Crime Spiked Downtown During Occupy Portland, Police Say

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Remember the debate over whether Occupy Portland increased crime downtown? The Portland Police Bureau hasn't forgotten, and today it released a report (PDF) attempting to demonstrate that crime spiked during the Occupy Portland encampment in Chapman and Lownsdale squares.The report shows 20 crimes were reported in District 850, which includes the squares, during the week of Oct. 2-8, when the encampment ...   More
 
Monday, January 16, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

2011: The Costume Party

You didn’t need a funny outfit to make news this year, but it sure helped.


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All Images WW Photo IllustrationsDavid Wu’s tiger suit was the tip-off that 2011 was going to be a strange one. The year opened with a sitting congressman posing in a child’s orange-and-black    More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Bellringer Boycott? City Bureau Chiefs Raise Cash For Salvation Army Despite Gay Activist Opposition

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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese and Portland Fire and Rescue Chief John Klum plan to participate in a Salvation Army "Celebrity Bell Ringing Challenge" this morning, despite calls by some gay-rights activists to boycott the Christian charity. Klum and Reese (who last month abandoned his plans for a mayoral campaign) will compete to see who can raise the most change from passersby outside Nordstrom ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 COREY PEIN

Mike Reese Decides Against Mayoral Run

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Ten days after forming a political fundraising committee, and after a weekend of bad press inspired by his own misleading remarks involving a rape investigation allegedly delayed by the Occupy Portland protests, not to mention a viral Oregonian photo of an officer pepper-spraying a demonstrator in the face, Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese announced this afternoon that he will not run for mayor.Here ...   More
 
Monday, November 21, 2011 COREY PEIN

New York Deputy Mayor Criticizes Portland's Eviction of the Occupy Portland Camp

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In a TV interview Wednesday, New York Deputy Mayor Carl Howard Wolfson explained why and how the City of New York cleared the Occupy Wall Street protest out of Zucotti Park, and in doing so, contrasts New York’s strategy with the eviction of Occupy Portland over the weekend.---Wolfson told New York One he criticizes Portland’s 48-hour notice to protesters because, he says, it drew people looking ...   More
 
Thursday, November 17, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Portland Police Bureau Spreads Occupy Portland Mugshots on Facebook

Outrage goes viral

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The Portland Police Bureau has come under some heat this week after posting mugshots of Occupy Portland protesters arrested at Jamison Square on Sunday morning on its Facebook page. ---The Bureau posted its press release about the incident along with the mugshots of seven arrestees, sparking a torrent of criticism on Twitter and 458 comments on the page Facebook page itself. Portland Police Bureau's ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 by Ruth Brown

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

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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. Nevertheless, it's clear DOJ officials will be looking over the bureau's shoulder as it investigates the incident internally. On Thursday, Officer ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 COREY PAUL

Many Questions Remain After Press Conference for Police Shotgun Shooting

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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 shotgun ...   More
 
Friday, July 1, 2011 COREY PAUL

Feds Announce 'Collaborative' Investigation Of Portland Police Bureau

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent one of his top deputies to Portland on Wednesday to announce a review of the Portland Police Bureau, aimed at determining whether police officers have exhibited a pattern of civil rights abuses. The review is a part of the Obama Justice Department's renewed pursuit of civil rights cases following years of neglect during the George W. Bush years—and ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 COREY PEIN

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