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Re: “Mo Is Shy

"The FBI agents are personally motivated to get convictions."

Of course they are; and firemen are personally motivated to put out fires.

"Were you excited he took the bait?" "Yes."

I would be excited, too, if I was helping to put someone who wants to try to murder hundreds of people behind bars. Does their excitement make him any less guilty? He took the bait. He pushed the button. He had many chances to back out, but didn't. Just because he was helped along by 'peer' pressure doesn't mean that he gets a pass.

The tape recorder fuck-up and the bullshit note to the 'bomb maker' don't exactly scream honesty and integrity, but, again, in the end the dude PRESSED THE BUTTON, and that's enough.

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Posted by human in training on 01/29/2014 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Bombs Away?

"This is an inappropriate over reaction to be sure, but I must admit that Wolkenkaiser has a point about Portland being "a city of Adult children"

Said the guy flexing topless in a selfie on LoveLab. What are you, fucking 19?

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Posted by Shooooowstoppa! on 01/29/2014 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Bombs Away?

Hey randyzpdx, yeah - I'm quite aware how long this has been goin on, and of the 'sculpture' that acts as a tribute to it, and I bet it is a blast too. I've done the same ride, only in daytime and stopping for traffic.
But you know that someday there will be a bad accident. Odds are with it, after all. And then there will be questions, a lot of them too.
And I will feel most sorry for the driver that wants to blame themself for hitting a moron running stop signs at night.
Judging by the 'pro' comments here, most of them are delusional somehow.

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Posted by frankieb on 01/28/2014 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

This is an inappropriate over reaction to be sure, but I must admit that Wolkenkaiser has a point about Portland being "a city of Adult children"

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Posted by The Showstopper on 01/28/2014 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

Gee, frankieb, zoobombing has been going on 'officially' using the MAX for at least 12 years, and even long before that, by anyone willing to pedal up to the top of the west hills and 'bomb' back down, and no one's died yet. OTOH, the zoobomb 'injury elite' is somewhat of an exclusive club.

And you do know that the city itself built a sculpture for the zoobomb bikes and uses a photo of that sculpture on all sorts of promotional literature for tourists, don't you? And that this cop's actions are highly counter-productive in that regard?

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Posted by randyzpdx on 01/28/2014 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

The Court could order a DNA test to see if the evidence has been tampered with or not. Of course, just because the forensic scientists find semen in the helmet, doesn't necessarily mean that the specimen came from the thief, even though possession is 9/10s of the law. The Court would have to order a sperm sample for comparison.

Posted by Punchdrunk on 01/28/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Bombs Away?

Do you really think she would want her gear back after that? Maybe she ought to just ask the judge for the cash? Of course then he might get to keep her personal property. If she accepts her stuff back, then she get's stuck with his, but the thought of him keeping her personal belongings to have his deviant way with for the rest of his degenerate life is disgusting and out right creepy.

Posted by Dolly Dread on 01/28/2014 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Bombs Away?

He's obviously intimidated by this dame. He's too scared to do what she does. If she were actually a criminal, he would be completely impotent to apprehend her on blades. He should just go take some skating lessons, in order to gain more confidence. Then he might actually, be able to feel like a man.

You gotz to understand the cop menTALity, Brah, or the lack there of. Let me go Hannibal Lecter on his ass, here, for a moment. He's a bully, a cowardly dog, a pack animal.

He over compensates, like with body building, because he feels inferior to most other people. Especially women who are physically, more capable than himself. In fact, no disrespect to the lesbians out there, but he's really more lesbian than male. He probably has a fetish for Roller Derby action, and fantasizes bondage scenarios being dominated by Rose City Rollers, as he auto erotic asphyxiaties. He most likely drinks, quite heavily.

He really seems like one, sick, twisted, fuck, who really ought to be undergoing counseling with the police shrink, at the very, least. Funny, that. You'd think he ought to fit right in, here with the rest of us, but he's way, too, anti-social, for that.

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Posted by Punchdrunk on 01/27/2014 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

"This is not just a job for me, it’s a belief. A fundamental belief in right and wrong."
--Sergeant Anthony Passadore

Notice how Passadore tries to frame his actions as just, but by what standard?

There is no law against rollerblading. The skater neither hurt anyone, threatened nobody, intimidated no one, nor harassed a soul. I can't find anything in The Bible about rollerblading being a sin.

So, okay then. I suppose that everybody is entitled to their beliefs, even the pigs and the merely pig headed. It is still, officially a free country, but Liberty is the Right to do what you want, as long as it doesn't infringe upon anyone Else's Right of Freedom to not be infringed upon.

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Posted by Dolly Dread on 01/27/2014 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

It's pretty funny how chicken the usual respondents here are, to even speak out about the police, let alone, defend the Bill of Rights. Maybe they all have Uzis under their beds, at home, and don't want to have to show them until their doors get kicked in.

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Posted by PSfnU on 01/27/2014 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

In Hawaii, everybody drives like they learned how on a surf board. Drivers crash into each other all the time, and it's always the other guys, fault. I personally witness bicycles and motorcycles getting hit by cars, every month. It's sort of a toss up if there are more pedestrians getting killed by cars, or homeless getting murdered on the streets where they sleep. It's pretty laid back here, though. If somebody gets stabbed with a knife, the assailant might get as much as 30 days in the pokey, if he's already got a record. Assaults are really no big deal here. It's considered Aloha for pedestrians to step into the grass when you pass a wahine, but skateboarders and bicyclists ride full speed on narrow sidewalks, buzzing little old ladies. There's got to be more police officers per capita in Honolulu, than anywhere else on the planet, but I've never seen anyone get a ticket for running a red light, or making a U-turn. Nobody, but nobody, ever uses their turn signals, until they have to stop and wait for a pedestrian who cut them off by crossing with the light at the interaction that the car tried to tun into without signalling. Still, it beats the fucking hell out of Portland.

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Posted by Punchdrunk on 01/27/2014 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

What I'm saying is, that Gestapo, fucking, latent homosapiens, need to be brought to justice, and given a fair and speedy trial, before found guilty and hanged until dead. People are intimidated into paying taxes, which only goes to hire more thugs that intimidate the tax payers. Cut them the fuck off. Terminate the Pig Department. If anyone actually ever gets injured by roller bladers, and there is reason to believe that the injury were intentional, then that would be a crime; assault. If the injury actually occurred without intent to do harm, than that would be an accident; a tort, to be settled by law suit. You don't need any special legislation against roller blading, and you most certainly don't need any abusive, pre-judicial, punishment dished out, by some over reaching, NAZI loving, bullshit, fucking, dickless, pig.

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Posted by PSfnU on 01/27/2014 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

You're not saying to shoot the pigs, are you?

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Posted by Dolly Dread on 01/27/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

The Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights to the Constitution for the United States of America makes clear, that the People are responsible to keep and bear arms in order to maintain a robust, civilian militia, so that, that Right and all Rights, will not be infringed by tyrants.

This whole idea of calling the police is nevoux bullshit. There never used to be a police force in the first place. What you had was an elected sheriff who would be the one to call for help from the citizenry to serve as deputies on an as need basis. A similar notion to the Jury, which has the final say in all legal court proceedings, and has the responsibility to nullify any and all vulgar regulations which attempt to pass as law.

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Posted by PSfnU on 01/27/2014 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

What are people supposed to do when they come for the few?

Posted by Dolly Dread on 01/27/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

I am not finding anywhere in the oregon traffic law where roller skates are classified as a vehicle. Bicycles are classified as a vehicle for example, which is why cyclists are required to stop at all stop signs even though an Idaho Style policy would make more sense. Roller skates are not included in this way though, so I actually don't think that the officer can ticket someone for running a stop sign on rollerblades, just like you can't get a stop sign ticket if you are on foot.

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Posted by econoline on 01/27/2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

Who fucking cares, someone got their rollerblades taken by a power-trippin cop. You're both members of a tiny, irrelevant Circus; you both "did this to yourselves". Sorry you all didn't get this out of your system at age 19. (oh, if you're 19 or in College, i apologize, you're entitled.) Get something more serious to care about readers, and write about, Merc.

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Posted by Spoolo on 01/26/2014 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

It's so easy to institute a police state. You do it one minority at a time. Find a group who most people don't like, then make whatever it is that they do which annoys people, illegal.

For instance, who do the homeless hurt, by sleeping on dog shit in the park, but themselves? Sure, we don't like having to rub elbows with them on the MAX, so rather than letting them sleep in city high rise parking structures, where oil slicks are cleaner than dog shit, we encourage the police to beat the fucking shit out of them.

First they came for the Socialists. I wasn't a Socialist, so I didn't speak out.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, I wasn't a Trade Unionist, so I didn't speak out.
Then they came for the Catholics, I wasn't a Catholic, so I didn't speak out.
Then they came for the Homosexuals. I'm no homo, so I didn't speak out.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me and nobody was left to do anything, so I asked why the cops didn't do anything about it sooner.

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Posted by PSfnU on 01/26/2014 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

If the abusive officer were concerned for safety, why would he have stolen her helmet and pads? I don't think very highly of bicyclists and skateboarders, who are too afraid to ride in the street, because of how recklessly cars drive, only for them to ride too, close, too fast, to pedestrians on the side walk, but a miss is as good as a mile. If the police keep abusing people for what the police imagine that people might potentially be able to do, the all the cars on the road will need to be parked, permanently.

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Posted by Dolly Dread on 01/26/2014 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Bombs Away?

The first time someone is seriously hurt or killed zoobombing, people will be asking the cops why they didn't do anything about it sooner.

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Posted by frankieb on 01/26/2014 at 3:34 PM

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