FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Community Oversight Advisory Board, known as COAB is back in business apparently without Kathleen Saadat or Dr. Capula; they have resigned. The committee is scheduled to meet on 9 June 2016 at the Portland Building at about 5:30 PM. There will be a delegation from the city of Portland to greet the new committee. A representative group will not leave until the listed demands are dealt with and Bud Fueless is told to leave the COAB meeting, (Demand #3).
We, representing organizations from the city of Portland will use our 1st Amendment Rights which allows us to "... ... .petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
We will demand the following as decided by a group of citizens on June 3, 2016:
1. We demand that the COAB/COCL recognize and uphold the constitutional right to film and demand "An immediate end to the oppression, restriction, harassment and stigmatization of the news media who film for the public good." Uphold the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
2. We demand "Quality Childcare" at all COAB meetings. Quality childcare is vital to and for the public, it is also indispensable to the continuance of the work of the COAB board members and to its employees who are essential to this process. Quality childcare in this place is necessary for the good of the people and public involvement. Those of you in charge of allocated funds to implement quality childcare should be ashamed of yourselves for withholding this essential public resource from the public, board members, and employees. Quality Customer Service includes everyone and leaves no one out. Quality childcare does not discriminate and is available at all meetings regardless of any required phone call ten days in advance. Our children are counting on us to make the necessary changes that effect their immediate life now and in the future.
3. We demand Bud Fueless step down from the COAB immediately and issue a written apology for her critical, hostile and irresponsible manner in which she addressed and Cyberbullied David Kif Davis, Multnomah County Copwatcher and a member of the public on Social Media, stating that Kif Davis is a "Skinhead" an offense to Kif Davis causing him to have to publicly defend himself and state his Jewish heritage. Bud Fueless showed an utter lack of responsibility as a COAB member and public official. Along with the immediate resignation and written apology of Bud Fueless a written apology from the Mayor-Charlie Hales, Dr. Rosenbaum, Dr. Watson LIP, and Kathleen Saadat, (outgoing chair) for their woeful lack of leadership.
4. We demand a moment of silence at the beginning of every COAB meeting to honor victims of police brutality.
5.We demand "The Community be involved in the selection of all paid committee members."
These are the demands agreed to at the meeting of citizens on 6/3/2016. We will confront the COAB at their meeting scheduled for 6/9/2016 at the beginning of the meeting and expect an answer before they continue any meeting. There may be a disruption of the normal procedures, that is fully dependent on the COAB. We will be non-violent in our demand to, "... ... Petition the Government for the redress of grievances." (1st Amendment)
Joe Walsh-Lone Vet http://IndividualsForJustice.com