The officers at the Portland Police Property Warehouse said that they were unable to release any seized property until the "arresting" officer J. Lile (Badge 38941) releases the evidence. They also stated that Officer Lile works from 10pm until 8am. The case number listed on both the property receipts from the April 14th and 23rd raids is 03-33402.
The first item listed on the property receipt is "(2) wooden signs" which includes the Portland Peace Encampment Mission Statement. Another of the seized items was a purse owned by one of the Peace Campers containing her ID and money. It was thrown into a trash barrel that was seized and listed on the property receipt as "containing misc. items -> NO VALUABLES <-".
This is all becoming quite outrageous and a little Pythonesque: "Help! Help! I'm being Oppressed! Come see the Violence Inherent in the System!!" As King Arthur concluded, we all are just a bunch of "Bloody Peasants!"
At this point we need donations of chairs, umbrellas, signs and, most importantly, people to wave them. Please bring all donations by the Peace Encampment at SW 4th and Jefferson, across from City Hall.
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