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 Read more about A background on the theory of press passes and the public space[…]

First run of arrest data (not entirely accurate based on new data)

Editor’s note: this article was originally based on this tweet thread from July 9th 2020. Since then, we have learned that the Portland Police’s press releases were riddled with errors, and with new research tools available, we are in the middle of recompiling the data using court records. This process is more time consuming, but Read more about First run of arrest data (not entirely accurate based on new data)[…]

The unspoken cost of police brutality

So, I’ve just taken a peek at all the civil suits against the city for crimes committed against citizens in the course of protests, and at this time, not counting class actions, the city could be on the hook for up to $2.9 million, plus interest and attorney fees. For police brutality. @PortlandPolice won’t pay Read more about The unspoken cost of police brutality[…]

Third class action case against City of Portland for police brutality

I’ve been incredibly busy as of late, and most of my focus has been on the Twitter and live stream side of things, including some research projects, but I wanted to take a moment to share some good news. Shortly after the Portland protests started, a class action case, Don’t Shoot PDX v City of Read more about Third class action case against City of Portland for police brutality[…]

State of the revolution, June 15th

by Heather-Lynne Van Wilde So, today’s been a bit of a wild day.  Last night the police unilaterally decided that when they declare a protest an ‘unlawful gathering’ and close down miles of downtown, that the press is not allowed inside.  Of course, if press did leave, there would be essentially zero oversight of any police Read more about State of the revolution, June 15th[…]

A background on citizen Press, and the Portland Police Bureau

“Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it.” ― Lysander Spooner So, this has been a few days in coming, but I wanted to get some other groundwork laid down before I started trying to put this together.  It may be a work in progress page, and I may move Read more about A background on citizen Press, and the Portland Police Bureau[…]

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