The final low down on who, what and why???.........
The officers involved were PPB officer Suttle and Beaverton Police officer Coulson. The bikes they stole, (the total seems less than the # of bikes in the pictures I took), approx 15, were turned in to the Portland Police Downtown Evidence/Property Room, located on 17th and Jefferson. The clerk I spoke with @ about 11:30 today claims that unless the owners can prove ownership to the officers who turned them in as "found property", they will be destroyed. Yesterday, 2 members of ZooBomb were helped in writing a letter by an Attorney who is sympathetic to freedom and those of us who do not conform to the narrow band of what is now "acceptable behavior and appearance" in downtown Portland. Any ideas for a stronger statement. What is next? Will they start picking locks of all "different-looking" bikes that are "found" in downtown with un-approved paint jobs? Did anyone expect the Portland Police to act differently under new leadership?
Stand UP! Unite! Resist! In the immortal words in the one-hit-wonder song by Four Non Blonds: "What's Up", to be yelled at the top of your lungs, "WHATS GOING ON?"