Tagged “eugene”

The Colonization and Weaponization of Streets: An Eyewitness’s Psychogeographic View

Following the Indigenous Solidarity with Black event, I tried to get over to Monroe Park as quickly as I could to meet up with the Pride event. Getting there, I realized they had already left; and not knowing where they were headed, I turned around to find other things to do with my remaining day. As I was walking, I spotted some people marching...

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The driver of this Subaru, at 15 to 20 miles an hour, deliberately drove into Black_Unity organizer, Isiah Wagoner, so hard that his body spun and almost entirely went under the vehicle. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Isiah intends to press charges, but for over an hour, police refused to even detain the perpetrator, who was identified and located by activists — not by cops.

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TOMORROW: Eugene Budget Vote: Urge them to defund / reallocate (Guest Blog)

Personally, while I think it is certainly more encouraging that the City Manager authorized the permit and chose to make her public profile picture indicative of support of BLM than if her profile picture had a Confederate flag or a MAGA hat, if this same City Manager authorized the manipulative and belatedly announced “curfews” and the repeated and militarized response of EPD to peaceful protestors...

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Most charges will not be prosecuted against Portland BLM activists, says brand new Multnomah County DA

4-page policy released today outlines presumptively declining to prosecute most lower-level charges, and taking tumultuous circumstances into account for most higher charges. The new DA is an ally who acknowledges that most charges were unnecessary, exaggerated, and context-derived.

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