Why Did Portland Police Use Paramilitary Tactics on Occupy Portland Then Shift Gears After N17?





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Published on Nov 27, 2011

Following the police overreaction and subsequent scenes of confusion and violent repression on N17, Occupy Portland Peace & Safety has declined escort by the Portland Police Bureau.

A lawyer and educator describes his surprise at the show of force designed to intimidate a peaceful political protest and explains his take on why former mayoral candidate and current Police Chief Mike Reese has been forced to scale back his snowballing expenditure on overtime.

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Photo of Elizabeth Nichols being pepper sprayed in the face at point blank by Randy Rasmussn/The Oregonian.

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