Portland Rally Peacefully Protests Police Violence


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At 85 degrees, it was a hot day for a rally today in downtown Portland to demonstrate for change in the Police Bureau. But the crowd was anything but heated as they demonstrated peacefully and held up signs that said things like "Justice" and "Standing on the Side of Love." The Albina Ministerial Alliance coalition for Justice and Police Reform organized the Pioneer Square event to maintain pressure ...   More
 
Saturday, September 25, 2010 Jacob Pierce

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


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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

Mother of Murdered Son Rails Against Gangs; Mayor Adams Announces Hotline


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At a news conference this morning with a murdered man's family, Mayor Sam Adams announced one of his solutions to Portland gang violence: a phone number for callers to connect with gang outreach services. Adams described the hotline as "one-stop shopping" for gang members to connect with "the bureaucracy." He said the hotline should be ready in three weeks. Meanwhile, Portlanders continue ...   More
 
Friday, October 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

The Albina Ministerial Alliance's Views of Capt. Mark Kruger


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The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform is a frequent critic of the Portland Police Bureau. And we wondered in light of the concerns expressed by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland over police Capt. Mark Kruger what the ministerial alliance thinks about the recent news surrounding Kruger. Here's an insta-recap of the latest about Kruger, whose interest ...   More
 
Saturday, October 16, 2010 Jacob Pierce

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