Police Chief Mike Reese Apologizes for Issuing False Info About Occupy Portland's Impact on a Rape Case

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Police Chief Mike Reese, who's getting close to a bid for mayor, apologized this weekend for claiming that his officers are so busy dealing with Occupy Portland protesters that they had to leave a rape victim sitting unassisted for three hours.---It turned out not to be true, and police officials had to walk back Reese's comments Friday. Reese says now that the "reality ...   More
 
Monday, November 21, 2011 BRENT WALTH

Maybe Police Chief Mike Reese Shouldn't Have Blamed Slow Response to Rape on Occupy Portland

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Portland Police Chief and potential mayoral candidate Mike Reese has become an online laughingstock for telling KGW-TV yesterday that Occupy Portland delayed police response to a rape for three hours. ---"We had a rape victim stand by for three hours until we could get an officer to take a report," Reese said, "and that makes all of us very sad."Today, the Police Bureau walked Reese's claim back, ...   More
 
Friday, November 18, 2011 by Aaron Mesh

New York Deputy Mayor Criticizes Portland's Eviction of the Occupy Portland Camp

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In a TV interview Wednesday, New York Deputy Mayor Carl Howard Wolfson explained why and how the City of New York cleared the Occupy Wall Street protest out of Zucotti Park, and in doing so, contrasts New York’s strategy with the eviction of Occupy Portland over the weekend.---Wolfson told New York One he criticizes Portland’s 48-hour notice to protesters because, he says, it drew people looking ...   More
 
Thursday, November 17, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

The Fall of the 420 Hotel

In the final hours of Occupy Portland, there was mud, a riot squad and a speckled rooster.


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The final rumor to sweep through the ruins of Occupy Portland inflamed the holdouts in the 420 Hotel.  “They killed a puppy!” screamed a young man with a scraggly goatee and a black Army ja   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 AARON MESH, HANNAH HOFFMAN

Homeless, Not Faceless

Occupy Portland forced the city to face its persistent problems with homelessness.


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The homeless were back occupying the spaces under the Burnside Bridge on Monday, one day after their downtown real estate had been reclaimed by the city over the weekend. The city shut down the    More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 BRENT WALTH

Occupy Elsewhere

Other cities’ Occupation camps have seen even bigger problems.


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Born from the same political movement, each Occupation around the country has differed in size, level of violence and the degree of tolerance by government. Roughly 70 U.S. cities have seen Oc   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 ANNIE ZAK

Chaos to Checkmate

Mayor Adams and Occupy Portland played a game in city parks. Police Chief Reese won.


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Occupy Portland had countless moments of beauty, absurdity and anger. In the end, it was downright ugly. The 39 days of occupation in Lownsdale and Chapman squares began as an idealistic stateme   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 COREY PEIN, NIGEL JAQUISS

Occupiers Give Up Main Street; Chapman and Lownsdale Empty, Fenced and Lit

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Occupy Portland protesters gave up their blockade of Southwest Main Street Sunday night, moving to Pioneer Courthouse Square and ending the movement's direct confrontation with Portland police and city officials.---Police had pushed Occupiers west to Main Street from Chapman and Lownsdale Squares in the early afternoon, blocking traffic on the street for most of the afternoon as they stared across ...   More
 
Sunday, November 13, 2011 by Martin Cizmar

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