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Disabled ‘Occupy Portland’ protester explains move into Jamison Square

A disabled “Occupy Portland” protester explained why the demonstration tried to expand into Jamison Square Park in a video released Sunday. Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Denny was arrested along with 24 other people early Sunday morning, after warnings from the Mayor’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau. “One of the reasons why…

More than two dozen people arrested at ‘Occupy Portland’ demonstration

More than two dozen people were arrested Sunday morning as “Occupy Portland” protesters tried to expand into Jamison Square Park. The protesters were arrested after refusing police orders to leave the park, which closed at midnight. They were charged with criminal trespassing, interfering with a police officer and disorderly conduct,…

Gore denies ‘grope’ accusation as police reopen probe

A spokesman for former US vice president Al Gore refuted accusations that he groped a masseuse in Oregon in 2006 and said a newly reopened police probe into the matter would clear his name. “Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore,” said the statement by Kalee Kreider,…

Small victory for people who like to bicycle Taser-free

I could have sworn I posted about this back when it originally happened, but I can’t find any such post among my oh-so-prolific output. Here’s some encouraging news for our chances at avoiding a full-fledged police state: The word is in — Phil Sano was found not guilty of resisting…

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