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Breaking News Archive Enough Is Enough Anti-Police Brutality/Murder March 4/11/10

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# Mark Ross was the Fox news employee who assaulted our reporter. Interestingly they edited out his assault when they aired the footage.
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As usual, Fox had shown up too late to get footage of the protest & were apparently trying to film us as though our crew was the protest
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then assaulted one of our reporters when he put his hand in front of the light!
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After the protest was over, Fox News just creeped up on Indymedia crew putting equip away, stuck their camera and spotlight in our faces,
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They made it back to Peninsula Park.
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The police have left.
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Crossing Vancouver St., left on Ainsworth.
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Chant, "Into the street, out of your homes!"
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Heading north on Killingsworth, the newspaper box is be made into a streetsled. Folks heading West on Ainsworth.
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crowd shot  http://twitpic.com/1f0ya6
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in front of northeast police station  http://twitpic.com/1f0y5y
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Folks are heading North on MLK.
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Cops blocking traffic  link to twitpic.com
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Occupying intersection of Emerson and MLK. Handing out fliers to vehicles.
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North Precinct on Emerson, (not NE). Another line of cops.
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People have taken the streets on MLK. Heading south on MLK.
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Moving to the front side of station on MLK.
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Chant, "What's the solution, REVOLUTION!".
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At Police Precinct NE MLK. Riot gear, mobile field force, but only three cops in parking lot. Police Line Do Not Cross caution tape. Laughs.
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Two patrol cars behind march again, taking a relatively hands-off approach.
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Corner of Killingsworth and MLK. Crossing MLK.
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Chants, "No more killer cops" "No more cops."
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Chant, "Our passion for freedom is stronger than your prisons!".
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Killingsworth and Williams, heading East on Killingsworth.
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Neighborhood residents giving solidarity fists and cheers.
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Chant, "Come on, get off it, the enemy is profit. A simple change in policy, won't end police brutality."
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East on Killingsworth in the streets. Chant, "Another person is deceased, who's to blame, the police."
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Albina and Killingsworth.
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Police are no longer behind march. Following from a parallel street.
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Folks from neighborhood are cheering, showing approval.
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S. on Albina.
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March heading to Ainsworth and Albina. Police have arrived. Chanting, "No Justice, No Peace, Fuck the Police!".
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Chant, "No Cops, No KKK, No Fascist USA!".
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Sign, "Crisis or Solution?".
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Chant, "To end police brutality, We need solidarity!".
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Speeches are addressing Richard "Dicky" Dow, another person in mental health crisis killed by police.
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Speeches have started.
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AR-18 is the same gun used to kill Aaron Campbell.
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Cascadia Behavior Health had a 2.5 million deficit, the City of Portland cut services. The same year bought new tazers and AR-18's.
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James Chasse, 42yrs, European-American, male, beaten to death, died 09-17-06.
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Aaron Campbell, 25yrs, African-American, male, shot in back, died 01-29-10.
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Jack Collins, 58 yrs, European-American, male, shot four times, died 03-22-10.
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Unreleased name, age, race, male, tazed, peppersprayed, stunned, died 04-10-10.
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Write to City of Portland to demand a grassroots training for mental health and community policing training program.
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After the march, please write a "Vote of No Confidence" for city commissioners and city auditor.
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60 people gathered in Peninsula Park. March starts at 8:45pm to 449 NE Emerson-NE Police Precinct.
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60 people at bandstand at Pennisula Park. Enough is Enough is a protest of recent deaths by Oregon Public Safety officers.

factual error 12.Apr.2010 12:49

a

Not to be too picky here but the police don't have AR-18s. I know most people don't care about these specifics but there's just no reason to keep on misreporting this detail when all you have to do is change one number and have it be correct. The AR-18 is VERY different from the AR-15, which is what killed Arron Campbell. The AR-15 is basically an M-16 which various US forces have been carrying abroad since Vietnam and more recently at home.

Factual error 13.Apr.2010 07:09

Codizzle

Ar-15 is correct, thanks for pointing that out