to...
  • 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.
  • ‘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 Mayor Moves to Suspend First Amendment for Trump Supporters in Wake of Killings

    05/30/2017 4:55:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, has acted to suspend the First Amendment rights of Trump supporters and those opposed to Islamic sharia law by banning demonstrations planned for Portland in the coming weeks, following the killings of two men (and the wounding of a third man) who intervened against a man harassing a Muslim woman and her friend on public transportation. Wheeler is also demanding the federal government do the same and revoke or not issue demonstration permits for the rallies which are set to be held on federal property in Portland.
  • Portland Republican says party should use militia groups after racial attack

    05/29/2017 5:18:23 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 39 replies ^ | 05/29/2017 | Jason Wilson
    As tensions continue in Portland following the racially charged murder of two men on Friday, the top Republican in the city said he is considering using militia groups as security for public events. Portland knife attack: tension high as 'free speech rally' set for weekend Read more Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, were stabbed to death and 21-year-old student Micah David-Cole Fletcher was injured when they came to the aid of two women being subjected to hate speech on public transport. The suspect, Jeremy Christian, 35, was found to hold white supremacist views and to have attended...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Portland Mayor Calls For Shutdown Of 'Trump Free Speech,' Anti-Muslim Rallies

    05/29/2017 3:48:07 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 36 replies
    Portland Oregon PBS ^ | May 29, 2017 | by Bradley W. Parks
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has urged the federal government to revoke a permit for a “free speech” rally and to refuse a permit for an anti-Muslim march planned for Portland next week. Wheeler made the request in light of a gruesome stabbing on a MAX light-rail train Friday, May 26. Two men died and another was seriously injured when they intervened to defend two teenage girls from a man’s bigoted tirade. In a series of posts on Twitter, Wheeler said the events should be canceled.
  • 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 ^ | 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...

    05/29/2017 9:27:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 85 replies
  • Man Shouting ‘Anti-Everything Slurs’ Kills 2 on Public Transportation in Portland, Police Say

    05/27/2017 12:03:13 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 104 replies
    KTLA ^ | 5/27/17
    A man fatally stabbed two people and injured a third on a commuter train in Oregon’s largest city Friday as people confronted him for “yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs,” a Portland police spokesman said. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, was on a Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail train in Portland late Friday afternoon when he started yelling what “would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions,” police said in news release. Christian may have directed slurs at two young women who witnesses described as Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab,...