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Fire Frashour campaign hold press conference for Darryel Ferguson

The Fire Frashour campaign in association with Rose City Copwatch held a press conference concerning Darryel Ferguson outside the Multnomah County Justice Center. Ferguson was shot and killed by Portland police last Friday. Portland, OR, 20/12/2010.
Kathryn Cates representing the Fire Frashour Campaign talks to the press.
Kathryn Cates representing the Fire Frashour Campaign talks to the press.
Darryel Dwayne Ferguson, 46, was shot and killed by 2 officers outside his apartment, number 201 of the Ventura Park Plaza on the corner of Southeast Burnside and 122nd Avenue. Reportedly he pulled a replica handgun on the officers who were called to the building following complaints of a threatening neighbour.

16 Shots were counted by neighbour Shawn Bartmess who said in a report, "I believe in law enforcement, that they are here to protect us, but 16 shots in such close quarters, with a child in the apartment, seems excessive."

The conference today addressed the question concerning the fact that according to early reports, Ferguson was seeking to protect his family from an aggressive neighbour, not realising police were at the door.

Kathryn Cates, a representative for the campaign stated in accordance with the aforementioned that, "If so, then it seems the police resorted to force where none was necessary and did not even attempt to de-escalate the situation. The cops handling of this incident showed a reckless disregard for the safety of Ferguson, his family, his neighbours, and in short anyone besides the police themselves. The cops seem paranoid about their own safety and utterly indifferent to the safety of the public."

The campaign, originally aimed at Officer Ronald Frashour who shot and killed Aaron Campbell, has decided to continue with the 'Fire Frashour' Campaign as they expect his reinstatement after his arbitration. Mayor of Portland Sam Adams and Police Chief Mike Reese decide to terminate his contract on November 17th over the Campbell incident.

Aaron Campbell was shot in the back January 29th 2010 with an AR-15 by Officer Frashour whilst surrendering to the police.

Reportedly, the November 2010 issue of the Portland Police Association's (PPA) newsletter, titled 'The Rap Sheet' consisted of any essay stating that police departments should 'reward aggression', specifically urging police to use their firearms as opposed to other methods to dissipate situations.

"This sort of article contributes to an environment of hostility toward the public and the 'shoot first ask questions later' attitude that, in the last year, has led to the deaths of Aaron Campbell, Jack Collins, Keaton Otis and now Darryel Ferguson."

In each death as a result of officer involved shootings the Portland Police Association has defended those involved.

Today the PPA is holding contract negotiations with the city behind closed doors with a mediator as they view the gap between the two as vast. Many believe this is a way to "insulate cops from any accountability or meaningful oversight" in the future.

According to Will Aitchison, the Association's attorney, "While we appreciate the effort the City has shown to try to resolve the differences between the parties, the gulf between us appears too wide for negotiations in their current format to be successful.''

All Police Association negotiations remain closed to the public.

New deals on the table however revolve around random drug-testing for officers, a limit on compensatory time off and union acceptance of the new police oversight system approved by council that will create a Police Review Board with the aim of strengthening the authority of the Independent Police Review Division to conduct its own investigations of officers.

The Fire Frashour Campaign continue to repeat their original demands as a result of this recent shooting and the way the PPA and City of Portland continue their collusion to 'preserve cops impunity'.

"We demand the firing of all killer cops. We demand that the Police Association contract negotiations be open to the public. And, we demand an end to mandatory arbitration in the Portland Police Association contract."

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don't leave indy out 20.Dec.2010 11:10

PRESS RELEASE

I wish that """press announcements""" would hit the press here at PIMC so that more folks could engage about subjects WE ARE VERY concerned with and want to be involved with.

So --> thanks for any "future advance notices" ;-)

Is there a list-serve that can aid in being "informed of these type of public statements"?

It would seem the more folks there at the "press meeting' will re-enforce the impact of the communities concerns, and folks reading Portland Indymedai do seem interested and care and want to be involved. So (please) keep us in the loop prior to these call outs!

Thanks

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger violating state law police brutality 22.Dec.2010 15:56

Jerry Atlansky-Founder/Chairperson jmatlansky@gmail.com

Wed Dec 22, 2010

Great Day!

New Update RE: Supt. Chris Brown, Oregon State Police second paragraph. Must Read!
New fact posted at the end of email Re: Oregon Senator Larry George of a near death incident.

Stop The Press!

Jerry Wilson (Independent) was endorsed by our board as candidate for Governor of Oregon as he supports our
Program, Truly Reforming Law Enforcement to stop police brutality. Google the program name
to be up to date about this dire subject. Now Google how much police brutality has worsened in
the last seven year research at: Rise In Police Brutality USA TODAY Dec. 18, 2007.
Google: Jerry Atlansky Senate Judicial, which shows our program is attached to Oregon Senate
Bill 111 Police Use Of Deadly Physical Force.
Google: Oregon Senate Bill 111 Planning Authority then your counties name and read: that the bill mandates "Education & Training of police officers as only our program provides as preventive civil rights abuses, none of the 36 county planning authorities presented any education nor training plan/program as we have. The very next section only deals with the aftermath of which our program
eliminates the need of this last major step.

It is a fact that Chris Brown was confirmed by the Oregon Senate on Sept. 29th 2010 as the next Superintendent of Oregon State Police as appointed by Governor Kulongoski. It is also a fact that our organization charged Chris Brown with premeditated breach if his oath of office, Oregon State Senate Bill 111, other state and federal laws including The Constitution of The United States as we testified
at his hearing, after we sent two letters indicating we will strongly oppose his confirmation and
Brown failed to respond to our second letter and at the hearing when asked by the senate chair, do
you want to respond to those remarks, Brown just put his head down and said, "NO" and left the
hearing. These facts no one can or will deny. What does that say when now the very top state
uniformed law enforcement official can outright in public confirm WE THE PEOPLE, have no power
to block unlawful people from reaching the highest offices of Oregon State "NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT"? How critical is voting for the best person for governor to finally protect the
public from unjustified deadly physical force? The only second recourse left is to expand the on going
federal probe of criminal intent against the highest government officials that demand individuals to appointments to higher offices to continue to shatter all laws of the land that protect the publics safety.


*New subject related to saving lives and litigations extremely high costs at the very end of this data
added on Sun Aug 29, 2010.

If we have any Oregonians that feel if a law enforcement officer feels threatened by a person
without any weapon, and the person has not physically attacked/harmed anyone and you believe
that officer is justified to kill that person, save yourself from reading the following, and please
reveal that belief to the judge before they choose you on a jury with that almost same situation of
a trial.

The Sunday Oregonian Newspaper Aug. 8, 2010 main headline with two pictures read: Chasse chase,
knockdown "inconsistent" with training—Subtitle: Despite the findings in a newly released Portland police review, the officers involved in pursuing the mentally ill man who died in custody wasn't disciplined for the breaches.
Had the officers followed the clear and specific guidelines of above said program of which Gov. Kulongoski failed to grant our request to make public our program that Superintendent Ron C. Ruecker of Oregon State Police was forced to resign for his false statements, (that our guidelines were in place at Ruecker's bureau) in March of 2006 six months before Chasse was killed in Sept. 2006.
Would James Chasse Jr. be alive today had Gov. Kulongoski followed our request for emergency
public notice to all law enforcement bureaus to stop the police brutality?

We have notified on Friday July 23, 2010 Marion County Sheriff- Jason Myers, Salem Police Bureau-
Lt. Kaegle and Salem Mall Command-Trooper Gordon of a new permanent plan to continue until, the top Oregon State Law Enforcement Official, Attorney General, John Kroger mandates our program be started as required by Senate Law 111 Police Use Of Deadly Physical Force at state, local law enforcement bureaus and The Oregon Department Public Safety Standards and Training.
The plan is we will protest in a absolutely peaceful manner on the sidewalk in front of the office of the attorney general every week day with signs that read: ATTORNEY GENERAL KROGER IN VIOLATION OF NOT ENFORCEING OREGON LAW POLICE BRUTALITY.

The following letter to us from Attorney General Kroger is dated Nov. 11 2008, after he won the
general election that proves we helped him receive over one million votes and he said he will work
with me "In The Days Ahead" on our program, Truly Reforming Law Enforcement which is one
of five of his top agendas in his campaign, protecting civil rights.
The assistance we provided was sending thousands of emails every week for almost a year that we
endorsed Kroger for Oregon Attorney General. Now the only question for Kroger is do you deny
this is your letter below? We have the original paper copy of the letter available upon request and
the federal Civil Rights Division of The U. S. Dept. Of Justice has a copy for their on going
criminal investigation on this matter. Kroger's pledge to work with me on our program is now
669 days since his commitment to work with us in the days ahead and still waiting for his first action to start our program, does he have any integrity?

JOHN KROGER
FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

November 11, 2008

Jerry Atlansky
1901 NE 64thAve.
Portland. OR972l3

Dear Jerry,

Just a quick note to thank you for your support in the Attorney General's race
we had a very solid victory,winning more than one million votes and every county in the
state. I am particularly proud to have won both the Democratic and Republican party nominations. Though I am a committed Democrat, I believe we need more bipartisanship
in our state and in our nation, particularly as we face tough times.

As Attorney General, I intend to pursue the agenda I articulated during the election:
tackling Oregon's methamphetamine crisis with tough enforcement and new
plan for drug treatment; improving environmental protection; standing for consumers;
protecting civil rights; and making sure that every parent gets the child support which
they are legally entitled to. These ambitious are goals. I will needy our continued
help in order to succeed.

I am deeply honored to have your support look and forward to working with you
in the days ahead.

Again, thanks so much for all your help.

Signed by A.G. Kroger

www.johnkroger.com
John Kroger for Attomey General PMB 2106327-CSW Capitol Highway,
Portland OR 97239
(503)224-3316
 info@johnkroger.com
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Paid for and authorized by John Kroger for Attorney General


Have you read the Willamette Week Wed. Feb 24th article, GAS ATTACK---NORTHERNSTAR ACCUSES ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN LNG DEBATE by Nigel Jaquiss?

Willamette Week Published Sept. 1, 2010: Even as Oregon State and federal investigators probe
"potential contract irregularities" between Oregon Department of Energy and a company run by
Cylvia Hayes, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber's girlfriend a Blue Oregon
blogger noted that Attorney General John Kroger recently spent time canvassing for
Kitzhaber. Asked whether that is appropriate given the pending investigation AG spokesman
Tony Green wrote, "the Department of Justice and The U. S. Attorney's office are conducting an
investigation into potential contracting irregularities at the Dept. of Energy. We have no further
comment. A picture of Attorney General Kroger showed a political button on his jacket that reads: KITZ.

WE THE PEOPLE, now ask how many conflicts of interest, laws that are broken by Attorney
General John Kroger to shame him by the hundreds of citizens that contact his office every week
demanding his resignation, as he protects the worst cops that "kill at will" "without due cause"
while he is traveling statewide working to get reelected in 2012 with a salary over $100,000 of taxpayers money each year? The federal probe being investigated against Kroger may be the only action that frees
Oregonians of the very likely worst attorney general this state has ever had.

The Oregonian Newspaper June 2, 2010 reported on the front page, "Attorney General John
Kroger has lost his third top executive in two months."

Keep in mind the following criminal allegations against Kroger contain the source of facts he has not
and can not dispute and understand the three top executives are aware of the federal criminal
investigation against Kroger has expanded to the very highest state official, Governor Ted Kulongoski of which they don't accept the lawless actions of both top state officials.

Sunday June 27, 2010 extremely important update: In todays, The Sunday Oregonian front page headline: Kroger's brisk pace realigns Justice. When you combine the entire article it fits a full page
of various action taken by Kroger's Department of Justice as state attorney general. Of one of the five most controversial constant topics was not once addressed by Kroger, which is Police Brutality as he knows he is the weakest link to ensure that Oregon State Senate Bill 111 mandate to be in force as his
position clearly requires and he pledged to accomplish prior to starting his position as Oregon's top law enforcement official. At our request hundreds of citizens every week are attempting to request Kroger to resign his post but when they call, "no one is home at his office up till last Friday" as all callers receive from the main telephone number is leave a message. Update re: calls to the DOJ as of Friday, July 16th a live person will take your request to call for Kroger's resignation. Where was the required access for the public to air their strong grievances? Where was accountability even at the highest state law office?

Our organization, Oregon State Police-Independent Citizens Review Board helped John Kroger get elected attorney general as he said he supports our program, Truly Reforming Law Enforcement. We received two letters from Kroger thanking us for his win in the primary and general elections with over one million votes, as we endorsed his race with mass e-mailing. Kroger let us meet with one of his staff in one meeting and that was the only support he gave our board. We have requested for him to discuss, publicly debate this issue at Lewis & Clark Law College were he was a professor but he refuses to speak with us on this matter. We requested Kroger to resign as he is now in violation of Oregon Senate Bill 111 with our program attached to stop police brutality. Would Aaron Campbell be alive today had Kroger kept his word? Campbell was not physically attacking anyone when he was shot dead in the back while unarmed and following police commands, as our program mandates lesser force must be used in this type of incident. Contact Kroger's office and demand he resign. Many thanks.....Jerry Atlansky

PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL OREGONIANS

Subject: Top Oregon Government Officials failure to comply to the "full implementation" of Oregon Senate Bill 111 Deadly Physical Force by Law Enforcement Officers, started a federal criminal investigation for their non-actions of not protecting the public from police brutality.

Recently we sent two letters to Gov. Kulongoski requesting that he replace John Minnis, Director of Oregon Dept. of Public Safety, Standards & Training, as he was forced to resign his position due to two charges against him, with an executive that will start our program, Truly Reforming Law Enforcement.

This program was created by our organization and The Oregon State Senate attached to the Senate Bill 111, our testimony, three amendments, our program with a strong case of how dire the state of systemic challenges of "non-law enforcement" is for officers committing police brutality with 34 affidavits listed as J, K, L.

Gov. Kulongoski had his staff send us a form letter that he may respond in the future on our request. For the public that are not aware of our program Google: Truly Reforming Law Enforcement. The Oregonian Newspaper has our program details on the Google site.

The last seven year national report on "police brutality" shows how much worse the public is getting maimed for life and unjustified homicides, and with the nations largest police union with 300,000 members have requested new policies as we have provided. Google for full details: Rise In Police Brutality USA TODAY Dec. 18, 2007.

Our documentation is attached to the Oregon State Bill 111 that was passed in 2007 and mandated to be in full force by July 1, 2008. Google: Multnomah County Senate Bill 111, (senate hearing data shown after this letter) 2007 and please read page 8, Article 5, Section 1 & 2 of the Multnomah County Planning Committee required input for officers education and training whereas our program is the only specific plan to address said preventive plan to stop police brutality. The next section starts the plan for the aftermath. Our program is the only specific plan for all 36 Oregon Counties that stops police brutality.


WE THE PEOPLE, of The Great State of Oregon do hereby denounce "brutality and welcome civility" from all our law enforcement bureaus, and ask you to contact the governor to mandate his actions to honor his oath of office and all the laws of our land by starting the peoples program.

Thanks so much for your concern, time and action and here is the governor's Citizens Representatives Liz Kiren 503-373-1027 to show support of the program Truly Reforming Law Enforcement.

All concerned Oregonians that want to go one step further on this critical matter, we welcome with open arms to join like minded people to be a volunteer to protest on the sidewalk in front of the Department Of Justice in Salem on weekdays by first contacting us by email with indications of how have you lived a peaceful life and your important reply regarding our program? This is a chance to be an integral part of making history.

Future success,

Jerry Atlansky-Chairperson
Oregon State Police-Independent Citizens Review Board
1901 NE 64 Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97213
 jmatlansky@gmail.com 24/365
503.490.4433 9 to 5 P.M. Mon-Fri

Per Wikipedia Jun 24, 2010
Police brutality

In a 1999 report, Amnesty International said it had "documented patterns of ill-treatment across the U.S., including police beatings, unjustified shootings and the use of dangerous restraint techniques."[102] According to a 1998 Human Rights Watch report, incidents of police use of excessive force had occurred in cities throughout the U.S., and this behavior goes largely unchecked.[103] An article in USA Today reports that in 2006, 96% of cases referred to the U.S. Justice Department for prosecution by investigative agencies were declined. In 2005, 98% were declined.[104] In 2001, the New York Times reported that the U.S. government is unable or unwilling to collect statistics showing the precise number of people killed by the police or the prevalence of the use of excessive force.[105] Since 1999, at least 148 people have died in the United States and Canada after being shocked with Tasers by police officers, according to a 2005 ACLU report.[106] In one case, a handcuffed suspect was tasered nine times by a police officer before dying, and six of those tasers occurred within less than three minutes. The officer was fired and faced the possibility of criminal charges.[107]

*Posted to this past data on Sun Aug 29, 2010 A company named Advanced Weapons Technology Inc. has a website: www.lawenforcementmall.com with a product called Super Talon that launches a unbreakable nylon net that spreads out sixteen feet, at a rate of 15 feet per second. Super Talon will save major injury and lives against the public by police and lower liability while it provides protection from suspects that might have physical advantage against the law enforcement officers.
WE THE PEOPLE, trust the only reason top law enforcement officials including Oregon's governor and attorney general will not provide extremely safer restraining equipment such as the Super Talon noted above, is they want the public to fear all officers and accept unjustified brutality and
death so the "non-law enforcement top officials can stay in power," as they continue to punish,
demote, and fire officers with integrity that report cops that violate the publics civil rights.

Any Oregonians that still feel they will not be intimidated, brutalized nor killed by the worst cops with no training and no clear procedures to stop said civil rights violations as they don't break the laws, must now learn that Oregon State Senator Larry George testified at said Senate Bill 111, that three Salem Police Officers drove on his property jumped out of their vehicles with their guns pointed at Sen.
George who said at the testimony, "I was a heart beat away from being killed so I thought should I protect myself by getting my hunting shotgun from my truck." It was mistaken identity as they were
looking for another person. No changes made after this incident in training nor discipline of said officers.

As a citizen of The United States you have to choose between not voting for and taking action against
the enemy within our nation, the top government officials/law enforcement officials or expect violence
every day without cause from our law enforcement officers from federal to American native officers.