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Tempus Fugitive

Escaped sex offender Jessy Gene Moore

Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, they accidentally released a convicted sex offender one day into his four-and-a-half-year sentence.
Jessy Gene Moore, 21, was released from jail Wednesday evening after being convicted of first-degree sex abuse the day before, Sheriff's Offic...   More
Thursday, December 21, 2006 by Ian Demsky

FDP: Longer Interview with Wayne Leggett

Nineteen-year-old Wayne Leggett says his arrest in connection with the police investigation into burglaries by a juvenile ring known as FDP is “bullshit.”

The FDP (which stands for "Fuck Da Police") is a loose-knit gang of juveniles, ranging in age from 13 to 16, susp...   More
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 by Ian Demsky

F--- Dese Profiles

What did we do when we wanted to know more about teens with alleged ties to a Portland burglary ring? We checked out their MySpace pages.

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One new rule for budding criminals in the 21st century updates a classic line from the 1995 movie Heat: If you feel the heat around the corner, shut down your MySpace page. Put another way: In this br ...   More
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 Ian Demsky

You're (Allegedly) A Mean One Mr. Green

For the folks at the McKenzie Farms in Estacada, Ol' Saint Nick was wearing blue this year instead of red.

It started when Portland Police investigated a potentially stolen trailer in late November. A citizen became suspicious when a man selling a trailer on    More
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Ups & Downs: P-Town By The Numbers

No matter what we do, we're not going to be able to make the just-released, 154-page report on Portland's "Service Efforts and Accomplishments" sexy.

But here are some of the more curious numbers in the annual compendium by the City Auditor's Office that jumped out at us:
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Monday, December 18, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Corrections Grand Jury Wants Jail Changes

Hot off the press: Here are the recommendations made by this year's grand jury charged with looking into how well (or, y'know, not so well) Multnomah County runs its corrections facilities:

1. Maintain an active oversight committee to inquire into all aspects of the jail and detention system in Multnomah County, including medical services and juvenile detention. The commit...   More
Friday, December 15, 2006 by Ian Demsky

The Fake Botox(R) Doc's Side of the Story

This week our Rogue of the Week focused on the case of Dr. Jerome Lentini, who was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for injecting more than 800 victims with non-FDA-approved Botulinum toxin marked 'NOT FOR HUMAN USE' at his 'A Youn...   More
Friday, December 15, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Back In The Saddle

This just isn't convicted sex offender Jason Brophy's year.

In July, we wrote about Brophy because we found he was possibly violating the terms of his release with a sexually explict MySpace page, which included lots of unde...   More
Friday, December 15, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Oregonian Wins Major Journalism Award

A correction to a story that ran in The Oregonian in September made a list of the year's worst newspaper mistakes nationwide at Regret The Error today. The journalism website, which tracks corrections, retractions and clarifications in the med...   More
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 by Ian Demsky

Green vs. "Green": From The Cutting Room Floor

Editors don't mean to be jerks. They just can't help it.

More often than not, there's more to say about a topic—any topic—than there's room for in the paper. And editors let their unslakable thirst for facts drive them to ask lots of questions. Those questions are us...   More
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 by Ian Demsky
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