Tag Archives: Oregon

OREGON: State Supreme Court Boots Judge For Three Years For Lying About Refusal To Marry Gay Couples

Suspended without pay! The Oregonian reports: The Oregon Supreme Court Thursday took the unusual step of suspending a sitting state court judge — Vance Day of Salem — for three years. The high court found that Day — a Marion County Circuit Court judge — had committed “willful misconduct” and made “willful misstatements” to investigators to cover-up the truth. Among ...

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Anti-Gay Oregon Bakers Appeal To State Supreme Court

Portland’s ABC affiliate reports: An appeal has been filed with the Oregon Supreme Court in hopes of overturning a $135,000 penalty given to the owners of a Gresham bakery who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple. The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a decision by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries to penalize owners of Sweet ...

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OREGON: Appeals Court Upholds $135,000 Fine For Anti-Gay Bakery That Turned Away Couple In 2013

Portland’s NBC affiliate reports: The Oregon Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a ruling — and a $135,000 fine — that two Gresham bakery owners discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to make them a wedding cake, violating Oregon law. The courts did reverse a portion of the Bureau of Labor and Industries decision that said Melissa and Aaron Klein ...

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Nazi Leader: We’re “Actively Volunteering” For ICE

Portland’s Fox affiliate reports: The self-proclaimed unit leader of Oregon’s National Socialist Movement, a known white supremacist group, is speaking openly about the state of their movement in the Pacific Northwest. Kynan Dutton agreed to sit down with FOX 12 to discuss public perception of the NSM. He believes people should not be afraid of members in their group. “We ...

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PORTLAND: Homocon Organizer Cancels Anti-Muslim Rally, Claims Mayor’s Pleas Endangered His Group

The Oregonian reports: Organizers of an anti-Muslim demonstration planned for June 10 announced Wednesday that they’ve canceled the event. Organizer Scott Presler [photo] cited Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s “inflammatory” requests to cancel other protests, which he said endangered people who might attend them. Wheeler this week asked that federal officials revoke the permit for a separate pro-Trump free speech rally ...

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Portland Killer Rants In Court: You Call It Terrorism, I Call It Patriotism, You Hear Me? Die! [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Jeremy Joseph Christian began yelling when he walked into the courtroom Tuesday. “Get out if you don’t like free speech,” he said, and, “You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism. You hear me? Die.” Christian, 35, is accused of fatally stabbing two men who defended a 16-year-old and her Muslim friend on a Portland, Oregon, train ...

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PORTLAND: Mayor Calls For Cancellation Of “Trump Free Speech Rally” In Wake Of Hate Crime Murders [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a “Trump Free Speech Rally” and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate and could be dangerous after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade. ...

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Trump Condemns “Unacceptable” Oregon Murders

The tweet was posted while Trump is attending a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, so obviously he didn’t write it himself. CNN reports: President Donald Trump condemned the racially charged Portland, Oregon, train stabbings on Monday, tweeting that they were “unacceptable.” “The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and ...

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SAY THEIR NAMES: Dan Rather Calls On Trump To Recognize Oregon Men Murdered By White Supremacist

Last night veteran newsman Dan Rather called on Trump to publicly recognize the two Oregon men who were stabbed to death by a white supremacist after they stepped in to defend two Muslim girls from his screaming tirade. Rather writes: Dear President Trump, Their names were Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best. One was a recent college graduate. The ...

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REPORT: More Than Half Of Those Arrested In Portland’s Anti-Trump Protest Didn’t Vote For Anyone At All

Idealism always fails. Always. Portland’s NBC affiliate reports: More than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland didn’t vote in Oregon, according to state election records. At least sixty-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state. KGW compiled a list of the 112 people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during ...

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OREGON: White Supremacist Trump Supporter Arrested For Blasting Hate Messages At Anti-Hate Crime Rally

The Associated Press reports: An Oregon man faces a charge of disorderly conduct after police say he installed a large speaker on his rooftop and played a “pro-hatred” message on loop as a group rallied against hate crime at a nearby park. Springfield police say the amplified message could be heard from blocks away Thursday, and it attracted about 30 ...

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OREGON: Militia Nutjob Ammon Bundy Demands Right To Wear Cowboy Boots While On Trial In Federal Court

Via Mediaite: The lawyer for Bundy son Ammon Bundy argued in court Tuesday that his client has the right to wear cowboy boots when facing a jury in his upcoming trial. Bundy, who was arrested with his father Cliven Bundy after seizing control and occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was informed by the U.S. Marshals that he wouldn’t be able ...

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PORTLAND: Trump Supporter Charged With 10 Felony Counts For Menacing Protesters With A Firearm

Last month I reported that a Trump supporter named Michael Strickland had been arrested after brandishing a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon. Yesterday a grand jury returned a 21-count indictment against Strickland, including ten felony counts. Oregon Live reports: Each unlawful use of a weapon charge accuses Strickland of attempting to use, and possessing with intent to ...

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PORTLAND: Trump Supporter Faces 40 Years In Prison After Threatening Protesters With Gun [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Michael Strickland, the right-wing agitator and Trump supporter seen in this video brandishing a gun at a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally, has been charged with two class A felonies after being arrested and initially released Friday morning on his own recognizance without bail. At his arraignment today at the Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland Strickland ...

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Bernie Sanders Declared Winner Of Oregon Primary

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is projected to win the Oregon primary, keeping his slim presidential hopes alive. Sanders will win the majority of the state’s 61 pledged delegates, cutting slightly into Hillary Clinton’s lead. He still needs to win about two-thirds of the remaining unpledged delegates up for grabs between now and the last contest in ...

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OREGON: State Issues New Guidelines Granting Sweeping Protections For Transgender Students

Oregon Live reports: Transgender students across Oregon should be able to use the bathrooms, names and pronouns they want, according to unprecedented guidelines released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education. In a sweeping 15-page document the department issued what are likely to be controversial suggestions for Oregon educators — directing them to allow transgender females to play girls sports, ...

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OREGON: Anti-Gay Bakers File 615-Page Appeal Claiming Violation Of Their First Amendment Rights

But their right to rake in about $650,000 in donations? It’s what White Jesus would want. The Oregonian reports: The Gresham bakers who made national headlines after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding are fighting back against Oregon regulators. In a brief filed in the Oregon Court of Appeals this week, Aaron and Melissa Klein say the ...

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OREGON: Navy To Commission New Ship In Portland After Mayor Refuses To Travel To Mississippi

From Portland’s ABC affiliate: After Portland Mayor Charlie Hales announced he refuses to travel to Mississippi next month to commission the USS Portland over the state’s anti-gay laws, the Navy has announced the commissioning will take place in Portland. The law signed by the Mississippi governor earlier this month allows churches, religious charities and privately held businesses to decline services ...

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NEVADA: Grand Jury Indicts Bundy Clan Of Militants On Sixteen Felony Charges Over 2014 Standoff

CBS News reports: A federal grand jury in Nevada indicted Cliven Bundy and four others on 16 charges related to an armed standoff near his ranch in 2014 over unpaid grazing fees. Ammon Bundy, of Idaho, Ryan Bundy, of Nevada, Ryan Payne, of Montana, and Peter Santilli of Ohio, were also indicted by the Nevada grand jury Wednesday. The charges ...

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OREGON: Dildo-Hating Militant Denied Bail

The infamous dildo-hating Oregon militant has been denied bail until the judge is convinced that he isn’t a potentially murderous flight risk. The Associated Press reports: U.S. Magistrate Eileen Willett explained her decision by saying Jon Eric Ritzheimer had weapons in his possession when he took part in the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Ritzheimer faces a charge of ...

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