It is probably time for the folks who support Portland, and it's Fascist Racist, Rogue cop shop, to stop doing so. Writing Vera will not work, and of course there is no one else remotely capable of reining in these cyborgs, so it remains for us, who work, shop, and demonstrate in the little whorehouse to hit the madam where she lives. She knows that we do not live there, or vote there, so she feels very safe in allowing her minions to ride rough shod over us and our human/civil rights. She is wrong, VERY wrong. We can make a difference, if we apply the only language that the corporate world really understands, to the business interests that actually control the city. How? I am glad that you asked.
I propose a project, called the Portland BUY Pass Project: Each of us who are fed up with the out of control pigs who are running things, such as Myers, who took it into his lovely brain container to destroy a very lovely children's project, or the Nazi Kruger, who loves to mace helpless women who are trapped and unable to escape, etc. take the time to print out the below paragraph, and make a bunch of copies(maybe someone more skilled than myself can come up with an even better form). These should be carried at all times, and whenever we find ourselves with a little spare time, we should stop by a couple of the merchant shops downtown and present them with said form. It would not even hurt to have a basket full of wares that you might have bought, had you been disposed to part with any capital in this hell hole, which you can then leave for the merchant to put away. Here goes:
Project Portland BUY Pass
I represent a growing group of people, who, while they do not vote in your city, nevertheless have been supporting it for years. NOT ANYMORE. Your overreaching, overreacting, City Hall, Mayor, Commission, and Police (read: fascist) Department have made it morally impossible for me to shop here any longer. Since the only people that they seem to listen to are the merchants, it is up to you to stop them, and to stop their harassment and annoyance to citizens, some of whom may be less advantaged than themselves, or perhaps a little less tidy, but all of whom deserve respect and decency.
One of those "officers" (Myers) actually stated that he takes pride in the fact that he ordered the destruction of a lovely little children's project (a garden) in your city. You may wish to read about this, if so, here is the link: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/10/272991.shtml
Until you take some action to bring these thugs under control, we will not shop here.