Law & Justice


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Officer Named Assistant Chief

Come January, Portland will have a new police chief, and soon alongside him, a new assistant chief.

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Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!

Portland becomes one of the leading cities to join in solidarity with Ferguson, drawing thousands of protesters into the streets ...

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Decision Ignites Protests

Portland civil rights activists joined voices across the country in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a ...

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Police Officer Posts Sanctioned

Portland Police Chief orders three of its officers to take down images from their personal Facebook page that used the ...

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Refugee Released

A Salvadoran refugee and immigrant rights activist has won a temporary release from federal custody.

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Midterm Election Results Are In

This year's closest votes are in - and now we know, weed is in, education funding is out, and Kitzhaber ...

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Daimler Civil Rights Probe Grows

A civil rights investigation of Daimler Trucks at its Swan Island manufacturing plant in north Portland was expanded for the ...

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Power of the Vote

Voters are about to have their say in an election featuring Oregon candidates for Governor and U.S. Senator and dominated ...

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PSU Considers Armed Police Force

A deputized police force for Portland’s major university is a proposal that’s drawing fierce opposition from some PSU’s student groups, ...

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Voters Get Ready to Decide on Marijuana

Ballots went out today and Oregonians will be forced to decide the fate of marijuana laws in their state. Find ...

Making Her Passion a Livelihood

One of very few adult congenital heart defect survivors, one attorney shares her gift with marginalized Portland community members.

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Police reviews of police St. Johns disturbance ordered

The use of a Taser gun by Portland police to subdue a black teenager and the actions of police to ...

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When Justice Fails

Partnership for Safety and Justice leads a rally to raise awareness of the social and personal harm caused by policies ...

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Forum on Racial Disparities Law

A forum was held in Salem Tuesday aimed at educating lawmakers and members of the public about a new law ...

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Use of Force Settlement

Decision draws a positive response from the Albina Ministerial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform.