Sweet Cakes, Strong Takes

A selection of emails sent to Oregon's “Stalin,” “Klan,” “Nazi” and/or “Commie” Officials regarding Gresham’s Sweet Cakes By Melissa


Food & Drink
Last week, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industry found “substantial evidence” that Gresham’s Sweet Cakes By Melissa discriminated against a lesbian couple last February by refusing to make them a wedding cake. Aaron and Melissa Klein will now go through a mediation process which, if unsuccessful, may result in formal charges of discrimination. The bakery, which was forced from its storefront ...   More
Friday, January 24, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

WW's Kruger Coverage Makes the Police Union Newsletter

Our story last month about Portland Police Capt. Mark Kruger's history of wearing Nazi memorabilia received a mention in today's edition of the police-union newsletter. Sgt. Scott Westerman, the union president, cites an email Sizer wrote supporting Kruger the day after the story came out. Westerman slams Sizer for failing to support the cops who arrested James Chasse Jr. in the same way — ...   More
Friday, November 6, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

What the Jewish Federation of Portland Thinks of Capt. Mark Kruger

Portland Police Capt. Mark Kruger, whose interest in Nazi memorabilia first surfaced in 2003, has found himself back in the news. The Oregonian reported last week that the Portland Police Performance Review Board has determined Kruger brought "discredit upon the (police) bureau and the city" by erecting plaques as part of a Nazi memorial in Rocky Butte Park sometime between 1999 and 2001. And ...   More
Friday, October 15, 2010 Jacob Pierce


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