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Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:28 PM

ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Downtown jail inmates hitting panic buttons due to tear gas wafting into cells, lawyers say

Inmates at Portland’s downtown jail have complained this week about tear gas seeping into their cells, making it difficult to breathe and causing their eyes to burn.

Women housed on the eighth floor of the Multnomah County Justice Center reported waking up in the early morning hours Tuesday and Wednesday and hitting panic buttons in their cells because they were choking on the gas, according to Oregon Federal Public Defender Lisa Hay.

One woman was so worried that she tried to breathe through the crack under the cell’s door, Hay said.

Sheriff’s deputies at the jail eventually opened up food ports in cells to provide more air, according to defense lawyers.

Read More... https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/07/downtown-jail-inmates-hitting-panic-buttons-due-to-tear-gas-wafting-into-cells-lawyers-say.html

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:30 PM

1. The amount of tear and CS gas used by police and these dubious feds and mercenaries is criminal

 

It's sadistic.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:30 PM

2. Trump will go down in history as the gassiest president

Now the whole nation gets to huff his farts...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:31 PM

3. It's Goya.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:31 PM

4. toxic farts

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:35 PM

5. I can't even imagine the fear, terror and panic

the trapped people would experience under those conditions. All the while, those prisoners know that their guards couldn't care less if they lived or died, let alone do anything to stop the toxic air they were fired in breath.

I'd go mad in such circumstances, I couldn't handle it at all.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 04:31 PM

6. Passing this around my FB and another site. Gov Brown and Eugene site.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 06:00 PM

9. Yes! Please share this.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 05:15 PM

7. I really can't get my head around this...

that has got to be a lot of teargas...like it was done on purpose? And, if they have no outside air, and they're just recirculating the inside air, during the time of COVID....???

Reports of ventilation in the jail being shut down also concerns the federal public defender at a time when the spread of the coronavirus remains a danger to inmates. “Good ventilation is critical for keeping the virus at bay,‘' Hay said.
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“During the protests, the inmates have had little sleep due to the loud explosions outside,” Maxfield said. ”Whatever federal law enforcement was doing on the street was so strong that the gas made its way into the Justice Center ventilation system and gassed women as high as the eighth floor. No jail staff was on the floor to help because of the late hour.”

- ”My client reports that after inmates on the 8th floor woke up choking on tear gas at 1:00 am on Monday, jail staff told them they were shutting down outside ventilation and recirculating air.”

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Response to stillcool (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 05:26 PM

8. Why doesn't someone get an injunction against this needless and evil BS?

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Response to stillcool (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 06:08 PM

10. Cruel and unusual punishment?

Or will this atrocity be ignored as well?

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 06:40 PM

11. I'm happy to learn there are panic buttons, but this sucks

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:03 PM

12. Is awful and untenable. The fed goons are lobbing stronger stuff than the PPB.

Is what I’ve gathered watching hours of protest livestreams.

The justice center is just across the street from the IRS building. How sound can the feds’ mission be if they didn’t figure this sort of fallout into their choices of noxious substances and methods? What, they can’t relate the threat to the sheriff’s department? Can’t dial them up and say, hey, might want to prepare for excessive gassing of citizens tonight? I mean, they’re all in the same country after all.

And at the jail - no staff was around at 1am to monitor the situation? Seriously, wtf?

I can’t even get started with recirculation of the air in the jail during COVID times without losing it. How seriously f’cked it is that tRump brought this unwelcomed fight to Portland during a pandemic.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:29 PM

13. Just lie and say it was not tear gas. Like his fake Bible photo op at a church near the WH.

Just lie and say it was not tear gas. Like his fake Bible photo op at a church near the WH.

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