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Deaf man claims police laughed at him, denied request for interpreter during arrest

A deaf Oregon man has filed a lawsuit claiming that police violated his civil rights when they laughed at his request for a sign language interpreter during his arrest. Officers arrested David Updike at his Gresham, Ore., home during a Jan. 14 domestic disturbance, according to OregonLive.com. According to the…

Occupy Portland demands mayor apologize for violent crackdown

Members of Occupy Portland’s liaison team gathered Tuesday to speak out against a violent police crackdown that left protester Justin James Bridges in a wheelchair. While Mayor Sam Adams had originally voiced support for the movement, he announced last week that protesters would be forced to leave the park. “You…