Normally, we don’t like dedicating a complete page to a single person, but with the complexity of this story and the varied threads, a lot of people have been confused about what’s happened when. The goal here is to try to create a cohesive timeline to help clear up confusion. My information comes primarily from […]
The headline is not hyperbole. I was one of them. This is my story. To start with, a bit of background on me. I have disabilities that necessitate me using a mobility device (a walker) when I leave the house for a period of time. I had eligibility through TriMet Lift that essentially gave me […]
I wanted to take a few minutes to apologize for the lack of updates this month. I have to admit that I’ve had a bit of a rough go physically, and what energy I’ve had has been put into other projects. Some may not know that Raindrop Works was never intended as a news organization, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Tusitala “Tiny” Toese is a commonly known name in the Portland Protest circle, a Proud Boy who’s had a penchant for getting into fights. In 2018, he faced three assault charges for events that happened during a protest. One charge was dropped almost immediately, and January of 2020 he reached a plea deal for a […]
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.
Once again, I want to put out an apology that some may say isn’t needed. I’ve wanted to follow the court cases of protesters who have been arrested by PPB (and ideally the feds as well), but when I made the decision, I didn’t anticipate the mountain of work that I’d be fighting against. PPB, […]