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Some Photos From the James Perez Rally

A handful of photos from Sundays Rally at Terry Shrunk Plaza.
Just sme quick shots of a couple speakers and some signs taken at the Rally Sunday. A large and peaceful gathering, committed to justice and peace.
feature pic 05.Apr.2004 09:01

pdx indy graphics drone #6082

color-corrected, cropped and resized in photoshop.

Let policeman do there jobs! 05.Apr.2004 12:29

Jay asd345@comcast.net

This message is to all the people that are protesting the shooting of Perez.

STOP HARASSING GOOD POLICEMAN!!!!!!!!! Despite what the protesters think, most of us are proud of Officer Jason Sery for doing his duty as a peacemaker and an American. Its not easy to do what these guys do. Sometimes you have to make tough calls.

Do you want to see what life in the city is like if officers of the law are not allowed to shoot minorities? Ya, I didnt think so. Well then why dont you stop all this nonsense so that poor guy can go back to what he does best - keeping your life safe!!!!!!!!
Why is the NAACP (and most other minorities) in denial that a minority pulled over by the police is simply much more likely than a caucasion to resist arrest and/or cause a disturbance when pulled over during a routine traffic stop? When the statistics show that a large number of minorities are being shot during traffic stops it does not mean that the police are corrupt. It means a large number of minorities are not cooperating with police. Furthermore, if we are threatening officers every time they have to shoot somebody, they will simply stop pulling people over for fear of recourse.
Why arm our officers with guns if they cant use them? Would you want to patrol bad neighborhoods of Portland with a gun that you cant use? I didnt think so.

JAY, are you sure you've posted on the 05.Apr.2004 13:36

right website

and not got yourself mixed-up in thinking you were writing in one of those rightwing conservative relig-
ious fundamentalist Public Forum's where crazy narrowminded people can write their bigoted views? This
website is for educated, intelligent, and socially aware people that recognize "problems" and seek to
find "solutions" and not be THE problem themselves. This is a challenging place for sure, and I fear you
failed to meet the challenge, as your writing so clearly indicates. Try again, but next time, try not to come across so STUPID, and for your information it's "Caucasian", or more scientific name being the
"Caucasoid" to indicate reference to the entire race as a whole. We look forward to seeing your postings
again soon, and shall be most happy to give you further helpful critique, so that you're education may
finally begin. A lifetime of "indoctrination" is NOT the same thing as "education" you know? Cheerio!

Photos of Officer Sean Macomber 05.Apr.2004 15:01

PPBCopWatcher

These photos were taken 03/20/04 during the Iraq War Peace Rally. I believe I also have a photo of Officer Sery from the same event, and will post it when I find it.

Right Website 06.Apr.2004 19:48

Defending Jay stba_pdx@yahoo.com

Whoa, hold up there friend!!!! Why chastise Jay for his comments? Does showing support for police mean you are "rightwing conservative religious fundamentalist?" Your lesson on Caucasian/Caucasoid was unimpressive and irrelevant. We all make spelling mistakes. I am AT LEAST as educated as you and you do not impress other educated people by denying the opportunity for discourse. What is more narrow-minded (your words) than calling somebody stupid (your words) for having an opposing viewpoint? If you were so smart and educated then you would have realized this obvious flaw in your reasoning.




and not got yourself mixed-up in thinking you were writing in one of those rightwing conservative relig-
ious fundamentalist Public Forum's where crazy narrowminded people can write their bigoted views? This
website is for educated, intelligent, and socially aware people that recognize "problems" and seek to
find "solutions" and not be THE problem themselves. This is a challenging place for sure, and I fear you
failed to meet the challenge, as your writing so clearly indicates. Try again, but next time, try not to come across so STUPID, and for your information it's "Caucasian", or more scientific name being th
"Caucasoid" to indicate reference to the entire race as a whole. We look forward to seeing your postings
again soon, and shall be most happy to give you further helpful critique, so that you're education may
finally begin. A lifetime of "indoctrination" is NOT the same thing as "education" you know? Cheerio!

jay you are so wrong 07.Apr.2004 14:47

an educated white girl

wow, you are so wrong Jay, if you think the only people who give officers a hard time are persons of color, the prisions and streets are full of white boys and females, who have killed, assulted and resisted arrest at the hands of police officers. That is a very iggnorant attitude, one that gets persons of color shoot so much. white folks think they got privlige and are very disrespectfull and know they wont get shot for it. Listen up you dumb fool, one day your going to encounter a white person you think is cool and hes going to rob you and I wonder how long you will hold this opion of white folks, I know my peo[ple and many of them are street hard and crazy turn your back on them and you too could wind up a victim, just because you live in portland and aint met a crazy white person is sad, and bad for your health. Cause let me tell you there are some bad white people out there. the police here are some bad white boys, that will kill you soon as look at you. you have watched to much tv about persons of color and believe the brainwashed crap you see on tv, its ment to brainwash you into believeing that black persons are all bad, but let me tell you something dont ever go down south cause baby there are some bad white folks there, yeah some belong to the klan and hold your same thoughts and ideas, but baby they will take you out as soon as look at you. you have a terrible perception of people just by liveing in this little city. oh yeah dont go to NY or chicago cause you would be robbed by your trusting white persons and you wouldnt see it comeing, boy have you got a lot to learn. I am cracking up laughing at you if you honestly believe what you wrote white boy.lol

My goodness! I think I understand just what the 07.Apr.2004 16:03

problem is

with all this killing business in looking at the picture of Sean Macomber, for that guy looks retarded.
If thats so, the guy is retarded, then that explains why they're so stupid and shouldn't have guns or a
badge. Whats going on with the Portland Police Bureau's recruitment folk's? Don't they interview these
fellows before giving them a job? Can't they tell a retard by looking at them?

Photo of OFFICER SERY 09.Apr.2004 13:33

anon

this is from another page on this site

Officer SERY 09.Apr.2004 13:36

anon

Sorry for the confusion. I just learned from looking at another page, that this is NOT officer sery, but is officer lowe.

educated white girl you are so right! 11.Apr.2004 19:21

I am also a white girl

I agree with educated white girl. If James Perez "RIP" was white i still think the police officers should get in trouble they didn't handle the situation well.

Think tank 12.Apr.2004 21:18

badge

You think officers are shooting unarmed people to keep the rest of us safe? I don't want to be kept safe at the expense of an unarmed person. No one should be shot because an officer "thinks" the suspect has a gun. With so many of us with concealed hand-gun permits an officer could think that about anyone has a gun these days. I personally don't want shot because an officer thinks that I have a gun. Sery should stand trial for not only murder but for stupidity as well.

I agree 13.Apr.2004 22:50

Cop

I am a cop and I agree with the educated white girl 100%. I want another grand jury trial in the McCollister/James shooting because the stupid cop wasn't hurt after all, was he? Cops like McCollister and Sery make us good cops look bad and I am tired of paying the price for it myself. I hope citizens will write their legislators and get the law changed that allows officers to kill unarmed citizens.

JAy 26.Jul.2004 15:09

right site buddy

Jay u ,may be on the wrong site cuzz that police officer didnt have a reason to take my couisn life he wasnt hurt then they told him to take his selt belt off how was he gona get out da car wit it still on so he had to reach down and undo his selt belt right