Alan Swinney release hearing

The more I think about what happened today, the more I realize that not a whole lot actually happened. But there were some interesting bits that came up.
It had been my first time in the new courthouse that has just opened up in the last few weeks. Have to say, it was a lot less claustrophobic than the old one was. Courtroom was definitely built with the expectation that people don’t care about what happens in our justice system. Where courtrooms before could hold dozens of people in the gallery, this one had four benches, maybe fifteen or so people comfortably. With COVID restrictions, five people was starting to push the limit. The view from the 17th floor was amazing though, looking out over Naito Parkway, and the waterfront, and the bridges, it actually reminded me a bit of the first time I ever visited this town, seeing its beauty when it was lit up at night, and I knew eventually I wanted to move here.

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Transcription of MCSO addendum recommending Swinney -not- be released at this time.

Editors note: Part of this document notes that the Close Street Supervision department doxxed Mr. Swinney’s home address, potentially putting him and roommates at risk. It is worth noting that for this reason, we purposefully redacted this information in our previous transcript. You’re welcome, Multnomah County Sheriffs Office. No redactions are needed in this letter […]

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Transcription of MCSO recommendation to allow Swinney release on pre-trial supervision

Editors Note: While the records public record, I am redacting small portions of information to prevent doxxing. Any edits from the original text will be noted in italics. Filed with Multnomah County Court Oct 13, 2020 CSS¬†(Close Street Supervision)¬†RECOMMENDATION: Accept The court referred the defendant,¬†Swinney, Alan, to Close Street Supervision (CSS) for evaluation only. After […]

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Official Statements From Family of Micheal Reinoehl

As a family, we are asking that other media outlets do not reach out to us, Mike’s parents or his children at this time. At this time, until the investigations into the circumstances surrounding Mike’s death are completed, it’s not appropriate for us to make any additional statements about what has happened.

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A background on the theory of press passes and the public space

Over the last few month and a half (it feels like a year by this point), I’ve been approached by a number of people concerning the concept of citizen/independent journalists and press passes. A large part of it is undoubtedly the fact that I actually produce press passes for independent journalists (shameless plug here for more […]

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