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  • Transgender killer smirks at relative of Portland cab driver she stabbed in unprovoked attack, after progressive DA gave her plea deal - then declares she WON'T apologize because her gender identity makes her 'vulnerable'

    02/22/2024 10:03:32 AM PST · by algore · 49 replies
    A transgender killer smirked at her victim's relatives and refused to apologize because her gender identity made her 'vulnerable', as she was sentenced to 22 years behind bars. Moses Jacob Lopez, 30, brutally stabbed cab driver Reese McDowell Lawhon to death in his car in April 2023 with bladed brass knuckles after suffering a mental health episode while on a night out partying in Portland. Lawhon had picked her up after a 911 operator suggested she call a cab home. Lopez senselessly stabbed him in the chest without provocation. At her sentencing on Wednesday, Lopez callously justified the murder by...
  • Hard Hit by the US Opioid Crisis, Oregon Reconsiders Decriminalization

    02/21/2024 12:20:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2024 | Deborah Bloom
    It's a common sight on the streets of downtown Portland, Oregon: people in front of stores, trendy restaurants and hotels, on sidewalks, corners, and benches, crouched over torch lighters held up to sheets of tinfoil or meth pipes. Some drape blankets over their heads, or duck behind concrete barriers. Others don’t try to hide. "All summer long, we were right out in the open. You didn't have to be paranoid anymore, you didn't have to be worried about the cops," said John Hood, a 61-year-old drug addict living on the streets of Oregon’s most populous city. Hood spoke to Reuters...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI arrests Oregon independent journalist David Medina on J6 charges

    02/18/2024 8:51:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | Feb 18, 2024 | Katie Daviscourt
    Medina announced that he would be pleading not guilty and slammed the DOJ as a "two-tiered system of justice." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On Friday, the FBI arrested an Oregon-based independent conservative journalist and content creator on charges related to the January 6 protest and riot at the US Capitol. David Medina, 34, of Sherwood, Oregon is the latest to be targeted by Biden's Department of Justice over alleged actions taken on January 6, 2021. He has been charged with felony obstruction of an official proceeding and several misdemeanors. The misdemeanors include destruction of government property, entering or remaining in any restricted building...
  • Oregon TV station apologizes after inadvertently showing racist image during program highlighting good news

    02/17/2024 4:38:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Today ^ | Feb. 17, 2024 | Feb. 17, 2024
    KGW has a policy of thoroughly screening all content for standards and accuracy before broadcast, but failed to uphold it, the station said.A television station in Portland, Oregon, apologized Friday for inadvertently showing a racist image during a program aimed at highlighting positive stories. KGW-TV displayed the image Thursday evening during “The Good Stuff,” which includes a “Throwback Thursday” segment sharing “cheesy, silly, or memorable” photos submitted by viewers. “The image, seemingly from the 1950s, depicted children throwing balls towards a sign prominently displaying (a racial slur),” the station said Friday in a statement posted to its website. “We understand...
  • So much for an emergency! Portland piously sounded alarm on fentanyl crisis promising a crackdown - but the reality is junkies on every corner and paramedics taking over 20 minutes to respond to ODs

    02/10/2024 1:17:30 PM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 10 2024 | LEWIS PENNOCK
    Within an hour of arriving in downtown Portland to investigate the city's newly-declared 'state of emergency' over its fentanyl crisis, I am on the phone calling 911. One of dozens of homeless drug addicts lining the sidewalks has just taken a hit from a piece of aluminum foil in open view and collapsed in a lifeless heap. In a county where overdoses caused more than 200 deaths in 2022 alone, I fear another might be about to happen right in front of me.
  • Four suspects caught transporting 370 gallons of liquid heroin in Portland

    02/02/2024 1:01:54 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 19 replies
    KPTV ^ | February 1, 2024 | Noor Shami
    PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - The U.S. Attorney’s Office-District of Oregon said four suspected drug traffickers are facing federal charges Thursday after they were caught transporting near 370 gallons of liquid heroin. Police said 44-year-old Marco Antonio Magallon, 26-year-old Luis Deleon Woodward, 25-year-old Jorge Luis Amador and 32-year-old Santos Alisael Aguilar Maya have ties to a Mexico-based transnational criminal organization. They have all been charged with conspiracy to distribute and posses with intent to distribute heroin and possess with intent to distribute heroin. Investigators watched Amador drive a rented moving truck alongside a red pickup truck west on I-84 near Bonneville....
  • Oregon GOP state senators who staged walkout over abortion can't run for reelection, high court says

    02/01/2024 2:01:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Just the News ^ | February 1, 2024 12:03pm | Madeleine Hubbard
    The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that 10 Republican state senators are ineligible to run for reelection after they participated in a quorum-denying walkout for six weeks last year to stall legislation on abortion, transgender treatments and firearms.The high court decided in favor of Oregon Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade, who had disqualified the senators from running for office again after voters approved a measure in 2022 to amend the state constitution to ban lawmakers with more than 10 unexcused absences from running again. The measure to prevent walkouts passed after GOP lawmakers staged other walkouts from the Legislature...
  • Court Rules Oregon Legislators Who Walked Out to Stop Radical Pro-Abortion Bills Can’t Run for Re-Election

    02/01/2024 11:52:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | February 1, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    Last year, Oregon Senate Republicans undertook a historic walk-out to stop two radical pro-abortion bills, including one that would have stripped parents of their right to be involved in their children’s abortion decisions. Republican lawmakers blocked the Democrat-controlled Senate from passing legislation because of House Bill 2002, a radical pro-abortion bill that would allow girls as young as 10 to have abortions – or be coerced by an abuser – without their parents’ knowledge. Republican and independent lawmakers denied a quorum in the Oregon Senate and blocked action on the pro-abortion bill and other legislation. Senate rules require two thirds...
  • Oregon Supreme Court stops 10 GOP lawmakers from running for re-election, siding with Democrat's ballot ban

    02/01/2024 2:32:59 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 36 replies
    Fox news ^ | Danielle Wallace
    Oregon high court decides 10 Republican state senators cannot seek re-election after record-long walkout The Oregon Supreme Court decided on Thursday that 10 Republican state senators who participated in a record-long boycott last summer to block bills extending access to abortion for minors, transgender procedures and medical intervention, as well as another measure on ghost guns, cannot seek re-election this year. The Oregon Senate Republican Caucus charged that the "Democrat-stacked supreme court sides with Democrats and union cronies on Measure 113 despite plain language of Constitution." The caucus stressed that the state high court's decision is "effectively ending the service...
  • Oregon high court says 10 GOP state senators who staged long walkout can’t run for reelection

    02/01/2024 10:34:12 AM PST · by CFW · 24 replies
    Keloland ^ | 2/1/24 | Claire Rush
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court said Thursday that 10 Republican state senators who staged a record-long walkout last year to stall bills on abortion, transgender health care and gun rights cannot run for reelection. The decision upholds the secretary of state’s decision to disqualify the senators from the ballot under a voter-approved measure aimed at stopping such boycotts. Measure 113, passed by voters in 2022, amended the state constitution to bar lawmakers from reelection if they have more than 10 unexcused absences. Last year’s boycott lasted six weeks — the longest in state history — and paralyzed...
  • Oregon’s Drug Decriminalization Experiment Takes a Dark Turn: Fentanyl Crisis Sparks State of Emergency

    02/01/2024 6:54:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 27 replies
    Oregon, the pioneering state in drug decriminalization, faces a fentanyl crisis prompting a state of emergency in Portland. Despite hopes that a more compassionate approach would address addiction, the reality has been starkly different. Measure 110, passed in 2020, shifted focus to addiction and recovery, with police issuing citations for public drug use. However, the law’s effectiveness is under scrutiny, with overdose deaths rising since its implementation. Governor Tina Kotek has declared a 90-day emergency order for fentanyl use, establishing a command center for better coordination between emergency management and health services. The move comes after nearly a thousand accidental...
  • Homeless Portland woman, 33, is found guilty of shoving girl, 3, onto train tracks in horrifying incident caught on video

    02/01/2024 11:03:49 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2024 | Emma Richter
    The homeless Portland woman who shoved a toddler onto train tracks in December 2022 will head to a mental institution after being found guilty of the heinous crime.
  • Portland Requires Homeowners Get Permits To Remove Trees Knocked on Their Homes by Winter Storm

    02/01/2024 6:46:08 AM PST · by Twotone · 52 replies
    Reason ^ | January 30, 2024 | Christian Britschgi
    If you need more evidence that America has become a "permission-slip" society, look no further than the City of Portland, Oregon, requiring homeowners to get permits to remove trees that've fallen on their houses during recent winter storms. Portland alt-weekly Willamette Week published a story last week about Joel and Sarah Bonds, who had a large Douglas Fir in the backyard squash their house after it became weighed down with ice. The tree barely missed the Bonds' young daughter and cat. As it turns out, the couple were not unaware of the danger posed by the tree. In 2021, they'd...
  • Volcanic steam bubbles oozing out of pavement in .................Portland, Oregon

    01/17/2024 4:23:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    Twitter - X - / Via Liberty Daily ^ | 8:33 PM · Jan 16, 2024 | Staff
    𝐖𝐓𝐅 𝐈𝐒 𝐆𝐎𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐍 𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐎𝐖 𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃, 𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐆𝐎𝐍?? ⚠️ Volcanic steam bubbles oozing out of pavement in Portland, Oregon. Pavement is hot to the touch and crumbles easily VIDEO AT LINK.....................
  • A Horrible Contagious Illness is Spreading Through Portland, Oregon’s Homeless Population (Shigella)

    01/05/2024 9:02:00 PM PST · by bitt · 49 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 1/5/2024 | mike lachance
    Portland, Oregon has a serious homeless problem and now it’s about to get worse. Much worse. The disease of Shigella is spreading in the city, mostly through the homeless population, and to make matters worse, it spreads in a disgusting way, through fecal matter. Aside from the ethical matter of allowing people to live on the street, one of the biggest issues is the threat to public health. This is why you don’t want a large population of people living in tents and using streets as a bathroom. FOX News reports: Portland health officials report waste-borne illness rampant among city’s...
  • Portland facing an explosion of a ‘highly infectious illness that spreads through fecal matter’

    01/05/2024 9:40:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/05/2024 | Olivia Murray
    “Progressive” Democrats have successfully turned a figurative septic tank into a literal one—the open sewage system that is left-controlled Portland is currently “grappling with” a “highly infectious illness that spreads through fecal matter” and if that isn’t the very definition of poetic irony, then I don’t know what is. Here’s the lede from a Fox News item published today:Portland, Oregon, is grappling with a cluster of a highly infectious illness that spreads through fecal matter and puts the city’s large homeless population at high risk, according to health officials.The “waste-borne illness” known as shigellosis is caused by the Shigella strain...
  • Portland tried to outspend graffiti vandals … and lost

    01/02/2024 8:47:00 AM PST · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | December 30, 2023 | Oregon Watchdog
    ODOT awarded Portland $2 million in 2022 to clean up graffiti, and then another $1 million a year later, and now the fund is empty. As the recent Portland photo shows, you cannot tell that any extra $3 million has been spent. Now Governor Kotek has pledged an additional $10 million. Portland chose to de-fund police and stop prosecuting people for minor crimes like graffiti, property damage and vandalism. They said it was a victimless crime. The liberal mindset gave way to using tax dollars to solve the runaway graffiti problem, because liberals view most problems can be solved by...
  • Highly-contagious infection spread by feces breaks out in Portland as homeless crisis sparks disease common in Third World

    12/31/2023 4:16:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 31, 2023 | Claudia Aoraha
    A highly contagious infection that is spread through tiny particles of fecal matter has broken out in Portland - with officials warning that the homeless population are most at risk of catching the illness. Shigella is a bacteria that spreads through human feces. People transmit the infection after getting the microbes on their hands and then touching their mouths. People can also spread the intestinal infection through sexual intercourse. Multnomah County in Oregon has warned that homeless people and same-sex male partners are most at risk because of their lack of access to hygienic facilities. In the last month, 45...
  • Portland sees increase in diseases spread by human waste

    12/27/2023 11:56:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | Dec 27, 2023 | Darian Douraghy
    Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties have reported 45 cases of the bacteria in December, with nine different strains observed in the Portland metro area since October. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Multnomah County is encouraging residents to watch their hygiene after a boost in shigella cases was observed in Old Town Portland. Shigella is a bacteria that spreads via fecal matter, and creates symptoms that include fever, stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. It can last anywhere from three to 10 days. “Shigella spreads when one person’s infected poop gets into another person’s mouth through food or water, from objects or surfaces with shigella bacteria...
  • Oregon Police Made One of the Biggest Fentanyl Busts in State History Then Released the Ringleader

    12/12/2023 7:04:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2023 | John Sexton
    As we discussed yesterday, state and local officials have come up with a new plan to revive the city of Portland. One of the top items on their agenda is to reign in open-air drug use, something the voters of Oregon decriminalized back in 2020. But we may have a ways to go before Portland can be rescued from the poor decision making of its own elected officials, at least we do if this story is any guide. Portland-area law enforcement officials made one of the biggest fentanyl busts in state history last Thursday. At the time it seemed like...