Gun Waver Banned
7/19/2016, 5:04 p.m.
Michael Strickland, the videographer who was arrested at a Don’t Shoot Portland rally July 8 for brandishing a gun on protesters, has been banned from two local institutions.
Both Portland State University and Portland Community College announced last week that Strickland will not be allowed on any of the institutions’ campuses in the future. PCC’s ban is infinite with the possibility of appeal, while PSU’s will only last for two years.
Strickland is being held on a $250,000 bail for two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon.
PSU Public Safety Chief Phil Zerzan said in a statement that Strickland’s ban was a direct reaction to his recent arrest.
PCC spokeswoman Kate Chester stated that Strickland has attended many events at the college’s different campuses, including making the rounds in April during PCC’s Whiteness History Month , where he filmed and made his presence known, causing concerns but never posing a direct threat.
She said the ban was prudent because “the overall temperature” at PCC was a concern.