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People Of Color In Portland Government Face A Frustrating And Even Scary Time

OPB | May 16, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland's elected council members are all white. But many of their employees are not. The frequent, chaotic protests at City Hall have frustrated and even scared some of the people of color who work for the city.

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Anti-Racist Protest At Oregon City High Turns Into Private Meeting With School Officials

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 11:53 a.m. | Oregon City, Oregon

Racist messages to and from Oregon City High School students led to a planned walkout Thursday. School officials turned it into a private meeting.

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3 Baton Rouge Officers Killed In Shooting; Gunman Dead

AP | July 17, 2016 8:43 a.m. | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Police said the suspect was shot and killed at the scene. Authorities initially believed that two other assailants might be at large, but hours later said the dead gunman was the only person who fired at the officers.

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Man Accused Of Pulling Gun At Portland Protest Charged

OPB | July 8, 2016 3:21 p.m.

A Multnomah County judge has set bail at $250,000 for Michael Strickland, a man accused of pulling a gun on a crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland Thursday night.

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Protesters March In Portland Over Fatal Police Shootings

OPB | July 7, 2016 8:19 p.m. | Portland

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Portland Thursday evening to protest the shootings of two African-American men killed this week in Louisiana and Minnesota by police officers.

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Documents: Media Pressure May Have Prompted Suspension Of DOJ Employee Over Twitter Surveillance

OPB | April 29, 2016 8:29 a.m.

Internal documents released by the Oregon Department of Justice show that Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum may have acted to remove an employee at the center of a racial profiling scandal in response to media pressure.  

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Why Is The State Of Oregon Conducting Intelligence Work?

OPB | April 26, 2016 5 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The #BlackLivesMatter investigation has raised questions about the role of the Oregon Fusion Center and the cultural competency of its employees.

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Oregon ACLU: DOJ May Have Broken Law With #BlackLivesMatter Probe

OPB | April 16, 2016 3:37 p.m. | Portland

An independent report outlining why the Oregon Department of Justice conducted a “threat assessment” on its lone civil rights employee raises questions about the competence of data investigators — and their supervisors — in the criminal justice division.

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Students At Portland Colleges Protest Discrimination On Campus

OPB | Dec. 15, 2015 3:46 p.m.

Students at Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College have joined a national wave of protests against racial discrimination.

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'Black Lives Matter' Supporters Rally in Portland

OPB | Nov. 27, 2015 4:01 p.m.

About 300 supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement rallied across the Lloyd Center shopping mall in Portland Friday.


Oregon Gov. Brown Calls Oregon DOJ Surveillance Racial Profiling

Northwest News Network | Nov. 18, 2015 9:40 p.m.

Gov. Brown told reporters Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has taken the "appropriate action" in hiring an outside investigator.

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Oregon DOJ Employee Gathered Info On #BlackLivesMatter Tweeters

OPB | Nov. 10, 2015 4:25 p.m.

That surveillance included the Department of Justice’s own director of civil rights, Erious Johnson.