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Sleeping with the Enemy

Portland's smut wars make strange bedfellows.


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As many readers undoubtedly know, three local publications have lately been locked in a heated struggle for readers and advertisers.The Trib, the O and WW? Nah. We're talking about the three X's--Exot ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 Nick Budnick

Recruiting Blues

Cop shop has trouble attracting good, experienced officers.


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Top brass at the Portland cop shop are considering scrapping a key perk--a four-day work week--at a time when attracting good recruits is getting more difficult.In the wake of an arbitrator's recent r ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 Nick Budnick

La Vida Loca

Hispanic street gangs take over Portland's east side.


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Earlier this month, the Portland Expo Center was jammed with eye candy: hot rods decked out in glorious colors, gleaming gadgets at product booths and, of course, scantily clad women.The crowd of 3,00 ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 Nick Budnick

Pedaling a New Image

Bike cops out to win "hearts and minds" in North Portland.


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Two Portland cops pass a North Portland convenience store as a young African-American man strides out. Given recent events, they could expect a glare as they pass by. Instead, however, they get an app ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2004 Nick Budnick

Tale of the Taser


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The new taser policy Portland Police Chief Derrick Foxworth is proposing would make some needed reforms, but it fails to significantly change the Police Bureau's largely unrestricted use of the high-t ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 Nick Budnick

COP POT STING

Officer investigated for not turning in weed, cash.


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New details have emerged in a cop-versus-cop sting operation that is now awaiting a disciplinary ruling from top Portland police commanders.Last August, a dispatcher asked Officer Miguel "Mike" Olmos ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 Nick Budnick

One Trigger Finger, One Hired Gun

Should the Perez-shooting inquest leave us impressed or depressed?


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Last week's inquest into the fatal shooting of James Jahar Perez by Portland police officer Jason Sery was largely what the cop's attorney had predicted: "a three-day press conference." Except in this ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 Nick Budnick

Blindered Justice

Prosecutors hope to keep jurors from passing judgment on the Perez shooting.


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Portland's first public inquest in almost 20 years begins this week, and the man who will conduct it, District Attorney Mike Schrunk, has said repeatedly that the six jurors selected for the three-day ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 Nick Budnick

Get on the Train

In the wake of another police killing, Katz and Foxworth put officer training in their sights.


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As Portland nears its first public inquest into a police shooting in 20 years, Mayor Vera Katz and Chief Derrick Foxworth are already looking beyond it.Following the death of James Jahar Perez in the ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Nick Budnick

Wicked Game

An investigation details bribery charges against Randy Ray Richardson.


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More than a year ago, an up-and-coming defense lawyer named Randy Richardson stood before a jury and belittled the lead investigator behind three counts of attempted murder against Richardson's client ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Nick Budnick
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