The Waldorf School ought to apologize and offer Monroe another $2.3M. They won't be able to fight as well as the Portland Pig Department, and considering how the precedent has been set with the pigs big loss, would probably end up losing in court and paying out one hell of alot more than the pigs had to do.
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Next, I'd like to see Monroe sue the shit out of the Waldorf School. Two million just ain't what it used to be, and he's still young.
It all started because of the people who were prejudiced against a mentally disabled individual. The sociopathic pigs were more than happy to have a phony complaint to use as pretext to abuse a social outcast. What everybody took for granted, was that this poor slob wouldn't be able to muster a lawyer.
Monroe was just standing there minding his own business. DeMarkey went over and got in Monroe's face. I don't know about you, but I certainly don't appreciate some smart ass talking me up and trying to shake my hand. Whatever Monroe was doing with a knife, whether he found it on the ground and picked it up, or was just standing there trimming a hang nail, there would be nothing wrong in his taking a defensive posture with it, considering DeMarkey's aggressive behavior. Fuck the pigs and fuck DeMarkey.
How were the police in any immanent danger if the knife was in the garbage?
Having an unconcealed knife is not a crime. Nowhere does it say that the kid was threatening anybody with it. Maybe he found it and was tossing it back with the rest of the trash he was going through. If the pigs start shooting everybody who has a knive, they'll have to close down all the sidewalk cafes in town. It's perfectly leagal to walk down the street with a sword in your hand or even a loaded rifel if you want to.
For those who feel they need to have the last word, go open your own facebutt page.
"As he tried to seal the bargain with a handshake, he saw what was in Monroe's right hand: a small pocketknife, with the blade extended."
By this point, Reister said, he'd already seen Monroe with a knife in his hands, and that he'd been fumbling with it.
It was "very clear," he told investigators, "it was a knife."
"Palmiter went to find the various bits Monroe had been tossing away. The knife was among them."
CLOSE READING. THANK YOU.
Okay, you convinced me. The pigs fucked up totally. The kid was probably just scared, and had the knife ready to defend himself. If he had actually threatened anybody with it, the article would have said so. I walk around downtown Portland all the time, wearing a trench coat concealing a katana, and nobody ever freaks out about that unless I open my coat to take a piss in a doorway.
The pigs are so chickenshit that they tazer, pepper spray, and empty their 19 round clips into any nutjob that has just enough wherewithal to run the fuck away.
Indeed, the article does fail to mention the size and type of knife, and what ever became of the car. It also doesn't quote anyone saying that they actually threatened with the knife. Personally, I get the heebiejeebies just seeing those brutish police with tazers and pepper spray on their belts, but you don't see me getting so scared that I try running them over with my bike with no seat, do you?
His car probably got stolen, stripped, then dropped into the Willamette River underneath the Sellwood Bridge. The pigs don't investigate stolen cars, because the law requires everybody to purchase exorbitant insurance. Once a year the river gets dredged to clear the channel for tug and barge traffic, and if there are any identifiable parts left, then the owner has to come pick up the junk and repay their insurance company for any otherwise, settled claim.
You call this journalism; what happened to his car? The pigs were worried about a dinky, little pen knife? More people are killed by automobiles than with guns, knives, broken wine bottles, and pool cues, combined.
Excellent coverage on this, Denis! Go Merc news team!
I still do not understand why a bean-bag round could not be so different that it wouldn't load in a normal shotgun. Common sense should tell you that. Just a different color is not enough differentation.
Thank goodness for Copwatch, keeping the city safe from Cops. Wait what does Copwatch do again? Oh that's right, Copwatch tells the cops who is watching them.
Well written article. The police acted correctly at the scene, but their little, pea brains are not able to sort out the overly complicated procedures of dealing with technology. How about only one shotgun and that's the one with bean bag rounds? If a handgun isn't enough fire power, then they can call in the CERT Team.
It really shouldn't matter whether Reister was the best cop in the world or a disgrace prior to this; Some mistakes are so egregious that they deserve termination (at a minimum) entirely on their own merits. Has the Mercury been able to see the grievance paperwork filed by PPA? I am at a loss to determine what their argument could possibly be for this being an unjustified termination. This mistake was not one born in the heat of the moment, but one made in the calm of a parking garage before a shift. Hindsight should absolutely be used to judge the officer's actions in this case.
@ Jimmy Carter I agree.
The poor,urban, black community doesn't share the same values/ behavior (education, work, children in committed relationships,etc) as the larger society. Victim mentality, perceptions of racism (valid or not), government programs all contribute to this. Absolutely. What the Moynihan report said is that the "ghetto culture" itself and absence of nuclear family also contribute. It's a vicious cycle with the bad values being passed on from generation to generation.
Glorification of gangster life seems to me to be anti-thetical to black progress. Where is the attention to positive black role models? What about Obama, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, Eric Holder, even Clarence Thomas? I would venture to say that America is less racist today than it has ever been.
Sadly I think Duilio's theory is largely correct. Good work on this piece .
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