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"Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it." Lysander Spooner

Heather-Lynne Van Wilde

Reporter, Editor-in-Chief, owner of the 'pink walker'. Often found in court rooms and making cutting remarks on Twitter and Mastodon. Big fan of Open Source Computing, LGBTQ rights, BLM, Press freedom, and government transparency.
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Court Case Wrap-up, October 30

A breakdown of new cases and updates on old cases that we're actively watching.

POC Death in Vancouver

we're receiving multiple reports of a Black person shot by police in the Vancouver area earlier tonight. The exact circumstances of the shooting are still unclear, but early reports suggest…

State ex rel versus the City

While we may never know how many people called in and joined the WebEx meeting for a remote hearing on a case that normally would have drawn little attention, the…

Arraignments and Privilege

Last night I wrote about the arraignment of retired Portland Police officer Scott Groshong, one of the rare instances where it seems that a police officer in Portland could face…

Elk Build, Oct 12

Obviously this is an outdated post, but there was a lot of work that I had to do on the back end to get this set up properly. On the…

A Word on Philadelpha

While I have lived in Portland for the last 8 years, I grew up in Pennsylvania. About an hour north of Philly just outside of Allentown. When I thought of…

Police Officer Indictment

a police officer might actually have consequences for their actions

Court Case Wrap-up, October 23

one of the rare times when a Portland Police officer is actually facing charges for actions taken in the line of duty

Swinney Release Hearing Audio

I've already announced through Twitter/Mastodon, but I have obtained the audio transcript for the release hearing from Monday for Alan Swinney, where his release was denied. As these are public…

‘Tiny’ Toese accused of multiple probation violations; sentenced to six months in jail

This story is still developing, as any court orders from today's hearing are not available for viewing at the moment. But Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese, a known Proud Boy member who…