"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.
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.
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.
I guess there is not accounting for taste, trololol...
It's gonna be hops mania all over again.
Does anyone know where to get an Aardvark costume?
Secret Aardvark is so good because they don't over-vinegar and over-salt it. You can actually taste the pepper.
As someone who loves hot sauce, and grows his own peppers, Aardvark is tits! G'luck out there!
Very thorough, Dirk! A great article. Nick says you better pack a bag full when you come for Christmas!
Made from pure ardvark.
I really thought the bathroom doll scene should have won best kink. The fire thing was original, but too simple.
I only steal it directly from Rob.
Great article. I remember getting my first bottle of the Habanero at Saturday Market years ago. Yum.
Pandering to people's sense of superiority will get you far.
Well, this sucks... Can't believe professional porn stars won at an amateur porn festival... What is this world coming to??
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