Saltzman to Leonard: Let Portland Water Bureau Security Guards Use Pepper Spray


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In response to the news that Commissioner Randy Leonard wants Water Bureau security guards to become armed peace officers, Commissioner Dan Saltzman today issued an eight-page memo [PDF] outlining all the reasons he opposes the effort. Saltzman, of course, oversees the Portland Police Bureau that Leonard at one point wanted to manage. The document, which proposes giving security guards less lethal ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Same as the Old Boss: New Sheriff Keeps Concealed Handgun-Holders Secret


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Continuing a trend that started with his predecessor, interim Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is refusing to reveal the names of people his office has licensed to carry a concealed handgun. The county attorney's office told WW this morning that Staton "has determined that the list of names requested is exempt from public disclosure" under the state's open-records law. Prior Multnomah ...   More
 
Monday, November 16, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Guns & Hoses: Saltzman Files Public Records Request on Leonard's Bureau


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Here's an odd event at City Hall: Commissioner Dan Saltzman has filed a public records request for "all written Activity Reports, Dispatched Incidents, and written Security Reports produced by Water Bureau personnel over the past 12 months." That highly unusual move last Friday by a city commissioner followed a meeting the day before between Saltzman and the Water Bureau's director, David Shaff. ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Oregon Gets Its Grade on Gun Violence Prevention


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The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence today released a 2009 scorecard that rates states on categories that include curbing firearms trafficking, strengthening background checks, protecting child safety, and others. Oregon scored a 17 out of 100. That may seem low until you peruse the state map on the Brady Campaign website and see all the single-digit scores. Oregon's 17 actually places ...   More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 Ari Phillips

Sam Adams' Summertime Safety Tips


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 HANK STERN

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