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How Do Portland Police Address Human Trafficking?

On Friday's show, Former President Jimmy Carter said that police are often complicit with prostitution. We'll get a response from Portland Police.

Segmentarticle - March 31, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Oregon Case

Justices heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that grew out of a 2004 protest in Southern Oregon.

Segmentarticle - March 27, 2014

A Dive Into The Hip-Hop Scene In St. Johns

Portland's St. Johns neighborhood is the epicenter of a growing hip-hop scene.

Segmentarticle - March 11, 2014

Are Hip-Hop Shows Targeted By Portland Police?

Portland MCs say police arbitrarily harass people who attend hip-hop shows, but PPB says they are concerned about large crowds of all kinds.

Segmentarticle - March 4, 2014

New Efforts Aim To Curb Absenteeism At Community Court

The Chronic Offender Pilot Project, used by Portland-area police and prosecutors to get more people to show up for community court, is raising some eyebrows.

Segmentarticle - March 3, 2014

Amanda Marshall's Agenda As U.S. Attorney

Before Amanda Marshall became U.S. Attorney for the state of Oregon, she spent ten years as a state Assistant Attorney General tackling child advocacy issues. She's brought her experience in that job to her new position, taking on gangs and child prostitution as two of her biggest priorities. She spotted connections between pimps and gangs, so she added two prosecutors to the formerly one-man gang unit, and expanded its focus to combat both gangs and sex trafficking. Since then, the unit has filed three times as many indictments. But Marshall has been busy in other areas as well. She has requested that Portland Mayor Charlie Hales commit more resources to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. She filed a lawsuit against Gov. John Kitzhaber alleging the state was violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by using sheltered workshops. Her office also sued the City of Portland for the Portland Police Bureau's excessive use of force against the mentally ill, following a federal report detailing the problem. The DOJ, city, and police union have employed mediation to try to agree on implimentation, but those talks have come to a standstill. Here's a few photos from the City Club event.

Segmentarticle - July 19, 2013

News Roundtable: July 11, 2013

We're wrapping up the news of the week a day early this time around. As always, our news roundtable is our chance to chat about the week's news with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The Oregon legislature ending its session Monday with the usual flurry of bills A new report that says Portland police have more lesons to learn from fatal shootings Cover Oregon begins its rollout

Segmentarticle - July 11, 2013

A New Novel Focuses On Black Portland

Mitchell Jackson's semi-autobiographical debut novel recalls a northeast Portland damaged by drugs and the drug war.

Segmentarticle - Sept. 12, 2013

Is Portland's Entertainment District Working?

Weekend street closures in downtown's busiest nightlife area get mixed reactions from police and business owners.

Segmentarticle - Sept. 13, 2013

Oregon Vehicle Search Protections Shrink

A case decided by the Oregon Court of Appeals this week expands the ability for law enforcement to search vehicles without a warrant. The case involves Jerry Finlay, a Silverton man who was involved in a drug sting. On April 13, 2011, Finlay parked his truck and trailer at a restaurant where he planned to meet a buyer, who was actually an undercover police informant. He went inside the restaurant briefly, then police arrested Finlay when he returned to the parking lot. Police found no drugs on the Finlay, but searched his truck and trailer and found methamphetamine in the trailer. Finlay's lawyers tried to suppress the evidence found in the trailer, and the trial court granted that motion, so the evidence of the drugs was never introduced. In certain cases, automobile searches are excepted from the need to provide a warrant, and the trial judge decided that Finlay's case didn't fall within the exception. But the appeals court disagreed (pdf). Finlay's lawyers argued police would have to have lawfully stopped him while he was driving, but the appeals court said a search of his parked truck and trailer was legal.

Segmentarticle - July 30, 2013

News Roundtable: August 16, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The police killings in Egypt, and the U.S. response. The Rose Garden getting a corporate rebranding. The election of Art Robinson as the new chair of the Oregon Republican Party.

Segmentarticle - Aug. 16, 2013

Egypt's Revolution Up Close

The unrest in Egypt, which some people call a new revolution, most call a coup and the rest see as just a violent mess, is an up-close, right-around-the-block experience for Erica Aisha Charves. The Portland State University alumna moved to Egypt a year ago with her Egyptian husband, living in a neighborhood just minutes from Tahrir Square and Rabaa al-Abawiya, where thousands of supporters of the deposed president had camped for weeks. On a trip to get cat food at the only nearby store that carries it, Charves and her husband had to pass through the Rabaa al-Abawiya protest. They were frisked by Muslim Brotherhood security in and out. Then they returned home to watch TV into the night, expecting, like many Egyptians, for the army and police to break up the protest at any moment. That finally happened two days ago, in the early morning, and the death toll has rocked the region and altered Egypt and the United State's relationship. A 7 p.m. curfew has been imposed, but Charves's neighborhood is mostly ignoring it. On Thursday night, mourners for a funeral were heading to a wake and two evening weddings were getting set up. Blocks away, Charves said, tanks and other military vehicles remained, stationed where they'd been since the military ousted Morsi almost six weeks ago.

Segmentarticle - Aug. 16, 2013

News Roundtable: July 26, 2013

Editor's Note: This show was broadcast live on OPB Plus as well as OPB Radio. It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The latest in the Jeff Cogen imbroglio Representative Dennis Richardson's announcement that he will run for governor The evacuation (and return) of the campers in front of Portland City Hall (and the bigger issue of how to address homelessness in Portland) Watch the full conversation below:

Segmentarticle - July 26, 2013

News Roundtable: April 12, 2013

It's Friday, and so it's time for another news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week we are discussing: The tax plan Democrats put forth in the Oregon Legislature this week President Obama's budget plan Portland City Council's settlement agreement on cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund site A man suing the City of Portland over his encounter with police

Segmentarticle - April 12, 2013

How To Curb Child Sex Trafficking

Oregon lawmakers are considering several different approaches to quell child sex trafficking in the state. Two identical bills (one in the House, one in the Senate) would increase sentences and fines for anyone caught soliciting sex from a minor. These bills seek to target pimps as well as johns. Sara Hunt is a survivor of the sex trafficking trade and she recently shared some of her experiences with Think Out Loud: I was actually recruited out of Lloyd Center. There's a lot of different recruiting areas in Portland, Lloyd Center being a huge one...If a 16-year-old runs away from home and she takes the bus out to 82nd, within 72 hours she will be picked up by a pimp. The scary thing about pimps is they are masterminds.

Segmentarticle - April 1, 2013

Perceptions Of Security In Public Places

When horrific events like the bombing at the Boston Marathon occur, Portland Police spokesman Pete Simpson says, it's natural for people to be on edge. He says the bureau's job is not only to reduce crime but also to reduce the fear of crime. Simpson says the reality is that these kinds of events are very unlikely.  Yesterday in Portland, the Steel Bridge was shut down for more than an hour during rush hour so that authorities could investigate a suspicious package, which turned out to be harmless. And this morning, the Department of Revenue in Salem was briefly evacuated after a suspicious powder was found.  We'll talk with Pete Simpson and social psychologist Deana Julka and take your calls about the reality and perception of safety in public spaces.

Segmentarticle - April 17, 2013

Improving Interactions Between Police And Minorities

Rep. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) wants more data on how police interact with citizens from different racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds. He's sponsoring a bill that would require the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to study racial and economic disparities in police encounters as well as hiring and recruitment of minorities in law enforcement. Frederick, who is African-American, has been stopped by police near his home in Portland and he says he's heard from constituents who have their own stories about uncomfortable interactions with cops.

Segmentarticle - April 10, 2013

News Roundtable: Feb. 22, 2013

Editor's Note: This show will be broadcast live on OPB Plus as well as OPB Radio. It will be rebroadcast at 8pm the same day on OPB TV and OPB Radio. It's Friday, and so it's time for another news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers.This week we are discussing: The recent officer-involved shooting at Portland Adventist Medical Center The latest on the Columbia River Crossing Problems at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Oregon lawmakers' decision to back off gun control legislation Here's a clip of our guests discussing the Columbia River Crossing:

Segmentarticle - Feb. 22, 2013

Mayor Weighs In On Recent Shooting

A man was shot and killed by Portland Police Sunday night in the parking lot of Portland Adventist Medical Center. He has been identified as Merle Hatch, a fugitive who recently failed to report to a pre-release center in Colorado. Early reports noted that he had a gun; more recently, The Oregonian reported that he might have feigned having a gun. Police released more details about the incident late Wednesday. This is the first officer-involved shooting since Portland Mayor Charlie Hales took office in January.

Segmentarticle - Feb. 21, 2013

Update on Recent Portland Police Shootings

On Monday night, Portland police officers fatally shot a man who fired a shotgun at them in an empty parking garage. The 32-year-old man, Santiago Cisneros III, was a veteran who may have been suffering from PTSD. Just two days later, a grand jury ruled on another recent shooting. The jury found that Portland officers were justified in using deadly force against Merle Hatch at Adventist Medical Center on February 17. Hatch appeared to be armed and can be seen on a cell phone video taunting the officers. It was later revealed that he did not have a weapon.

Segmentarticle - March 7, 2013

News Roundtable: August 9, 2013

Every Friday we feature the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The Columbia River Crossing may be alive again — just weeks after being declared dead Governor John Kitzhaber has vowed to veto a bill allowing high schools to use Native American mascots Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is pushing hard to stop panhandling in downtown

Segmentarticle - Aug. 9, 2013

Previewing The Portland International Film Festival

Thursday marks the first day of the 36th Portland International Film Festival. Opening night features the Spanish silent film Blancanieves, an interpretation of the "Snow White" fairytale. The Festival also features the premiere of much-anticipated local film Alien Boy — a film about James Chasse, a young man with schizophrenia who was beaten by Portland Police and died in law enforcement custody. And, of course, there is a plethora (pdf) of foreign films to check out. We'll get recommendations on what films will be the best bets at PIFF.

Segmentarticle - Feb. 6, 2013

Baruti Artharee Is Portland's New Public Safety Police Director

On Jan. 31, Baruti Artharee began his new job as public safety policy director at Portland City Hall. He will serve as Mayor Charlie Hale's liaison to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) — and other public safety organizations — and will advise the mayor on policy changes. Artharee grew up in Compton, California, where he had adverse encounters with law enforcement. When he first came to Portland in the mid-1970s, he protested several Portland police shootings of African Americans, and has since formally and informally consulted the PPB on matters of diversity. His professional experience, however, has not directly focused on law enforcement. He has run a diversity and cultural competency consulting firm, along with serving as director of Oregon's Department of Housing and Community Services, chairman of the Urban League of Portland, and executive director of the Portland Development Commission.

Segmentarticle - Feb. 6, 2013

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