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CentralMass's Journal
CentralMass's Journal
May 30, 2020

Protest escalates in downtown Portland, demonstrators break into mall, justice center

Source: The Oregonian

"After hours of largely peaceful demonstrations, violence escalated late Friday in downtown Portland, as hundreds of people gathered to protest the Minneapolis police killing of a black man."
"A little after 11 p.m., demonstrators broke windows and set a fire that eventually died down inside the Multnomah County Justice Center, which houses a county jail and police headquarters. Online video shows people in an office space tossing computers, phones and furniture.

Portland Police labeled the event an “unlawful assembly" and began to move in toward the crowd. “If you do not go home now, force will be used to disperse you,” police said on Twitter.

Police officers in riot gear arrived around 11:15 p.m. Police used tear gas, pepper balls and stun grenades to attempt to break up the protest.

But protesters spread out, and the chaos continued through downtown."

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/05/protest-escalates-at-downtown-portland-justice-center.html

May 16, 2020

I dropped my Oregon primary ballot off today.

I was glad to be able cast a vote for Bernie Sanders.

May 6, 2020

Students accused of sexual misconduct get stronger protections under new federal rules

"Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled sweeping changes Wednesday to campus sexual misconduct rules that would bolster the rights of the accused and give colleges more flexibility in how they handle Title IX cases."
"DeVos has said the revisions are aimed at restoring fairness and rebalancing the rights of the accuser and accused in the contentious arena of campus sexual assault. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in education by schools that receive federal funding."

I guess they have to enable them young.

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