Anti-War Rally Planned For Pioneer Square This Saturday

Pioneer Courthouse Square

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Supporters of more than 50 groups plan to turn out this Saturday, March 19 at Pioneer Courthouse Square to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The date marks the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Saturday’s rally of labor, faith-based, peace and environmental justice organizations will highlight the link between the economic downturn and the ongoing wars in the Middle East, ...   More
 
Monday, March 14, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

City Hall: Police Bureau Considers Flashlights with Built-In Pepper Spray

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The Portland Police Bureau is researching the acquisition of new weapons in its effort to tamp down the number of fatal officer-involved shootings in Portland, according to a budget proposal. And one of the tools the bureau wants to consider is the so-called TigerLight, a flashlight that contains a stealth pepper-spray canister that can "drop a 250 pound man to his knees," according to the maker of ...   More
 
Friday, February 4, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Portlanders Go to the Table with Police Bureau


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Despite a spate of Portland police shootings in about a month, the tone at tonight's Community and Police Relations Committee meeting was one of respect. The meeting was the third in a series on the Portland police's use of force, and "it took a lot of work in the last two years to get to this point," said Rev. Héctor López, a committee member. Gathered in the basement of the United ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

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