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CentralMass's Journal
CentralMass's Journal
October 12, 2020

Portland -Statues toppled, windows smashed, riot declared downtown

"People knocked over a statue of President Abraham Lincoln in downtown Portland on Oct. 11, 2020. Someone spray painted the words “Stolen Land” on the base (KOIN).
Multiple statues were spray-painted and toppled in the park blocks. The windows and glass doors to the Oregon Historical Society were smashed out."
" the crowd.

The first warning from authorities came an hour earlier, around 8:30 p.m. when police tweeted that a “mass gathering” had formed in the park blocks near SW Park Avenue and SW Madison Street. “Some are trying to pull down a statue with a chain,” said police via Twitter. Authorities went on to issue a public warning that anyone involved in criminal behavior would be subject to arrest."
September 2, 2020

Portland - OSP troopers federally deputized amid renewed Portland protest response

"PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon State Police troopers responding to the ongoing protest-related unrest in Portland have been federally deputized, state police confirm.

State police tell KOIN 6 News they’re working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to review arrests made by troopers assigned to Portland for potential prosecution. The troopers assigned to Portland have been cross-deputized by the U.S. Marshals.

The Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt previously announced his office would presumptively decline to prosecute certain misdemeanor charges stemming from the protests, a move which resulted in criticism from law enforcement agencies, including state police in mid-August.
“OSP is not criticizing any officials and we respect the authority of the [Multnomah County] District Attoney, but to meet the Governor’s charge of bringing violence to an end we will use all lawful methods at our disposal,” an Oregon State Police spokesperson said."
August 26, 2020

Portland 90th night - Riot declared outside Portland's City Hall

"PORTLAND, Ore. — A protest outside Portland's City hall was declared a riot around 11:20 p.m.

Protesters took to Portland’s streets again for a nightly demonstration. On Tuesday evening, the group gathered at Shemanski Park in the Southwest Portland park blocks and marched to Portland City Hall. Upon their arrival, police declared an unlawful assembly.
The front of City Hall is all boarded up but protesters were able to find an unlocked door and went in, according to New York Times correspondent Mike Baker. Some people spray-painted walls and broke windows."
August 22, 2020

Portland - Night 85 ends in riot: More property destroyed, 9 arrested

" during a riot at the North Precinct of the Portland Police Bureau on the 85th consecutive night of protests in the city.

PPB reported several officers being targeted by protesters who reportedly threw a railroad spike, eggs, bottles, golf balls, rocks ball bearings, plastic eggs filled with paint and balloons filled with feces. Additionally a street sign was torn up and used to vandalize police cars; windows were smashed and tired were deflated, according to PPB.

A Boys and Girls Club van was also the target of vandalism. Police said some people in the group broke the van’s window."
August 22, 2020

Van Morrison - Moondance

August 21, 2020

Federal buildings in Portland close due to 'threat of violence'

Source: Koin 6 News

Federal buildings in Portland close due to ‘threat of violence’
Portland's bankruptcy court and district court buildings are closed

by: KOIN 6 News Staff

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 / 09:27 AM PDT / Updated: Aug 21, 2020 / 10:26 AM PDT

"PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Some federal buildings are closed in Portland on Friday after a reported “threat of violence.”

The Portland office of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court announced the building will be closed due to a threat of violence in the area. They have not given details on what type of violence has been threatened. According to its website, the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse will also be closed — although it does not explicitly say the closure is a result of any threat.

According to the Oregonian, a knowledgeable source said “federal authorities received a threat that a vehicle filled with explosives would hit a federal building Friday.” However, they also report the source “didn’t specify whether the threat was targeted to a specific federal building — or whether that building is in Portland.”

The FBI released a statement Friday morning, saying they are working to determine the credibility of the threat and are in contact with local authorities."

Read more: https://www.koin.com/news/crime/federal-buildings-in-portland-closed-after-threat-of-violence/

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