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"Extortion" Mug Shot Site Operator Identifies Himself: Kyle Ritter, Who Also Runs Pdxbars.com


Portlander Kyle Ritter has admitted to blogger Jack Bogdanski that he's behind pdxmugshots.com and its various sister sites throughout the country.WW on Wednesday published an article about the mug shot sites, which was charging people $39 to remove...   More
Friday, August 26, 2011 by COREY PAUL

"Extortion" Mug Shot Site Stops Charging People To Have Their Booking Photos Removed—For Now


WW's exposure of a web site that charges people to stop having their mug shots put on the web has apparently compelled the web site's operators to stop the practice—at least for now.

As do many sites, pdxmugshots.com scrapes booking photos from law enforcement web...   More
Thursday, August 25, 2011 by COREY PAUL

Mug Shot Profiteers

Been arrested? This website puts up your photo and sees profit in your shame. Others see extortion.

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The way Richard Felley sees it, his son has already paid the price for his crimes. Felley, who lives in Nehalem,   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 COREY PAUL

The Oregonian Loses Another Award-Winning Reporter to Government PR

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Award-winning reporter Melissa Navas will leave The Oregonian to join Multnomah County's communications staff in mid-September. She joins a long list of journalists going to work for government PR offices, as WW has shown.
Newsroom cutbacks and changing priorities have sent many veteran reporters out of their newsrooms and into the arms of public agencies. Our    More
Friday, August 19, 2011 by COREY PAUL

Former Papa Murphy's Employees to Picket Friday

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A group of former Papa Murphy's employees plans to picket Friday outside the store at Northeast 15th Avenue and Fremont Street, where the group alleges managers discriminated against workers by denying them breaks, underpaying and using offensive language to refer to employees. Organizers say they will present the restaurant with a petition signed by about 300 supporters that states "workers often...   More
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 by COREY PAUL

Stand For Children Leader Taking Heat

Jonah Edelman

Jonah Edelman, the chief executive of Stand for Children, a national education reform group based in Portland, has been forced to eat his words after bragging in a June 28 video about outfoxing Illinois teachers’ union leaders and legislators earlier this year.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by COREY PAUL

Federal Investigators Mum On Thursday's Portland Police Shooting (Updated)

Bob Day Police Shotgun Less Lethal

The U.S. Department of Justice has declined to comment to WW whether and how the shooting of an apparently mentally ill person by a central precinct police officer last week will affect a recently launched DOJ investigation of the Portland Police Bureau.

Neverthele...   More
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 by COREY PAUL

Officer in Shotgun Shooting Was Involved in Previous Videotaped Incident

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The Central Precinct officer cops say mistakenly fired five shotgun rounds instead of beanbags at a man disobeying police orders Thursday was involved in a 2008 incident where a video camera recorded him aggressively rousting suspected drug dealers.
The officer, Dane Reister, also ticketed the cameraman, though the Multnom...   More
Friday, July 1, 2011 by COREY PAUL

Many Questions Remain After Press Conference for Police Shotgun Shooting

Bob Day Police Shotgun Less Lethal

After a Friday afternoon press conference with Mayor Sam Adams and Police Chief Mike Reese, plenty remains unclear about why a Central Precinct officer on Thursday shot a 20-year-old man with a gun that under police rules should never carry lethal ammunition.
Police bureau managers suggested Officer Dane Reister violated several safeguards when he fired four live rounds from a bright-orange sh...   More
Friday, July 1, 2011 by COREY PAUL

This Bud’s Not For You

Tenants are told they can’t use medical marijuana in public housing.

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Two of the city’s public-housing agencies have told their tenants they cannot smoke medical marijuana in their apartments and houses. The warnings from REACH Community Development and Home Forwa   More
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 COREY PAUL
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