Daily Archives: November 14, 2012

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So you will remember that when the City of Seattle...signed their Use of Force agreement with the United States DOJ when blogged about what the result would be in Portland and the results would appear more punitive and the community would demand more. Well here it comes !

This week Portland attorney and one who has been very successful in bringing litigation against the city showed up at the Portland City council addressing the next steps following the DOJ agreement. Kafoury and his son told the council needed to appoint a Citizen Review Committee, with subpoena power (p.s. if you check the blog on this issue  you will see that prediction there), to hold hearing based on citizen complaints around the use of force.  Make no mistake about it this would be a huge shift in the balance of oversight and final consequence between not jus the city and the police and the citizens but also in the criminal consideration of a case and the relationship with the District Attorney’s Office and the Grand Jury process.

and it doesn’t help when those who surround the issue are either poorly trained,poorly supervised, poorly led, and poorly represented


1) You know it is a funny thing about Search and Seizure and then arrest and the Fourth Amendment…you got to be careful….Especially when you have no probable cause, reasonable suspicion, or exigent circumstance.  That is why 32 year old  Jose Gasque won a $11,000 award from a jury against a Portland Police Officer.  You will remember the discussion we had about the right to refuse  a police officer request to search.  Welllllllllllllll, are discussion was right on target and the jury award proves. (Officer:Tequila Thurman)

Let’s talk about the circumstances and why this particular case was a made to order tort claim, attitude over training and knee jerk response instead of a well trained reaction and a slam dunk for the jury. And what the story did say and didn’t say.


2)  and if you wondered why the City of Portland has such a stellar win/loss then you need look no further than the case involving Sean Hartfield who was arrested outside by Portland Police of his business after an incident involving an unruly customer.

Let’s talk about why again when a police officer’s lack of controlled response, a lawful gun owner, bad legal advice,poor or no political leadership and trying circumstances come together the cops take another black eye .

Worse yet, why the City Attorney’s office would argue that if was ok that the officer handcuffed Hartfield, put him in the back seat, and read him his right because  he was not really under arrest he was “just in custody”. (Officer Leo Besner)


By the way 1 and 2 above either go to 4th Amendment Search and Seizure and/or go to the heart of the use of force issues facing the City Of Portland. Lets talk about the nuances;

Let’s also talk about how could either of the cases go forward and become a public spectacle;

and both in the same week on the same day.


3)   So, what’s first…for new Mayor and for practical effect the only Mayor Portland now has when it comes to Portland Police Bureau.  He has huge problems, not the least of which is  $25,000,000 budget hole in which he has been promised to provided my hundreds of thousand if not more additional revenue to fund the DOJ agreement. And this does not deal with the increasing cost of Portland Police agreed to by the City in approving the last police contract.

Le’t’s talk about getting it right and what the Mayor’s first three POINTS OF EMPHASIS must be and how those must be turned 180 degrees from where they are now if things are truly to change.


4)  and the CHIEF CAN SMELL  a problem with this career path and a new Mayor.  The release this week of a video to his troops expressing support for their “difficult” work.  After the last few months of the Frashour head banging with the union and questioning the honesty of his training officers….he can smell the “No Confidence Vote” or a direct hit from many sides and a direct launch from the PPOA.

5)  and now that the election is over….looking for a cause to donate……

here is your opportunity..the JOHNSON BOYS….need yur help getting registered as sex offenders…..and is suing the City of Chicago in Federal Court.

So if you have an extra $100.00…dial 1800 “Save A Sex Offender

Victor Sharpe On Israel & Gaza and Portland & Vancouver USA

Imagine terrorists in Portland targeting residents in Vancouver day after day with deadly missiles. Often one hundred a day for the last three weeks and over 12,000 in the last five years. That has been what the villagers and townsfolk in southern Israel have had to endure, though such news is hardly ever reported in the mainstream liberal press here in the States or in most other countries. Only when Israel can endure the deaths and destruction no longer and retaliates does it become headline news.
 
This is what is now happening. The civilians of southern Israel are under constant rocket attack from the Gaza Strip.
 
The current major Palestinian aggression began on Saturday night (Nov.10) when an anti-tank missile was fired at an army jeep traveling on the Israeli side of the border fence. Four IDF soldiers were injured. Since then, over 120 rockets have been fired at Israeli civilians.
 
The lives of one million Israeli civilians are being threatened and daily life in southern Israel has been totally disrupted.
 

The residents of villages near the Gaza border suffer constantly from rocket and mortar shell attacks. They have a mere 15 seconds warning of incoming fire. These attacks occur almost on a routine basis, as do escalations of other types of terrorist activities carried out by Hamas and the other terrorist organizations that operate under Hamas’ protection.

 
The pauses between the waves of rocket attacks are shortening. In the past month, Israel has been subjected to three separate periods of escalation. Since the beginning of the year, more than 800 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at Israel, a record amount since the end of Operation Cast Lead (January 2009). This peak is similar to the attacks that occurred in 2007-8. One can list the situation as follows:


· The goal of Israel’s operation is aimed at removing a strategic threat to Israeli citizens. Israel has demonstrated great restrain for a long period but cannot stand the recurring attacks on its citizens. No other state would accept a similar reality.

· Israel is acting in self-defense and out of its duty to protect its civilians from terrorist attacks.

· Hamas rules the Gaza Strip and is responsible for all that occurs in Gaza and all that is launched from there.

· It must be noted that Israel disengaged completely from the Gaza Strip in 2005 as a token of peace. The result of Israel’s disengagement is that Gaza has become a giant ammunition dump. In addition, it provides a breeding ground for terrorist groups to organize and to operate, including groups associated with al-Qaeda and Global Jihad. All this under the rule, responsibility and sponsorship of Hamas.

· Weapons smuggled from Libya, Iran and Sudan accelerated the process of Gaza turning into a terror base. These weapons also increased the danger posed to the Israeli population.

· Hamas and the other terrorist organizations hide among the civilian population of Gaza. They deliberately direct their fire at the civilian population of Israel. These acts constitute a double war crime.

· The targets of the Israeli operation are all military and Israel makes every effort to prevent harm to the civilian population of Gaza.

· The border crossings from Israel to the Gaza Strip remain open, allowing for the routine passage of goods and humanitarian aid. Even as Palestinian missiles bombard the Jewish state, Israel keeps providing Gaza with power, electricity, gas, food supplies.

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Operation Walk Away: Leave the GOP for (at least) a Day, Calling on Them to STOP SPENDING!!!

I’m calling on registered Republicans to put pressure on the GOP to show them how serious we are about spending.

On a date to be determined, I suggest we drop our Republican affiliation to show them our numbers and that we mean business. See my previous post about it here. 

Please “Like” my facebook page to keep on top of the date and other deets. 

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

bernie

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So you will remember that when the City of Seattle...signed their Use of Force agreement with the United States DOJ when blogged about what the result would be in Portland and the results would appear more punitive and the community would demand more. Well here it comes !

This week Portland attorney and one who has been very successful in bringing litigation against the city showed up at the Portland City council addressing the next steps following the DOJ agreement. Kafoury and his son told the council needed to appoint a Citizen Review Committee, with subpoena power (p.s. if you check the blog on this issue  you will see that prediction there), to hold hearing based on citizen complaints around the use of force.  Make no mistake about it this would be a huge shift in the balance of oversight and final consequence between not jus the city and the police and the citizens but also in the criminal consideration of a case and the relationship with the District Attorney’s Office and the Grand Jury process.

and it doesn’t help when those who surround the issue are either poorly trained,poorly supervised, poorly led, and poorly represented


1) You know it is a funny thing about Search and Seizure and then arrest and the Fourth Amendment…you got to be careful….Especially when you have no probable cause, reasonable suspicion, or exigent circumstance.  That is why 32 year old  Jose Gasque won a $11,000 award from a jury against a Portland Police Officer.  You will remember the discussion we had about the right to refuse  a police officer request to search.  Welllllllllllllll, are discussion was right on target and the jury award proves. (Officer:Tequila Thurman)

Let’s talk about the circumstances and why this particular case was a made to order tort claim, attitude over training and knee jerk response instead of a well trained reaction and a slam dunk for the jury. And what the story did say and didn’t say.


2)  and if you wondered why the City of Portland has such a stellar win/loss then you need look no further than the case involving Sean Hartfield who was arrested outside by Portland Police of his business after an incident involving an unruly customer.

Let’s talk about why again when a police officer’s lack of controlled response, a lawful gun owner, bad legal advice,poor or no political leadership and trying circumstances come together the cops take another black eye .

Worse yet, why the City Attorney’s office would argue that if was ok that the officer handcuffed Hartfield, put him in the back seat, and read him his right because  he was not really under arrest he was “just in custody”. (Officer Leo Besner)


By the way 1 and 2 above either go to 4th Amendment Search and Seizure and/or go to the heart of the use of force issues facing the City Of Portland. Lets talk about the nuances;

Let’s also talk about how could either of the cases go forward and become a public spectacle;

and both in the same week on the same day.


3)   So, what’s first…for new Mayor and for practical effect the only Mayor Portland now has when it comes to Portland Police Bureau.  He has huge problems, not the least of which is  $25,000,000 budget hole in which he has been promised to provided my hundreds of thousand if not more additional revenue to fund the DOJ agreement. And this does not deal with the increasing cost of Portland Police agreed to by the City in approving the last police contract.

Le’t’s talk about getting it right and what the Mayor’s first three POINTS OF EMPHASIS must be and how those must be turned 180 degrees from where they are now if things are truly to change.


4)  and the CHIEF CAN SMELL  a problem with this career path and a new Mayor.  The release this week of a video to his troops expressing support for their “difficult” work.  After the last few months of the Frashour head banging with the union and questioning the honesty of his training officers….he can smell the “No Confidence Vote” or a direct hit from many sides and a direct launch from the PPOA.

5)  and now that the election is over….looking for a cause to donate……

here is your opportunity..the JOHNSON BOYS….need yur help getting registered as sex offenders…..and is suing the City of Chicago in Federal Court.

So if you have an extra $100.00…dial 1800 “Save A Sex Offender

Operation Walk Away: Leave the GOP for (at least) a Day, Calling on Them to STOP SPENDING!!!

I’m calling on registered Republicans to put pressure on the GOP to show them how serious we are about spending.

On a date to be determined, I suggest we drop our Republican affiliation to show them our numbers and that we mean business. See my previous post about it here. 

Please “Like” my facebook page to keep on top of the date and other deets. 

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

gop brand in oregon

According to Rob Kremer of the Oregon Transformation PAC which helped the Clackastani Rebels with funding, people who fight on conservative principles win in non partisan races, but the Republican ‘brand’ is suffering big time. This from the TREASURER of the Oregon GOP:

“The candidates in Clackamas County didn’t have the anchor of an R next to their names. Obama didn’t change and go re-elected. Republicans won six House and two Senate seats in 2010. We may have misread it as ‘our brand wins’ but now we are back to the way it used to be.”

candidates didn’t have anchor of r by their names
obama dind’t change and got re elected. what happened
screw you i’m not changing a
soft on illegal immigration
may be center right
but are they voting that way any more
2010 an anomaly?
more than 50%

6 house 2 senate seats in 2010 misread it as our brand wins now we are back to the way it
gladstone oregon city

http://tinyurl.com/aychhkw wweek

One Year Ago: Occupy Portland Building Fortresses; Ready for Fight With Police




The announcement today of anarchist activity by the Occupy Portland “PDX BIKESWARM” reminded me of today’s importance to Occupy History. The “swarm” claims this day as their birth. That’s almost true. More on that later. 


It is the day that Mayor Sam Adams staged the police showdown with Occupiers and then, when Zero Hour came, sat back, ate a ham sandwich and watched from a nearby office building.

Adams announced that Occupy would be chased from the parks by midnight November 13, 2011. In so doing he begged for a show down. A showdown is what he got.
Occupy marauders spent their days before the final showdown building fortresses to overwhelm the police. They nested in trees to lob rocks and sticks and who knows what else from above. The Occupy crowd had several days to call in for reinforcements. They called their brethren from Seattle and Oakland. Young 20 somethings from Seattle came spoiling for a fight–and to score some drugs. I know because I talked to a guy as high as a predator drone from Seattle who came to do a little monkey wrenching on behalf of the Anarchists and Black Bloc. Anarchists from the south brought molotov cocktails, spoiling for a fight.

“Pinky,” the mentally ill man who spins around and around in a circle on Portland streets, came for the show and the place became a surreal drama played out in the streets in a Mardi Gras atmosphere. The only thing missing were beads.

Thousands of onlookers came for the spectacle. They were not disappointed in Sam’s show.

Unionistas rode their charges hard in hopes that the onlookers would fall for the act.

Then, at around midnight, a series of bicyclists rode around the blocks and that’s when the anarchist bike riders believe their Bike Swarm was born. I remember wondering as I looked at my texts from Occupy Portland, huh, I wonder what a bike swarm is? It’s nothing more than the critical mass idiots.

In case you hadn’t noticed, Occupy Portland/Seattle/Oakland/DC/NYC is a recycled movement made up of the same people from the far left.

I don’t miss them. At all.

See posts here, here and here. 

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com